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Al-Naml
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Hizb 39
Juz 20
And We verily sent unto Thamud their brother Salih, saying: Worship Allah. And lo! they (then became two parties quarrelling. (45) Salih said: "My people, why do you wish to hasten that evil rather than good should come upon you? Why should you not seek pardon from Allah so that mercy be shown to you?" (46) They said: "You betoken evil, and those with you." (Saleh) replied: "The evil you presage can only come from God. In reality you are a people under trial (for your own inauspiciousness)." (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, "Let us bind ourselves by an oath sworn in the name of God that we shall attack Salih and his family by night, and to his protector [who demands retribution], we shall say, "We were not present when they were slain. We are telling the truth." (49) And they devised a device, and We likewise devised a device, while they were not aware; (50) Then see how was the end of their plot! Verily! We destroyed them and their nation, 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 (We sent) Lut, when he said to his people: What! do you commit indecency while you see? (54) You lust after men in place of women. You are indeed a stolid 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) Thereupon We saved him and his household - all but his wife, whom We willed to be among those that stayed behind (57) And We rained down upon them a rain. It was an evil rain for those who had already been warned. (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
۞
Hizb 39
Juz 20