80. He Frowned

  1. (The Prophet) frowned and turned away,

  2. Because there came to him the blind man(interrupting).

  3. But what could tell thee but thatperchance he might grow (in spiritual understanding)?-

  4. Or that he might receive admonition, andthe teaching might profit him?

  5. As to one who regards Himself asself-sufficient,

  6. To him dost thou attend;

  7. Though it is no blame to thee if he grownot (in spiritual understanding).

  8. But as to him who came to thee strivingearnestly,

  9. And with fear (in his heart),

  10. Of him wast thou unmindful.

  11. By no means (should it be so)! For it isindeed a Message of instruction:

  12. Therefore let whoso will, keep it inremembrance.

  13. (It is) in Books held (greatly) inhonour,

  14. Exalted (in dignity), kept pure andholy,

  15. (Written) by the hands of scribes-

  16. Honourable and Pious and Just.

  17. Woe to man! What hath made him rejectAllah.

  18. From what stuff hath He created him?

  19. From a sperm-drop: He hath created him,and then mouldeth him in due proportions;

  20. Then doth He make His path smooth forhim;

  21. Then He causeth him to die, and puttethhim in his grave;

  22. Then, when it is His Will, He will raisehim up (again).

  23. By no means hath he fulfilled what Allahhath commanded him.

  24. Then let man look at his food, (and howWe provide it):

  25. For that We pour forth water inabundance,

  26. And We split the earth in fragments,

  27. And produce therein corn,

  28. And Grapes and nutritious plants,

  29. And Olives and Dates,

  30. And enclosed Gardens, dense with loftytrees,

  31. And fruits and fodder,-

  32. For use and convenience To you and yourcattle.

  33. At length, when there -Comes theDeafening Noise-

  34. The Day shall a man  Flee from his ownbrother,

  35. And from his mother And his father,

  36. And from his wife And his children

  37. Each one of them, The Day, will haveEnough concern (of his own) To make him indifferent To the others.

  38. Some faces that day  Will be beaming,

  39. Laughing , rejoicing.

  40. And other faces that Day Will bedust-stained;

  41. Blackness will cover them:

  42. Such will be The Rejecters of Allah, Thedoers of Iniquity.