and Allah said "And proclaim the pilgramage among men; they will come to thee on foot and on every kind of camel. Lean on account of Journeys through deep and distant mountain highways" Surah 22 ~ Al Hajj Part 27
balad - city
Revealed in Makkah
Bismillah arak maan nira heem, Alhamdhulillahi Rabil Alamin; arak maan nira heem
Laaa 'uqsimu bi - hazaal Balad
Wab anta hillum bi - haazal Balad
Wa waalidinw - wa maa Walaad
Laqad khalaqnal insaana fii Kabad
Ayah sabu al - lany yaqdira alayhi ahad?
Yaquulu ahlaktu maalal lubadaa!
Ayah sabu 'alam yarahuu ahad?
Alam naj al lahu ya - nayn?
Wa lisaananw - wa shafa tayn?
Wa hadaynaahun najdayn?
Wa maaa 'adraaka mal - 'aqabah?
Aw it - aamun - fii yawmin zii masgabah
Yatiiman - zaa maqrabah
Aw miskiinan - zaa matrabah
Summa kana minallaziina 'aamanuu wa tawaasaw bis sabri wa tawaasaw bil - marhamah
Ulaa - ika As - haabul Maymanah
Wallaziina kafaruu bi ' Aayaatinaa hum As - haabul mash - amah
Alayhim Naarum - musadah
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
No! I do swear by this city
And you are the dweller of this city
And the begetter and that which you begot
Verily, we have created man in to toil and struggle
Who thinks that none has power over him?
And he (boastfully) says I have squandered wealth in abundance!
Does he think no-one sees him?
Did we not assign to him two eyes
And a tongue and two lips
And guided him along the two mountain ways?
But he has not attempted to ascent
What will convey to you , what the ascent is?
(It is) to free a slave
And to feed in the day of hunger,
An orphan relative
or some poor person in misery
And to be of those who believe and exhort one another to perseverance and exhort one another to (taking) pity
Their place will be on the right hand
But those who disbelieve our revelations their place will be on the left hand
Fire will be an awning on them
This early Makkan Surah shows the relationship between through the ages sacred city of Makkah and the Prophet (pbuh). He was born there and upon begining to preach, the City and its Custodians shunned him and cast him out . A sacred city that had no compassion amongst the idolators.