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71:1  We sent Noah to his People (with the Command): "Do thou warn thy People before there comes to them a grievous Penalty."
71:2  He said: "O my People! I am to you a Warner, clear and open
71:3  "That ye should worship God, fear Him and obey me
71:4  "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 knew."
71:5  He said: "O my Lord! I have called to my People night and day
71:6  "But my call only increases (their) flight (from the Right)
71:7  "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
71:8  "So I have called to them aloud
71:9  "Further I have spoken to them in public and secretly in private
71:10  "Saying, 'Ask forgiveness from your Lord; for He is Oft-Forgiving
71:11  "'He will send rain to you in abundance
71:12  "'Give you increase in wealth and sons; and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers (of flowing water)
71:13  "'What is the matter with you, that ye place not your hope for kindness and long-suffering in God,
71:14  "'Seeing that it is He that has created you in diverse stages
71:15  "'See ye not how God has created the seven heavens one above another
71:16  "'And made the moon a light in their midst, and made the sun as a (Glorious) Lamp
71:17  "'And God has produced you from the earth growing (gradually)
71:18  "'And in the End He will return you into the (earth), and raise you forth (again at the Resurrection)
71:19  "'And God has made the earth for you as a carpet (spread out)
71:20  "'That ye may go about therein, in spacious roads.'"
71:21  Noah said: "O my Lord! They have disobeyed me, but they follow (men) whose wealth and children give them no increase but only Loss
71:22  "And they have devised a tremendous Plot
71:23  "And they have said (to each other), 'Abandon not your gods: Abandon neither Wadd nor Suwa', neither Yaguth nor Ya'uq, nor Nasr';
71:24  "They have already misled many; and grant Thou no increase to the wrong- doers but in straying (from their mark)."
71:25  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
71:26  And Noah, said: "O my Lord! Leave not of the Unbelievers, a single one on earth
71:27  "For, if Thou dost leave (any of) them, they will but mislead Thy devotees, and they will breed none but wicked ungrateful ones
71:28  "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!"