swear by this city, Makkah –
you, [O Muúammad], are free of restriction in this city –
[by] the father and that which was born [of him],
have certainly created man into hardship.
he think that never will anyone overcome him?
says, "I have spent wealth in abundance."
he think that no one has seen him?
We not made for him two eyes?
9. And a tongue and two lips?
have shown him the two ways?
he has not broken through the difficult pass.
what can make you know what is [breaking through] the difficult pass?
is the freeing of a slave
feeding on a day of severe hunger
orphan of near relationship
a needy person in misery
then being among those who believed and advised one another to patience and
advised one another to compassion.
are the companions of the right.
they who disbelieved in Our signs – those are the companions of the left.
20. Over them will be fire closed in.