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Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20
AND [likewise,] indeed, We sent unto [the tribe of] Thamud their brother Salih [with this message]: "Worship God alone!" and behold, they were [split into] two factions contending with one another. (45) Salih said: "My people, why do you wish to hasten that evil rather than good should come upon you? Why should you not seek pardon from Allah so that mercy be shown to you?" (46) They said: We augur evil of thee and those with thee. He said: Your evil augury is with Allah. Nay, but ye are folk that are being tested. (47) There were in the city nine men who spread corruption 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) So they plotted a plot: and We plotted a plot, while they perceived not. (50) See, then, how was the end of their plan that We destroyed them and their people, all (of them). (51) Those are their empty houses which We ruined because of their injustice. In this there is evidence (of the truth) for the people of knowledge. (52) seeing that We saved those who had attained to faith and were conscious of Us, (53) And [mention] Lot, when he said to his people, "Do you commit immorality while you are seeing? (54) Do you have carnal relations with men rather than women? You are ignorant people". (55) ۞ But the answer of his folk was naught save that they said: Expel the household of Lot from your township, for they (forsooth) are folk who would keep clean! (56) Then We delivered him and his household save his wife: We destined her to be of the lingerers. (57) And We rained down upon them a rain. It was an evil rain for those who had already been warned. (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20