The Holy Quran, Chapter Ad-Dukhan - الدخان

Verse
27
وَنَعْمَةٍ كَانُوا فِيهَا فَاكِهِينَ
And pleasant things wherein they took delight!
28
كَذَلِكَ وَأَوْرَثْنَاهَا قَوْماً آخَرِينَ
Even so (it was), and We made it an inheritance for other folk;
29
فَمَا بَكَتْ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّمَاء وَالْأَرْضُ وَمَا كَانُوا مُنظَرِينَ
And the heaven and the earth wept not for them, nor were they reprieved.
30
وَلَقَدْ نَجَّيْنَا بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنَ الْعَذَابِ الْمُهِينِ
And We delivered the Children of Israel from the shameful doom
31
مِن فِرْعَوْنَ إِنَّهُ كَانَ عَالِياً مِّنَ الْمُسْرِفِينَ
(We delivered them) from Pharaoh. Lo! he was a tyrant of the wanton ones.
32
وَلَقَدِ اخْتَرْنَاهُمْ عَلَى عِلْمٍ عَلَى الْعَالَمِينَ
And We chose them, purposely, above (all) creatures.
33
وَآتَيْنَاهُم مِّنَ الْآيَاتِ مَا فِيهِ بَلَاء مُّبِينٌ
And We gave them portents wherein was a clear trial.
34
إِنَّ هَؤُلَاء لَيَقُولُونَ
Lo! these, forsooth, are saying:
35
إِنْ هِيَ إِلَّا مَوْتَتُنَا الْأُولَى وَمَا نَحْنُ بِمُنشَرِينَ
There is naught but our first death, and we shall not be raised again.
36
فَأْتُوا بِآبَائِنَا إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ
Bring back our fathers, if ye speak the truth!
37
أَهُمْ خَيْرٌ أَمْ قَوْمُ تُبَّعٍ وَالَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ أَهْلَكْنَاهُمْ إِنَّهُمْ كَانُوا مُجْرِمِينَ
Are they better, or the folk of Tubba and those before them? We destroyed them, for surely they were guilty.
38
وَمَا خَلَقْنَا السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا لَاعِبِينَ
And We created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, in play.
39
مَا خَلَقْنَاهُمَا إِلَّا بِالْحَقِّ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَهُمْ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
We created them not save with truth; but most of them know not.