Warning Followed By Total Destruction: Surah 71 With Exposition

In this talk, we cover surah 71 which is the story of Noah. As is standard within the God protocol, he warned his people, was rejected, and they were destroyed.

1 We sent Noah to his people: “Warn thou thy people before a painful punishment come to them.
2 He said: “O my people: I am to you a clear warner:
3 “Serve God, and be in prudent fear of Him, and obey me.
4 “He will forgive you of your transgressions, and delay you to a stated term; the term of God, when it comes, cannot be delayed, if you but knew.”
5 He said: “My Lord: I have called my people night and day,
6 “But my calling increased them not save in flight.
7 “And whenever I called them, that Thou mightest forgive them, they put their fingers in their ears and covered themselves with their garments, and persisted, and waxed proudly insolent.
8 “Then I called to them openly;
9 “Then I proclaimed to them, and confided to them in secret,
10 “And I said: ‘Ask forgiveness of your Lord: — He is all-forgiving —
11 “‘He will send the sky upon you in torrents,
12 “‘And will supply you with wealth and sons, and make for you gardens, and make for you rivers.’”
13 What ails you that you look not for majesty in God,
14 When He has created you in stages?
15 Have you not considered how God created seven heavens in harmony,
16 And made the moon therein a light and made the sun a torch?
17 And God caused you to grow as a growth from the earth.
18 Then He will return you into it, and bring you forth again.
19 And God made for you the earth as a carpet,
20 That you might follow the broad ways thereof.
21 Noah said: “My Lord: they have opposed me, and followed him whose wealth and children increase him not save in loss.
22 “And they have schemed a mighty scheme,”
23 (And they said: “You are not to leave your gods; and you are not to leave Wadd, or Suwāʿ, or Yaghūth, and Yaʿūq, and Nasr.”)
24 “And they have led many astray. And increase Thou not the wrongdoers save in error!”
25 Because of their offences they were drowned, and made to enter a Fire, and they found for them, besides God, no helpers.
26 And Noah said: “My Lord: leave Thou not upon the earth, among the false claimers of guidance, an inhabitant.
27 “If Thou leave them, they will lead Thy servants astray, and beget not save licentious ingrates.
28 “My Lord: forgive Thou me and my parents, and him who enters my house as a believer, and the believing men, and the believing women. And increase Thou not the wrongdoers save in ruin!”

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Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6S7QNg-f1A