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Hizb 39
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We sent to Thamud their brother Saleh (who said): "Worship God." But they were divided into two groups disputing with one another. (45) He said, "O my people, why are you impatient for evil instead of good? Why do you not seek forgiveness of Allah that you may receive mercy?" (46) They answered: "We augur evil from thee and those that follow thee!" Said he: "Your destiny, good or evil, rests with God; yea, you are people undergoing a test!" (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: "Swear to one another in the name of Allah that we shall make a sudden night swoop on Salih and his family and will then tell their heirs that we did not witness the destruction of his family. We are indeed truthful." (49) They hatched up the plot; We also planned without their knowledge. (50) and behold, how was the end of their device! For We destroyed them and their people 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 delivered those who believed and were godfearing. (53) And (remember) Lut when he said to his people, “What! You stoop to the shameful whereas you can see?” (54) You lust after men in place of women. You are indeed a stolid 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) We sent to them a terrible rainstorm. How horrible was the rain for the people who had already received warning. (58)
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Hizb 39
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