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62. Qaloo ya salihu qad kunta feena marjuwwan qabla hatha atanhana an naAAbuda ma

yaAAbudu abaona wa-innana lafee shakkin mimma tadAAoona ilayhi mureeb


62. They said: "O Salih! thou hast been of us! a centre of our hopes hitherto! dost thou

(now) forbid us the worship of what our fathers worshipped? But we are really in

suspicious (disquieting) doubt as to that to which thou invitest us."

63. Qala ya qawmi araaytum in kuntu AAala bayyinatin min rabbee waatanee minhu

rahmatan faman yansurunee mina Allahi in AAasaytuhu fama tazeedoonanee ghayra



63. He said: "O my people! do ye see? if I have a Clear (Sign) from my Lord and He hath

sent Mercy unto me from Himself,- who then can help me against Allah if I were to

disobey Him? What then would ye add to my (portion) but perdition?

64. Waya qawmi hathihi naqatu Allahi lakum ayatan fatharooha ta/kul fee ardi Allahi

wala tamassooha bisoo-in faya/khuthakum AAathabun qareeb


64. "And O my people! This she-camel of Allah is a symbol to you: leave her to feed on

Allah.s (free) earth, and inflict no harm on her, or a swift penalty will seize you!"