27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20
And certainly We sent to Samood their brother Salih, saying: Serve Allah; and lo! they became two sects quarrelling with each other. (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 evil of thee and those with thee. He said: Your evil augury is with Allah. Nay, but ye are folk that are being tested. (47) And there were nine of a group in the city, who spread corruption in the land and rectified 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) So they devised a scheme, and We made our secret plan, and they remained neglectful. (50) Then see how was the end of their plot! Verily! We destroyed them and their nation, all together. (51) Because of their wrongdoing, their houses are in ruins, in that surely there is a sign for people who have knowledge, (52) seeing that We saved those who had attained to faith and were conscious of Us, (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 go in lustfully unto men instead of women? Aye! ye are a people addicted to ignorant ways. (55) ۞ Then there was no answer of his people save that they said: drive forth the family of Lut from your City, verily they are a people who would be pure! (56) But We saved him and his family, except his wife; her We destined to be of those who lagged behind. (57) the while We rained a rain [of destruction] upon the others: and dire is such rain upon all who let themselves be warned [to no avail] (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
۞
Hizb 39
Juz 20