27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
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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 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 consider you a bad omen, you and those with you." He said, "Your omen is with Allah. Rather, you are a people being tested." (47) There were in that city nine persons who spread disorder in the land, and did not reform. (48) They said: "Swear one to another by Allah that we shall make a secret night attack on him and his household, and afterwards we will surely say to his near relatives: 'We witnessed not the destruction of his household, and verily! We are telling the truth.'" (49) Thus they planned and We too planned, the while they did not know. (50) So behold thou how was the end of their plotting: verily We annihilated them and their nation all together. (51) These are their houses in utter ruin, for they did wrong. Verily, in this is indeed an Ayah (a lesson or a sign) for people who know. (52) And We delivered those who believed and were godfearing. (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) ۞ There was no other answer given by his people except that they said: "Drive out the family of Lout (Lot) from your city. Verily, these are men who want to be clean and 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 [of stones], and evil was the rain of those who were warned. (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
۞
Hizb 39
Juz 20