Surah Nuh

Quran Chapter 71

In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful.

1We sent Noah to his people: “Warn your people, before a severe punishment comes to them.”

2He said, “O my people, I am a clear warner to you.

3Worship God, fear Him, and obey me.

4He will forgive your sins and delay you to a specified term. When God’s appointed time arrives, it can’t be deferred—if only you could understand.”

5He implored, “My Lord, I called out to my people night and day.

6But my call only increased their flight away.

7Whenever I urged them to seek Your forgiveness, they would stick their fingers in their ears, cover themselves with their garments, persist in their stubbornness, and grow increasingly arrogant.

8I called out to them openly.

9And I appealed to them publicly, and I spoke with them privately.

10I said, ‘Seek forgiveness from your Lord, for He is Ever-Forgiving.

11He will send down abundant rain upon you.

12And provide you with wealth and children, and bless you with gardens, and grant you rivers.

13What’s the matter with you, that you don’t attribute to God due grandeur.

14When He created you in stages.

15Don’t you see how God created seven heavens in perfect harmony?

16And He made the moon a luminary in them, and He made the sun a glowing lamp.

17And God germinated you from the earth like plants.

18Then He will return you to it, and He will extract you once again.

19And God made the earth a spread for you.

20So you may move along its wide roads.’”

21Noah said, “My Lord, they defied me, and they followed those whose wealth and children only amplify their loss.”

22They devised a formidable plan.

23They said, “Never abandon your gods. Never abandon Wadd, nor Suwa, nor Yaghoos, nor Yaooq, nor Nassr.

24They misled many. So, increase the wrongdoers in nothing but straying.”

25Because of their sins, they were drowned and entered into fire, finding no allies to defend them against God.

26Noah prayed, “O my Lord, don’t leave a single disbeliever on earth.

27If You allow them to remain, they will mislead Your devotees, and they will give birth to nothing but sinful unbelievers.

28My Lord, forgive me, my parents, and whoever enters my home as a believer, and all believing men and women, but increase the wrongdoers in nothing but ruin.”