Section 1

Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

[Abasa 80:1] He frowned and turned away.

[Abasa 80:2] Because the blind man had come in his august presence.

[Abasa 80:3] And what do you know, he may be of the pure!

[Abasa 80:4] Or that he may accept advice, so the advice may benefit him.

[Abasa 80:5] For him who does not care,

[Abasa 80:6] So you are after him!

[Abasa 80:7] And you have nothing to lose if he does not become pure.

[Abasa 80:8] And for him who came to you striving,

[Abasa 80:9] And whereas he fears,

[Abasa 80:10] So you leave him, and are engrossed elsewhere!

[Abasa 80:11] Not this way – this is the advice.

[Abasa 80:12] So whoever wishes may remember it.

[Abasa 80:13] On honourable pages.

[Abasa 80:14] Exalted, pure.

[Abasa 80:15] Written by the hands of emissaries.

[Abasa 80:16] Who are noble, virtuous.

[Abasa 80:17] May man be slain – how ungrateful he is!

[Abasa 80:18] From what did He create him?

[Abasa 80:19] From a drop of liquid; He created him and then set several measures for him.

[Abasa 80:20] Then eased the way for him.

[Abasa 80:21] Then gave him death, so had him put in the grave.

[Abasa 80:22] Then, when He willed, He brought him out. (As during the night of Holy Prophet’s ascension, when all the Prophets gathered behind him in the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. Or when Allah will raise everyone on the Day of Resurrection.)

[Abasa 80:23] Not one – he has not yet completed what he was commanded.

[Abasa 80:24] So man must look at his food.

[Abasa 80:25] That We watered it in abundance.

[Abasa 80:26] Then We split the earth properly.

[Abasa 80:27] Thereby produced grain in it.

[Abasa 80:28] And grapes and fodder,

[Abasa 80:29] And olives and date palms,

[Abasa 80:30] And dense gardens,

[Abasa 80:31] And fruits and grass,

[Abasa 80:32] In order to benefit you and your cattle.

[Abasa 80:33] So when the deafening Shout arrives,

[Abasa 80:34] On that day man will run away from his brother.

[Abasa 80:35] And from his mother and father,

[Abasa 80:36] And from his wife and sons.

[Abasa 80:37] On that day, each one has just one issue, which is enough for him.

[Abasa 80:38] Many a face will be glittering on that day.

[Abasa 80:39] Laughing, rejoicing.

[Abasa 80:40] And many a face will be covered with dust on that day.

[Abasa 80:41] Blackness overcoming them.

[Abasa 80:42] It is they, the disbelievers, the sinners.