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Did you notice?
90:1  I swear by this land
90:2  And you are a resident of this land
90:3  And by a father and what he fathered
90:4  We created man in distress
90:5  Does he think that no one has power over him
90:6  He says, 'I have used up so much money.'
90:7  Does he think that no one sees him
90:8  Did We not give him two eyes
90:9  And a tongue, and two lips
90:10  And We showed him the two ways
90:11  But he did not brave the ascent
90:12  And what will explain to you what the ascent is
90:13  The freeing of a slave
90:14  Or the feeding on a day of hunger
90:15  An orphan near of kin
90:16  Or a destitute in the dust
90:17  Then he becomes of those who believe, and advise one another to patience, and advise one another to kindness
90:18  These are the people of happiness
90:19  But as for those who defy Our revelations—these are the people of misery
90:20  Upon them is a padlocked Fire