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`Abasa (He Frowned)
as rendered by Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
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Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) rendition of Surah He Frowned(`Abasa)
80:1 (The Prophet) frowned and turned away,
80:2 Because there came to him the blind man (interrupting).
80:3 But what could tell thee but that perchance he might grow (in spiritual understanding)?-
80:4 Or that he might receive admonition, and the teaching might profit him?
80:5 As to one who regards Himself as self-sufficient,
80:6 To him dost thou attend;
80:7 Though it is no blame to thee if he grow not (in spiritual understanding).
80:8 But as to him who came to thee striving earnestly,
80:9 And with fear (in his heart),
80:10 Of him wast thou unmindful.
80:11 By no means (should it be so)! For it is indeed a Message of instruction:
80:12 Therefore let whoso will, keep it in remembrance.
80:13 (It is) in Books held (greatly) in honour,
80:14 Exalted (in dignity), kept pure and holy,
80:15 (Written) by the hands of scribes-
80:16 Honourable and Pious and Just.
80:17 Woe to man! What hath made him reject Allah;
80:18 From what stuff hath He created him?
80:19 From a sperm-drop: He hath created him, and then mouldeth him in due proportions;
80:20 Then doth He make His path smooth for him;
80:21 Then He causeth him to die, and putteth him in his grave;
80:22 Then, when it is His Will, He will raise him up (again).
80:23 By no means hath he fulfilled what Allah hath commanded him.
80:24 Then let man look at his food, (and how We provide it):
80:25 For that We pour forth water in abundance,
80:26 And We split the earth in fragments,
80:27 And produce therein corn,
80:28 And Grapes and nutritious plants,
80:29 And Olives and Dates,
80:30 And enclosed Gardens, dense with lofty trees,
80:31 And fruits and fodder,-
80:32 For use and convenience to you and your cattle.
80:33 At length, when there comes the Deafening Noise,-
80:34 That Day shall a man flee from his own brother,
80:35 And from his mother and his father,
80:36 And from his wife and his children.
80:37 Each one of them, that Day, will have enough concern (of his own) to make him indifferent to the others.
80:38 Some faces that Day will be beaming,
80:39 Laughing, rejoicing.
80:40 And other faces that Day will be dust-stained,
80:41 Blackness will cover them:
80:42 Such will be the Rejecters of Allah, the doers of iniquity.


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