Yusuf Ali We sent Noah to his People (with the Command): "Do thou warn thy People before there comes to them a grievous Penalty."
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Yusuf Ali He said: "O my People! I am to you a Warner, clear and open:
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Yusuf Ali "That ye should worship Allah, fear Him and obey me:
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Yusuf Ali "So He may forgive you your sins and give you respite for a stated Term: for when the Term given by Allah is accomplished, it cannot be put forward: if ye only knew."
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Yusuf Ali He said: "O my Lord! I have called to my People night and day:
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Yusuf Ali "But my call only increases (their) flight (from the Right).
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Yusuf Ali "And every time I have called to them, that Thou mightest forgive them, they have (only) thrust their fingers into their ears, covered themselves up with their garments, grown obstinate, and given themselves up to arrogance.
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Yusuf Ali "So I have called to them aloud;
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Yusuf Ali "Further I have spoken to them in public and secretly in private,
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Yusuf Ali "Saying, ´Ask forgiveness from your Lord; for He is Oft-Forgiving;
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Yusuf Ali "´He will send rain to you in abundance;
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Yusuf Ali "´Give you increase in wealth and sons; and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers (of flowing water).
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Yusuf Ali "´What is the matter with you, that ye place not your hope for kindness and long-suffering in Allah,-
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Yusuf Ali "´Seeing that it is He that has created you in diverse stages?
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Yusuf Ali "´See ye not how Allah has created the seven heavens one above another,
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Yusuf Ali "´And made the moon a light in their midst, and made the sun as a (Glorious) Lamp?
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Yusuf Ali "´And Allah has produced you from the earth growing (gradually),
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Yusuf Ali "´And in the End He will return you into the (earth), and raise you forth (again at the Resurrection)?
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Yusuf Ali "´And Allah has made the earth for you as a carpet (spread out),
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Yusuf Ali "´That ye may go about therein, in spacious roads.´"