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23. Wakathalika ma arsalna min qablika fee qaryatin min natheerin illa qala mutrafooha

inna wajadna abaana AAala ommatin wa-inna AAala atharihim muqtadoon


23. Just in the same way, whenever We sent a Warner before thee to any people, the

wealthy ones among them said: "We found our fathers following a certain religion, and

we will certainly follow in their footsteps."

24. Qala awa law ji/tukum bi-ahda mimma wajadtum AAalayhi abaakum qaloo inna

bima orsiltum bihi kafiroon


24. He said: "What! Even if I brought you better guidance than that which ye found your

fathers following?" They said: "For us, we deny that ye (prophets) are sent (on a mission

at all)."

25. Fa


ntaqamna minhum fa




ur kayfa kana AAaqibatu almukaththibeen


25. So We exacted retribution from them: now see what was the end of those who

rejected (Truth)!