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Al-Naml
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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) 'My nation' he said, 'why do you wish to hasten evil rather than good? Why do you not ask the forgiveness of Allah, in order that you find mercy' (46) They said: 'We predict an evil omen from you and those who are with you' He replied: 'Your prediction is with Allah, you are a nation being tested' (47) Now there were in the city nine men who were wont to commit deeds of depravity all over 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) They plotted and We planned without their knowledge. Consider the result of their plot. (50) Then see how was the end of their plot! Verily! We destroyed them and their nation, all together. (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) And We delivered those who believed and were godfearing. (53) And Lot, when he said to his people, 'What, do you commit indecency with your eyes open? (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 his people gave no other answer but this: they said, "Drive out the followers of Lut from your city: these are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!" (56) But We delivered him and his followers except his wife; We ordained 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
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Hizb 39
Juz 20