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   Chapters from the Koran.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Mecca Suras
 
The Chapter of ‘Necessaries’
 
 
  IN the name of the merciful and compassionate God.  1
  Hast thou considered him who calls the judgment a lie? He it is who pushes the orphan away; and urges not (others) to feed the poor.  2
  But woe to those who pray and who are careless in their prayers,  3
  Who pretend and withhold necessaries. 1  4
 
Note 1. Or, ‘alms.’ The word might be rendered ‘resources.’ [back]
 

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