90

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

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).

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