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And put forward to them a similitude; the (story of the) dwellers of the town, [It is said that the town was Antioch (Antakiya)], when there came Messengers to them. (13) When We sent unto them twain, and they denied them both, so We reinforced them with a third, and they said: Lo! we have been sent unto you. (14) They said: “We have been sent to you as Messengers.” The people of the town said: “You are only human beings like ourselves, and the Merciful Lord has revealed nothing. You are simply lying.” (15) They said: 'Our Lord knows that we are Messengers to you. (16) "And our duty is only to convey plainly (the Message)." (17) They rejoined: "We feel you augur ill. If you do not desist, we shall stone you to death, and inflict a grievous punishment on you." (18) They said: your evil augury be with you. Call ye it an ill-luck because ye are admonished! Aye! ye are a people extravagant. (19) Then, from the furthest part of the city, a man came running. He said, "My people, follow the messengers. (20) Follow those who do not ask for any recompense of you, and are rightly guided. (21) "And why should I not worship Him (Allah Alone) Who has created me and to Whom you shall be returned. (22) Should I take other gods apart from Him, who would neither be able to intercede for me nor save me if Ar-Rahman brings me harm? (23) In that case I would surely be in clear error. (24) I believe in your Lord; so listen to me.” (25) (But they stoned him to death.) It was said to him: "Enter Paradise;" and he said: "If only my people knew (26) (wherein he said), "Would that people knew how my Lord has granted me forgiveness and honor". (27) ۞ We did not send an army against his people from the heaven after his death nor did We need to send one. (28) It was but one Saihah (shout, etc.) and lo! They (all) were silent (dead-destroyed). (29) Alas for mankind! There never came a Messenger to them but they used to mock at him. (30) Have they not seen how many generations We destroyed before them, which will not return to them? (31) All of them shall (one day) be gathered before Us. (32)
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