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"Can he who was dead, to whom We gave life, and a light whereby he can walk amongst men, be like him who is in the depths of darkness, from which he can never come out?" — Holy Qur'an 6:122


Holy Quran Verses from Yusufali's Translation

Surah 'Abasa: He Frowned

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

080.001 (The Prophet) frowned and turned away,
080.002 Because there came to him the blind man (interrupting).
080.003 But what could tell thee but that perchance he might grow (in spiritual understanding)?-
080.004 Or that he might receive admonition, and the teaching might profit him?
080.005 As to one who regards Himself as self-sufficient,
080.006 To him dost thou attend;
080.007 Though it is no blame to thee if he grow not (in spiritual understanding).
080.008 But as to him who came to thee striving earnestly,
080.009 And with fear (in his heart),
080.010 Of him wast thou unmindful.
080.011 By no means (should it be so)! For it is indeed a Message of instruction:
080.012 Therefore let whoso will, keep it in remembrance.
080.013 (It is) in Books held (greatly) in honour,
080.014 Exalted (in dignity), kept pure and holy,
080.015 (Written) by the hands of scribes-
080.016 Honourable and Pious and Just.
080.017 Woe to man! What hath made him reject God;
080.018 From what stuff hath He created him?
080.019 From a sperm-drop: He hath created him, and then mouldeth him in due proportions;
080.020 Then doth He make His path smooth for him;
080.021 Then He causeth him to die, and putteth him in his grave;
080.022 Then, when it is His Will, He will raise him up (again).
080.023 By no means hath he fulfilled what God hath commanded him.
080.024 Then let man look at his food, (and how We provide it):
080.025 For that We pour forth water in abundance,
080.026 And We split the earth in fragments,
080.027 And produce therein corn,
080.028 And Grapes and nutritious plants,
080.029 And Olives and Dates,
080.030 And enclosed Gardens, dense with lofty trees,
080.031 And fruits and fodder,-
080.032 For use and convenience to you and your cattle.
080.033 At length, when there comes the Deafening Noise,-
080.034 That Day shall a man flee from his own brother,
080.035 And from his mother and his father,
080.036 And from his wife and his children.
080.037 Each one of them, that Day, will have enough concern (of his own) to make him indifferent to the others.
080.038 Some faces that Day will be beaming,
080.039 Laughing, rejoicing.
080.040 And other faces that Day will be dust-stained,
080.041 Blackness will cover them:
080.042 Such will be the Rejecters of God, the doers of iniquity.


Let us pray (Sura 20, Ayat 114) 'Ya Rabbi Zidni Ilma!' ('O Lord! Increase me in knowledge.') and seek spiritual help (ta'yid) to understand our great faith.


Credits: Islamic Computing Center for providing the ASCII texts of the translations and Salmanspiritual.com for developing an interactive version.