Quran in English - Translated by Shaykh Mufti Taqi Usmani
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80. He Frowned | Abasa

With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful.

[80:1] He (the Prophet) frowned and turned his face,
[80:2] because the blind man came to him!
[80:3] What could tell you (O prophet about the prospects of the blind man?) May be, (if you had attended him properly,) he would have attained purity,
[80:4] or have received the advice, and the advice would have benefited him.
[80:5] As for the one who does not care (about faith),
[80:6] you are anxious to pursue him,
[80:7] while there is no blame on you, if he does not attain purity.
[80:8] As regards the one who has come to you rushing eagerly,
[80:9] while he fears (Allah),
[80:10] to him you pay no heed!
[80:11] Never! (you should never act in this way,) Indeed this (Qur‘an) is an advice.
[80:12] So, whoever so wills may pay heed to it.
[80:13] It is (recorded) in those scripts (of the Preserved Tablet) that are honoured,
[80:14] exalted, purified,
[80:15] in the hands of those scribes
[80:16] who are honorable, righteous.
[80:17] Damned is the man! How ungrateful he is!
[80:18] From which stuff did He (Allah) create him?
[80:19] from a drop of semen! He created him, and designed him in due proportion,
[80:20] then He made the way easy for him,
[80:21] Later, he made him die, and put him into grave,
[80:22] Thereafter, when He will intend, He will raise him up.
[80:23] No! He has not yet fulfilled what He (Allah) had commanded him.
[80:24] So, the man should consider his food,
[80:25] how well We poured water,
[80:26] then how nicely We split the earth,
[80:27] then We grew in it grain,
[80:28] and grapes and greens,
[80:29] and olive and date-palms,
[80:30] and gardens, full of thick trees,
[80:31] and fruits and fodder,
[80:32] as a benefit for you and your cattle.
[80:33] So when the Deafening Noise will occur,
[80:34] the Day when one will flee from his brother,
[80:35] and from his mother and father,
[80:36] and from his wife and sons,
[80:37] every one of them will be too engaged in his own affairs to care for others.
[80:38] Many faces, on that day, will be bright,
[80:39] laughing, rejoicing,
[80:40] and many faces, on that day, will be stained with dust,
[80:41] covered by darkness.
[80:42] Those are the disbelievers, the nefarious.