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90:1  I swear by [this] countryside (Mecca),
90:2  you are a native settled on this land
90:3  as well as any parent and whatever he may father.
90:4  We have created man under stress.
90:5  Does he think that no one can do anything against him?
90:6  He says: "I have used up piles of money!"
90:7  Does he consider that no one sees him?
90:8  Have We not granted him both eyes,
90:9  a tongue and two lips,
90:10  and guided him along both highroads [good and evil]?
90:11  Yet he does not tackle the [road with] Obstacle!
90:12  What will make you realize what the Obstacle is?
90:13  [It means] redeeming the captive,
90:14  or feeding on a day of hunger
90:15  some orphaned relative on a day of famine
90:16  or some needy person in distress.
90:17  Then he will act like someone who believes, recommends patience and encourages mercifulness.
90:18  Those will be the companions on the right-hand side,
90:19  while the ones who disbelieve in Our signs will be companions on the sinister side:
90:20  above them a fire will hem them in