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Did you notice?
90:1  No! I swear by this country, - (Or: city
90:2  And you (i.e., the Prophet) are an inhabitant of this country
90:3  And (I swear) (by) the begetter and what he begot
90:4  Indeed We already created man in suffering
90:5  Does he reckon that no one can ever determine over him
90:6  He says, "I have consumed stacked wealth."
90:7  Does he reckon that none has seen him
90:8  Have We not made for him two eyes
90:9  And a tongue, and two lips
90:10  And guided him on the two highways (of good and evil)
90:11  Yet he has not rushed along the uneven (Or: steep) track
90:12  And what makes you realize what the uneven track is
90:13  It is the freeing of a slave, (Literally: the untying of a neck
90:14  Or feeding upon a day of famine
90:15  An orphan of (Literally: owning) near relationship
90:16  Or an indigent man in starvation; (Literally: in dusty circumstances
90:17  Thereafter he is one of the ones who believed, and enjoined one another to have patience, and enjoined one another to do merciful deeds
90:18  Those are the companions of the position of Rightness
90:19  And the ones who disbelieve in Our signs, they are the companions of the position of sinister (befalling); (Or: the Hand
90:20  Over them is a Fire without any outlet (Literally: vaulted/over)