Asalam o Alykum, welcome to the 106th part of our Discover the Holy Quran project. In this part we will read verses 24 to 44 of Surah Al-‘Ankabut. Let’s begin:
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
24- So naught was the answer of (Abraham’s) people except that they said: “Slay him or burn him.” But Allah did save him from the Fire. Verily in this are Signs for people who believe.
25- And he said: “For you, ye have taken (for worship) idols besides Allah, out of mutual love and regard between yourselves in this life; but on the Day of Judgment ye shall disown each other and curse each other: and your abode will be the Fire, and ye shall have none to help.”
26- But Lut had faith in Him: He said: “I will leave home for the sake of my Lord: for He is Exalted in Might, and Wise.”
27- And We gave (Abraham) Isaac and Jacob, and ordained among his progeny Prophethood and Revelation, and We granted him his reward in this life; and he was in the Hereafter (of the company) of the Righteous.
28- And (Remember) Lut: behold, he said to his people: Ye do commit lewdness, such as no people in Creation (ever) committed before you.
29- “Do ye indeed approach men, and cut off the highway?- and practice wickedness (even) in your councils?” But his people gave no answer but this: they said: “Bring us the Wrath of Allah if thou tellest the truth.”
30- He said;”O my Lord! help Thou me against people who do mischief!”
31- When Our Messenger came to Abraham with the good news, they said; “We are indeed going to destroy the people of this township: for truly they are (addicted to) crime.”
32- He said: “But there is Lut there.” They said: “Well do we know who is there: We will certainly save him and his following,- except his wife; she is of those who lag behind!”
33- And when Our Messengers came to Lut, he was grieved on their account, and felt himself powerless (to protect) them: but they said: “Fear thou not , nor grieve: we are (here) to save thee and thy following, except thy wife; she is of those who lag behind.
34- “For we are going to bring down on the people of this township a Punishment from heaven, because they have been wickedly rebellious.”
35- And We have left thereof an evident Sign, for any people who (care to) understand.
36- To the Madyan (people) (We sent) their brother Shu’aib. Then he said: “O my people! serve Allah, and fear the Last Day: nor commit evil on the earth, with intent to do mischief.”
37- But they rejected him: Then the might Blast seized them, and they lay prostrate in their homes by the morning.
38- (Remember also) the ‘Ad and the Thamud (people): clearly will appear to you from (the traces) of their buldings (their fate): the Evil One made their deeds alluring to them, and kept them back from the Path, though they were gifted with intelligence and skill.
39- (Remember also) Qarun, Pharaoh, and Haman: there came to them Moses with Clear Signs, but they behaved with insolence on the earth; yet they could not overreach (Us).
40- Each one of them We seized for his crime: of them, against some We sent a violent tornado (with showers of stones); some were caught by a (mighty) Blast; some We caused the earth to swallow up; and some We drowned (in the waters): It was not Allah Who injured (or oppressed) them.” They injured (and oppressed) their own souls.
41- The parable of those who take protectors other than Allah is that of the spider, who builds (to itself) a house; but truly the filmsiest of houses is the spider’s house;- if they but knew.
42- Verily Allah doth know of (every thing) whatever that they call upon besides Him: and He is Exalted (in power), Wise.
43- And such are the Parables We set forth for mankind, but only those understand them who have knowledge.
44- Allah created the heavens and the earth in true (proportions): verily in that is a Sign for those who believe.
May Allah Help us act upon the guidance we receive from the Holy Quran. (Ameen)
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