46.17 . And whoso saith unto his parents : Fie upon you both! Do ye threaten me that I shall be brought forth ( again ) when generations before me have passed away? And they twain cry unto Allah for help ( and say ) : Woe unto thee! Believe! Lo! the promise of Allah is true . But he saith : This is naught save fables of the men of old :
46.18 . Such are those on whom the Word concerning nations of the Jinn and mankind which have passed away before them hath effect . Lo! they are the losers .
46.19 . And for all there will be ranks from what they do , that He may pay them for their deeds! and they will not be wronged .
46.20 . And on the day when those who disbelieve are exposed to the Fire ( it will be said ) : Ye squandered your good things in the life of the world and sought comfort therein . Now this day ye are rewarded with the doom of ignominy because ye were disdainful in the land without a right and because ye used to transgress .
46.21 . And make mention ( O Muhammad ) of the brother of Aad when he warned his folk among the wind curved sand hills and verily warners came and went before and after him saying : Serve none but Allah . Lo! I fear for you the doom of a tremendous Day .
46.22 . They said ; Hast come to turn us away from our gods? Then bring upon us that wherewith thou threatenest us , if thou art of the truthful .
46.23 . He said : The knowledge is with Allah only . I convey unto you that wherewith I have been sent , but I see you are a folk that know not .
46.24 . Then when they beheld it a dense cloud coming toward their valleys , they said ; Here is a cloud bringing us rain . Nay , but it is that which ye did seek to hasten , a wind wherein is painful torment ,
46.25 . Destroying all things by commandment of its Lord . And morning found them so that naught could be seen save their dwellings . Thus do We reward the guilty folk .
46.26 . And verily We bad empowered them with that where with We have not empowered you , and had assigned them ears and eyes and hearts ; but their ears and eyes and hearts availed them naught since they denied the revelations of Allah ; and what they used to mock befell them .
46.27 . And verily We have destroyed townships round about you , and displayed ( for them ) Our revelation , that haply they might return .
46.28 . Then why did those whom they had chosen for gods as a way of approach ( unto Allah ) not help them? Nay , but they did fail them utterly . And ( all ) that was their lie , and what they used to invent
46.29 . And when We inclined toward thee ( Muhammad ) certain of the Jinn , who wished to hear the Quran and , when they were in its presence , said : Give ear! and , when it was finished , turned back to their people , warning .
46.30 . They said : O our people! Lo! we have heard a Scripture which hath been revealed after Moses , confirming that which was before it , guiding unto the truth and a right road .
46.31 . O our people! respond to Allah ' s summoner and believe in Him . He will forgive you some of your sins and guard you from a painful doom .
46.32 . And whoso respondeth not to Allah ' s summoner he can nowise escape in the earth , and ye ( can find ) no protecting friends instead of Him . Such are in error manifest .