Laughing, rejoicing at good news.
And [other] faces, that Day, will have upon them dust.
But what would make you perceive, [O Muúammad], that perhaps he might be purified
The Prophet frowned and turned away
Because there came to him the blind man, [interrupting].
For every man, that Day, will be a matter adequate for him.
[Some] faces, that Day, will be bright -
Or be reminded and the remembrance would benefit him?
As for he who thinks himself without need,
To him you give attention.
And not upon you [is any blame] if he will not be purified.
But as for he who came to you striving [for knowledge]
[It is recorded] in honored sheets,
Exalted and purified,
[Carried] by the hands of messenger-angels,
Noble and dutiful.
Cursed is man; how disbelieving is he.
From what substance did He create him?
From a sperm-drop He created him and destined for him;
Then He eased the way for him;
Then He causes his death and provides a grave for him.
Then when He wills, He will resurrect him.
No! Man has not yet accomplished what He commanded him.
Then let mankind look at his food -
How We poured down water in torrents,
And gardens of dense shrubbery
And fruit and grass -
While he fears [ Allah ],
From him you are distracted.
No! Indeed, these verses are a reminder;
So whoever wills may remember it.
Then We broke open the earth, splitting [it with sprouts],
And caused to grow within it grain
And grapes and herbage
And olive and palm trees
[As] enjoyment for you and your grazing livestock.
But when there comes the Deafening Blast
On the Day a man will flee from his brother
And his mother and his father
And his wife and his children,