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Al-Naml
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Hizb 39
Juz 20
To Thamood We sent their brother Salih saying: 'Worship Allah' But they were two parties in dispute 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: "You betoken evil, and those with you." (Saleh) replied: "The evil you presage can only come from God. In reality you are a people under trial (for your own inauspiciousness)." (47) And there were in the city nine persons who made mischief in the land and did not act aright. (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 plotted and planned, but We too planned, even while they perceived it not. (50) Behold, then, what all their scheming came to in the end: We utterly destroyed them and their people, all of them; (51) Because of their wrongdoing, their houses are in ruins, in that surely there is a sign for people who have knowledge, (52) And We delivered those who believed and were godfearing. (53) And (remember) Lout (Lot)! When he said to his people. Do you commit Al-Fahishah (evil, great sin, every kind of unlawful sexual intercourse, sodomy, etc.) while you see (one another doing evil without any screen, etc.)?" (54) Would ye go in lustfully unto men instead of women? Aye! ye are a people addicted to ignorant ways. (55) ۞ Therefore the answer of his people was nothing except that they said, “Expel the family of Lut from your township; these people wish purity!” (56) Then We saved him and his household save his wife; We destined her to be of those who stayed behind. (57) And We rained a rain upon them. Dreadful is the rain of those who have been warned. (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20