ENTITLED, THE TERRITORY; REVEALED AT MECCA.
IN THE NAME OF THE MOST MERCIFUL GOD.
I swear by this territory (and thou, O prophet, residest in this territory),
and by the begetter, and that which he hath begotten; verily we have created
man in misery. Doth he think that none shall prevail over him? He saith,
I have wasted plenty of riches. Doth he think that none seeth him? Have
we not made him two eyes, and a tongue, and two hips; and shown him the
two highways of good and evil? Yet he attempteth not the cliff. What shall
make thee to understand what the cliff is? It is to free the captive; or
to feed, in the day of famine, the orphan who is of kin, or the poor man
who lieth on the ground. Whoso doth this, and is one of those who believe,
and recommend perseverance unto each other, and recommend mercy unto each
other; these shall be the companions of the right hand. But they who shall
disbelieve our signs, shall be the companions of the left hand: above them
shall be arched fire.