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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) He said: "O my people! Why do you seek to hasten the evil (torment) before the good (Allah's Mercy)? Why seek you not the Forgiveness of Allah, that you may receive mercy?" (46) They said, "We have an ill omen about you and your followers." Salih replied, God has made your ill fortune await you. You are a people on trial." (47) There were nine tribes in the city spreading evil without any reform in the land. (48) Swearing by Allah they said to one another, “We will indeed attack him and his family at night, and then say to his heir, ‘We were not present at the time of slaying of this household, and indeed we are truthful.’” (49) And they devised a scheme and, without their knowledge, We devised a scheme. (50) Then see the nature of the consequence of their plotting, for lo! We destroyed them and their people, every one. (51) Those are their houses, all fallen down because of the evil they committed; surely in that is a sign for a people who have knowledge. (52) We saved the faithful God-fearing believers. (53) We also sent Lot, and recall when he told his people: "Do you commit shameless acts with your eyes open? (54) Must you go lustfully to men instead of women? Indeed, you are a people who are deeply ignorant." (55) ۞ The only answer of his people was, "Drive out Lot and his family from the city. They are a people who make themselves out to be pure." (56) Thereupon We saved him and his household - all but his wife, whom We willed to be among those that stayed behind (57) And We rained down upon them a rain. It was an evil rain for those who had already been warned. (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
۞
Hizb 39
Juz 20