1 . (The Prophet) frowned and turned away,
2 . Because there came to him the blind man (interrupting).
3 . But what could tell thee but that perchance he might grow (in spiritual understanding)?-
4 . Or that he might receive admonition, and the teaching might profit him?
5 . As to one who regards Himself as self-sufficient,
6 . To him dost thou attend;
7 . Though it is no blame to thee if he grow not (in spiritual understanding).
8 . But as to him who came to thee striving earnestly,
9 . And with fear (in his heart),
10 . Of him wast thou unmindful.
11 . By no means (should it be so)! For it is indeed a Message of instruction:
12 . Therefore let whoso will, keep it in remembrance.
13 . (It is) in Books held (greatly) in honour,
14 . Exalted (in dignity), kept pure and holy,
15 . (Written) by the hands of scribes-
16 . Honourable and Pious and Just.
17 . Woe to man! What hath made him reject Allah;
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 for him;
21 . Then He causeth him to die, and putteth him in his grave;
22 . Then, when it is His Will, He will raise him up (again).
23 . By no means hath he fulfilled what Allah hath commanded him.
24 . Then let man look at his food, (and how We provide it):
25 . For that We pour forth water in abundance,
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 lofty trees,
31 . And fruits and fodder,-
32 . For use and convenience to you and your cattle.
33 . At length, when there comes the Deafening Noise,-
34 . That Day shall a man flee from his own brother,
35 . And from his mother and his father,
36 . And from his wife and his children.
37 . Each one of them, that Day, will have enough 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 be dust-stained,
41 . Blackness will cover them:
42 . Such will be the Rejecters of Allah, the doers of iniquity.