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 seek to hasten evil before good? Why do you not ask forgiveness of God? Haply so you will find 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) Now there were nine ring-leaders in the city who created corruption in the land and never worked to set things right. (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) 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) So these their habitations lie deserted now because of their iniquities. Verily there is a sign in this for those who understand. (52) And We delivered those who believed and who guarded (against evil). (53) And [mention] Lot, when he said to his people, "Do you commit immorality while you are seeing? (54) Do you have carnal relations with men rather than women? You are ignorant people". (55) ۞ The only answer of his people was, "Drive out Lot and his family from the city. They are a people who make themselves out to be pure." (56) So We saved him and his family, except for his wife; We destined her to be of those who remained 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