The Human Truth Foundation

Sura 80 of the Qur'an

By Vexen Crabtree 2013


Title: Abasa
English: He Frowned
Location: Makkah

Traditional Order:
< Sura 79 (An-Naziat - Those Who Drag Forth)
> Sura 81 (At-Takwir - The Overthrowing)

Chronological Order:
< Sura 53 (An-Najm - The Star)
> Sura 97 (Al-Qadr - The Power)

Verses: 42

1He frowned and turned away

Some comments on Sura 80:19 are on Islam and Science: Errors in the Qur'an and Arab Education: 2. Biology Mistakes.

2that the blind man came to him.
3And what should teach thee? Perchance he would cleanse him,
4or yet remember, and the Reminder profit him.
5But the self-sufficient,
6to him thou attendest
7though it is not thy concern, if he does not cleanse himself.
8And he who comes to thee eagerly
9and fearfully,
10to him thou payest no heed.
11No indeed; it is a Reminder
12(and whoso wills, shall remember it)
13upon pages high-honoured,
14uplifted, purified,
15by the hands of scribes
16noble, pious.
17Perish Man! How unthankful he is!
18Of what did He create him?
19Of a sperm-drop He created him, and determined him,
20then the way eased for him,
21then makes him to die, and buries him,
22then, when He wills, He raises him.
23No indeed! Man has not accomplished His bidding.
24Let Man consider his nourishment.
25We poured out the rains abundantly,
26then We split the earth in fissures
27and therein made the grains to grow
28and vines, and reeds,
29and olives, and palms,
30and dense-tree'd gardens,
31and fruits, and pastures,
32an enjoyment for you and your flocks.
33And when the Blast shall sound,
34upon the day when a man shall flee from his brother,
35his mother, his father,
36his consort, his sons,
37every man that day shall have business to suffice him.
38Some faces on that day shall shine
39laughing, joyous;
40some faces on that day shall be dusty
41o'erspread with darkness --
42those -- they are the unbelievers, the libertines.