(The tribe of) Thamud denied the messengers (of Allah)
When their brother Salih said unto them: Will ye not ward off (evil)?
Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you,
So keep your duty to Allah and obey me.
And I ask of you no wage therefor; my wage is the concern only of the Lord of the Worlds.
Will ye be left secure in that which is here before us,
In gardens and watersprings.
And tilled fields and heavy-sheathed palm-trees,
Though ye hew out dwellings in the mountain, being skilful?
Therefor keep your duty to Allah and obey me,
And obey not the command of the prodigal,
Who spread corruption in the earth, and reform not.
They said: Thou art but one of the bewitched;
Thou art but a mortal like us. So bring some token if thou art of the truthful.
He said: (Behold) this she-camel. She hath the right to drink (at the well), and ye have the right to drink, (each) on an appointed day.
And touch her not with ill lest there come on you the retribution of an awful day.
But they hamstrung her, and then were penitent.
So the retribution came on them. Lo! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.
And lo! thy Lord! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.
The folk of Lot denied the messengers (of Allah),