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Surah Al-Balad English Translation,Transliteration Tafsir [1-10]

About the surah  Al-Balad

Al-Balad (Arabic: البلد, "The City"), is the 90th Surah or chapter of the Qur'an. It is consists  of 20 ayat (verses).

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The summary/theme of the surah al-balad

In the first part of the Surah, after mentioning some meaningful oaths, this fact is pointed out that man's life is always full of toil and struggle in this world, which prepares him for overcoming difficulties and troubles, so he shouldn't expect absolute tranquility and comfort in this world.

Lessons learned from this surah  Al-Balad

1. The Prophet ﷺ had the privilege of having the restrictions of the Ḥaram exclusively lifted for him during the Liberation of Makkah.  

2. Does the human think no one will have any power over him?  

3. Does the human think there is no one watching him?  

4. Allāh gave us two eyes, a tongue, and two lips, and showed us the path of good and evil. It is we who ultimately make the choice.  

5. Those who make the right choice will be the people of the right, and those who make the wrong choice will be those of the left; doomed for the Fire. 


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بِسۡمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ


لَآ أُقۡسِمُ بِهَٰذَا ٱلۡبَلَدِ
Transliteration:( Laaa uqsimu bihaazal balad )

1.Indeed, I swear by this city (Makkah).
Topic Discussed: Cities   | City Makkah   | Swear(Word)   |

وَأَنتَ حِلُّۢ بِهَٰذَا ٱلۡبَلَدِ
Transliteration:( Wa anta hillum bihaazal balad )

2. As (O Beloved Prophet) you dwell (2) in this city.
Topic Discussed: City Makkah   | Cities   | Prophets(Direct Word)   |

وَوَالِدٖ وَمَا وَلَدَ
Transliteration:( Wa waalidinw wa maa walad )

3.And by your father and his progeny(3).
Topic Discussed: Adam a.s.   | Father(Word)   |

لَقَدۡ خَلَقۡنَا ٱلۡإِنسَٰنَ فِي كَبَدٍ
Transliteration:( Laqad khalaqnal insaana fee kabad )

4. Surely, We have created man to work hard (4).

أَيَحۡسَبُ أَن لَّن يَقۡدِرَ عَلَيۡهِ أَحَدٞ
Transliteration:( Ayahsabu al-lai yaqdira 'alaihi ahad )

5. Does he think that nobody can overpower (5) him?

يَقُولُ أَهۡلَكۡتُ مَالٗا لُّبَدًا
Transliteration:( Yaqoolu ahlaktu maalal lubadaa )

6.He says: "I have spent an enormous wealth".(6)
Topic Discussed: Wealth   |

أَيَحۡسَبُ أَن لَّمۡ يَرَهُۥٓ أَحَدٌ
Transliteration:( Ayahsabu al lam yarahooo ahad )

7.Does he think that none sees (7) him?
Topic Discussed: Men (Male)   | See   | See   |

أَلَمۡ نَجۡعَل لَّهُۥ عَيۡنَيۡنِ
Transliteration:( Alam naj'al lahoo 'aynayn )

8. Have We not given him two eyes(8)?
Topic Discussed: Eyes   |

وَلِسَانٗا وَشَفَتَيۡنِ
Transliteration:( Wa lisaananw wa shafatayn )

9.And a tongue and two lips (9)?
Topic Discussed: Tongues   | Lips   | Tounges   |

وَهَدَيۡنَٰهُ ٱلنَّجۡدَيۡنِ
Transliteration:( Wa hadaynaahun najdayn )

10.And We have guided him to the two (10) paths (good and evil).
Topic Discussed: Bad Path   | Good Path   | Guidance   |

Surah Al-Balad English Translation and Transliteration

In Surah Al-Balad you can read the translation of Ahmad Raza Khan who was a renowned scholar of the Islamic world and his translation book is known as Kanzul Imaan. You can read the transliteration of Surah Al-Balad which will help you to understand how to read the Arabic text. Apart from that, we have included a Word-By-Word English Translation of the Arabic text of Surah Al-Balad.

Surah Al-Balad English Tafsir/Tafseer (Commentry)

In Surah Al-Balad we have included two Tafseer (Commentary) in English. The first one is from Mufti Ahmad Yaar Khan who was a well-known scholar. In this tafsir, we have also included the most popular Tafsir Ibn-Kathir which is the most comprehensive tafsir available in the world. You can read both or any one of your choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 20 verses / Ayat in Surah Al-Balad

Surah Al-Balad was revealed in Makkah

Surah Al-Balad can be found in Juz or Para 30

There are 1/2 Ruku in Surah Al-Balad

Surah number of Surah Al-Balad is 90

The meaning of Surah Al-Balad is The city, The Land

You can find English Translation, Transliteration and Tafseer/Tafsir of Surah Al-Balad here at quran4ever.com. Here two tafseer are currently.One is Tafsir Ibn-Kathir and another one is Tafsir-e-Naeemi.

Dear bothers and sisters as a Sunni Muslim we cannot say any Translation and Tafseer was as long it conforms with the 4 school of thoughts. But here at quran4ever.com, we have included Tafsir Ibn-Kathir which is most comprehensive tafsir. Apart from that we have also included tafsir of Mufti Ahmad Yaar khan, Tafsir-e-Naeemi of Surah Al-Balad.

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