27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
۞
Hizb 39
Juz 20
We sent (aforetime), to the Thamud, their brother Salih, saying, "Serve Allah": But behold, they became two factions quarrelling with each other. (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 said: We augur evil of thee and those with thee. He said: Your evil augury is with Allah. Nay, but ye are folk that are being tested. (47) And there were in the city nine family heads causing corruption in the land and not amending [its affairs]. (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) So they devised a scheme, and We made our secret plan, and they remained neglectful. (50) Then see how was the end of their plot! Verily! We destroyed them and their nation, all together. (51) Those are their houses, all are in ruins because of the evil they committed; surely in this there is a sign for nation who know. (52) And We delivered those who believed and were godfearing. (53) (We also sent) Lut (as a messenger): behold, He said to his people, "Do ye do what is shameful though ye see (its iniquity)? (54) What, do you approach men lustfully instead of women? No, you are a people that are ignorant.' (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) Then We delivered him and his household save his wife: We destined her to be of the lingerers. (57) And We rained on them a rain, and evil was the rain of those who had been warned. (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
۞
Hizb 39
Juz 20