Surah 'Abasa: He Frowned
Revealed at Makkah
With the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Rewarding
HE frowned and turned aside,
because the blindman came to him.
And what will make you know that perhaps he wanted to purify,
or that he would mind, and the Reminder would profit him?
But as to him who regarded himself well-to-do,
to him you were then paying attention.
Though there is no liability on you if he does not purify.
Whereas who came to you running,
and he fears,
but you showed negligence towards him.
By no means! Certainly this is a Reminder,—
so let whoever wishes, mind it.
On honored sheets,—
with the hands of scribes,
May man be destroyed! how ungrateful he is!
Out of what object He created him?
Out of a spermatozoon! He created him, then proportioned him;
then made the passage easy for him;