27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20
And We sent to Thamood their brother Salih: 'Serve you God!' And behold, they were two parties, that were disputing one with another. (45) He said, “O my people, why do you hasten upon the evil before the good? Why do you not seek forgiveness from Allah? Perhaps there may be mercy upon you.” (46) They said: "We augur ill of you and those who are with you." Salih replied: "Your augury is with Allah. The truth is that you are a people who are being tried." (47) And there were nine persons in the city who used to cause turmoil in the land and did not wish reform. (48) They said, "Let us bind ourselves by an oath sworn in the name of God that we shall attack Salih and his family by night, and to his protector [who demands retribution], we shall say, "We were not present when they were slain. We are telling the truth." (49) So they plotted a plot: and We plotted a plot, while they perceived not. (50) So behold thou how was the end of their plotting: verily We annihilated them and their nation all together. (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 delivered those who believed and were wont to avoid disobeying (Allah). (53) And [mention] Lot, when he said to his people, "Do you commit immorality while you are seeing? (54) Do you lustfully approach men instead of women? Nay, you engage in acts of sheer ignorance." (55) ۞ There was no other answer given by his people except that they said: "Drive out the family of Lout (Lot) from your city. Verily, these are men who want to be clean and pure!" (56) So We saved him and his family except his wife who was destined to stay behind. (57) the while We rained a rain [of destruction] upon the others: and dire is such rain upon all who let themselves be warned [to no avail] (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
۞
Hizb 39
Juz 20