Sura 71 of the Qur'an

1We sent Noah to his people, saying, 'Warn thy people, ere there come on them a painful chastisement.'
2He said, 'O my people, I am unto you a clear warner,
3saying, "Serve God, and fear Him, and obey you me,
4and He will forgive you your sins, and defer you to a stated term; God's term, when it comes, cannot be deferred, did you but know."'
5He said; 'My Lord, I have called my people by night and by day,
6but my calling has only increased them in flight.
7And whenever I called them, that Thou mightest forgive them, they put their fingers in their ears, and wrapped them in their garments, and persisted, and waxed very proud.
8Then indeed I called them openly;
9then indeed I spoke publicly unto them, and I spoke unto them secretly,
10and I said, "Ask you forgiveness of your Lord; surely He is ever All-forgiving,
11and He will loose heaven upon you in torrents
12and will succour you with wealth and sons, and will appoint for you gardens, and will appoint for you rivers.
13What ails you, that you look not for majesty in God,
14seeing He created you by stages?
15Have you not regarded how God created seven heavens one upon another,
16and set the moon therein for a light and the sun for a lamp?
17And God caused you to grow out of the earth,
18then He shall return you into it, and bring you forth.
19And God has laid the earth for you as a carpet,
20that thereof you may thread ways, ravines."
21Noah said, 'My Lord, they have rebelled against me, and followed him whose wealth and children increase him only in loss,
22and have devised a mighty device
23and have said, "Do not leave your gods, and do not leave Wadd, nor Suwa', Yaghuth, Ya'uq, neither Nasr."
24And they have led many astray. Increase Thou not the evildoers save in error!'
25And because of their transgressions they were drowned, and admitted into a Fire, for they found not, apart from God, any to help them.
26And Noah said, 'My Lord, leave not upon the earth of the unbelievers even one.
27Surely, if Thou leavest them, they will lead Thy servants astray, and will beget none but unbelieving libertines.
28My Lord, forgive me and my parents and whosoever enters my house as a believer, and the believers, men and women alike; and do Thou not increase the evildoers save in ruin!'

By Vexen Crabtree 2013 Feb 17
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