27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20
And We sent to Thamud their brother Salih (with the Message): "Serve Allah," but all of a sudden they became split into two quarrelling factions. (45) He said: O my people! why do you seek to hasten on the evil before the good? Why do you not ask forgiveness of Allah so that you may be dealt with mercifully? (46) They said, "We see you and your followers as an evil omen." He replied, "No, your evil omen is with God; the truth is that you are a people being put to the test." (47) There were in the city nine men of a family, who made mischief in the land, and would not reform. (48) They said: "Swear a mutual oath by Allah that we shall make a secret night attack on him and his people, and that we shall then say to his heir (when he seeks vengeance): 'We were not present at the slaughter of his people, and we are positively telling the truth.'" (49) So they plotted a plot, and We planned a plan, while they perceived not. (50) Now see the end of their machinations: We destroyed them and their entire people. (51) So these their habitations lie deserted now because of their iniquities. Verily there is a sign in this for those who understand. (52) And We delivered those who believed and were wont to avoid disobeying (Allah). (53) And (remember) Lut when he said to his people, “What! You stoop to the shameful whereas you can see?” (54) Do you indeed approach men with desire instead of women? Rather, you are a people behaving ignorantly." (55) ۞ Then there was no answer of his people save that they said: drive forth the family of Lut from your City, verily they are a people who would be pure! (56) But We saved him and his family, except his wife; her We destined to be of those who lagged behind. (57) the while We rained a rain [of destruction] upon the others: and dire is such rain upon all who let themselves be warned [to no avail] (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
۞
Hizb 39
Juz 20