88. Qala ya qawmi araaytum in kuntu AAala bayyinatin min rabbee warazaqanee minhu
rizqan hasanan wama oreedu an okhalifakum ila ma anhakum AAanhu in oreedu illa al-
islaha ma istataAAtu wama tawfeeqee illa bi
llahi AAalayhi tawakkaltu wa-ilayhi
88. He said: "O my people! see ye whether I have a Clear (Sign) from my Lord, and He
hath given me sustenance (pure and) good as from Himself? I wish not, in opposition to
you, to do that which I forbid you to do. I only desire (your) betterment to the best of my
power; and my success (in my task) can only come from Allah. In Him I trust, and unto
Him I look.
89. Waya qawmi la yajrimannakum shiqaqee an yuseebakum mithlu ma asaba qawma
noohin aw qawma hoodin aw qawma salihin wama qawmu lootin minkum bibaAAeed
89. "And O my people! let not my dissent (from you) cause you to sin, lest ye suffer a
fate similar to that of the people of Noah or of Hud or of Salih, nor are the people of Lut
far off from you!
staghfiroo rabbakum thumma tooboo ilayhi inna rabbee raheemun wadood