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Thamud gave the lie to the warnings, 23 saying: “Are we to follow a single mortal, one from among ourselves? If we do that, we shall surely be in error and folly. 24 Has the [Divine] message been revealed to him alone of all of us? No, he is a boastful liar." 25 (Unto their warner it was said): To-morrow they will know who is the rash liar. 26 We are sending the she-camel to them to test them. So watch them and be patient. 27 And declare thou unto them that water hath been divided between them; every drinking shall be by turns. 28 Eventually, they summoned their companion, and he undertook the (outrageous) task and hamstrung the she-camel. 29 Then, how (terrible) was My Torment and My Warnings? 30 Behold, We let loose upon them one single blast [of Our punishment,] and they became like the dried-up, crumbling twigs of a sheepfold. 31 And certainly We have made the Quran easy for remembrance, but is there anyone who will mind? 32 The folk of Lot rejected warnings. 33 We sent a stone-hurtling storm against them, except the family of Lot whom We saved in the early hours of the morning 34 as a blessing from Us: this is how We reward the thankful. 35 And he had already warned them of Our assault, but they disputed the warning. 36 and even demanded that he give up his guests [to them]: whereupon We deprived them of their sight [and thus told them, as it were]: "Taste, then, the suffering which I inflict when My warnings are disregarded!" 37 And indeed, the everlasting punishment overcame them early in the morning. 38 So now taste My punishment and My commination! 39 And certainly We have made the Quran easy for remembrance, but is there anyone who will mind? 40
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