Sura 71: Noah (Noah)

Sura 71:  Noah (Noah)

Number of verses in sura: 28

Order of revelation: 71


[71:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


[71:1]  We sent Noah to his people: “You shall warn your people before a painful retribution afflicts them.”


[71:2]  He said, “O my people, I am a manifest warner to you.


[71:3]  “To alert you that you shall worship GOD, reverence Him, and obey me.


[71:4]  “He will then forgive you your sins and respite you for a predetermined period. Most assuredly, GOD‘s appointment can never be delayed, once it is due, if you only knew.”


[71:5]  He said, “My Lord, I have invited my people night and day.


[71:6]  “But my invitation only increased their aversion.


[71:7]  “Whenever I invited them to be forgiven by You, they placed their fingers in their ears, covered themselves with their clothes, insisted, and turned arrogant.


[71:8]  “Then I invited them publicly.


[71:9]  “Then I proclaimed to them loudly, and I spoke to them privately.


[71:10]  “I said, `Implore your Lord for forgiveness; He is Forgiving.


[71:11]  ” `He will then shower you generously with rain.


[71:12]  ” `And provide you with money and children, and orchards, and streams.’ “


[71:13]  Why should you not strive to reverence GOD?


[71:14]  He is the One who created you in stages.


[71:15]  Do you not realize that GOD created seven universes in layers?


[71:16]  He designed the moon therein to be a light, and placed the sun to be a lamp.


[71:17]  And GOD germinated you from the earth like plants.


[71:18]  Then He returns you into it, and He will surely bring you out.


[71:19]  GOD made the earth habitable for you.


[71:20]  That you may build roads therein.


[71:21]  Noah said, “My Lord, they disobeyed me, and followed those who were even more corrupted when blessed with money and children.


[71:22]  “They schemed terrible schemes.


[71:23]  “They said, `Do not abandon your gods. Do not abandon Wadd, Suwaa`, Yaghouth, Ya`ooq, and Nasr.’


[71:24]  “They misled many. Therefore, let the wicked plunge deeper into loss.”


[71:25]  Because of their sins they were drowned and assigned to the hellfire. They found no helpers to protect them from GOD.


[71:26]  Noah also said, “My Lord, do not leave a single disbeliever on earth.


[71:27]  “For if you let them, they will only mislead your servants and give birth to nothing but wicked disbelievers.


[71:28]  “My Lord, forgive me and my parents, and anyone who enters my home as a believer, and all the believing men and women. But do not give the disbelievers anything but annihilation.”