[71.1] Lo! We sent Noah
unto his people (saying): Warn thy people ere the painful doom
come unto them.
[71.2] He said: O my people! Lo! I am a plain warner unto you
[71.3] (Bidding you): Serve Allah and keep your duty unto Him
and obey me,
[71.4] That He may forgive you somewhat of your sins and respite
you to an appointed term. Lo! the term of Allah, when it cometh,
cannot be delayed, if ye but knew.
[71.5] He said: My Lord! Lo! I have called unto my people night
[71.6] But all my calling doth but add to their repugnance;
[71.7] And lo! whenever I call unto them that Thou mayst pardon
them they thrust their fingers in their ears and cover
themselves with their garments and persist (in their refusal)
and magnify themselves in pride.
[71.8] And lo! I have called unto them aloud,
[71.9] And lo! I have made public proclamation unto them, and I
have appealed to them in private.
[71.10] And I have said: Seek pardon of your Lord. Lo! He was
[71.11] He will let loose the sky for you in plenteous rain,
[71.12] And will help you with wealth and sons, and will assign
unto you Gardens and will assign unto you rivers.
[71.13] What aileth you that ye hope not toward Allah for
[71.14] When He created you by (divers) stages ?
[71.15] See ye not how Allah hath created seven heavens in
[71.16] And hath made the moon a light therein, and made the sun
a lamp ?
[71.17] And Allah hath caused you to grow as a growth from the
[71.18] And afterward He maketh you return thereto, and He will
bring you forth again, a (new) forthbringing.
[71.19] And Allah hath made the earth a wide expanse for you
[71.20] That ye may thread the valley-ways thereof.
[71.21] Noah said: My Lord! Lo! they have disobeyed me and
followed one whose wealth and children increase him in naught
[71.22] And they have plotted a mighty plot,
[71.23] And they have said: Forsake not your gods. Forsake not
Wadd, nor Suwa', nor Yaghuth and Ya'uq and Nasr.
[71.24] And they have led many astray, and Thou increasest the
wrong-doers in naught save error.
[71.25] Because of their sins they were drowned, then made to
enter a Fire. And they found they had no helpers in place of
[71.26] And Noah said: My Lord! Leave not one of the
disbelievers in the land.
[71.27] If Thou shouldst leave them, they will mislead Thy
slaves and will beget none save lewd ingrates.
[71.28] My Lord! Forgive me and my parents and him who entereth
my house believing, and believing men and believing women, and
increase not the wrong-doers in aught save ruin.