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Surah Al-Balad (Chapter 90) from Quran – Arabic English Translation

Basic Information and Facts on Surah Al-Balad

  • Surah (Chapter) Number: 90
  • Number of Verses: 20
  • English Meaning: The City

Surah Al-Balad (The City) Arabic and English Translation

Surah Al-Balad Arabic English Translation

Mushaf – Surah Al-Balad – Verses 1 to 18

1. I swear by this city (Makkah);

2. And you are free (from sin, to punish the enemies of Islam on the Day of the conquest) in this city (Makkah),

3. And by the begetter (i.e. Adam) and that which he begot (i.e. his progeny);

4. Verily, We have created man in toil.

5. Thinks he that none can overcome him?

6. He says (boastfully): “I have wasted wealth in abundance!”

7. Thinks he that none sees him?

8. Have We not made for him a pair of eyes?

9. And a tongue and a pair of lips?

10. And shown him the two ways (good and evil)?

11. But he has made no effort to pass on the path that is steep.

12. And what will make you know the path that is steep?

13. (It is) Freeing a neck (slave, etc.)

14. Or giving food in a day of hunger (famine),

15. To an orphan near of kin.

16. Or to a Miskin (poor) afflicted with misery.

17. Then he became one of those who believed, and recommended one another to perseverance and patience, and (also) recommended one another to pity and compassion.

18. They are those on the Right Hand (the dwellers of Paradise),

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Surah Al-Balad Arabic English Translation

Mushaf – Surah Al-Balad – Verses 19 to 20

19. But those who disbelieved in Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), they are those on the Left Hand (the dwellers of Hell).

20. The Fire will be shut over them (i.e. they will be enveloped by the Fire without any opening or window or outlet.

— End

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