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22. WaAAalayha waAAala alfulki tuhmaloon


22. An on them, as well as in ships, ye ride.

Section 2 (23-32)

23. Walaqad arsalna noohan ila qawmihi faqala ya qawmi oAAbudoo Allaha ma lakum

min ilahin ghayruhu afala tattaqoon


23. (Further, We sent a long line of prophets for your instruction). We sent Noah to his

people: He said, "O my people! worship Allah. Ye have no other god but Him. Will ye

not fear (Him)?"

24. Faqala almalao allatheena kafaroo min qawmihi ma hatha illa basharun mithlukum

yureedu an yatafaddala AAalaykum walaw shaa Allahu laanzala mala-ikatan ma

samiAAna bihatha fee aba-ina al-awwaleen


24. The chiefs of the Unbelievers among his people said: "He is no more than a man like

yourselves: his wish is to assert his superiority over you: if Allah had wished (to send

messengers), He could have sent down angels; never did we hear such a thing (as he

says), among our ancestors of old."