[Ambiya 21:11] And many a township did We destroy, for they were unjust, and We created other nations after them.
[Ambiya 21:12] And when they tasted Our punishment, they immediately started fleeing from it.
[Ambiya 21:13] The angels said to them, "Do not flee and return to the comforts that were given to you and to your homes, perhaps you will be questioned."
[Ambiya 21:14] They cried, "Woe to us, we were indeed unjust!"
[Ambiya 21:15] So they kept saying this until We made them cut off, extinguished.
[Ambiya 21:16] And We have not created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, unnecessarily.
[Ambiya 21:17] If We willed to choose a pastime, We could have chosen it from Ourselves - if We wanted to.
[Ambiya 21:18] But in fact We hurl the truth upon falsehood, so it scatters its brains - thereupon it vanishes; and for you is ruin due to the matters you fabricate.
[Ambiya 21:19] And to Him only belong all those who are in the heavens and in the earth; and those with Him are not conceited towards worshipping Him, nor do they tire.
[Ambiya 21:20] They say His Purity night and day, and do not slacken.
[Ambiya 21:21] Have they appointed from the earth, Gods that create something?
[Ambiya 21:22] If other than Allah, there were Gods * in the heavens and the earth, they would be destroyed; therefore Purity is to Allah, Owner of the Throne, from the matters that they fabricate. (* Which is not possible. ** The heavens and the earth.)
[Ambiya 21:23] He is not questioned whatever He does, whereas they will all be questioned.
[Ambiya 21:24] Or have they set up other
Allah? Say, "Bring your proof; this is the remembrance of those with me
and those before me"; but in fact most of them do not know the Truth,
they turn away.