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71:1  Indeed, We sent Noah to his people ˹saying to him˺, “Warn your people before a painful punishment comes to them.”
71:2  Noah proclaimed, “O my people! I am truly sent to you with a clear warning:
71:3  worship Allah ˹alone˺, fear Him, and obey me.
71:4  He will forgive your sins, and delay your end until the appointed time. Indeed, when the time set by Allah comes, it cannot be delayed, if only you knew!”
71:5  He cried, “My Lord! I have surely called my people day and night,
71:6  but my calls only made them run farther away.
71:7  And whenever I invite them to be forgiven by You, they press their fingers into their ears, cover themselves with their clothes, persist ˹in denial˺, and act very arrogantly.
71:8  Then I certainly called them openly,
71:9  then I surely preached to them publicly and privately,
71:10  saying, ‘Seek your Lord’s forgiveness, ˹for˺ He is truly Most Forgiving.
71:11  He will shower you with abundant rain,
71:12  supply you with wealth and children, and give you gardens as well as rivers.
71:13  What is the matter with you that you are not in awe of the Majesty of Allah,
71:14  when He truly created you in stages ˹of development˺?
71:15  Do you not see how Allah created seven heavens, one above the other,
71:16  placing the moon within them as a ˹reflected˺ light, and the sun as a ˹radiant˺ lamp?
71:17  Allah ˹alone˺ caused you to grow from the earth like a plant.
71:18  Then He will return you to it, and then simply bring you forth ˹again˺.
71:19  And Allah ˹alone˺ spread out the earth for you
71:20  to walk along its spacious pathways.’”
71:21  ˹Eventually,˺ Noah cried, “My Lord! They have certainly persisted in disobeying me, and followed ˹instead˺ those ˹elite˺ whose ˹abundant˺ wealth and children only increase them in loss,
71:22  and who have devised a tremendous plot,
71:23  urging ˹their followers˺, ‘Do not abandon your idols—especially Wadd, Suwâ’, Yaghûth, Ya’ûq, and Nasr.’
71:24  Those ˹elite˺ have already led many astray. So ˹O Lord˺, only allow the wrongdoers to stray farther away.”
71:25  So because of their sins, they were drowned, then admitted into the Fire. And they found none to help them against Allah.
71:26  Noah had prayed, “My Lord! Do not leave a single disbeliever on earth.
71:27  For if You spare ˹any of˺ them, they will certainly mislead Your servants, and give birth only to ˹wicked˺ sinners, staunch disbelievers.
71:28  My Lord! Forgive me, my parents, and whoever enters my house in faith, and ˹all˺ believing men and women. And increase the wrongdoers only in destruction.”