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1 . Nay, I swear by this city -

2 . And thou art an indweller of this city -

3 . And the begetter and that which he begat,

4 . We verily have created man in an atmosphere:

5 . Thinketh he that none hath power over him?

6 . And he saith: I have destroyed vast wealth:

7 . Thinketh he that none beholdeth him?

8 . Did We not assign unto him two eyes

9 . And a tongue and two lips,

10 . And guide him to the parting of the mountain ways?

11 . But he hath not attempted the Ascent -

12 . Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Ascent is! -

13 . (It is) to free a slave,

14 . And to feed in the day of hunger.

15 . An orphan near of kin,

16 . Or some poor wretch in misery,

17 . And to be of those who believe and exhort one another to perseverance and exhort one another to pity.

18 . Their place will be on the right hand.

19 . But those who disbelieve Our revelations, their place will be on the left hand.

20 . Fire will be an awning over them.