11b. Hud (51 to 100)
O my people! I ask of you no reward for it . Lo! my reward
is the concern only of Him who made me . Have ye then …
O my people! I ask of you no reward for it . Lo! my reward is the concern only of Him who made me . Have ye then no sense?
And , O my people! Ask forgiveness of your Lord , then turn unto Him repentant ; He will cause the sky to rain abundance on you and will add unto you strength to your strength . Turn not away , guilty!
They said : O Hud! Thou hast brought us no clear proof and we are not going to forsake our gods on thy ( mere ) saying , and we are not believers in thee .
We say naught save that one of our gods hath possessed thee in an evil way . He said : I call Allah to witness , and do ye ( too ) bear witness , that I am innocent of ( all ) that ye ascribe as partners ( to Allah )
Beside Him . So ( try to ) circumvent me , all of you , give me no respite .
Lo! I have put my trust in Allah , my Lord and your Lord . Not an animal but He doth grasp it by the forelock! Lo! my Lord is on a straight path .
And if ye turn away , still I have conveyed unto you that wherewith I was sent unto you , and my Lord will set in place of you a folk other than you . Ye cannot injure Him at all . Lo! my Lord is Guardian over all things .
And when Our commandment came to pass We saved Hud and those who believed with him by a mercy from Us ; We saved them from a harsh doom .
And such were Aad . They denied the revelations of their Lord and flouted His messengers and followed the command of every froward potentate .
And a curse was made to follow them in the world and on the Day of Resurrection . Lo! Aad disbelieved in their Lord . A far removal for Aad , the folk of Hud!
And unto ( the tribe of ) Thamud ( We sent ) their brother Salih . . He said : O my people! Serve Allah , Ye have no other God save Him . He brought you forth from the earth and hath made you husband it . So ask forgiveness of Him and turn unto Him repentant . Lo , my Lord is Nigh , Responsive .
They said : O Salih! Thou hast been among us hitherto as that wherein our hope was placed . Dost thou ask us not to worship what our fathers worshipped? Lo! we verily are in grave doubt concerning that to which thou callest us .
He said : O my people! Bethink you : if I am ( acting ) on clear proof from my Lord and there hath come unto me a mercy from Him , who will save me from Allah if I disobey Him? Ye would add to me naught save perdition .
O my people! This is the camel of Allah , a token unto you , so suffer her to feed in Allah ' s earth , and touch her not with harm lest a near torment seize you .
But they hamstrung her , and then he said : Enjoy life in your dwelling place three days! This is a threat that will not be belied .
So , when Our commandment came to pass , We saved Salih , and those who believed with him , by a mercy from Us , from the ignominy of that day . Lo , thy Lord! He is the Strong , the Mighty .
And the ( Awful ) Cry overtook those who did wrong , so that morning found them prostrate in their dwellings ,
As though they had not dwelt there . Lo! Thamud disbelieved in their Lord . A far removal for Thamud!
And Our messengers came unto Abraham with good news . They said : Peace! He answered : Peace! and delayed not to bring a roasted calf .
And when he saw their hands reached not to it , he mistrusted them and conceived a fear of them . They said : Fear not! Lo! we are sent unto the folk of Lot .
And his wife , standing by , laughed when We gave her good tidings ( of the birth ) of Isaac , and , after Isaac , of Jacob .
She said : Oh , woe is me! Shall I bear a child when I am an old woman , and this my husband is an old man? Lo! this is a strange thing!
They said : Wonderest thou at the commandment of Allah? The mercy of Allah and His blessings be upon you , O people of the house! Lo! He is Owner of Praise , Owner of Glory!
And when the awe departed from Abraham , and the glad news reached him , he pleaded with Us on behalf of the folk of Lot .
Lo! Abraham was mild , imploring , penitent .
( It was said ) O Abraham! Forsake this! Lo! thy Lord ' s commandment hath gone forth , and lo! there cometh unto them a doom which cannot be repelled .
And when Our messengers came unto Lot , he was distressed and knew not how to protect them . He said : This is a distressful day .
And his people came unto him , running towards him and before then they used to commit abominations He said : O my people! Here are my daughters! They are purer for you . Beware of Allah , and degrade me not in ( the person of ) my guests . Is there not among you any upright man?
They said : Well thou knowest that we have no right to thy daughters , and well thou knowest what we want .
He said : Would that I had strength to resist you or had some strong support ( among you ) !
( The messengers ) said : O Lot! Lo! we are messengers of thy Lord ; they shall not reach thee . So travel with thy people in a part of the night , and let not one of you turn round ( all ) save thy wife . Lo! that which smiteth them will smite her ( also ) . Lo! their tryst is ( for ) the morning . Is not the morning nigh?
So when Our commandment came to pass We overthrew ( that township ) and rained upon it stones of clay , one after another ,
Marked with fire in the providence of thy Lord ( for the destruction of the wicked ) . And they are never far from the wrong-doers .
And unto Midian ( We sent ) their brother Shueyb . He said : O my people! Serve Allah . Ye have no other God save Him! And give not short measure and short weight . Lo! I see you well to do , and lo! I fear for you the doom of a besetting Day .
O my people! Give full measure and full weight in justice , and wrong not people in respect of their goods . And do not evil in the earth , causing corruption .
That which Allah leaveth with you is better for you if ye are believers ; and I am not a keeper over you .
They said : O Shueyb! Doth thy way of prayer command thee that we should forsake that which our fathers ( used to ) worship , or that we ( should leave off ) doing what we will with our own property . Lo! thou are the mild , the guide to right behavior .
He said : O my people! Bethink you : if I am ( acting ) on a clear proof from my Lord and He sustaineth me with fair sustenance from Him ( how can I concede aught to you ) ? I desire not to do behind your backs that which I ask you not to do . I desire naught save reform so far as I am able . My welfare is only in Allah . In Him I trust and unto Him I turn ( repentant ) .
And , O my people! Let not the schism with me cause you to sin so that there befall you that which befell the folk of Noah and the folk of Hud , and the folk of Salih ; and the folk of Lot are not far off from you .
Ask pardon of your Lord and then turn unto Him ( repellent ) . Lo! my Lord is , Merciful , Loving .
They said : O Shueyb! We understand not much of that thou tellest , and lo! we do behold thee weak among us . But for thy family , we should have stoned thee , for thou art not strong against us .
He said : O my people! Is my family more to be honored by you than Allah? And ye put Him behind you , neglected! Lo! my Lord surroundeth what ye do .
And , O my people! Act according to your power , lo , I ( too ) am acting . Ye will soon know on whom there cometh a doom that will abase him , and who it is that lieth . And watch! Lo! I am watcher with you .
And when Our commandment came to pass we saved Shueyb and those who believed with Him by a mercy from Us ; and the ( Awful ) Cry seized those who did injustice , and morning found them prostrate in their dwellings .
As though they had not dwelt there . A far removal for Midian , even as Thamud had been removed afar!
And verily We sent Moses with Our revelations and a clear warrant .
Unto Pharaoh and his chiefs , but they did follow the command of Pharaoh , and the command of Pharaoh was no right guide .
He will go before his people on the Day of Resurrection and will lead them to the Fire for watering place . Ah , hapless is the watering place ( whither they are ) led .
A . curse is made to follow them in the world and on the Day of Resurrection . Hapless is the gift ( that will be ) given ( them ) .
That is ( something ) of the tidings of the townships ' ( which were destroyed of old ) . We relate it unto thee ( Muhammad ) . Some of them are standing and some ( already ) reaped .