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Al-Naml
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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) Salih said, "My people, why do you commit sins so quickly before doing good? Would that you ask forgiveness from God so that perhaps He will have mercy upon you." (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) 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) And they planned a plan, and We planned a plan, while they perceived not. (50) Then see what was the end of their plot!- this, that We destroyed them and their people, all (of them). (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 saved those who believed and practised righteousness. (53) We also sent Lot, and recall when he told his people: "Do you commit shameless acts with your eyes open? (54) Do you lustfully approach men instead of women? Nay, you engage in acts of sheer ignorance." (55) ۞ His people had no answer but to say, "Expel Lot and his family from the town for they want 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
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Hizb 39
Juz 20