Marmaduke Pickthall, The Meaning of The Glorious Koran. An Explanatory Translation (1930)

SÛRAH LXXI

Takes its name from its subject, which is the preaching of the prophet Noah.

An early Meccan Sûrah.

Noah

Revealed at Mecca
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

1. Lo! We sent Noah unto his people (saying): Warn thy people ere the painful doom come unto them.

2. He said: O my people! Lo! I am a plain warner unto you

3. (Bidding you): Serve Allah and keep your duty unto Him and obey me,

4. That He may forgive you somewhat of your sins and respite you to an appointed term. Lo! the term of Allah, when it cometh, cannot be delayed, if ye but knew.

5. He said: My Lord! Lo! I have called unto my people night and day

6. But all my calling doth but add to their repugnance;

7. And lo! whenever I call unto them that Thou mayest pardon them they thrust their fingers in their ears and cover themselves with their garments and persist (in their refusal) and magnify themselves in pride.

8. And lo! I have called unto them aloud,

9. And lo! I have made public proclamation unto them, and I have appealed to them in, private.

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Marmaduke Pickthall, The Meaning of The Glorious Koran. An Explanatory Translation, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 02 Oct. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/marmaduke-pickthall/1930?page=616