[Aa`raf 7:88] The proud leaders of his people said, "O Shuaib, we swear we will banish you and the Muslims who are with you, from our town or you must return to our religion"; he said, "Even though we detest it?"

[Aa`raf 7:89] "We shall then have fabricated a lie against Allah if we return to your religion after Allah has rescued us from it; and it is not for any of us Muslims to return to your religion except if Allah, Who is our Lord, wills; the knowledge of our Lord encompasses all things; in Allah only we have trusted; our Lord! Decide with justice between us and our people - and Yours is the best decision."

[Aa`raf 7:90] And the disbelieving leaders of his people said, "If you obey Shuaib, you will indeed be in a loss."

[Aa`raf 7:91] Therefore the earthquake seized them - so at morning they remained lying flattened in their homes.

[Aa`raf 7:92] As if those who denied Shoaib had never lived in those homes; those who denied Shoaib, were themselves ruined.

[Aa`raf 7:93] So Shoaib turned away from them saying, "O my people! Indeed I did deliver my Lord’s message to you and gave you sound advice; so why should I grieve for the disbelievers?" (The people in the graves can hear the speech of those who are on earth.)


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[Aa`raf 7:94] And never did We send any Prophet to a dwelling but We seized its people with hardship and adversity so that they may become humble.

[Aa`raf 7:95] Then We changed the misfortune into prosperity to the extent that they became numerous and said, "Indeed grief and comfort did reach our ancestors" - so We seized them suddenly in their neglect.