And certainly We have caused the word to reach them, in order that they may deliberate.
Those whom We gave the Book before, they believe in it (in the Noble Qur an).
And when it (the Qur an) is recited to them, they said: “We believed in it surely it is the truth from our Lord. Surely we were also submitted ones (to Allah) before that”.
These are them; their reward shall be given twice over, because of their patience. And they repel the evil with the good, and spend out of what We have given them as (immaterial) sustenance.
And when they heard vain talk, they turned aside from it and said: “For us are our deeds and for you your deeds, peace be on you, we do not desire (to be with) the ignorant (We do not show interest in the ignorant)”.
Surely you cannot deliver to Hidayet whom you love (you cannot make their spirit reach Allah), but Allah delivers whom He wills to Hidayet and He knows best those who have reached Hidayet.
And they said: “If we follow the Hidayet with you, we would be exiled away from our land”. Have we not settled them in a safe, sacred (respected) territory to which crops of every kind are brought as sustenance from Our Presence? But must of them do not know (that these are from the Divine Presence).
And how many nations have We destroyed, which rampaged, was thankless for its means of life. These are their dwellings they have not been dwelt in after them except a little, and We, their inheritors is Us.
And your Lord was never a destroyer to the nations and their main city until He raised in a Messenger, reciting to them our Verses. And We were never a destroyer to the nations except when their people were unjust (tyrants).