The City
Surah
Al-Balad
90
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I do swear by this city ˹of Mecca˺—

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I swear by this city [i.e., Makkah]

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even though you ˹O Prophet˺ are subject to abuse in this city—

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And you, [O Muḥammad], are free of restriction in this city

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and by every parent and ˹their˺ child!

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And [by] the father1 and that which was born [of him],

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Indeed, We have created humankind in ˹constant˺ struggle.

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We have certainly created man into hardship.

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Do they think that no one has power over them,

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Does he think that never will anyone overcome him?

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boasting, “I have wasted enormous wealth!”?

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He says, "I have spent wealth in abundance."

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Do they think that no one sees them?

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Does he think that no one has seen him?

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Have We not given them two eyes,

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Have We not made for him two eyes?

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a tongue, and two lips;

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And a tongue and two lips?

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and shown them the two ways ˹of right and wrong˺?

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And have shown him the two ways?1

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