M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir (1974)

not tarried but the latter part of a day or the early part of it.

Chapter 80

42 Verses

He Frowned (Abasa)

Section 1
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

1. He frowned and turned (his) back,

2. Because there came to him the blind man.

3. And what would make you know that he would purify himself,

4. Or become reminded so that the reminder should profit him?

5. As for him who considers himself free from need (of you),

6. To him do you address yourself.

7. And no blame is on you if he would not purify himself.

8. And as to him who comes to you striving hard,

9. And he fears,

10. From him will you divert yourself.

11. Nay! surely it is an admonishment.

12. So let him who pleases mind it.

13. In honoured books,

14. Exalted, purified,

15. In the hands of scribes,

16. Noble, virtuous.

17. Cursed be man! how ungrateful is he!

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M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir, R. A. Juma, 1615 Pech Rd., Apt. 26C, Houston, Texas 77055. Presented by World Organization for Islamic Services (WOFIS), P.O. Box No. 2245, Tehran, Iran, 1974 Edition, Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 06 Oct. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=945