[Verses 24 to 46]: The fate of previous nations:
51: (Al-Dhariyat: The Scatterers)
(Revealed at Makkah:
3 sections; 60 verses)
24 Has the story of Abrahams
honoured guests reached thee?a
25 When they
came to him, they said: Peace! Peace! said he.
26 Then he
turned aside to his family and brought a fat
27 So he placed
it before them. He said: Will you not eat?
28 So he
conceived a fear of them. They said: Fear not. And they gave
him the good news of a boy possessing knowledge.
29 Then his wife
came up in grief, and she smote her face and said: A barren
30 They said:
Thus says thy Lord. Surely He is the Wise, the
31 He said: what
is your errand, O messengers!
32 They said: We
have been sent to a guilty people
33 That we may
send upon them stones of clay,
34 Marked from
thy Lord for the prodigal.a
35 Then We
brought forth such believers as were there.
36 And We found
there but a (single) house of Muslims.a
37 And We left
therein a sign for those who fear the painful
38 And in Moses,
when We sent him to Pharaoh with clear authority.
39 But he turned
away on account of his might and said: An enchanter or a
40 So We seized
him and his hosts and hurled them into the sea, and he was
41 And in
Ad, when We sent upon them the destructive
42 It spared
naught that it came against, but it made it like
43 And in
Thamud, when it was said to them: Enjoy yourselves for a
44 But they
revolted against the commandment of their Lord, so the
punishment overtook them, while they saw.a
45 So they were
unable to rise up, nor could they defend
46 And the
people of Noah before. Surely they were a transgressing
See 11:69a, 70a. [Back
to verse 24]
For the punishment sent on Lots people, see 7:84a.
The stones were marked, i.e., they were destined for them.
to verse 34]
It is said to be the house of Lot himself. A Muslim is
one who submits himself to God, and in this sense all
prophets and their righteous followers were Muslims.
to verse 36]
See 7:78a; it was an earthquake. [Back
to verse 44]
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