071.001 Lo! We sent Noah unto his people (saying): Warn thy people ere the painful
doom come unto them.
071.002 He said: O my people! Lo! I am a plain warner unto you
071.003 (Bidding you): Serve Allah and keep your duty unto Him and obey me,
071.004 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
071.005 He said: My Lord! Lo! I have called unto my people night and day
071.006 But all my calling doth but add to their repugnance;
071.007 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.
071.008 And lo! I have called unto them aloud,
071.009 And lo! I have made public proclamation unto them, and I have appealed to
them in private.
071.010 And I have said: Seek pardon of your Lord. Lo! He was ever Forgiving.
071.011 He will let loose the sky for you in plenteous rain,
071.012 And will help you with wealth and sons, and will assign unto you Gardens
and will assign unto you rivers.
071.013 What aileth you that ye hope not toward Allah for dignity
071.014 When He created you by (divers) stages ?
071.015 See ye not how Allah hath created seven heavens in harmony,
071.016 And hath made the moon a light therein, and made the sun a lamp ?
071.017 And Allah hath caused you to grow as a growth from the earth,
071.018 And afterward He maketh you return thereto, and He will bring you forth
again, a (new) forthbringing.
071.019 And Allah hath made the earth a wide expanse for you
071.020 That ye may thread the valley-ways thereof.
071.021 Noah said: My Lord! Lo! they have disobeyed me and followed one whose
wealth and children increase him in naught save ruin;
071.022 And they have plotted a mighty plot,
071.023 And they have said: Forsake not your gods. Forsake not Wadd, nor Suwa',
nor Yaghuth and Ya'uq and Nasr.
071.024 And they have led many astray, and Thou increasest the wrong-doers in
naught save error.
071.025 Because of their sins they were drowned, then made to enter a Fire. And they
found they had no helpers in place of Allah.
071.026 And Noah said: My Lord! Leave not one of the disbelievers in the land.
071.027 If Thou shouldst leave them, they will mislead Thy slaves and will beget
none save lewd ingrates.
071.028 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.