Colorful Quran
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
۞
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! wherefore seek ye to hasten the evil before the good? Wherefore ask ye not forgiveness of Allah, that haply ye may be shewn mercy. (46) They said: we augur ill of thee and of those who are with thee. He said: your augury is with Allah. Aye! ye are a people being tested. (47) There were nine tribes in the city spreading evil without any reform in the land. (48) They said, "Let us bind ourselves by an oath sworn in the name of God that we shall attack Salih and his family by night, and to his protector [who demands retribution], we shall say, "We were not present when they were slain. We are telling the truth." (49) So they plotted a plot, and We planned a plan, while they perceived not. (50) Then see how was the end of their plot! Verily! We destroyed them and their nation, all together. (51) So those are their houses fallen down because they were unjust, most surely there is a sign in this for a people who know. (52) And We delivered those who believed and were wont to fear. (53) AND [thus, too, did We save] Lot, when he said unto his people: "Would you commit this abomination with your eyes open (to its being against all nature)? (54) Would ye go in lustfully unto men instead of women? Aye! ye are a people addicted to ignorant ways. (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) So We delivered him and his family, except his wife; We decreed she should be of those that tarried. (57) And We rained down on them a rain (of stones). So evil was the rain of those who were warned. (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
۞
Hizb 39
Juz 20