7. And never came there a prophet to them but they mocked him.
8. Faahlakna ashadda minhum batshan wamada mathalu al-awwaleen
8. So We destroyed (them)- stronger in power than these;- and (thus) has passed on the
Parable of the peoples of old.
9. Wala-in saaltahum man khalaqa a
l-arda layaqoolunna khalaqahunna
9. If thou wert to question them, 'Who created the heavens and the earth?' They would be
sure to reply, 'they were created by (Him), the Exalted in Power, Full of Knowledge';-
10. Allathee jaAAala lakumu al-arda mahdan wajaAAala lakum feeha subulan
10. (Yea, the same that) has made for you the earth (like a carpet) spread out, and has
made for you roads (and channels) therein, in order that ye may find guidance (on the