Surah 107: al-Maa’un, or the Small Kindnesses

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  1. Have you seen the one who denies the Code?
  2. Then that is the one who repulses the orphan,
  3. And does not urge feeding the poor.
  4. So woe to those who pray,
  5. Those who are heedless* about their prayers,
  6. Those who make a show,
  7. And they refuse the *small *kindnesses.

1. Again, “denies” has a sense of being dishonest here. And the “Code” is again the word for law/nomos: Deen.

7. “Refuse” as in block.

Surah Ordering

The first part is very early, but the second was added in Medina after Muhammad became concerned with the hypocrites.