[HMSajdah 41:12] He then established them into seven heavens in two days, and to each heaven He sent the command of its affairs; and We decorated the lower heaven with lamps; and for its protection; this is the command set by the Most Honourable, the All Knowing.

[HMSajdah 41:13] Then if they turn away say, I warn you of a thunderbolt like the thunderbolt which came upon Aad and Thamud.

[HMSajdah 41:14] When their Noble Messengers approached them from front and from behind saying, "Do not worship any one except Allah"; they said, "If our Lord willed, He would surely have sent down angels - we therefore deny whatever you have been sent with.

[HMSajdah 41:15] So regarding the Aad, they were haughty in the land without right, and they said, Who is more powerful than us? Did they not realise that Allah, Who created them, is more powerful than them? And they used to deny Our signs.

[HMSajdah 41:16] We therefore sent a violent thunderstorm towards them in their days of misfortune, in order to make them taste a disgraceful punishment in the life of this world; and indeed the punishment of the Hereafter is more disgracing, and they will not be helped.

[HMSajdah 41:17] And regarding the Thamud, We showed them the right path - so they chose to be blind above being guided, therefore the thunderbolt of the disgraceful punishment overcame them - the recompense of their deeds.

[HMSajdah 41:18] And We rescued those who accepted faith and were pious.

Section 3

[HMSajdah 41:19] And on the day when the enemies of Allah are herded towards the fire, the earlier groups will be restrained till the latter join them.

[HMSajdah 41:20] To the extent that when they reach it, their ears and their eyes and their skins will testify against them for what they used to do.