27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20
To Thamud We sent their brother Salih. He said, "Serve none but God." But they divided themselves into two factions contending with one another. (45) He said: O my people! why do you seek to hasten on the evil before the good? Why do you not ask forgiveness of Allah so that you may be dealt with mercifully? (46) They said: We have met with ill luck on account of you and on account of those with you. He said: The cause of your evil fortune is with Allah; nay, you are a people who are tried. (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: "Let us swear by God that we will attack Saleh and his family at night, and later tell his heirs: 'We did not see his family destroyed, and we speak the truth.'" (49) They hatched up the plot; We also planned without their knowledge. (50) Then see how was the end of their plot! Verily! We destroyed them and their nation, 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 and practised righteousness. (53) And (We sent) Lut, when he said to his people: What! do you commit indecency while you see? (54) What! do you indeed approach men lustfully rather than women? Nay, you are a people who act ignorantly. (55) ۞ But the answer of his people was not except that they said, "Expel the family of Lot from your city. Indeed, they are people who keep themselves pure." (56) Then We delivered him and his household save his wife: We destined her to be of the lingerers. (57) and We pelted them with torrential rain. How dreadful that rain was for those who had been warned! (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20