بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ عَبَسَ وَتَوَلَّىٰ
(The Prophet) frowned and turned away,
أَنْ جَاءَهُ الْأَعْمَىٰ
Because there came to him the blind man (interrupting).
وَمَا يُدْرِيكَ لَعَلَّهُ يَزَّكَّىٰ
But what could tell thee but that perchance he might grow (in spiritual understanding)?-
أَوْ يَذَّكَّرُ فَتَنْفَعَهُ الذِّكْرَىٰ
Or that he might receive admonition, and the teaching might profit him?
أَمَّا مَنِ اسْتَغْنَىٰ
As to one who regards Himself as self-sufficient,
فَأَنْتَ لَهُ تَصَدَّىٰ
To him dost thou attend;
وَمَا عَلَيْكَ أَلَّا يَزَّكَّىٰ
Though it is no blame to thee if he grow not (in spiritual understanding).
وَأَمَّا مَنْ جَاءَكَ يَسْعَىٰ
But as to him who came to thee striving earnestly,
And with fear (in his heart),
فَأَنْتَ عَنْهُ تَلَهَّىٰ
Of him wast thou unmindful.
كَلَّا إِنَّهَا تَذْكِرَةٌ
By no means (should it be so)! For it is indeed a Message of instruction:
فَمَنْ شَاءَ ذَكَرَهُ
Therefore let whoso will, keep it in remembrance.
فِي صُحُفٍ مُكَرَّمَةٍ
(It is) in Books held (greatly) in honour,
Exalted (in dignity), kept pure and holy,
(Written) by the hands of scribes-
Honourable and Pious and Just.
قُتِلَ الْإِنْسَانُ مَا أَكْفَرَهُ
Woe to man! What hath made him reject Allah;
مِنْ أَيِّ شَيْءٍ خَلَقَهُ
From what stuff hath He created him?
مِنْ نُطْفَةٍ خَلَقَهُ فَقَدَّرَهُ
From a sperm-drop: He hath created him, and then mouldeth him in due proportions;
ثُمَّ السَّبِيلَ يَسَّرَهُ
Then doth He make His path smooth for him;
ثُمَّ أَمَاتَهُ فَأَقْبَرَهُ
Then He causeth him to die, and putteth him in his grave;
ثُمَّ إِذَا شَاءَ أَنْشَرَهُ
Then, when it is His Will, He will raise him up (again).
كَلَّا لَمَّا يَقْضِ مَا أَمَرَهُ
By no means hath he fulfilled what Allah hath commanded him.
فَلْيَنْظُرِ الْإِنْسَانُ إِلَىٰ طَعَامِهِ
Then let man look at his food, (and how We provide it):
أَنَّا صَبَبْنَا الْمَاءَ صَبًّا
For that We pour forth water in abundance,
ثُمَّ شَقَقْنَا الْأَرْضَ شَقًّا
And We split the earth in fragments,
فَأَنْبَتْنَا فِيهَا حَبًّا
And produce therein corn,
And Grapes and nutritious plants,
And Olives and Dates,
And enclosed Gardens, dense with lofty trees,
And fruits and fodder,-
مَتَاعًا لَكُمْ وَلِأَنْعَامِكُمْ
For use and convenience to you and your cattle.
فَإِذَا جَاءَتِ الصَّاخَّةُ
At length, when there comes the Deafening Noise,-
يَوْمَ يَفِرُّ الْمَرْءُ مِنْ أَخِيهِ
That Day shall a man flee from his own brother,
And from his mother and his father,
And from his wife and his children.
لِكُلِّ امْرِئٍ مِنْهُمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ شَأْنٌ يُغْنِيهِ
Each one of them, that Day, will have enough concern (of his own) to make him indifferent to the others.
وُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ مُسْفِرَةٌ
Some faces that Day will be beaming,
وَوُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ عَلَيْهَا غَبَرَةٌ
And other faces that Day will be dust-stained,
Blackness will cover them:
أُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْكَفَرَةُ الْفَجَرَةُ
Such will be the Rejecters of Allah, the doers of iniquity.