Sad. By the renowned Qur´an,
Nay, but those who disbelieve are in false pride and schism.
How many a generation We destroyed before them, and they cried out when it was no longer the time for escape!
And they marvel that a warner from among themselves hath come unto them, and the disbelievers say: This is a wizard, a charlatan.
Maketh he the gods One Allah? Lo! that is an astounding thing.
The chiefs among them go about, exhorting: Go and be staunch to your gods! Lo! this is a thing designed.
We have not heard of this in later religion. This is naught but an invention.
Hath the reminder been unto him (alone) among us? Nay, but they are in doubt concerning My reminder; nay but they have not yet tasted My doom.
Or are theirs the treasures of the mercy of thy Lord, the Mighty, the Bestower?
Or is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them theirs? Then let them ascend by ropes!
A defeated host are (all) the factions that are there.
The folk of Noah before them denied (their messenger) and (so did the tribe of) A´ad, and Pharaoh firmly planted,
And (the tribe of) Thamud, and the folk of Lot, and the dwellers in the wood: these were the factions.
Not one of them but did deny the messengers, therefor My doom was justified,
These wait for but one Shout, there will be no second thereto.
They say: Our Lord! Hasten on for us our fate before the Day of Reckoning.
Bear with what they say, and remember Our bondman David, lord of might, Lo! he was ever turning in repentance (toward Allah).
Lo! We subdued the hills to hymn the praises (of their Lord) with him at nightfall and sunrise,
And the birds assembled; all were turning unto Him.
We made his kingdom strong and gave him wisdom and decisive speech.