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) He said: "O my people! why ask ye to hasten on the evil in preference to the good? If only ye ask Allah for forgiveness, ye may hope to receive mercy. (46) They said, “We consider you an evil omen, and your companions”; he said, “Your evil omen is with Allah in fact you people have fallen into trial.” (47) There were nine tribes in the city spreading evil without any reform in the land. (48) Swearing by Allah they said to one another, “We will indeed attack him and his family at night, and then say to his heir, ‘We were not present at the time of slaying of this household, and indeed we are truthful.’” (49) And they devised a device, and We likewise devised a device, while they were not aware; (50) and behold, how was the end of their device! For We destroyed them and their people all together. (51) So these their habitations lie deserted now because of their iniquities. Verily there is a sign in this for those who understand. (52) And We saved those who believed, and used to fear Allah, and keep their duty to Him. (53) And [mention] Lot, when he said to his people, "Do you commit immorality while you are seeing? (54) Must ye needs lust after men instead of women? Nay, but ye are folk who act senselessly. (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) Eventually We saved (Lot) and his family, except his wife. We had decreed that she should be among those who would remain behind. (57) We sent to them a terrible rainstorm. How horrible was the rain for the people who had already received warning. (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
۞
Hizb 39
Juz 20