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Nuh (Noah)
as rendered by Mustafa Khattab 2018
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The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab rendition of Surah Noah(Nuh)
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.”


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