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90:1  I CALL THIS earth to witness -
90:2  And you are free to live upon it, -
90:3  And the parent and the offspring
90:4  That We created man in toil and trouble
90:5  Does he think that no one has power over him
90:6  He says: "I have wasted a great deal of wealth."
90:7  Does he think that no one sees him
90:8  Did We not give him two eyes
90:9  One tongue, and two lips
90:10  And showed him two highways (of good and evil)
90:11  But he could not scale the steep ascent
90:12  How will you comprehend what the Steep ascent is? -
90:13  To free a neck (from the burden of debt or slavery)
90:14  Or to feed in times of famin
90:15  The orphan near in relationship
90:16  Or the poor in distress
90:17  And to be of those who believe, and urge upon one another to persevere, and urge upon each other to be kind
90:18  They are the people of the right hand (and will succeed)
90:19  But those who deny Our revelations are the people of the left hand
90:20  The Fire will vault them over