27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
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Hizb 39
Juz 20
And certainly We sent to Samood their brother Salih, saying: Serve Allah; and lo! they became two sects quarrelling with each other. (45) He said, “O my people, why do you hasten upon the evil before the good? Why do you not seek forgiveness from Allah? Perhaps there may be mercy upon you.” (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) Now there were in the city nine men who were wont to commit deeds of depravity all over the land, and would not reform; (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) So they plotted a plot: and We plotted a plot, while they perceived not. (50) So behold thou how was the end of their plotting: verily We annihilated 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 saved those who believed and used to fear Allah. (53) And Lot, he said to his nation: 'Do you commit indecencies with your eyes open! (54) “What! You lustfully go towards men, leaving the women?! In fact, you are an ignorant people.” (55) ۞ But his people gave no other answer but this: they said, "Drive out the followers of Lut from your city: these are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!" (56) But We delivered him and his followers except his wife; We ordained her to be of those who remained behind. (57) And We rained down on them a rain (of stones). So evil was the rain of those who were warned. (58)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
4 of 7
۞
Hizb 39
Juz 20