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Al-Naml
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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 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 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 nine of a group in the city, who spread corruption in the land and rectified not. (48) They said: swear by God one to another that we shall surely fall upon him and his household by night and thereafter we shall surely say unto his heir; we witnessed not the destruction of his household, and verily we are truthtellers. (49) Thus they planned and We too planned, the while they did not know. (50) So behold thou how was the end of their plotting: verily We annihilated them and their nation all together. (51) So those are their houses, desolate because of the wrong they had done. Indeed in that is a sign for people who know. (52) And We saved those who believed and practised righteousness. (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 people was not except that they said, "Expel the family of Lot from your city. Indeed, they are people who keep themselves pure." (56) So We saved him and his family, except his wife, whom We decreed should stay behind. (57) And We rained down on them a rain (of stones). So evil was the rain of those who were warned. (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20