In the Name of Allâh, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
1. Verily, We sent
Nûh (Noah) to his people (Saying): "Warn your people
before there comes to them a painful torment."
2. He said: "O
my people! Verily, I am a plain warner to you,
3. "That you
should worship Allâh (Alone), be dutiful to Him, and obey
4. "He (Allâh)
will forgive you of your sins and respite you to an appointed
term. Verily, the term of Allâh when it comes, cannot be
delayed, if you but knew."
5. He said: "O
my Lord! Verily, I have called my people night and day (i.e. secretly
and openly to accept the doctrine of Islâmic Monotheism)
6. "But all
my calling added nothing but to (their) flight (from the truth).
7. "And verily!
Every time I called unto them that You might forgive them, they
thrust their fingers into their ears, covered themselves up with
their garments, and persisted (in their refusal), and magnified
themselves in pride.
8. "Then verily,
I called to them openly (aloud);
9. "Then verily,
I proclaimed to them in public, and I have appealed to them in
10. "I said
(to them): 'Ask forgiveness from your Lord; Verily, He is Oft-Forgiving;
11. 'He will send
rain to you in abundance;
12. 'And give you
increase in wealth and children, and bestow on you gardens and
bestow on you rivers.' "
13. What is the matter
with you, [that you fear not Allâh (His punishment), and]
you hope not for reward (from Allâh or you believe not in
14. While He has
created you in (different) stages [i.e. first Nutfah,
then 'Alaqah and then Mudghah, see (VV.23:13,14)
15. See you not how
Allâh has created the seven heavens one above another,
16. And has made
the moon a light therein, and made the sun a lamp?
17. And Allâh
has brought you forth from the (dust of) earth. [Tafsir At-Tabarî,
Vol.29, Page 97].
18. Afterwards He
will return you into it (the earth), and bring you forth (again
on the Day of Resurrection)?
19. And Allâh
has made for you the earth wide spread (an expanse).
20. That you may
go about therein in broad roads.
21. Nûh (Noah)
said: "My Lord! They have disobeyed me, and followed one
whose wealth and children give him no increase but only loss.
22. "And they
have plotted a mighty plot.
23. "And they
have said: 'You shall not leave your gods, nor shall you leave
Wadd, nor Suwâ', nor Yaghûth, nor
Ya'ûq, nor Nasr (names of the idols);
24. "And indeed
they have led many astray. And (O Allâh): 'Grant no increase
to the Zâlimûn (polytheists, wrong-doers, and
disbelievers, etc.) save error.' "
25. Because of their
sins they were drowned, then were made to enter the Fire, and
they found none to help them instead of Allâh.
26. And Nûh
(Noah) said: "My Lord! Leave not one of the disbelievers
on the earth!
27. "If You
leave them, they will mislead Your slaves, and they will beget
none but wicked disbelievers."
28. "My Lord!
Forgive me, and my parents, and him who enters my home as a believer,
and all the believing men and women. And to the Zâlimûn
(polytheists, wrong-doers, and disbelievers, etc.) grant You no
increase but destruction!"