And you do not ask them for a wage for this. It is nothing but a reminder for the worlds.
There are many signs (evidences) in the heavens and the earth. Yet they turn aside from them (evidences) as they pass by them.
And most of them do not believe in Allah except that they associate others with Him.
Do they then feel secure from the coming against them of the covering veil (torment that covers everything) as a Torment of Allah, or of the coming against them of the Hour, all of a sudden while they do not perceive?
Say: “This is the way that we call to Allah as I and those who depend on me on clear evidence (on sagacity, by sighting with the eye of the heart, by sighting Allah). Glory be to Allah! And I am not of the associators.
We did not send before you any but men from the people of the towns, to whom We revealed. Do they not travel through the earth? They now should look! What was the end of those before them? And certainly the Abode of the Hereafter is best for those who are the owners of piety. Do you not then understand?
Our Help came to them when the Messengers despaired and thought that they were denied. So whomsoever We willed were rescued. Our severe punishment is not averted from the guilty people.
Verily, in their stories there is a lesson for the ûli’l elbâb (owners of divine secrets). It is not a narrative invented, but it confirms of what is before it and explains all things. It is a Guidance and a Mercy for a people who believe.