Surah 90. The City (Jerusalem)
90:1. I do call to witness this City (Jerusalem);-
90:2. And thou art a Freeman of this City (2 Esdras 1:35-40);-
90:3. And (the mystic ties of) Parent (Abraham) and Child (Ishmael - The Torah - Genesis 17:18);-
90:4. Verily We have created man into toil and struggle.
90:5. Thinketh he, that none hath power over him?
90:6. He may say (boastfully): "Wealth have I squandered in abundance!"
90:7. Thinketh he that none beholdeth him?
90:8. Have We not made for him a pair of eyes?-
90:9. And a tongue, and a pair of lips?-
90:10. And shown him the two ways (good and evil)?
90:11. But he hath made no haste on The Way that is steep.
90:12. And what will explain to thee The Way that is steep?-
90:13. (It is:) freeing the bondman;
90:14. Or the giving of food in a day of privation
90:15. To the orphan with claims of relationship,
90:16. Or to the destitute (down) in the dust.
90:17. Then will he be of those who believe, and enjoin patience, (constancy, and self-restraint), and enjoin deeds of kindness and compassion.
90:18. Such are the Companions of the Right Hand (Matthew 25:33).
90:19. But those who reject Our Signs, they are the (unhappy) Companions of the Left Hand.
90:20. On them will be Fire vaulted over (all round).