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`Abasa (He Frowned)
as rendered by Muhammad Asad
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Muhammad Asad rendition of Surah He Frowned(`Abasa)
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80:1 HE FROWNED and turned away
80:2 because the blind man approached him!
80:3 Yet for all thou didst know, [O Muhammad,] he might perhaps have grown in purity,
80:4 or have been reminded [of the truth], and helped by this reminder.
80:5 Now as for him who believes himself to be self-sufficient
80:6 to him didst thou give thy whole attention,
80:7 although thou art not accountable for his failure to attain to purity;
80:8 but as for him who came unto thee full of eagerness
80:9 and in awe [of God]
80:10 him didst thou disregard!
80:11 NAY, VERILY, these [messages] are but a reminder:
80:12 and so, whoever is willing may remember Him
80:13 in [the light of His] revelations blest with dignity,
80:14 lofty and pure,
80:15 [borne] by the hands of messengers
80:16 noble and most virtuous.
80:17 [But only too often] man destroys himself: how stubbornly does he deny the truth!
80:18 [Does man ever consider] out of what substance [God] creates him?
80:19 Out of a drop of sperm He creates him, and thereupon determines his nature,
80:20 and then makes it easy for him to go through life;
80:21 and in the end He causes him to die and brings him to the grave;
80:22 and then, if it be His will, He shall raise him again to life,
80:23 Nay, but [man] has never yet fulfilled what He has enjoined upon him!
80:24 Let man, then, consider [the sources of] his food:
80:25 [how it is] that We pour down water, pouring it down abundantly;
80:26 and then We cleave the earth [with new growth], cleaving it asunder,
80:27 and thereupon We cause grain to grow out of it,
80:28 and vines and edible plants,
80:29 and olive trees and date-palms,
80:30 and gardens dense with foliage,
80:31 and fruits and herbage,
80:32 for you and for your animals to enjoy.
80:33 AND SO, when the piercing call [of resurrection] is heard
80:34 on a Day when everyone will [want to] flee from his brother,
80:35 and from his mother and father,
80:36 and from his spouse and his children:
80:37 on that Day, to every one of them will his own state be of sufficient concern.
80:38 Some faces will on that Day be bright with happiness,
80:39 laughing, rejoicing at glad tidings.
80:40 And some faces will on that Day with dust be covered,
80:41 with darkness overspread:
80:42 these, these will be the ones who denied the truth and were immersed in iniquity!


   


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