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The Thamud (also) rejected (their) Warners. 23 they said, "Are we to follow a man from amongst ourselves? We would surely then fall into error and madness. 24 Was he the one of all of us to have been given the exposition? He is surely an impudent liar." 25 They will know tomorrow who is the insolent liar. 26 Behold, [O Salih] We are letting loose this she-camel as a test for them; and thou but watch them, and contain thyself in patience. 27 Tell them that the water is to be divided between them, a drink each for them in turn' 28 But they summoned their [boldest] companion, and he ventured [upon the evil deed,] and cruelly slaughtered [the animal]: 29 Then see how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings! 30 Lo! We sent upon them one Shout, and they became as the dry twigs (rejected by) the builder of a cattle-fold. 31 And We have indeed made the Qur'an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition? 32 The people of Lut treated the warning. as a lie. 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: thus do We reward all who are grateful. 35 And certainly he warned them of Our violent seizure, but they obstinately disputed the warning. 36 They demanded that he turn over his guests to them. We struck their faces, blinded them and said, "Suffer Our torment of which you were warned". 37 Early on the morrow an abiding Punishment seized them: 38 So now taste My punishment and My commination! 39 And We have indeed made the Qur’an easy to memorise, so is there one who would remember? 40
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