If the people of that country had believed (had been âmenû, had wished to reach Allah before death) and had had piety, We would certainly have opened up for them abundance from the heaven and the earth. But they belie. So We seized (punished) them on account of what they used to earn.
Or were the people of those countries sure of Our severe punishment (not) coming to them by night while they were asleep?
And were the people of those countries sure of Our severe punishment coming to them in the forenoon while they play (keep themselves busy)?
Were they then sure of Allah’s Plan? Only the people in loss cannot feel secure from Allah’s trick (that Allah will not torment them).
And would not (Allah) deliver those who inherit the earth to Guidance (Hidayet) after its (country’s) people? If We had willed, We would have caused (calamities) to come upon them for their sins. And We would have sealed up their hearts so they would not hear.
Such are the countries that We relate to you their news (conditions). Certainly their Messengers came to them with the clear proofs (miracles). But they did not believe in for what they rejected (belied) earlier. Thus does Allah set a seal over the hearts of the disbelievers.
We did not find for most of them fulfilling (loyal to their) covenant. And, most of them We found to be certainly Fâsiqîn (those who are not in the Way of Allah or have gone out of it).
Then, We sent (commissioned) after them Moses with Our Verses (miracles) to Pharaoh and eminent (of his nation), but they wrongfully rejected them; consider then what was the end of the mischief-makers.
And Moses said: “O Pharaoh! Surely I am a Messenger from the Lord of the Worlds (commissioned by Him)”.