80 He Made a Wry Face
‘Abasa: Makki
In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful.
HE FROWNED AND turned away,
2. Because a blind man came to him.
3. What made you think that he will not grow in virtue,
4. Or be admonished, and the admonition profit him?
5. As for him who is not in want of any thing,
6. You pay full attention,
7. Though it is not your concern if he should not grow (in fulness).
8. As for him who comes to you striving (after goodness),
9. And is also fearful (of God),
10. You neglect.
11. Assuredly this is a reminder 12. For any one who desires to bear it in mind,
13. (Contained) in honoured pages,
14. Exalted and holy,
15. In the hands of scribes
16. Noble and pious.
17. Accursed is man. How ungrateful is he!
18. Of what substance God created him?
19. From a single sperm He created, then proportioned him,
20. Then made his passage easy (at birth);
21. He will then send him to death and have him laid in the grave.
22. Then He will raise him up again when He please.
23. But no. He has not fulfilled what was enjoined on him.
24. Let man therefore consider (the sources of) his food.
25. We poured down rain abundantly,
26. Then We cracked the earth open under pressure (of germination)
27. And We made corn grow,
28. And grapes and herbage,
29. Olives and dates,
30. Orchards thick with trees,
31. And fruits and fodder:
32. A provision for you and your cattle.
33. But when the great calamity comes
34. Man will fly from his brother,
35. Mother and father,
36. As well as his wife and children.
37. Each man will have enough cares that day.
38. Many faces will that day be bright,
39. Laughing and full of joy,
40. And many will be dust-begrimed,
41. Covered with the blackness (of shame):
42. They will be the unbelievers, transgressors.


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