What is the sure calamity!
And what would make you realize what the sure calamity is!
Samood and Ad called the striking calamity a lie.
Then as to Samood, they were destroyed by an excessively severe punishment.
And as to Ad, they were destroyed by a roaring, violent blast.
Which He made to prevail against them for seven nights and eight days unremittingly, so that you might have seen the people therein prostrate as if they were the trunks of hollow palms.
Do you then see of them one remaining?
And Firon and those before him and the overthrown cities continuously committed sins.
And they disobeyed the Messenger of their Lord, so He punished them with a vehement punishment.