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57. Waqaloo in nattabiAAi alhuda maAAaka nutakhattaf min ardina awa lam numakkin

lahum haraman aminan yujba ilayhi thamaratu kulli shay-in rizqan min ladunna

walakinna aktharahum la yaAAlamoon


57. They say: "If we were to follow the guidance with thee, we should be snatched away

from our land." Have We not established for them a secure sanctuary, to which are

brought as tribute fruits of all kinds,--a provision from Ourselves? but most of them

understand not.

58. Wakam ahlakna min qaryatin batirat maAAeeshataha fatilka masakinuhum lam

tuskan min baAAdihim illa qaleelan wakunna nahnu alwaritheen


58. And how many populations We destroyed, which exulted in their life (of ease and

plenty)! now those habitations of theirs, after them, are deserted,--All but a (miserable)

few! and We are their heirs!