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We are certainly bringing down a punishment from heaven upon the people of this city for their rebelliousness.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Indeed, we will bring down on the people of this city punishment from the sky because they have been defiantly disobedient."

— Saheeh International

And We did leave ˹some of˺ its ruins as a clear lesson for people of understanding.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And We have certainly left of it a sign as clear evidence for a people who use reason.

— Saheeh International

And to the people of Midian ˹We sent˺ their brother Shu’aib. He said, “O my people! Worship Allah, and hope for ˹the reward of˺ the Last Day. And do not go about spreading corruption in the land.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And to Madyan [We sent] their brother Shuʿayb, and he said, "O my people, worship Allah and expect the Last Day and do not commit abuse on the earth, spreading corruption."

— Saheeh International

But they rejected him, so an ˹overwhelming˺ earthquake struck them and they fell lifeless in their homes.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

But they denied him, so the earthquake seized them, and they became within their home [corpses] fallen prone.

— Saheeh International

And the people of ’Ȃd and Thamûd ˹met a similar fate˺, which must be clear to you ˹Meccans˺ from their ruins.1 Satan made their ˹evil˺ deeds appealing to them, hindering them from the ˹Right˺ Way, although they were capable of reasoning.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And [We destroyed] ʿAad and Thamūd, and it has become clear to you from their [ruined] dwellings. And Satan had made pleasing to them their deeds and averted them from the path, and they were endowed with perception.

— Saheeh International

˹We˺ also ˹destroyed˺ Korah, Pharaoh, and Hamân. Indeed, Moses had come to them with clear proofs, but they behaved arrogantly in the land. Yet they could not escape ˹Us˺.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And [We destroyed] Qārūn and Pharaoh and Hāmān. And Moses had already come to them with clear evidences, and they were arrogant in the land, but they were not outrunners [of Our punishment].

— Saheeh International

So We seized each ˹people˺ for their sin: against some of them We sent a storm of stones, some were overtaken by a ˹mighty˺ blast, some We caused the earth to swallow, and some We drowned. Allah would not have wronged them, but it was they who wronged themselves.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

So each We seized for his sin; and among them were those upon whom We sent a storm of stones, and among them were those who were seized by the blast [from the sky], and among them were those whom We caused the earth to swallow, and among them were those whom We drowned. And Allah would not have wronged them, but it was they who were wronging themselves.

— Saheeh International

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The parable of those who take protectors other than Allah is that of a spider spinning a shelter. And the flimsiest of all shelters is certainly that of a spider, if only they knew.1

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

The example of those who take allies other than Allah is like that of the spider who takes [i.e., constructs] a home. And indeed, the weakest of homes is the home of the spider, if they only knew.

— Saheeh International

Allah surely knows that whatever ˹gods˺ they invoke besides Him are ˹simply˺ nothing. For He is the Almighty, All-Wise.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Indeed, Allah knows whatever thing they call upon1 other than Him. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

— Saheeh International

These are the parables We set forth for humanity, but none will understand them except the people of knowledge.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And these examples We present to the people, but none will understand them except those of knowledge.

— Saheeh International

Allah created the heavens and the earth for a purpose. Surely in this is a sign for the people of faith.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Allah created the heavens and the earth in truth. Indeed in that is a sign for the believers.

— Saheeh International

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