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I swear by this city (of Makkah where even to harm anyone is prohibited,
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where to assassinate) you (O Muhammad) have been made lawful in this city,
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And I swear by your father (Adam) and the children he begot (mankind),
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certainly We have created man to be in stress.
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Does he think that none has power over him?
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He may boast: "I have squandered wealth in abundance!"
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Does he think that no one observes him?
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Have We not given him two eyes to observe?
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One tongue and two lips to control it?
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Then shown him the two high ways (good leading towards paradise and evil leading towards hell)?
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Yet he does not attempt to tackle the Aqabah (steep path)!
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And what will explain to you what the Aqabah is?
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It is the freeing of a neck (slave) from bondage;
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or the giving of food in a day of famine
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to an orphan relative,
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or to a needy in distress;
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besides this, he should be of those who believe, enjoin fortitude, encourage kindness and compassion.
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Such are the people of the right hand (going towards paradise).
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But those who disbelieve Our revelations, they are the people of the left hand (going towards hell),
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having fire all around them.