9. Awa lam yaseeroo fee al-ardi fayan
uroo kayfa kana AAaqibatu allatheena min
qablihim kanoo ashadda minhum quwwatan waatharoo al-arda waAAamarooha akthara
mimma AAamarooha wajaat-hum rusuluhum bi
lbayyinati fama kana Allahu
limahum walakin kanoo anfusahum ya
9. Do they not travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those before them?
They were superior to them in strength: they tilled the soil and populated it in greater
numbers than these have done: there came to them their apostles with Clear (Signs).
(Which they rejected, to their own destruction): It was not Allah Who wronged them, but
they wronged their own souls.
10. Thumma kana AAaqibata allatheena asaoo a
ssoo-a an kaththaboo bi-ayati Allahi
wakanoo biha yastahzi-oon
10. In the long run evil in the extreme will be the End of those who do evil; for that they
rejected the Signs of Allah, and held them up to ridicule.
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