27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20
We sent to the tribe of Thamud their brother Salih so that they would worship God, but they became two quarrelling groups. (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 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) Now there were nine ring-leaders in the city who created corruption in the land and never worked to set things right. (48) They said: swear by God one to another that we shall surely fall upon him and his household by night and thereafter we shall surely say unto his heir; we witnessed not the destruction of his household, and verily we are truthtellers. (49) They hatched up the plot; We also planned without their knowledge. (50) Then look how was the outcome of their plan - that We destroyed them and their people, all. (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) And We saved those who believed and practised righteousness. (53) Lot asked his people, "Do you understandably commit indecency? (54) Do you have carnal relations with men rather than women? You are ignorant people". (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) Eventually We saved (Lot) and his family, except his wife. We had decreed that she should be among those who would remain behind. (57) And We rained on them a rain; and evil indeed is the rain of them that are warned. (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
۞
Hizb 39
Juz 20