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) He said, 'O my people, why do you seek to hasten evil before good? Why do you not ask forgiveness of God? Haply so you will find mercy.' (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) And there were in the city nine persons who made mischief in the land and reformed not. (48) They said: Swear one to another by Allah that we verily will attack him and his household by night, and afterward we will surely say unto his friend: We witnessed not the destruction of his household. And lo! we are truthtellers. (49) So they devised a scheme, and We made our secret plan, and they remained neglectful. (50) Then see what was the end of their plot!- this, that We destroyed them and their people, all (of them). (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 in and feared God. (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) 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) 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 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
۞
Hizb 39
Juz 20