We sent Noah to his people, [saying], "Warn your people before there comes
to them a painful punishment."
said, "O my people, indeed I am to you a clear warner,
'Worship Allāh, fear Him and obey me.
4. Allāh will forgive you of your sins and delay you for
a specified term. Indeed, the time [set by] Allāh,
when it comes, will not be delayed, if you only knew.’ ”
said, "My Lord, indeed I invited my people [to truth] night and day.
my invitation increased them not except in flight.
indeed, every time I invited them that You may forgive them, they put their
fingers in their ears, covered themselves with their garments, persisted, and
were arrogant with [great] arrogance.
I invited them publicly.
I announced to them and [also] confided to them secretly
said, 'Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Indeed, He is ever a Perpetual Forgiver.
will send [rain from] the sky upon you in [continuing] showers
give you increase in wealth and children and provide for you gardens and
provide for you rivers.
is [the matter] with you that you do not attribute to Allāh
He has created you in stages?
you not consider how Allāh has created seven
heavens in layers
made the moon therein a [reflected] light and made the sun a burning lamp?
Allāh has caused you to grow from the earth a
He will return you into it and extract you [another] extraction.
Allāh has made for you the earth an expanse
you may follow therein roads of passage.' "
said, "My Lord, indeed they have disobeyed me and followed him whose
wealth and children will not increase him except in loss.
they conspired an immense conspiracy.
said, 'Never leave your gods and never leave Wadd or Suwā‘ or Yaghūth and Ya‘ūq
already they have misled many. And, [my Lord], do not increase the wrongdoers
except in error."
of their sins they were drowned and put into the Fire, and they found not for
themselves besides Allāh [any] helpers.
Noah said, "My Lord, do not leave upon the earth from among the
disbelievers an inhabitant.
if You leave them, they will mislead Your servants and not beget except [every]
wicked one and [confirmed] disbeliever.
Lord, forgive me and my parents and whoever enters my house a believer and the
believing men and believing women. And do not increase the wrongdoers except in