27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20
And assuredly We sent unto the Thamud their brother Saleh saying: worship Allah. Then lo! they became two parties contending. (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) And there were in the city nine family heads causing corruption in the land and not amending [its affairs]. (48) They said: Swear to each other by Allah that we will certainly make a sudden attack on him and his family by night, then we will say to his heir: We did not witness the destruction of his family, and we are most surely truthful. (49) And they devised a scheme and, without their knowledge, We devised a scheme. (50) See, then, how was the end of their plan that We destroyed them and their people, all (of them). (51) See, yonder are their dwellings empty and in ruins because they did wrong. Lo! herein is indeed a portent for a people who have knowledge. (52) We saved the faithful God-fearing believers. (53) (We also sent) Lut (as a messenger): behold, He said to his people, "Do ye do what is shameful though ye see (its iniquity)? (54) Would ye go in lustfully unto men instead of women? Aye! ye are a people addicted to ignorant ways. (55) ۞ His people had no answer except saying: "Expel the family of Lot from your city. They are a people who would (rather) be pure!" (56) So We saved him and his family, except for his wife; We destined her to be of those who remained behind. (57) And we rained on them a rain (of stones); indeed it is an evil rain that rains on those that are warned. (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20