VERSES
206
PAGES
151-176

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

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7:81

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Indeed, you approach men with desire, instead of women. Rather, you are a transgressing people."

7:82

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But the answer of his people was only that they said, "Evict them from your city! Indeed, they are men who keep themselves pure."

7:83

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So We saved him and his family, except for his wife; she was of those who remained [with the evildoers].

7:84

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And We rained upon them a rain [of stones]. Then see how was the end of the criminals.

7:85

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And to [the people of] Madyan [We sent] their brother Shu'ayb. He said, "O my people, worship Allah ; you have no deity other than Him. There has come to you clear evidence from your Lord. So fulfill the measure and weight and do not deprive people of their due and cause not corruption upon the earth after its reformation. That is better for you, if you should be believers.

7:86

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And do not sit on every path, threatening and averting from the way of Allah those who believe in Him, seeking to make it [seem] deviant. And remember when you were few and He increased you. And see how was the end of the corrupters.

7:87

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And if there should be a group among you who has believed in that with which I have been sent and a group that has not believed, then be patient until Allah judges between us. And He is the best of judges."

7:88

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Said the eminent ones who were arrogant among his people, "We will surely evict you, O Shu'ayb, and those who have believed with you from our city, or you must return to our religion." He said, "Even if we were unwilling?"

7:89

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We would have invented against Allah a lie if we returned to your religion after Allah had saved us from it. And it is not for us to return to it except that Allah , our Lord, should will. Our Lord has encompassed all things in knowledge. Upon Allah we have relied. Our Lord, decide between us and our people in truth, and You are the best of those who give decision."

7:90

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Said the eminent ones who disbelieved among his people, "If you should follow Shu'ayb, indeed, you would then be losers."

7:91

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So the earthquake seized them, and they became within their home [corpses] fallen prone.

7:92

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Those who denied Shu'ayb - it was as though they had never resided there. Those who denied Shu'ayb - it was they who were the losers.

7:93

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And he turned away from them and said, "O my people, I had certainly conveyed to you the messages of my Lord and advised you, so how could I grieve for a disbelieving people?"

7:94

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And We sent to no city a prophet [who was denied] except that We seized its people with poverty and hardship that they might humble themselves [to Allah ].

7:95

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Then We exchanged in place of the bad [condition], good, until they increased [and prospered] and said, "Our fathers [also] were touched with hardship and ease." So We seized them suddenly while they did not perceive.

7:96

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And if only the people of the cities had believed and feared Allah , We would have opened upon them blessings from the heaven and the earth; but they denied [the messengers], so We seized them for what they were earning."

7:97

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Then, did the people of the cities feel secure from Our punishment coming to them at night while they were asleep?

7:98

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Or did the people of the cities feel secure from Our punishment coming to them in the morning while they were at play?

7:99

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Then did they feel secure from the plan of Allah ? But no one feels secure from the plan of Allah except the losing people.

7:100

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Has it not become clear to those who inherited the earth after its [previous] people that if We willed, We could afflict them for their sins? But We seal over their hearts so they do not hear.

7:101

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Those cities - We relate to you, [O Muhammad], some of their news. And certainly did their messengers come to them with clear proofs, but they were not to believe in that which they had denied before. Thus does Allah seal over the hearts of the disbelievers.

7:102

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And We did not find for most of them any covenant; but indeed, We found most of them defiantly disobedient.

7:103

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Then We sent after them Moses with Our signs to Pharaoh and his establishment, but they were unjust toward them. So see how was the end of the corrupters.

7:104

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And Moses said, "O Pharaoh, I am a messenger from the Lord of the worlds

7:105

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[Who is] obligated not to say about Allah except the truth. I have come to you with clear evidence from your Lord, so send with me the Children of Israel."

7:106

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[Pharaoh] said, "If you have come with a sign, then bring it forth, if you should be of the truthful."

7:107

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So Moses threw his staff, and suddenly it was a serpent, manifest.

7:108

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And he drew out his hand; thereupon it was white [with radiance] for the observers.

7:109

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Said the eminent among the people of Pharaoh, "Indeed, this is a learned magician

7:110

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Who wants to expel you from your land [through magic], so what do you instruct?"

7:111

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They said, "Postpone [the matter of] him and his brother and send among the cities gatherers

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