[71:1] We sent Nuh to his people (and said to him), ‘Warn your people before a painful punishment comes to them’.
[71:2] He said, ‘O my people, I openly warn you
[71:3] that you must worship Allah, and fear Him, and obey me,
[71:4] and Allah will forgive you your sins, and will respite you to an appointed term. Indeed when Allah‘s term comes, it is not deferred, if you only know!’
[71:5] He said, ‘My Lord, I have called my people night and day,
[71:6] but my call added only to their flight (from the truth).
[71:7] Whenever I called them, so that You might forgive them, they put their fingers into their ears, and wrapped their clothes around themselves, and grew obstinate, and waxed proud in extreme arrogance.
[71:8] Then I called them loudly,
[71:9] and then I spoke to them in public and spoke to them in private.
[71:10] So I said, Pray to your Lord for your forgiveness, Indeed He is Very-Forgiving,
[71:11] and He will cause the heavens to rain upon you in abundance,
[71:12] and will help you with riches and sons, and will cause gardens to grow for you, and cause rivers to flow for you.
[71:13] What has happened to you that you do not appreciate the Majesty of Allah,
[71:14] while He has created you in different phases?
[71:15] Did you not see how Allah has created seven heavens one upon another,
[71:16] and has made the moon a light therein, and made the sun a lamp?
[71:17] And Allah has caused you to grow well out of the earth,
[71:18] then He will send you back into it, and will bring you forth once again.
[71:19] And Allah has made the earth a spread for you,
[71:20] so that you may go about its broad ways’.
[71:21] And said Nuh, ‘My Lord, they disobeyed me, and followed him whose wealth and children added nothing to him but loss,
[71:22] and they devised a mighty plot,
[71:23] and said (to their people), ‘Never forsake your gods, and never forsake Wadd, nor Suwa, nor Yaghuth and Yauq and Nasr.
[71:24] And they have led many astray. And (O my Lord,) let not the wrongdoers progress in anything but deviation from the right path’.
[71:25] Because of their sins they were drowned, and then admitted into the Fire. So they found no helpers for them besides Allah.
[71:26] And said Nuh, ‘My Lord, do not leave on earth even a single inhabitant (surviving) out of the disbelievers.
[71:27] If You leave them (surviving), they will lead Your servants astray, and will beget none but a sinful disbeliever.
[71:28] My Lord, grant pardon to me, and to my parents, and to everyone who enters my home as a believer, and to all the believing men and believing women, and do not increase the wrongdoers but in ruin’.