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We sent to the tribe of Thamud their brother Salih so that they would worship God, but they became two quarrelling groups. (45) He said: O my people! why do you seek to hasten on the evil before the good? Why do you not ask forgiveness of Allah so that you may be dealt with mercifully? (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) 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: 'Let us swear by Allah to attack him and his family at night, then we will tell his guardian we were not witnesses of the destruction of his family; and surely we are truthful' (49) So they devised a scheme, and We made our secret plan, and they remained neglectful. (50) See, then, what the consequences of their plan were. We destroyed them and their people utterly, all together. (51) Because of their wrongdoing, their houses are in ruins, in that surely there is a sign for people who have knowledge, (52) We saved the faithful God-fearing believers. (53) And (remember) Lout (Lot)! When he said to his people. Do you commit Al-Fahishah (evil, great sin, every kind of unlawful sexual intercourse, sodomy, etc.) while you see (one another doing evil without any screen, etc.)?" (54) Must ye needs lust after men instead of women? Nay, but ye are folk who act senselessly. (55) ۞ But the answer of his people was no other except that they said: Turn out Lut's followers from your town; surely they are a people who would keep pure! (56) So We saved him and his family, except his wife. We destined her to be of those who remained 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)
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