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 augur ill omen from you and those with you." He said: "Your ill omen is with Allah; nay, but you are a people that are 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: "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) And they devised a device, and We likewise devised a device, while they were not aware; (50) Then look how was the outcome of their plan - that We destroyed them and their people, all. (51) So these their habitations lie deserted now because of their iniquities. Verily there is a sign in this for those who understand. (52) And We rescued those who accepted faith and used to fear. (53) We also sent Lot, and recall when he told his people: "Do you commit shameless acts with your eyes open? (54) Do you approach men lustfully instead of women! No, you are an ignorant nation' (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 for his wife; We destined her to be of those who remained behind. (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