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عَبَسَ وَتَوَلَّىٰ
HE FROWNED and turned away (1)
أَنْ جَاءَهُ الْأَعْمَىٰ
because the blind man approached him! (2)
وَمَا يُدْرِيكَ لَعَلَّهُ يَزَّكَّىٰ
Yet for all thou didst know, [O Muhammad,] he might perhaps have grown in purity, (3)
أَوْ يَذَّكَّرُ فَتَنْفَعَهُ الذِّكْرَىٰ
or have been reminded [of the truth], and helped by this reminder. (4)
أَمَّا مَنِ اسْتَغْنَىٰ
Now as for him who believes himself to be self-sufficient – (5)
فَأَنْتَ لَهُ تَصَدَّىٰ
to him didst thou give thy whole attention, (6)
وَمَا عَلَيْكَ أَلَّا يَزَّكَّىٰ
although thou art not accountable for his failure to attain to purity; (7)
وَأَمَّا مَنْ جَاءَكَ يَسْعَىٰ
but as for him who came unto thee full of eagerness (8)
وَهُوَ يَخْشَىٰ
and in awe [of God] – (9)
فَأَنْتَ عَنْهُ تَلَهَّىٰ
him didst thou disregard! (10)
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Abdullah Yusuf Ali
(The Prophet) frowned and turned away,5950 (Translation)