80

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

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 God;

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 God 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 God, the doers of iniquity.

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