Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)

and your livestock.
34 When the Greatest Catastrophe befalls,
35 the day when man will remember his endeavours,
36 and hell is brought into view for one who sees,
37 as for him who was rebellious
38 and preferred the life of this world,
39 his refuge will indeed be hell.
40 But as for him who is awed to stand before his Lord
and forbids the soul from [following] desire,
41 his refuge will indeed be paradise.
42 They ask you concerning the Hour,
“When will it set in,
43 considering your frequent mention of it?”
44 Its outcome is with your Lord.
45 You are only a warner for those who fear it.
46 The day they see it, it shall be as if
they had not stayed [in the world]
except for an evening or forenoon.

80. Sūrat ‘Abasa 1

In the Name of Allah,
the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.

1 He frowned and turned away
2 when the blind man approached him.
3 And how do you know,
maybe he would purify himself,
4 or take admonition,

1The sūrah takes its name from the word ‘abasa (he frowned) in verse 1.

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Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation, Islamic College for Advance Studies Press (ICAS), London (Distributed by The Centre for Translation of the Holy Qur’ān, Qom, Iran), Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 06 Oct. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/ali-quli-qarai/2005?page=867