27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20
And We had certainly sent to Thamud their brother Salih, [saying], "Worship Allah," and at once they were two parties conflicting. (45) He said, "O my people, why are you impatient for evil instead of good? Why do you not seek forgiveness of Allah that you may receive mercy?" (46) They said: 'We predict an evil omen from you and those who are with you' He replied: 'Your prediction is with Allah, you are a nation being tested' (47) And there were nine of a group in the city, who spread corruption in the land and rectified not. (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 scheme and, without their knowledge, We devised a scheme. (50) Therefore see what was the result of their scheming We destroyed them and their entire nation. (51) So these are their houses fallen flat, the recompense of their injustice; indeed in this is a sign for people who know. (52) And We saved those who believed and practised righteousness. (53) AND [thus, too, did We save] Lot, when he said unto his people: "Would you commit this abomination with your eyes open (to its being against all nature)? (54) You lust after men in place of women. You are indeed a stolid people." (55) ۞ But his people's only answer was this: "Expel [Lot and] Lot's followers from your township! Verily, they are folk who make themselves out to be pure!" (56) So We saved him and his family, except his wife, whom We decreed should stay behind. (57) And We rained down on them a shower (of brimstone): and evil was the shower on those who were admonished (but heeded not)! (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
۞
Hizb 39
Juz 20