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When Our messengers brought Abraham the good news [of the birth of Isaac] they [also] said, "We are indeed going to destroy the people of this city, for the people of this city are truly wrongdoers." (31) He said: 'Lot is in it' They replied: 'We know who are in it, we shall save him and his family, except his wife, she has become of those that shall remain behind' (32) When Our messengers came to Lot, he was troubled and distressed on their account. They said, "Have no fear or grief. We shall certainly save you and your household, except your wife, who will be among those who stay behind, (33) We will bring torment from the sky on this town because of the evil-deeds of its inhabitants". (34) And indeed, We have left thereof a sign, a clear sign? unto a people who understand. (35) AND UNTO [the people of] Madyan [We sent] their brother Shu'ayb who thereupon said: "O my people! Worship God [alone,] and look forward to the Last Day, and do not act wickedly on earth by spreading corruption!" (36) But they cried lies to him; so the earthquake seized them, and morning found them in their habitation fallen prostrate. (37) How the people of Ad and Thamud were destroyed is evident to you from their homes. Satan made their deeds seem attractive to them and prevented them from the right path, even though they had visions. (38) And Korah, Pharaoh, and Haman Moses came to them with clear signs, but they became very insolent in the earth, yet they did not outstrip Us. (39) Wherefore each We laid hold of for his sin. Of them were some on whom We sent a violent wind; and of them were some - who were overtaken by a shout; and of them were some - with whom We sank the earth; and of them were some - whom We drowned. Allah was not such as to wrong them, but themselves they were wont to wrong. (40) The belief of considering other things as one's guardians besides God is as feeble as a spider's web. The spider's web is the frailest of all dwellings, if only they knew it. (41) Verily God knows what they invoke in His place, for He is all-mighty and all-wise. (42) And We illustrate these examples for mankind; and none except the knowledgeable understand them. (43) Allah has created the heavens and the earth with the truth. Surely, in that there is a sign for believers. (44)
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