011 - Soorah Hood - ((Prophet) Hūd) - [Makkee]

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[011:082] So when Our Commandment came, We turned (the towns of Sodom in Palestine) upside down, and rained on them stones of baked clay, in a well-arranged manner one after another;

 

[011:083] Marked from your Lord; and they are not ever far from the Zālimūn (polytheists, evildoers).

 

[011:084] And to the Madyan (Midian) people (We sent) their brother Shu'aib. He said: "O my people! Worship Allāh, you have no other ilāh (god) but Him, and give not short measure or weight. I see you in prosperity and verily, I fear for you the torment of a Day encompassing.

 

[011:085] "And O my people! Give full measure and weight in justice and reduce not the things that are due to the people, and do not commit mischief in the land, causing corruption.

 

[011:086] "That which is left by Allāh for you (after giving the rights of the people) is better for you, if you are believers. And I am not a guardian over you."

 

[011:087] They said: "O Shu'aib! Does your Salāt (prayer) command that we give up what our fathers used to worship, or that we give up doing what we like with our property? Verily, you are the forbearer, right-minded!" (They said this sarcastically).

 

[011:088] He said: "O my people! Tell me if I have a clear evidence from my Lord and He has given me a good sustenance from Himself (shall I corrupt it by mixing it with the unlawfully earned money). I wish not, in contradiction to you, to do that which I forbid you. I only desire reform to the best of my power. And my guidance cannot come except from Allāh, in Him I trust and to Him I repent.

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