In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
Nay! I swear by this city لَآ أُقْسِمُ بِهَٰذَا ٱلْبَلَدِ۝۱
– this city wherein you have been rendered violable– وَأَنتَ حِلٌّۢ بِهَٰذَا ٱلْبَلَدِ ۝۲
and I swear by the parent and his offspring: وَوَالِدٍ وَمَا وَلَدَ ۝۳
Verily We have created man into toil and hardship. لَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا ٱلْإِنسَٰنَ فِى كَبَدٍ ۝۴
Does he think that no one can overpower him? أَيَحْسَبُ أَن لَّن يَقْدِرَ عَلَيْهِ أَحَدٌ ۝۵
He says: “I have squandered enormous wealth.” يَقُولُ أَهْلَكْتُ مَالًا لُّبَدًا ۝۶
Does he believe that none has seen him? أَيَحْسَبُ أَن لَّمْ يَرَهُۥٓ أَحَدٌ ۝۷
Did We not grant him two eyes, أَلَمْ نَجْعَل لَّهُۥ عَيْنَيْنِ ۝۸
and a tongue and two lips? وَلِسَانًا وَشَفَتَيْنِ ۝۹
And did We not show him the two highroads (of good and evil)? وَهَدَيْنَٰهُ ٱلنَّجْدَيْنِ ۝۱۰
But he did not venture to scale the difficult steep. فَلَا ٱقْتَحَمَ ٱلْعَقَبَةَ ۝۱۱
And what do you know what that difficult steep is? وَمَآ أَدْرَىٰكَ مَا ٱلْعَقَبَةُ ۝۱۲
It is freeing someone's neck from slavery; فَكُّ رَقَبَةٍ ۝۱۳
or giving food on a day of hunger أَوْ إِطْعَٰمٌ فِى يَوْمٍ ذِى مَسْغَبَةٍ ۝۱۴
to an orphan near of kin; يَتِيمًا ذَا مَقْرَبَةٍ ۝۱۵
or to a destitute lying in dust; أَوْ مِسْكِينًا ذَا مَتْرَبَةٍ ۝۱۶
and, then besides this, he be one of those who believed, and enjoined upon one another steadfastness and enjoined upon one another compassion. ثُمَّ كَانَ مِنَ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَتَوَاصَوْا۟ بِٱلصَّبْرِ وَتَوَاصَوْا۟ بِٱلْمَرْحَمَةِ ۝۱۷
These are the People of the Right Hand. أُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ أَصْحَٰبُ ٱلْمَيْمَنَةِ ۝۱۸
As for those who rejected Our Signs, they are the People of the Left Hand. وَٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ بِـَٔايَٰتِنَا هُمْ أَصْحَٰبُ ٱلْمَشْـَٔمَةِ ۝۱۹
Upon them shall be a Fire that will hem them in. عَلَيْهِمْ نَارٌ مُّؤْصَدَةٌۢ ۝۲۰