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I (do not need to) swear by this town (Mecca):
You are free in this town.
And I swear by the father and that which he begets:
We have certainly created man to cope with adversity.
Does he think that no one has power over him?!
He says (boastfully): "I have squandered huge fortunes."
Does he think that no one sees him?
Have We not made for him two eyes,
A tongue, and two lips,
And shown him the two ways?
Yet he tried not to break through the ‘Steep Path’.
And what will make you know exactly what the ‘Steep Path’ is?
It is setting a slave free
Or feeding hungry people in the days of famine,
An orphan near of kin,
Or a needy man living in misery,
Then he (who used to boast) becomes of those who live by Faith and exhort one another to patience and compassion.
Those are the companions of the right side
Those who give no credence to our Signs are the Owners of the left .
Upon them will be Fire closed over.
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