90:1. I do call to witness this City;-
90:2. And thou art a freeman of this City;-
90:3. And (the mystic ties of) parent and child;-
90:4. Verily We have created man into toil and struggle.
90:5. Thinketh he, that none hath power over him?
90:6. He may say (boastfully); Wealth have I squandered in abundance!
90:7. Thinketh he that none beholdeth him?
90:8. Have We not made for him a pair of eyes?-
90:9. And a tongue, and a pair of lips?-
90:10. And shown him the two highways?
90:11. But he hath made no haste on the path that is steep.
90:12. And what will explain to thee the path that is steep?-
90:13. (It is:) freeing the bondman;
90:14. Or the giving of food in a day of privation
90:15. To the orphan with claims of relationship,
90:16. Or to the indigent (down) in the dust.
90:17. Then will he be of those who believe, and enjoin patience, (constancy, and self-restraint), and enjoin deeds of kindness and compassion.
90:18. Such are the Companions of the Right Hand.
90:19. But those who reject Our Signs, they are the (unhappy) Companions of the Left Hand.
90:20. On them will be Fire vaulted over (all round).