So He ordained (created) them seven layers in two Days. Revealed in every layer its command. And We adorned the skies of earth guarding with lamps. This is the Decree of the All-Mighty, All-Knowing (Allah).
If they still turn their faces, then say: “I have warned you of a thunderbolt, like the thunderbolt of Âd and Thamûd”.
When their Messengers came to them from before them and from behind (after) them, for them not to become servants to anything but Allah, they said: “If our Lord had willed, He would certainly have sent down angels. Therefore we are the ones who surely deny which you are sent with”.
But the people of Âd became arrogant without a right in the land, and they said: “Who is mightier in strength than we”? Did they not see that Allah Who created them is mightier than they are, in strength? And they were denying our Verses knowingly, stubbornly.
Upon that, We sent on them a furious cold storm that comes with a violent sound in unlucky days, that We may make them taste the torment of abasement in the life of this world. And certainly the torment of the Hereafter is much more abasing, and they shall not be helped.
And as to (people of) Thamûd, We have then delivered them to Hidayet. Yet, they preferred blindness towards Hidayet. Therefore a thunderbolt of an abasing torment seized them because of what they used to earn.
And We saved those who believed (those who wished to reach Allah while they were alive) and thus they had become the owners of piety.
And on that Day, the enemies of Allah are gathered together to the Fire, so they (the ones before and after them) are brought together.
Even when they came to it (to the Fire), their eyes, ears and skins (extremities) borne witness against them (in their life films) as to what they used to do.