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Samood gave the lie to the apostles 141 Recall when their brother Salih said to them: "Have you no fear?" 142 I am for you an honest Messenger. 143 So keep your duty to Allah and obey me. 144 For this I demand no recompense from you; my reward is only with the Lord of the Universe. 145 "Do you think that you will remain here peacefully forever 146 amidst the gardens, springs, 147 farms, and palm-trees in thick groves, 148 And hew ye out houses in the mountains skilfully! 149 So fear you God, and obey you me; 150 And do not obey the order of the transgressors, 151 and spread mischief in the land rather than set things right." 152 They said: Thou art but one of the bewitched; 153 You are only a human being like ourselves. Show us a sign, if you are telling the truth." 154 He said, "This is a she-camel. She will have her share of water as you have your share, each on a certain day. 155 and do her no harm, lest suffering befall you on an awesome day!" 156 But they hamstrung her and then regretted it. 157 So the punishment overtook them. Most surely there is a sign in this, but most of them do not believe. 158 And indeed your Lord only He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful. 159
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