And as for the beautiful land (where the soil is fertile), its vegetation springs forth by the Permission of its Lord, and that which is bad (unproductive, barren), its herbage is given forth but sparsely. Thus do We explain in detail Our Verses for a people who are thankful.
Certainly We sent Noah to his people. Then he said: “O my people! Be servants to Allah! You have no god other than Him. Surely I fear for you the torment of a great Day”!
The eminent among his people said: “Most surely we see you in clear Misguidance”.
(He said): “O my people! I am not in Misguidance, and however I am a Messenger from the Lord of the Worlds”.
I convey (deliver) to you the messages of my Lord and give good counsel to you. And I learn from Allah what you do not know.
Do you wonder that a Reminder has come to you from your Lord through a man from among you, that he might warn you and that you might have piety (Takwâ) and so that you might receive mercy?
But they called him a liar, so We saved him and those with him in the Ark. And we drowned those who belied Our Verses. Surely they became a blind people.
And to Aad (People) their brother, Hûd said: “O my people! Be a servant to Allah! There is no deity for you other than Him. Will you then still have no piety (Takwâ)”?
The eminent of those who disbelieved from among his people said: “Most surely we see you in folly, and most surely we think you to be of the liars”.
(Hud) said: “O my people! There is no folly in me; but I am a Messenger of the Lord of the worlds”.