Lo! We sent Noah to his people, saying, "Warn your people before there come upon them a painful doom."
He said, "O my people! Surely I am a plain Warner to you:
"That you should serve Allah and be careful of your duty to Him and obey me:
"He will forgive you some of your faults and grant you a delay for an appointed term; surely the term of Allah when it comes is not postponed; did you but know?
He said, "O my Lord! Surely I have called my people by night and by day!
"But my call has only increased their flight (from truth):
"And whenever I have called them that you may forgive them, they put their fingers in their ears, cover themselves with their garments, grow obstinate and puffed up with pride:
"So I called to them aloud:
"And lo! I have made public proclamations unto them, and I have appealed to them in private:
"And I have said, ´Ask forgiveness of your Lord, surely He is the most Forgiving:
71:11."´He will send down upon you an abundance of rain:
"´And help you with wealth and sons, and bestow on you gardens, and bestow on you rivers.
"´What ails you that you fear not the greatness of Allah?
"´Seeing that He has created you through various stages.
"´Do you not see how Allah has created the seven heavens, one above another (or in harmony),
"´And made the moon therein a light, and made the sun a lamp?
"´And Allah has made you out of the earth as a gradual growth:
"´Then He returns you to it, and then will He bring you forth a new bringing forth:
"´And Allah has made for you the earth a wide expanse,
"´ That you may go about in it in spacious paths (or valleys).´"
Noah said, "My Lord! Surely they have disobeyed me and followed him whose wealth and children have added to him nothing but loss.
"And they devised a mighty plot.
"And they say (to each other), ´By no means leave your gods, abandon neither Wadd, nor Suwa, nor Yaghut, and Yauq and Nasr (their gods).´
"And indeed they have led astray many, and do not increase the unjust in aught but error.
Because of their wrongs they were drowned, then made to enter Fire, so they did not find any helpers besides Allah.
And Noah said, "My Lord! Leave not upon the land any dweller from among the unbelievers:
"For surely if you leave them they will lead astray Thy servants, and will not beget any but immoral, ungrateful ones."
"My Lord! Forgive me and my parents and him who enters my house believing, and the believing men and the believing women; and do not increase the unjust in aught but perdition!