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And to the people of Thamûd We sent their brother Ṣâliḥ. He said, “O my people! Worship Allah—you have no other god except Him. A clear proof has come to you from your Lord: this is Allah’s she-camel as a sign to you. So leave her to graze ˹freely˺ on Allah’s land and do not harm her, or else you will be overcome by a painful punishment.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And to the Thamūd [We sent] their brother Ṣāliḥ. He said, "O my people, worship Allah; you have no deity other than Him. There has come to you clear evidence from your Lord. This is the she-camel of Allah [sent] to you as a sign. So leave her to eat within Allah's land and do not touch her with harm, lest there seize you a painful punishment.

— Saheeh International

Remember when He made you successors after ’Âd and established you in the land—˹and˺ you built palaces on its plains and carved homes into mountains. So remember Allah’s favours, and do not go about spreading corruption in the land.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And remember when He made you successors after the ʿAad and settled you in the land, [and] you take for yourselves palaces from its plains and carve from the mountains, homes. Then remember the favors of Allah and do not commit abuse on the earth, spreading corruption."

— Saheeh International

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The arrogant chiefs of his people asked the lowly who believed among them, “Are you certain that Ṣâliḥ has been sent by his Lord?” They replied, “We certainly believe in what he has been sent with.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Said the eminent ones who were arrogant among his people to those who were oppressed - to those who believed among them, "Do you [actually] know that Ṣāliḥ is sent from his Lord?" They said, "Indeed we, in that with which he was sent, are believers."

— Saheeh International

The arrogant said, “We surely reject what you believe in.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Said those who were arrogant, "Indeed we, in that which you have believed, are disbelievers."

— Saheeh International

Then they killed the she-camel—defying their Lord’s command—and challenged ˹Ṣâliḥ˺, “Bring us what you threaten us with, if you are ˹truly˺ one of the messengers.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

So they hamstrung the she-camel and were insolent toward the command of their Lord and said, "O Ṣāliḥ, bring us what you promise us, if you should be of the messengers."

— Saheeh International

Then an ˹overwhelming˺ earthquake struck them, and they fell lifeless in their homes.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

So the earthquake seized them, and they became within their home [corpses] fallen prone.

— Saheeh International

So he turned away from them, saying, “O my people! Surely I conveyed to you my Lord’s message and gave you ˹sincere˺ advice, but you do not like ˹sincere˺ advisors.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And he [i.e., Ṣāliḥ] turned away from them and said, "O my people, I had certainly conveyed to you the message of my Lord and advised you, but you do not like advisors."

— Saheeh International

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