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Dr. Munir Munshey

al-Balad (The City, This Countryside)
as rendered by Dr. Munir Munshey
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Dr. Munir Munshey rendition of Surah The City, This Countryside(al-Balad)
90:1 I swear by (the sanctity of) this town (of Makkah)
90:2 (Because) you (oh Muhammad, SAW), are allowed in this town
90:3 By the father (the first man, prophet Adam), and (all) the children he begot
90:4 Surely, We have fashioned man to toil (and undergo a trial)
90:5 Does man think that nobody has any power over him
90:6 (Boastfully) he says, "I have squandered heaps of wealth."
90:7 Does he think nobody watches over him
90:8 Did We not give him two eyes
90:9 A tongue, and the lips
90:10 And showed him the two (divergent) paths (of good and evil)
90:11 But man does not attempt the harder (uphill course)
90:12 And how would you know what the harder course (of action) is
90:13 (It is) freeing slaves
90:14 And on a day of hunger, feeding (the hungry)
90:15 Orphans among the kinsfolk
90:16 And the needy among the destitute
90:17 Furthermore, (the harder course is) to be among those who believe and persevere (in belief), and persevere with kindness and compassion
90:18 Such are the people of the right side _ (the righteous ones)
90:19 While those who disbelieve Our verses (and Our signs) are the people of the left side _ (the rebellious ones)
90:20 Fire shall besiege and beset them, all around


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