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The disbelieving chiefs of his people threatened, “If you follow Shu’aib, you will surely be losers!”

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Then an ˹overwhelming˺ earthquake struck them and they fell lifeless in their homes.

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Those who rejected Shu’aib were ˹wiped out˺ as if they had never lived there. Those who rejected Shu’aib were the true losers.

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He turned away from them, saying, “O my people! Indeed, I have delivered to you the messages of my Lord and gave you ˹sincere˺ advice. How can I then grieve for those who chose to disbelieve?”

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Whenever We sent a prophet to a society, We afflicted its ˹disbelieving˺ people with suffering and adversity, so perhaps they would be humbled.

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Then We changed their adversity to prosperity until they flourished and argued ˹falsely˺, “Our forefathers ˹too˺ had been visited by adversity and prosperity.”1 So We seized them by surprise, while they were unaware.

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Had the people of those societies been faithful and mindful ˹of Allah˺, We would have overwhelmed them with blessings from heaven and earth. But they disbelieved, so We seized them for what they used to commit.

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Did the people of those societies feel secure that Our punishment would not come upon them by night while they were asleep?

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Or did they feel secure that Our punishment would not come upon them by day while they were at play?

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Did they feel secure against Allah’s planning? None would feel secure from Allah’s planning except the losers.

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Is it not clear to those who take over the land after ˹the destruction of˺ its former residents that—if We will—We can punish them ˹too˺ for their sins and seal their hearts so they will not hear ˹the truth˺?

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