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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) Salih said: "My people, why do you wish to hasten that evil rather than good should come upon you? Why should you not seek pardon from Allah so that mercy be shown to 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) And there were in the city nine persons who made mischief in the land and reformed not. (48) They said, "Let us swear by God to do away with him and his family during the night then tell his guardian that we did not see how he and his family had been destroyed, and we shall be telling the truth." (49) And they devised a device, and We likewise devised a device, while they were not aware; (50) and behold, how was the end of their device! For We destroyed them and their people all together. (51) So yonder are their houses overturned, for they did wrong. Verily, herein is a sign unto a people who know. (52) And We rescued those who accepted faith and used to fear. (53) (We also sent) Lut (as a messenger): behold, He said to his people, "Do ye do what is shameful though ye see (its iniquity)? (54) Would ye really approach men in your lusts rather than women? Nay, ye are a people (grossly) ignorant! (55) ۞ But his people's only answer was this: "Expel [Lot and] Lot's followers from your township! Verily, they are folk who make themselves out to be pure!" (56) We therefore rescued him and his family, except his wife; We had decreed that she is of those who will remain behind. (57) And We rained on them a rain; and evil indeed is the rain of them that are warned. (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
۞
Hizb 39
Juz 20