And We certainly sent to the people of Thamûd their brother Ṣâliḥ, proclaiming, “Worship Allah,” but they suddenly split into two opposing groups.1 Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
He urged ˹the disbelieving group˺, “O my people! Why do you ˹seek to˺ hasten the torment1 rather than grace?2 If only you sought Allah’s forgiveness so you may be shown mercy!” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
They replied, “You and your followers are a bad omen for us.”1 He responded, “Your omens are destined by Allah. In fact, you are ˹only˺ a people being tested.” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
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And there were in the city nine ˹elite˺ men who spread corruption in the land, never doing what is right. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
They vowed, “Let us swear by Allah that we will take him and his family down by night. Then we will certainly say to his ˹closest˺ heirs, ‘We did not witness the murder of his family. We are definitely telling the truth.’” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
And ˹so˺ they made a plan, but We too made a plan, while they were unaware. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
See then what the consequences of their plan were: We ˹utterly˺ destroyed them and their people all together. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
So their homes are there, ˹but completely˺ ruined because of their wrongdoing. Surely in this is a lesson for people of knowledge. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
And We delivered those who were faithful and were mindful ˹of Allah˺. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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