27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20
And We sent to Thamud their brother Salih (with the Message): "Serve Allah," but all of a sudden they became split into two quarrelling factions. (45) He urged them, "O my people, why do you wish to hasten on the evil rather than the good? Why do you not ask forgiveness of God, so that you may be shown mercy?" (46) They said, "We consider you a bad omen, you and those with you." He said, "Your omen is with Allah. Rather, you are a people being tested." (47) And there were in the city nine men (from the sons of their chiefs), who made mischief in the land, and would not reform. (48) They said: "Swear one to another by Allah that we shall make a secret night attack on him and his household, and afterwards we will surely say to his near relatives: 'We witnessed not the destruction of his household, and verily! We are telling the truth.'" (49) Thus they planned and We too planned, the while they did not know. (50) and behold, how was the end of their device! For We destroyed them and their people all together. (51) See, yonder are their dwellings empty and in ruins because they did wrong. Lo! herein is indeed a portent for a people who have knowledge. (52) And We saved those who believed and practised righteousness. (53) We also sent Lot, and recall when he told his people: "Do you commit shameless acts with your eyes open? (54) “What! You lustfully go towards men, leaving the women?! In fact, you are an ignorant people.” (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) So We delivered him and his family, except his wife; We decreed she should be of those that tarried. (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