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 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: "You betoken evil, and those with you." (Saleh) replied: "The evil you presage can only come from God. In reality you are a people under trial (for your own inauspiciousness)." (47) And there were nine persons in the city who used to cause turmoil in the land and did not wish 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) So they plotted a plot: and We plotted a plot, while they perceived not. (50) So see what was the outcome of the plan they made: We utterly destroyed them and their people, all of them. (51) Those are their houses, all are in ruins because of the evil they committed; surely in this there is a sign for nation who know. (52) And We saved those who believed and used to fear Allah. (53) Lot asked his people, "Do you understandably commit indecency? (54) What, do you approach men lustfully instead of women? No, you are a people that are ignorant.' (55) ۞ But the answer of his folk was naught save that they said: Expel the household of Lot from your township, for they (forsooth) are folk who would keep clean! (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 a rain upon them. Dreadful is the rain of those who have been warned. (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
۞
Hizb 39
Juz 20