Section 16


[Aa`raf 7:131] So when good would reach them they would say, "This is for us"; and when misfortune reached them, they would infer it as ill omens of Moosa and his companions; pay heed! The misfortune of their ill luck lies with Allah, but most of them are unaware.


[Aa`raf 7:132] And said, "You may come with any sign to us, in order to cast a magic spell on us - yet by no means are we going to believe in you."


[Aa`raf 7:133] We therefore sent against them the flood and the locusts and the vermin (or insects) and the frogs and the blood - separate signs; in response they were proud and were a guilty people.


[Aa`raf 7:134] And whenever the punishment came upon them they said, "O Moosa! Pray to your Lord for us, by means of His covenant which you have; indeed if you lift the punishment from us we will surely accept faith in you and let the Descendants of Israel go with you."


[Aa`raf 7:135] Consequently whenever We lifted the punishment from them for a term which they must reach, they used to then turn away.


[Aa`raf 7:136] We therefore took revenge from them; so We drowned them in the sea for they used to deny Our signs and were ignoring them.


[Aa`raf 7:137] And We made the people who were oppressed, the inheritors of the eastern and western parts of the land in which We placed blessings; and the good promise of your Lord was fulfilled for the Descendants of Israel - the reward of their patience; and We destroyed whatever Firaun and his people built and whatever they had contrived.