1Nay, I swear by this city -
2And thou art an indweller of this city -
3And the begetter and that which he begat,
4We verily have created man in an atmosphere:
5Thinketh he that none hath power over him ?
6And he saith: I have destroyed vast wealth:
7Thinketh he that none beholdeth him ?
8Did We not assign unto him two eyes
9And a tongue and two lips,
10And guide him to the parting of the mountain ways ?
11But he hath not attempted the Ascent -
12Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Ascent is! -
13(It is) to free a slave,
14And to feed in the day of hunger.
15An orphan near of kin,
16Or some poor wretch in misery,
17And to be of those who believe and exhort one another to perseverance and exhort one another to pity.
18Their place will be on the right hand.
19But those who disbelieve Our revelations, their place will be on the left hand.
20Fire will be an awning over them.