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Those are the ones from whom We will accept the best of what they did and overlook their misdeeds, [their being] among the companions of Paradise. [That is] the promise of truth which they had been promised.

[46:16] Al-Ahqaf (The Wind-curved Sandhills - The Dunes)

Sahih International



But one who says to his parents, "Uff to you; do you promise me that I will be brought forth [from the earth] when generations before me have already passed on [into oblivion]?" while they call to Allah for help [and to their son], "Woe to you! Believe! Indeed, the promise of Allah is truth." But he says, "This is not but legends of the former people" -

[46:17] Al-Ahqaf (The Wind-curved Sandhills - The Dunes)

Sahih International



Those are the ones upon whom the word has come into effect, [who will be] among nations which had passed on before them of jinn and men. Indeed, they [all] were losers.

[46:18] Al-Ahqaf (The Wind-curved Sandhills - The Dunes)

Sahih International



And for all there are degrees [of reward and punishment] for what they have done, and [it is] so that He may fully compensate them for their deeds, and they will not be wronged.

[46:19] Al-Ahqaf (The Wind-curved Sandhills - The Dunes)

Sahih International



And the Day those who disbelieved are exposed to the Fire [it will be said], "You exhausted your pleasures during your worldly life and enjoyed them, so this Day you will be awarded the punishment of [extreme] humiliation because you were arrogant upon the earth without right and because you were defiantly disobedient."

[46:20] Al-Ahqaf (The Wind-curved Sandhills - The Dunes)

Sahih International



And mention, [O Muhammad], the brother of 'Aad, when he warned his people in the [region of] al-Ahqaf - and warners had already passed on before him and after him - [saying], "Do not worship except Allah . Indeed, I fear for you the punishment of a terrible day."

[46:21] Al-Ahqaf (The Wind-curved Sandhills - The Dunes)

Sahih International



They said, "Have you come to delude us away from our gods? Then bring us what you promise us, if you should be of the truthful."

[46:22] Al-Ahqaf (The Wind-curved Sandhills - The Dunes)

Sahih International



He said, "Knowledge [of its time] is only with Allah , and I convey to you that with which I was sent; but I see you [to be] a people behaving ignorantly."

[46:23] Al-Ahqaf (The Wind-curved Sandhills - The Dunes)

Sahih International



And when they saw it as a cloud approaching their valleys, they said, "This is a cloud bringing us rain!" Rather, it is that for which you were impatient: a wind, within it a painful punishment,

[46:24] Al-Ahqaf (The Wind-curved Sandhills - The Dunes)

Sahih International



Destroying everything by command of its Lord. And they became so that nothing was seen [of them] except their dwellings. Thus do We recompense the criminal people.

[46:25] Al-Ahqaf (The Wind-curved Sandhills - The Dunes)

Sahih International



And We had certainly established them in such as We have not established you, and We made for them hearing and vision and hearts. But their hearing and vision and hearts availed them not from anything [of the punishment] when they were [continually] rejecting the signs of Allah ; and they were enveloped by what they used to ridicule.

[46:26] Al-Ahqaf (The Wind-curved Sandhills - The Dunes)

Sahih International



And We have already destroyed what surrounds you of [those] cities, and We have diversified the signs [or verses] that perhaps they might return [from disbelief].

[46:27] Al-Ahqaf (The Wind-curved Sandhills - The Dunes)

Sahih International



Then why did those they took besides Allah as deities by which to approach [Him] not aid them? But they had strayed from them. And that was their falsehood and what they were inventing.

[46:28] Al-Ahqaf (The Wind-curved Sandhills - The Dunes)

Sahih International



And [mention, O Muhammad], when We directed to you a few of the jinn, listening to the Qur'an. And when they attended it, they said, "Listen quietly." And when it was concluded, they went back to their people as warners.

[46:29] Al-Ahqaf (The Wind-curved Sandhills - The Dunes)

Sahih International



They said, "O our people, indeed we have heard a [recited] Book revealed after Moses confirming what was before it which guides to the truth and to a straight path.

[46:30] Al-Ahqaf (The Wind-curved Sandhills - The Dunes)

Sahih International



O our people, respond to the Messenger of Allah and believe in him; Allah will forgive for you your sins and protect you from a painful punishment.

[46:31] Al-Ahqaf (The Wind-curved Sandhills - The Dunes)

Sahih International