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1.  *     I swear by this city (Makkah);
2.  *     And you are free (from sin, to punish the enemies of Islam on the Day of the conquest) in this city (Makkah) ,
3.  *     And by the begetter (i.e. Adam ) and that which he begot (i.e. his progeny);
4.  *     Verily, We have created man in toil.
5.  *     Thinks he that none can overcome him?
6.  *     He says (boastfully): "I have wasted wealth in abundance!"
7.  *     Thinks he that none sees him?
8.  *     Have We not made for him a pair of eyes?
9.  *     And a tongue and a pair of lips?
10.  *     And shown him the two ways (good and evil)?
11.  *     But he has made no effort to pass on the path that is steep.
12.  *     And what will make you know the path that is steep?
13.  *     (It is) Freeing a neck (slave, etc.)
14.  *     Or giving food in a day of hunger (famine),
15.  *     To an orphan near of kin.
16.  *     Or to a Miskeen (poor) afflicted with misery.
17.  *     Then he became one of those who believed, and recommended one another to perseverance and patience, and (also) recommended one another to pity and compassion.
18.  *     They are those on the Right Hand (the dwellers of Paradise),
19.  *     But those who disbelieved in Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), they are those on the Left Hand (the dwellers of Hell).
20.  *     The Fire will be shut over them (i.e. they will be enveloped by the Fire without any opening or window or outlet.