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Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20
And assuredly We sent unto the Thamud their brother Saleh saying: worship Allah. Then lo! they became two parties contending. (45) He said: "O my people! Why do you seek to hasten the evil (torment) before the good (Allah's Mercy)? Why seek you not the Forgiveness of Allah, that you may receive mercy?" (46) They answered: "We augur evil from thee and those that follow thee!" Said he: "Your destiny, good or evil, rests with God; yea, you are people undergoing a test!" (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) Thus they devised a plan, and We also devised a plan, but they were not aware of it. (50) and behold, how was the end of their device! For We destroyed them and their people all together. (51) So yonder are their houses overturned, for they did wrong. Verily, herein is a sign unto a people who know. (52) and We saved those who believed in and feared God. (53) And Lot, when he said to his people, 'What, do you commit indecency with your eyes open? (54) Must you really approach men with lust instead of women? Nay, but you are people without any awareness (of right and wrong)!" (55) ۞ But this had only one answer from his people. They said: "Expel Lot's folk from your city. They pretend to be absolutely clean." (56) So We saved him and his family, except for his wife; We destined her to be of those who remained behind. (57) And We rained on them a rain, and evil was the rain of those who had been warned. (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
۞
Hizb 39
Juz 20