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

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

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and by every parent and ˹their˺ child!

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

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Do they think that no one has power over them,

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boasting, “I have wasted enormous wealth!”?

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Do they think that no one sees them?

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Have We not given them two eyes,

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a tongue, and two lips;

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

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