Prophets Series – Syu’ayb

(84) And to the Madyan (Midian) people (We sent) their brother Shu’ayb. He said, “O my people! Worship Allah, you have no deity other than Him. And do not decrease from the measure and the scale. Indeed, I see you in prosperity, and verily I fear for you the torment of a Day encompassing.  (85) And O my people, give full measure and weight in justice and do not deprive the people of their due and do not commit mischief in the land, spreading corruption. (86) That which is left by Allah (after giving the rights of the people) is better for you, if you are believers. And I am not set over you as a guardian.” (87) They said, “O Shu’ayb, does your prayer command you that we should leave what our fathers used to worship or not do with our wealth what we please? Indeed, you are the forbearing, the most right-minded!” (They said this sarcastically.) 

(88) He said: “O my people! Tell me, if I have a clear evidence from my Lord, and He has given me a good sustenance from Himself (shall I corrupt it by mixing it with unlawfully earned money?) I wish not, in contradiction to you, to do that which I forbid you. I only desire reform so far as I am able. And my guidance cannot come except from Allah, in Him I trust and unto Him I repent. (89) And O my people, let not (your) opposition to me cause you to suffer the fate similar to that of the people of Nuh (Noah) or the people of Hud or the people of Salih (Saleh), and the people of Lout (Lot) are not far off from you. (90) And ask forgiveness of your Lord and then repent to Him. Indeed, my Lord is Most Merciful, Most Loving.

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