27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20
We sent to the tribe of Thamud their brother Salih so that they would worship God, but they became two quarrelling groups. (45) He said, "O my people, why are you impatient for evil instead of good? Why do you not seek forgiveness of Allah that you may receive mercy?" (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 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 Allah to attack him and his family at night, then we will tell his guardian we were not witnesses of the destruction of his family; and surely we are truthful' (49) They hatched up the plot; We also planned without their knowledge. (50) So behold thou how was the end of their plotting: verily We annihilated them and their nation 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 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 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 saved (Lot) and his family except his wife who was destined to remain behind. (57) And We rained upon them a rain; ill was the rain upon the warned. (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
۞
Hizb 39
Juz 20