سُوۡرَةُ الاٴنبیَاء

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

وَكَمۡ قَصَمۡنَا مِن قَرۡيَةٍ۬ كَانَتۡ ظَالِمَةً۬ وَأَنشَأۡنَا بَعۡدَهَا قَوۡمًا ءَاخَرِينَ (١١)

How many were the populations we utterly destroyed because of their iniquities, setting up in their places other peoples! (11)

and in:

BANI ISRAEL17:17: وَكَمْ أَهْلَكْنَا مِنَ الْقُرُونِ مِن بَعْدِ نُوحٍ ۗ وَكَفَى بِرَبِّكَ بِذُنُوبِ عِبَادِهِ خَبِيرًا بَصِيرًا  ﴿١٧﴾

How many generations have We destroyed after Noah? And enough is thy Lord to note and see the sins of His servants. (17)

and in:

TALAQ 65: 8-9: وَكَأَيِّن مِّن قَرْيَةٍ عَتَتْ عَنْ أَمْرِ رَبِّهَا وَرُسُلِهِ فَحَاسَبْنَاهَا حِسَابًا شَدِيدًا وَعَذَّبْنَاهَا عَذَابًا نُّكْرًا  ﴿٨﴾ فَذَاقَتْ وَبَالَ أَمْرِهَا وَكَانَ عَاقِبَةُ أَمْرِهَا خُسْرًا  ﴿٩﴾

How many populations that insolently opposed the command of their Lord and of His messengers did We not then call to account― to severe account?― And We imposed on them an exemplary Punishment. (8) Then did they taste the evil result of their conduct, and the End of their conduct was Perdition. (9)


These populations, which were disobedient to Allah and did Dhulm (transgressed the rights of others and of Allah by Shirk) tasted the results of their actions, they were destroyed and replaced by new people. This cycle goes on till the Day of Judgment.

Picture of Thamudi dwellings carved into the cliffs at Meda'in Saleh (AS) time: courtesy Wiki

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