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He frowned and turned ˹his attention˺ away,
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˹simply˺ because the blind man came to him ˹interrupting˺.1
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You never know ˹O Prophet˺, perhaps he may be purified,
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or he may be mindful, benefitting from the reminder.
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As for the one who was indifferent,
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you gave him your ˹undivided˺ attention,
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even though you are not to blame if he would not be purified.
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But as for the one who came to you, eager ˹to learn˺,
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being in awe ˹of Allah˺,
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you were inattentive to him.
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But no! This ˹revelation˺ is truly a reminder.
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So let whoever wills be mindful of it.
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It is ˹written˺ on pages held in honour—
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highly esteemed, purified—
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by the hands of angel-scribes,
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honourable and virtuous.
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Condemned are ˹disbelieving˺ humans! How ungrateful they are ˹to Allah˺!
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From what substance did He create them?
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He created them from a sperm-drop, and ordained their development.
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Then He makes the way easy for them,1
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then causes them to die and be buried.1
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Then when He wills, He will resurrect them.
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But no! They have failed to comply with what He ordered.
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Let people then consider their food:
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how We pour down rain in abundance
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and meticulously split the earth open ˹for sprouts˺,
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causing grain to grow in it,
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as well as grapes and greens,
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and olives and palm trees,
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and dense orchards,
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and fruit and fodder—
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all as ˹a means of˺ sustenance for you and your animals.
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Then, when the Deafening Blast1 comes to pass—
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on that Day every person will flee from their own siblings,
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and ˹even˺ their mother and father,
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and ˹even˺ their spouse and children.
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For then everyone will have enough concern of their own.
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On that Day ˹some˺ faces will be bright,
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laughing and rejoicing,
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while ˹other˺ faces will be dusty,
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cast in gloom—
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those are the disbelievers, the ˹wicked˺ sinners.