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Did you notice?
90:1  I SWEAR by this cit
90:2  (and you¹ are a resident of this city)
90:3  by the begetter² and all whom he begot
90:4  We created man to try him with affliction
90:5  Does he think that none has power over him
90:6  I have squandered vast riches!‘ he says
90:7  Does he think that none observed him
90:8  Have We not given him two eyes
90:9  a tongue, and two lips
90:10  and shown him the two paths
90:11  Yet he would not scale the Height
90:12  Would that you knew what the Height is
90:13  It is the freeing of a slave
90:14  the feeding, in the day of famine
90:15  of an orphaned relatio
90:16  or a needy man in distress
90:17  to have faith and to enjoin fortitude and mercy
90:18  Such are those that shall stand on the right hand
90:19  but those that deny Our revelations shall stand on the left
90:20  with a Fire close above them