M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir (1974)

16. But when He tries him (differently), then straitens to him his means of subsistence, he says: My Lord has disgraced me.

17. Nay! but you do not honour the orphan,

18. Nor do you urge one another to feed the poor,

19. And you eat away the heritage, devouring (everything) indiscriminately,

20. And you love wealth with exceeding love.

21. Nay! when the earth is made to crumble to pieces,

22. And your Lord comes and (also) the angels in ranks,

23. And hell is made to appear on that day. On that day shall man be mindful, and what shall being mindful (then) avail him?

24. He shall say: O! would that I had sent before for (this) my life!

25. But on that day shall no one chastise with (anything like) His chastisement,

26. And no one shall bind with (anything like) His binding.

27. O soul that art at rest!

28. Return to your Lord, well-pleased (with him), well­ pleasing (Him),

29. So enter among My servants,

30. And enter into My garden.

Chapter 90

20 Verses

The City (Balad)

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

1. Nay! I swear by this city.*

* Mecca.

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M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir, R. A. Juma, 1615 Pech Rd., Apt. 26C, Houston, Texas 77055. Presented by World Organization for Islamic Services (WOFIS), P.O. Box No. 2245, Tehran, Iran, 1974 Edition, Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 05 Dec. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=960