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.