025 - Soorah al-Furqaan - (The Criterion) - [Makkee]
[025:033] And no example or similitude do they bring (to oppose or to find fault in you or in this Qur'ân), but We reveal to you the truth (against that similitude or example), and the better explanation thereof.
[025:034] Those who will be gathered to Hell (prone) on their faces, such will be in an evil state, and most astray from the (Straight) Path.
[025:035] And indeed We gave Mûsâ (Moses) the Scripture [the Taurât (Torah)], and placed his brother Hârûn (Aaron) with him as a helper;
[025:036] And We said: "Go you both to the people who have denied Our Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.)." Then We destroyed them with utter destruction.
[025:037] And Nûh's (Noah's) people, when they denied the Messengers, We drowned them, and We made them as a sign for mankind. And We have prepared a painful torment for the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong doers).
[025:038] And (also) 'Âd and Thamûd, and the dwellers of Ar-Rass, and many generations in between.
[025:039] And for each (of them) We put forward examples (as proofs and lessons), and each (of them) We brought to utter ruin (because of their disbelief and evil deeds).
[025:040] And indeed they have passed by the town [of Prophet Lût (Lot)] on which was rained the evil rain. Did they (disbelievers) not then see it (with their own eyes)? Nay! But they used not to expect any resurrection.
[025:041] And when they see you (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]), they treat you only in mockery (saying): "Is this the one whom Allâh has sent as a Messenger?
[025:042] "He would have nearly misled us from our âlihah (gods), had it not been that we were patient and constant in their worship!" And they will know, when they see the torment, who it is that is most astray from the (Right) Path!
[025:043] Have you (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]) seen him who has taken as his ilâh (god) his own vain desire? Would you then be a Wakîl (a disposer of his affairs or a watcher) over him?
(V.25:34) See the footnote of (V.17:97).