In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
71:1 Lo! We sent Noah to his people (saying): Warn your people ere the painful punishment come to them.
71:2-4 He said: O my people! Lo! I am a plain warner to you (bidding you): Worship God and keep your duty to Him and obey me, so that He may forgive you somewhat of your sins and respite you to an appointed term. Lo! The term of God, when it comes, cannot be delayed, if you but knew.
71:5-9 He said: My Lord! Lo! I have called to my people night and day, but my entire calling does but add to their repugnance; and lo! Whenever I call to them that You may 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 to them aloud, and lo! I have made public proclamation to them, and I have appealed to them in private.
71:10-12 And I have said: Seek pardon of your Lord. Lo! He is ever Forgiving. He will let loose the sky for you in plenteous rain, and will help you with wealth and sons, and will assign to you Gardens and will assign to you rivers.
71:13-20 What ails you that you hope not toward
God for dignity, when He created you by (diverse) stages? See you not how God has created seven heavens in harmony, and has made the moon a light therein, and made the sun a lamp? And God has caused you to grow as a growth from the earth, and afterward He makes you return thereto, and He will bring you forth again, a (new) bringing forth. And God has made the earth a wide expanse for you that you may tread the valley ways thereof.
71:21-24 Noah said: My Lord! They have disobeyed me and followed one whose wealth and children increase him in nothing except ruin; and they have plotted a mighty plot, and they have said: Forsake not your gods. Forsake not (your gods) Wadd, nor Suwa, nor Yaghuth and Yauq and Nasr. And they have led many astray, and You increase the wrongdoers in nothing except error.
71:25 Because of their sins they were drowned, and then made to enter a Fire. And they found they had no helpers in place of God.
71:26-28 And Noah said: My Lord! Leave not one of the disbelievers in the land. If You should leave them, they will mislead Your slaves and will beget none except lewd ingrates. My Lord! Forgive me and my parents and him who enters my house believing, and believing men and believing women, and increase not the wrongdoers in anything except ruin.