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Did you notice?
90:1  No! I do swear by this City
90:2  — And you are a free citizen of this City &mdash
90:3  And by father and that which he begets
90:4  We have certainly created man for hard work
90:5  Does he think that no one has any control over him
90:6  He claims, "I have squandered much wealth."
90:7  Does he think no one is keeping a watch on him
90:8  Have We not made two eyes for him
90:9  And a tongue and two lips
90:10  And shown him the two ways [right and wrong]
90:11  But he ventures not up the steep road
90:12  And what do you understand what the steep road is
90:13  Freeing a slave
90:14  Or feeding on a day of extreme hunger
90:15  An orphan closely related
90:16  Or miserable poor man
90:17  Then he becomes of those who believe and exhort one another to patience, and exhort one another to mercy
90:18  These are the people of the right hand
90:19  And those who suppress the Truth in Our Verses, those are the people of the left hand
90:20  On them is Fire closing in