27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
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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: 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 swear by God to do away with him and his family during the night then tell his guardian that we did not see how he and his family had been destroyed, and we shall be telling the truth." (49) And they devised a device, and We likewise devised a device, while they were not aware; (50) We destroyed them and their people altogether. (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 saved those who believed and were cautious. (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) Do you lustfully approach men instead of women? Nay, you engage in acts of sheer ignorance." (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) Then We delivered him and his household save his wife: We destined her to be of the lingerers. (57) And we rained on them a rain (of stones); indeed it is an evil rain that rains on those that are warned. (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
۞
Hizb 39
Juz 20