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Al-Naml
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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 do you seek to hasten evil before good? Why do you not ask forgiveness of God? Haply so you will find 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) There were in the city nine men of a family, who made mischief in the land, and would not reform. (48) [and] after having bound one another by an oath in God's name, they said: "Indeed, we shall suddenly fall upon him and his household by night [and slay them all]; and then we shall boldly say to his next of kin, 'We did not witness the destruction of his household - and behold, we are indeed men of truth!'" (49) Thus they devised a plan, and We also devised a plan, but they were not aware of it. (50) See, then, what the consequences of their plan were. We destroyed them and their people utterly, all together. (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 delivered those who believed and were wont to avoid disobeying (Allah). (53) And [mention] Lot, when he said to his people, "Do you commit immorality while you are seeing? (54) What, do you approach men lustfully instead of women? No, you are a people that are ignorant.' (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 saved him and his family except his wife who was destined to stay 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
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Hizb 39
Juz 20