۞ قَالَ فَمَا خَطْبُكُمْ أَيُّهَا الْمُرْسَلُونَ 31
Dr. Mustafa Khattab ˹Later,˺ Abraham asked, “What is your mission, O  messengers?”

قَالُوا إِنَّا أُرْسِلْنَا إِلَىٰ قَوْمٍ مُجْرِمِينَ 32
Dr. Mustafa Khattab They replied, “We have actually been sent to a wicked people,

لِنُرْسِلَ عَلَيْهِمْ حِجَارَةً مِنْ طِينٍ 33
Dr. Mustafa Khattab to send upon them stones of ˹baked˺ clay,

مُسَوَّمَةً عِنْدَ رَبِّكَ لِلْمُسْرِفِينَ 34
Dr. Mustafa Khattab marked by your Lord for the transgressors.”

فَأَخْرَجْنَا مَنْ كَانَ فِيهَا مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ 35
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Then ˹before the torment˺ We evacuated the believers from the city.

فَمَا وَجَدْنَا فِيهَا غَيْرَ بَيْتٍ مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ 36
Dr. Mustafa Khattab But We only found one family that had submitted ˹to Allah˺.1

وَتَرَكْنَا فِيهَا آيَةً لِلَّذِينَ يَخَافُونَ الْعَذَابَ ﭿ الْأَلِيمَ 37
Dr. Mustafa Khattab And We have left a sign there1 ˹as a lesson˺ for those who fear the painful punishment.

وَفِي مُوسَىٰ إِذْ أَرْسَلْنَاهُ إِلَىٰ فِرْعَوْنَ بِسُلْطَانٍ مُبِينٍ 38
Dr. Mustafa Khattab And in ˹the story of˺ Moses ˹was another lesson,˺ when We sent him to Pharaoh with compelling proof,

فَتَوَلَّىٰ بِرُكْنِهِ وَقَالَ سَاحِرٌ أَوْ مَجْنُونٌ 39
Dr. Mustafa Khattab but Pharaoh was carried away by his power, saying ˹of Moses˺, “A magician or a madman!”

فَأَخَذْنَاهُ وَجُنُودَهُ فَنَبَذْنَاهُمْ فِي الْيَمِّ وَهُوَ مُلِيمٌ 40
Dr. Mustafa Khattab So We seized him and his soldiers, casting them into the sea while he was blameworthy.1 

وَفِي عَادٍ إِذْ أَرْسَلْنَا عَلَيْهِمُ الرِّيحَ الْعَقِيمَ 41
Dr. Mustafa Khattab And in ˹the story of˺ ’Âd ˹was another lesson,˺ when We sent against them the devastating wind.1