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Did you notice?
90:1  I swear (or call to witness) this City (Mecca)
90:2  And you (Muhammad) are a dweller of this City
90:3  And the (mystic ties) of Parent and Child
90:4  We have surely created man in suffering (struggle, trouble, sorrow)
90:5  Does he think that none has power over him
90:6  He says, "I have squandered wealth in plenty;"
90:7  Does he think that no one sees him
90:8  Have We not made for him two eye
90:9  And a tongue, and two lips
90:10  And guided him in the two highways
90:11  But he has not attempted the ascent
90:12  And what will explain to you the ascent
90:13  It is freeing captives (or prisoners, slaves, the restricted or bound)
90:14  Or feeding on the day of privation
90:15  An orphan who is a kin
90:16  Or a destitute lying in the dust (of misery)
90:17  And again (it is) to be of those who believe and encourage each other to patience, and encourage each other to mercy
90:18  These are the fellows of the right
90:19  But those who disbelieve in our signs, they are the fellows of the left
90:20  For them is the enclosing Fire