[Dukhan 44:19] And saying, “And do not rebel against Allah; I have brought a clear proof to you.”

[Dukhan 44:20] “And I take the refuge of my Lord and yours, against your stoning me.”

[Dukhan 44:21] “And if you do not believe in me, then have no relation with me.”

[Dukhan 44:22] He therefore prayed to his Lord, “These are a guilty nation!”

[Dukhan 44:23] We commanded him, “Journey with My bondmen in a part of the night - you will be pursued.”

[Dukhan 44:24] “And leave the sea as it is, parted in several places; indeed that army will be drowned.”

[Dukhan 44:25] How many gardens and water-springs they left behind!

[Dukhan 44:26] And fields and grand palaces!

[Dukhan 44:27] And favours amongst which they were rejoicing!

[Dukhan 44:28] That is what We did; and We made another nation their heirs.

[Dukhan 44:29] So the heavens and the earth did not weep for them, and they were not given respite.

Section 2

[Dukhan 44:30] And indeed We rescued the Descendants of Israel from a disgraceful torture.

[Dukhan 44:31] From Firaun; he was indeed proud, among the transgressors.

[Dukhan 44:32] And We knowingly chose them, among all others of their time.

[Dukhan 44:33] And We gave them signs in which lay clear favours.

[Dukhan 44:34] Indeed these disbelievers proclaim; -

[Dukhan 44:35] “There is nothing except our dying just once, and we will not be raised.”

[Dukhan 44:36] “Therefore bring back our forefathers, if you are truthful!”

[Dukhan 44:37] Are they better, or the people of Tubba? And those who were before them? We destroyed them; they were indeed criminals.

[Dukhan 44:38] And We did not create the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, just for play.

[Dukhan 44:39] We did not create them except with the truth, but most of them do not know.