27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20
And We sent to Thamud their brother Salih (with the Message): "Serve Allah," but all of a sudden they became split into two quarrelling factions. (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 of thee and of those who are with thee. He said: your augury is with Allah. Aye! ye are a people being tested. (47) And there were in the city nine persons who made mischief in the land and did not act aright. (48) They said: "Swear a mutual oath by Allah that we shall make a secret night attack on him and his people, and that we shall then say to his heir (when he seeks vengeance): 'We were not present at the slaughter of his people, and we are positively telling the truth.'" (49) And they devised a scheme and, without their knowledge, We devised a scheme. (50) See, then, how was the end of their plan that We destroyed them and their people, all (of them). (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 delivered those who believed and were wont to avoid disobeying (Allah). (53) Lot asked his people, "Do you understandably commit indecency? (54) Must ye needs lust after men instead of women? Nay, but ye are folk who act senselessly. (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 delivered him and his family, except his wife; We decreed she should be of those that tarried. (57) And We rained down on them a shower (of stones). How ruinous was the rain that fell on those who had been warned (but warned in vain)! (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20