He Frowned
Surah
'Abasa
80
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He frowned and turned ˹his attention˺ away,

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He [i.e., the Prophet (ﷺ) ] frowned and turned away

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˹simply˺ because the blind man came to him ˹interrupting˺.1

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Because there came to him the blind man,1 [interrupting].

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You never know ˹O Prophet˺, perhaps he may be purified,

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

But what would make you perceive, [O Muḥammad], that perhaps he might be purified1

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or he may be mindful, benefitting from the reminder.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Or be reminded and the remembrance would benefit him?

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As for the one who was indifferent,

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

As for he who thinks himself without need,1

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you gave him your ˹undivided˺ attention,

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

To him you give attention.

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even though you are not to blame if he would not be purified.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And not upon you [is any blame] if he will not be purified.1

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But as for the one who came to you, eager ˹to learn˺,

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

But as for he who came to you striving [for knowledge]

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being in awe ˹of Allah˺,

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While he fears [Allah],

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you were inattentive to him.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

From him you are distracted.

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