The Human Truth Foundation

Sura 90 of the Qur'an

By Vexen Crabtree 2013


Title: Al-Balad
English: The City
Location: Makkah

Traditional Order:
< Sura 89 (Al-Fajr - The Dawn)
> Sura 91 (Ash-Shams - The Sun)

Chronological Order:
< Sura 50 (Qaf - Qaf)
> Sura 86 (At-Tariq - The Morning Star)

Verses: 20

1No! I swear by this land,
2and thou art a lodger in this land;
3by the begetter, and that he begot,
4indeed, We created man in trouble.
5What, does he think none has power over him,
6saying, 'I have consumed wealth abundant'?
7What, does he think none has seen him?
8Have We not appointed to him two eyes,
9and a tongue, and two lips,
10and guided him on the two highways?
11Yet he has not assaulted the steep;
12and what shall teach thee what is the steep?
13The freeing of a slave,
14or giving food upon a day of hunger
15to an orphan near of kin
16or a needy man in misery;
17then that he become of those who believe and counsel each other to be steadfast, and counsel each other to be merciful.
18Those are the Companions of the Right Hand.
19And those who disbelieve in Our signs, they are the Companions of the Left Hand;
20over them is a Fire covered down.