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Source: Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi - Tafhim al-Qur'an - The Meaning of the Quran

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15:49

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[O Muhammad], inform My servants that it is I who am the Forgiving, the Merciful.

15:50

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And that it is My punishment which is the painful punishment.

15:51

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And inform them about the guests of Abraham,

15:52

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When they entered upon him and said, "Peace." [Abraham] said, "Indeed, we are fearful of you."

15:53

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[The angels] said, "Fear not. Indeed, we give you good tidings of a learned boy."

15:54

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He said, "Have you given me good tidings although old age has come upon me? Then of what [wonder] do you inform?"

15:55

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They said, "We have given you good tidings in truth, so do not be of the despairing."

15:56

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He said, "And who despairs of the mercy of his Lord except for those astray?"

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[Abraham] said, "Then what is your business [here], O messengers?"

15:58

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They said, "Indeed, we have been sent to a people of criminals,

15:59

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Except the family of Lot; indeed, we will save them all

15:60

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Except his wife." Allah decreed that she is of those who remain behind.

15:61

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And when the messengers came to the family of Lot,

15:62

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He said, "Indeed, you are people unknown."

15:63

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They said, "But we have come to you with that about which they were disputing,

15:64

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And we have come to you with truth, and indeed, we are truthful.

15:65

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So set out with your family during a portion of the night and follow behind them and let not anyone among you look back and continue on to where you are commanded."

15:66

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And We conveyed to him [the decree] of that matter: that those [sinners] would be eliminated by early morning.

15:67

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And the people of the city came rejoicing.

15:68

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[Lot] said, "Indeed, these are my guests, so do not shame me.

15:69

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And fear Allah and do not disgrace me."

15:70

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They said, "Have we not forbidden you from [protecting] people?"

15:71

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[Lot] said, "These are my daughters - if you would be doers [of lawful marriage]."

15:72

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By your life, [O Muhammad], indeed they were, in their intoxication, wandering blindly.

15:73

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So the shriek seized them at sunrise.

15:74

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And We made the highest part [of the city] its lowest and rained upon them stones of hard clay.

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Indeed in that are signs for those who discern.

15:76

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And indeed, those cities are [situated] on an established road.

15:77

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Indeed in that is a sign for the believers.

15:78

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And the companions of the thicket were [also] wrongdoers.

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So We took retribution from them, and indeed, both [cities] are on a clear highway.

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