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And to Midyan, their brother Shu’ayb, he said:
“My people, serve God, you have no god besides Him.
Clarity has come to you from your Lord, so give full weight and measure, and do not hold back from the people what belongs to them, and do not make corruption on the earth after it has been set right. That is better for you if you believe. And do not stand on every path, robbing, and turning away from the path of God those who believe in Him, and you seek to make it crooked. And remember that you were few and He multiplied you; and see how is the retribution of the corrupters.”
“And if a group of you believes in what I have been sent with,
and a group disbelieves, then wait until God judges between us. He is the best of judges.”
And the leaders who became arrogant from among his people said:
“We will drive you out of our town Shu’ayb, along with those who have believed with you, or you shall return to our creed!”
“Will you force us? We will then be inventing lies about God if we return to your creed after God has saved us from it; and we will not return to it except if God our Lord wills, our Lord encompasses everything with knowledge, in God we put our trust. Our Lord, make an opening between us and between our people with the truth, you are the best of openers.”
And the leaders who rejected from among his people said:
“If you follow Shu’ayb, then you are losers.”
The earthquake took them, thus they became lifeless in their home. Those who denied Shu’ayb, it is as if they had never prospered therein. Those who denied Shu’ayb, they were the losers.
Thus he turned away from them, and said:
“My people, I have delivered to you the messages of my Lord
and advised you. How can I feel sorry over a rejecting people?”
And We do not send a prophet to any town, except afterwards
We afflict its people with hardship and adversity that they may implore.
And to Midyan was their brother Shu’ayb, he said:
“My people, serve God, you have no god besides Him, and do not give short in the measure and the weight. I see you in prosperity, and I fear for you the retribution of a day that is surrounding. And my people, give full in the measure and the weight equitably, and do not hold back from the people what is theirs, and do not roam the land corrupting. What will remain for you with God is far better if you are believers. And I am not a guardian over you.”
“O Shu’ayb, does your contact prayer order you that we leave what our fathers served, or that we do not do with our money as we please? It seems only you are the compassionate, the wise!”
“O my people, do you see that if I am on clear evidence from my Lord, and He has provided me with good provision from Him, then I would not want to contradict by doing what I am prohibiting you from. I only want to make right what I can, and my guidance is only with God. To Him I place my trust, and to Him I repent. And my people, let not your hatred towards me incriminate you that you suffer the fate of what afflicted the people of Noah, or the people of Hud, or the people of Saleh; and the people of Lot were not far off from you. And seek forgiveness from your Lord then repent to Him.
My Lord is Merciful, Loving.”
“O Shu’ayb, we do not understand most of what you say, and we see you as weak among us; and if it were not for who your family is, we would have stoned you, and you would not be proud against us.”
“My people, is who my family is more important to you than God, while you have cast Him away behind your backs? My Lord is encompassing what you do. And my people, continue to act as you do, and I will act. You will then come to know to whom the retribution will come to humiliate him and who is the liar. Watch then, and I will watch with you.”
And when Our command came,
We saved Shu’ayb and those who believed with him by a mercy from Us; and the scream took those who had wronged, thus they became lifeless in their homes. It is as if they had never lived there. Away with Midyan as it was away with Thamud.
And the dwellers of the forest were wicked.
So, We sought revenge from them. And they are in a clear ledger.
So We sent a messenger to them from among them:
“Serve God, you have no other god besides Him. Will you not take heed?”
And the leaders from among his people who rejected and denied the meeting of the Hereafter; and We indulged them in this worldly life; said:
“What is this but a human being like you? He eats from what you eat and he drinks from what you drink. And if you obey a human being like you, then you will indeed be losers. Does he promise you that if you die and become dust and bones that you will be brought out? Far fetched is what you are being promised. There is nothing but our worldly life, we die and we live, and we will not be resurrected. He is but a man who has invented a lie against God, and we will not believe in him.”
“My Lord, grant me victory for what they denied me.”
“In a little while they will be in regret.”
So the scream took them with justice, and We made them as dead plants. So away with the wicked people.
Then We raised after them different generations.
The dwellers of the Canyon disbelieved the messengers.
For Shu’ayb said to them:
“Will you not be righteous? I am to you a trustworthy messenger. So be aware of God and obey me. And I do not ask you for any wage, for my reward is upon the Lord of the worlds. Give full measure and do not be of those who cause losses. And weigh with the balance that is straight. And do not defraud the people of their belongings, and do not venture into the land corrupting. And be aware of the One who has created you and the generations of old.”
“You are but one of those bewitched. And you are nothing but a human being like us, and we think you are one of those who lie. So let pieces from the heaven fall upon us if you are of those who are truthful!”
“My Lord is most aware of what you do.”
But they denied him, so the retribution of the day of shadow took them. It was the retribution of a terrible day.
In that is a sign, but most of them are not believers.
And to Midyan was their brother Shu’ayb.
“O my people, serve God and seek the Last Day, and do not roam the earth corrupting.”
But they denied him, so the earthquake took them; thus they became lifeless in their dwelling.
And Thamud, and the people of Lot,
and the dwellers of the Canyon; these are the Confederates.
And the people of the forest, and the people of Tubba`. All of them disbelieved the messengers, so the promise came to pass.