Lo! We sent Noah unto his people (saying): Warn thy people ere the painful doom come unto them.
He said: O my people! Lo! I am a plain warner unto you
(Bidding you): Serve Allah and keep your duty unto Him and obey me,
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.
He said: My Lord! Lo! I have called unto my people night and day
But all my calling doth but add to their repugnance;
And lo! whenever I call unto them that Thou mayst 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.
And lo! I have called unto them aloud,
And lo! I have made public proclamation unto them, and I have appealed to them in private.
And I have said: Seek pardon of your Lord. Lo! He was ever Forgiving.
He will let loose the sky for you in plenteous rain,
And will help you with wealth and sons, and will assign unto you Gardens and will assign unto you rivers.
What aileth you that ye hope not toward Allah for dignity
When He created you by (divers) stages?
See ye not how Allah hath created seven heavens in harmony,
And hath made the moon a light therein, and made the sun a lamp?
And Allah hath caused you to grow as a growth from the earth,
And afterward He maketh you return thereto, and He will bring you forth again, a (new) forthbringing.
And Allah hath made the earth a wide expanse for you
That ye may thread the valley-ways thereof.