The English Translation of Quran by M. Pickthall
جمعه 25 بهمن 1387
Al-Balad (The City, This Countryside), 20 ayat, Makkan sura

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful 


Nay, I swear by this city * 1

And thou art an indweller of this city * 2

And the begetter and that which he begat * 3

We verily have created man in an atmosphere * 4

Thinketh he that none hath power over him? * 5

And he saith: I have destroyed vast wealth * 6

Thinketh he that none beholdeth him? * 7

Did We not assign unto him two eyes * 8

And a tongue and two lips * 9

And guide him to the parting of the mountain ways? * 10

But he hath not attempted the Ascent * 11

Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Ascent is * 12

(It is) to free a slave * 13

And to feed in the day of hunger * 14

An orphan near of kin * 15

Or some poor wretch in misery * 16

And to be of those who believe and exhort one another to perseverance and export one another to pity * 17

Their place will be on the right hand * 18

But those who disbelieve Our revelations, their place will be on the left hand * 19

Fire will be an awning over them * 20