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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.