27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20
To Thamud We sent their brother Salih. He said, "Serve none but God." But they divided themselves into two factions contending with one another. (45) Said [Salih to the erring ones]: Why do you seek to hasten the coming upon you of evil instead of hoping for the good?" Why do you not, rather, ask God to forgive you your sins, so that you might be graced with His 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 God that we will attack Saleh and his family at night, and later tell his heirs: 'We did not see his family destroyed, and we speak the truth.'" (49) So they plotted a plot, and We planned a plan, while they perceived not. (50) So behold thou how was the end of their plotting: verily We annihilated them and their nation all together. (51) So those are their houses, desolate because of the wrong they had done. Indeed in that is a sign for people who know. (52) seeing that We saved those who had attained to faith and were conscious of Us, (53) And Lot, when he said to his people, 'What, do you commit indecency with your eyes open? (54) Do you approach men lustfully instead of women! No, you are an ignorant nation' (55) ۞ His people had no answer but to say, "Expel Lot and his family from the town for they want to be pure." (56) So We saved him and his family except his wife who was destined to stay 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