The Koran

He Frowned

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

[80.1] He frowned and turned (his) back,
[80.2] Because there came to him the blind man.
[80.3] And what would make you know that he would purify himself,
[80.4] Or become reminded so that the reminder should profit him?
[80.5] As for him who considers himself free from need (of you),
[80.6] To him do you address yourself.
[80.7] And no blame is on you if he would not purify himself
[80.8] And as to him who comes to you striving hard,
[80.9] And he fears,
[80.10] From him will you divert yourself.
[80.11] Nay! surely it is an admonishment.
[80.12] So let him who pleases mind it.
[80.13] In honored books,
[80.14] Exalted, purified,
[80.15] In the hands of scribes
[80.16] Noble, virtuous.
[80.17] Cursed be man! how ungrateful is he!
[80.18] Of what thing did He create him?
[80.19] Of a small seed; He created him, then He made him according to a measure,
[80.20] Then (as for) the way-- He has made it easy (for him)
[80.21] Then He causes him to die, then assigns to him a grave,
[80.22] Then when He pleases, He will raise him to life again.
[80.23] Nay; but he has not done what He bade him.
[80.24] Then let man look to his food,
[80.25] That We pour down the water, pouring (it) down in abundance,
[80.26] Then We cleave the earth, cleaving (it) asunder,
[80.27] Then We cause to grow therein the grain,
[80.28] And grapes and clover,
[80.29] And the olive and the palm,
[80.30] And thick gardens,
[80.31] And fruits and herbage
[80.32] A provision for you and for your cattle.
[80.33] But when the deafening cry comes,
[80.34] The day on which a man shall fly from his brother,
[80.35] And his mother and his father,
[80.36] And his spouse and his son--
[80.37] Every man of them shall on that day have an affair which will occupy him.
[80.38] (Many) faces on that day shall be bright,
[80.39] Laughing, joyous.
[80.40] And (many) faces on that day, on them shall be dust,
[80.41] Darkness shall cover them.
[80.42] These are they who are unbelievers, the wicked.