27 The Ant
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 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 augur ill of thee and of those that are with thee.' He said, 'Your augury is with God; nay, but you are a people being proved.' (47) In the city there were nine people who were corrupting the land and did not reform. (48) They said: "Swear to one another in the name of Allah that we shall make a sudden night swoop on Salih and his family and will then tell their heirs that we did not witness the destruction of his family. We are indeed truthful." (49) So they devised a scheme, and We made our secret plan, and they remained neglectful. (50) See, then, what the consequences of their plan were. We destroyed them and their people utterly, all together. (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 Lut! what time he said unto his people: commit ye indecency while ye see? (54) What! do you indeed approach men lustfully rather than women? Nay, you are a people who act ignorantly. (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) But We saved him and his family, except his wife; her We destined to be of those who lagged behind. (57) And We rained down on them a shower (of stones). How ruinous was the rain that fell on those who had been warned (but warned in vain)! (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
۞
Hizb 39
Juz 20