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Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20
To Thamood We sent their brother Salih saying: 'Worship Allah' But they were two parties in dispute with one another. (45) He said: "O my people! why ask ye to hasten on the evil in preference to the good? If only ye ask Allah for forgiveness, ye may hope to receive mercy. (46) They said, "We have an ill omen about you and your followers." Salih replied, God has made your ill fortune await you. You are a people on trial." (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, "Take a mutual oath by Allah that we will kill him by night, he and his family. Then we will say to his executor, 'We did not witness the destruction of his family, and indeed, we are truthful.' " (49) Thus they devised a plan, and We also devised a plan, but they were not aware of it. (50) and behold, how was the end of their device! For We destroyed them and their people all together. (51) See, yonder are their dwellings empty and in ruins because they did wrong. Lo! herein is indeed a portent for a people who have knowledge. (52) And we saved those who believed and used to ward off (evil). (53) We also sent Lot, and recall when he told his people: "Do you commit shameless acts with your eyes open? (54) Must you go lustfully to men instead of women? Indeed, you are a people who are deeply ignorant." (55) ۞ His people had no answer but to say, "Expel Lot and his family from the town for they want to be pure." (56) Then We delivered him and his household save his wife: We destined her to be of the lingerers. (57) And We rained down on them a shower (of stones). How ruinous was the rain that fell on those who had been warned (but warned in vain)! (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20