عَبَسَ وَتَوَلَّىٰ 1
Dr. Mustafa Khattab He frowned and turned ˹his attention˺ away,

أَنْ جَاءَهُ الْأَعْمَىٰ 2
Dr. Mustafa Khattab ˹simply˺ because the blind man came to him ˹interrupting˺.1

وَمَا يُدْرِيكَ لَعَلَّهُ يَزَّكَّىٰ 3
Dr. Mustafa Khattab You never know ˹O Prophet˺, perhaps he may be purified,

أَوْ يَذَّكَّرُ فَتَنْفَعَهُ الذِّكْرَىٰ 4
Dr. Mustafa Khattab or he may be mindful, benefitting from the reminder.

أَمَّا مَنِ اسْتَغْنَىٰ 5
Dr. Mustafa Khattab As for the one who was indifferent,

فَأَنْتَ لَهُ تَصَدَّىٰ 6
Dr. Mustafa Khattab you gave him your ˹undivided˺ attention,

وَمَا عَلَيْكَ أَلَّا يَزَّكَّىٰ 7
Dr. Mustafa Khattab even though you are not to blame if he would not be purified.

وَأَمَّا مَنْ جَاءَكَ يَسْعَىٰ 8
Dr. Mustafa Khattab But as for the one who came to you, eager ˹to learn˺,

وَهُوَ يَخْشَىٰ 9
Dr. Mustafa Khattab being in awe ˹of Allah˺,

فَأَنْتَ عَنْهُ تَلَهَّىٰ 10
Dr. Mustafa Khattab you were inattentive to him.

كَلَّا إِنَّهَا تَذْكِرَةٌ 11
Dr. Mustafa Khattab But no! This ˹revelation˺ is truly a reminder.