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 .
46.33 . Have they not seen that Allah , Who created the heavens and the earth and was not wearied by their creation , is Able to give life to the dead? Aye , He verily is Able to do all things .
46.34 . And on the day when those who disbelieve are exposed to the Fire ( they will be asked ) : Is not this real? They will say : Yea , by our Lord . He will say : Then taste the doom for that ye disbelieved . .
46.35 . Then have patience ( O Muhammad ) even as the stout of heart among the messengers ( of old ) had patience , and seek not to hasten on the doom for them . On the day when they see that which they are promised ( it will seem to them ) as though they had tarried but an hour of daylight . A clear message . Shall any be destroyed save evil living folk?