Surah 71 - Nuh NOAH
071.001 We sent Noah to his People (with the Command): "Do thou warn thy People
before there comes to them a grievous Penalty."
071.002 He said: "O my People! I am to you a Warner, clear and open:
071.003 "That ye should worship God, fear Him and obey me:
071.004 "So He may forgive you your sins and give you respite for a stated Term: for
when the Term given by God is accomplished, it cannot be put forward: if ye only
071.005 He said: "O my Lord! I have called to my People night and day:
071.006 "But my call only increases (their) flight (from the Right).
071.007 "And every time I have called to them, that Thou mightest forgive them,
they have (only) thrust their fingers into their ears, covered themselves up with their
garments, grown obstinate, and given themselves up to arrogance.
071.008 "So I have called to them aloud;
071.009 "Further I have spoken to them in public and secretly in private,
071.010 "Saying, 'Ask forgiveness from your Lord; for He is Oft-Forgiving;
071.011 "'He will send rain to you in abundance;
071.012 "'Give you increase in wealth and sons; and bestow on you gardens and
bestow on you rivers (of flowing water).
071.013 "'What is the matter with you, that ye place not your hope for kindness and
long-suffering in God,-
071.014 "'Seeing that it is He that has created you in diverse stages?
071.015 "'See ye not how God has created the seven heavens one above another,
071.016 "'And made the moon a light in their midst, and made the sun as a (Glorious)
071.017 "'And God has produced you from the earth growing (gradually),
071.018 "'And in the End He will return you into the (earth), and raise you forth
(again at the Resurrection)?
071.019 "'And God has made the earth for you as a carpet (spread out),
071.020 "'That ye may go about therein, in spacious roads.'"
071.021 Noah said: "O my Lord! They have disobeyed me, but they follow (men)
whose wealth and children give them no increase but only Loss.
071.022 "And they have devised a tremendous Plot.
071.023 "And they have said (to each other), 'Abandon not your gods: Abandon
neither Wadd nor Suwa', neither Yaguth nor Ya'uq, nor Nasr';-
071.024 "They have already misled many; and grant Thou no increase to the wrong-
doers but in straying (from their mark)."
071.025 Because of their sins they were drowned (in the flood), and were made to
enter the Fire (of Punishment): and they found- in lieu of God- none to help them.
071.026 And Noah, said: "O my Lord! Leave not of the Unbelievers, a single one
071.027 "For, if Thou dost leave (any of) them, they will but mislead Thy devotees,
and they will breed none but wicked ungrateful ones.
071.028 "O my Lord! Forgive me, my parents, all who enter my house in Faith, and
(all) believing men and believing women: and to the wrong-doers grant Thou no
increase but in perdition!"