And O my people! I do not ask of you any wealth for it (what I convey). If any, then my reward (wage) is only on Allah. And I am not going to drive away those who believe (who are âmenû, who wish to reach Allah before death). Surely they shall reach their Lord. And but I consider you a people who are ignorant.
O my people! Who will help me against Allah, if I drive them away? Will you not then deliberate?
And I do not say to you that with me are the Treasures of Allah, nor that I know the Unseen, nor do I say I am an angel. And I do not say of those whom your eyes look down upon (those who wish to reach Allah before death) that Allah will never give them any good. Allah knows best what is in their souls. For then (if I do not tell the truth) most surely I should be of the wrong-doers.
They said: “O Noah! Indeed you have disputed with us and you have gone too far in the dispute with us, therefore bring to us what you threaten us with, if you are of the truthful ones”.
He said: “Allah only will bring it to you if He wills. And you will not be able to incapacitate (Allah)”.
And my advice will not profit you, even if I wish to give you good counsel, if Allah has decided that you should go astray. He is your Lord and to Him shall you be returned.
Or do they say: “He has forged it”? Say: “If I have forged it, on me is my guilt. And I am clear of the crimes that you commit”.
And it was revealed to Noah: “None of your people will believe except those who have already believed (who have become âmenû, who have wished to reach Allah before death). Do not be distressed because of what they do”.
Build the Ark under Our guidance and with Our Revelation! And do not plead with Me in respect of those who are unjust. Surely they are the ones who shall be drowned.