27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20
We sent to Thamud their brother Saleh (who said): "Worship God." But they were divided into two groups disputing with one another. (45) Said [Salih to the erring ones]: Why do you seek to hasten the coming upon you of evil instead of hoping for the good?" Why do you not, rather, ask God to forgive you your sins, so that you might be graced with His mercy?" (46) They said, 'We augur ill of thee and of those that are with thee.' He said, 'Your augury is with God; nay, but you are a people being proved.' (47) And there were in the city nine men (from the sons of their chiefs), who made mischief in the land, and would not reform. (48) They said: "Let us swear by God that we will attack Saleh and his family at night, and later tell his heirs: 'We did not see his family destroyed, and we speak the truth.'" (49) And they plotted a plot, and We plotted a plot, while they perceived it not. (50) So see what was the outcome of the plan they made: We utterly destroyed them and their people, all of them. (51) Now such were their houses, - in utter ruin, - because they practised wrong-doing. Verily in this is a Sign for people of knowledge. (52) And We saved those who believed and practised righteousness. (53) Lot asked his people, "Do you understandably commit indecency? (54) Must you really approach men with lust instead of women? Nay, but you are people without any awareness (of right and wrong)!" (55) ۞ But this had only one answer from his people. They said: "Expel Lot's folk from your city. They pretend to be absolutely clean." (56) So We delivered him and his family, except his wife: We ordained her to be one of those who stayed behind, (57) And We showered a rain upon them; so what a wretched rain for those who were warned! (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
۞
Hizb 39
Juz 20