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23. He said: "The Knowledge (of when it will come) is only with Allah. I proclaim to you

the mission on which I have been sent: But I see that ye are a people in ignorance!"..

24. Falamma raawhu AAaridan mustaqbila awdiyatihim qaloo hatha AAaridun

mumtiruna bal huwa ma istaAAjaltum bihi reehun feeha AAathabun aleem


24. Then, when they saw the (Penalty in the shape of) a cloud traversing the sky, coming

to meet their valleys, they said, "This cloud will give us rain!" "Nay, it is the (Calamity)

ye were asking to be hastened!- A wind wherein is a Grievous Penalty!

25. Tudammiru kulla shay-in bi-amri rabbiha faasbahoo la yura illa masakinuhum

kathalika najzee alqawma almujrimeen


25. "Everything will it destroy by the command of its Lord!" Then by the morning they -

nothing was to be seen but (the ruins of) their houses! thus do We recompense those

given to sin!