Surah 90

Al Balad
Surah 90. The City, This Countryside


90:1 I do call to witness this City;-
La oqsimu bihatha albaladi
90:2 And thou art a freeman of this City;-
Waanta hillun bihatha albaladi
90:3 And (the mystic ties of) parent and child;-
Wawalidin wama walada
90:4 Verily We have created man into toil and struggle.
Laqad khalaqna al-insana feekabadin
90:5 Thinketh he, that none hath power over him?
Ayahsabu an lan yaqdira AAalayhi ahadun
90:6 He may say (boastfully); Wealth have I squandered in abundance!
Yaqoolu ahlaktu malan lubadan
90:7 Thinketh he that none beholdeth him?
Ayahsabu an lam yarahu ahadun
90:8 Have We not made for him a pair of eyes?-
Alam najAAal lahu AAaynayni
90:9 And a tongue, and a pair of lips?-
Walisanan washafatayni
90:10 And shown him the two highways?
Wahadaynahu alnnajdayni
90:11 But he hath made no haste on the path that is steep.
Fala iqtahama alAAaqabata
90:12 And what will explain to thee the path that is steep?-
Wama adraka maalAAaqabatu
90:13 (It is:) freeing the bondman;
Fakku raqabatin
90:14 Or the giving of food in a day of privation
Aw itAAamun fee yawmin theemasghabatin
90:15 To the orphan with claims of relationship,
Yateeman tha maqrabatin
90:16 Or to the indigent (down) in the dust.
Aw miskeenan tha matrabatin
90:17 Then will he be of those who believe, and enjoin patience, (constancy, and self-restraint), and enjoin deeds of kindness and compassion.
Thumma kana mina allatheena amanoowatawasaw bialssabri watawasaw bialmarhamati
90:18 Such are the Companions of the Right Hand.
Ola-ika ashabualmaymanati
90:19 But those who reject Our Signs, they are the (unhappy) Companions of the Left Hand.
Waallatheena kafaroo bi-ayatinahum ashabu almash-amati
90:20 On them will be Fire vaulted over (all round).
AAalayhim narun mu/sadatun