- Commandment – We had destroyed the earlier generations, asa source ofenlightenment for men, and a guidance and a mercy, that they might reflect
[28:44] And We gave the Book to Moses, after We had destroyed the earlier generations, as a source of enlightenment for men, and a guidance and a mercy, that they might reflect.
[37:138] And surely you pass by them in the morning, [37:139] And by night. Then why do you not understand?
[65:9] How many a city rebelled against the command of its Lord and His Messengers, and We called it to severe account, and punished it with dire punishment! [65:10] So it tasted the evil consequences of its conduct, and the end of its affair was ruin. [65:11] Allah has prepared for them a severe punishment; so fear Allah, O ye men of understanding, who have believed. Allah has indeed sent down to you a Reminder —
[89:7] Hast thou not seen how thy Lord dealt with ‘Ad — [89:8] The tribe of Iram, possessors of lofty buildings, [89:9] The like of whom have not been created in these parts — [89:10] And with Thamud who hewed out rocks in the valley, [89:11] And with Pharaoh, lord of vast camps?
[105:1] In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. [105:2] Hast thou not seen how thy Lord dealt with the People of the Elephant? [105:3] Did He not cause their plan to miscarry? [105:4] And He sent against them swarms of birds, [105:5] Which ate their carrion, striking them against stones of clay. [105:6] And thus made them like broken straw, eaten up.
[59:3] He it is Who turned out the disbelievers among the People of the Book from their homes at the time of the first banishment. You did not think that they would go forth, and they thought that their fortresses would defend them against Allah. But Allah came upon them whence they did not expect, and cast terror into their hearts, so that they destroyed their houses with their own hands and the hands of the believers. So take a lesson, O ye who have eyes!
[28:60] And thy Lord would never destroy the towns until He has raised in the mother town thereof a Messenger, reciting unto them Our Signs; nor would We destroy the towns unless the people thereof are wrongdoers.