27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20
To Thamood We sent their brother Salih saying: 'Worship Allah' But they were two parties in dispute 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 in the city nine men (from the sons of their chiefs), who made mischief in the land, and would not reform. (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) And they devised a device, and We likewise devised a device, while they were not aware; (50) Then look how was the outcome of their plan - that We destroyed them and their people, all. (51) These are their houses in utter ruin, for they did wrong. Verily, in this is indeed an Ayah (a lesson or a sign) for people who know. (52) And We saved those who believed, and used to fear Allah, and keep their duty to Him. (53) And Lut! what time he said unto his people: commit ye indecency while ye see? (54) Do you approach men lustfully instead of women! No, you are an ignorant nation' (55) ۞ But his people's only answer was this: "Expel [Lot and] Lot's followers from your township! Verily, they are folk who make themselves out to be pure!" (56) But We saved him and his family, except his wife; her We destined to be of those who lagged behind. (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
۞
Hizb 39
Juz 20