Quran Chapter 90


The City

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

[90.1] Nay! I swear by this city. [90.2] And you shall be made free from obligation in this city-- [90.3] And the begetter and whom he begot. [90.4] Certainly We have created man to be in distress. [90.5] Does he think that no one has power over him? [90.6] He shall say: I have wasted much wealth. [90.7] Does he think that no one sees him? [90.8] Have We not given him two eyes, [90.9] And a tongue and two lips, [90.10] And pointed out to him the two conspicuous ways? [90.11] But he would not attempt the uphill road, [90.12] And what will make you comprehend what the uphill road is? [90.13] (It is) the setting free of a slave, [90.14] Or the giving of food in a day of hunger [90.15] To an orphan, having relationship, [90.16] Or to the poor man lying in the dust. [90.17] Then he is of those who believe and charge one another to show patience, and charge one another to show compassion. [90.18] These are the people of the right hand. [90.19] And (as for) those who disbelieve in our communications, they are the people of the left hand. [90.20] On them is fire closed over.