023 - Soorah al-Mu.minoon - (The Believers) - [Makkee]
[023:028] And when you have embarked on the ship, you and whoever is with you, then say: "All praise and thanks are Allâh's, Who has saved us from the people who are Zâlimûn (i.e. oppressors, wrong doers, polytheists, those who join others in worship with Allâh)."
[023:029] And say: "My Lord! Cause me to land at a blessed landing place, for You are the Best of those who bring to land."
[023:030] Verily, in this [what We did as regards drowning of the people of Nûh (Noah)], there are indeed Ayât (proofs, evidences, lessons, signs, etc. for men to understand), for sure We are ever putting (men) to the test.
[023:031] Then, after them, We created another generation.
[023:032] And We sent to them a Messenger from among themselves (saying): "Worship Allâh! You have no other Ilâh (God) but Him. Will you not then be afraid (of Him, i.e. of His punishment because of worshipping others besides Him)?"
[023:033] And the chiefs of his people who disbelieved and denied the Meeting in the Hereafter, and whom We had given the luxuries and comforts of this life, said: "He is no more than a human being like you, he eats of that which you eat, and drinks of what you drink.
[023:034] "If you were to obey a human being like yourselves, then verily, you indeed would be losers.
[023:035] "Does he promise you that when you have died and have become dust and bones, you shall come out alive (resurrected)?
[023:036] "Far, very far is that which you are promised!
[023:037] "There is nothing but our life of this world! We die and we live! And we are not going to be resurrected!
[023:038] "He is only a man who has invented a lie against Allâh, and we are not going to believe in him."
[023:039] He said: "O my Lord! Help me because they deny me."
[023:040] (Allâh) said: "In a little while, they are sure to be regretful."
[023:041] So, As-Saihah (torment – awful cry) overtook them in truth (with justice), and We made them as rubbish of dead plants. So, away with the people who are Zâlimûn (polytheists, wrong doers, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh, disobedient to His Messengers).
[023:042] Then, after them, We created other generations.