وَلَقَدۡ أَتَوۡاْ عَلَى ٱلۡقَرۡيَةِ ٱلَّتِىٓ أُمۡطِرَتۡ مَطَرَ ٱلسَّوۡءِ ۚ أَفَلَمۡ يَكُونُواْ يَرَوۡنَهَا ۚ بَلۡ كَانُواْ لَا يَرۡجُونَ نُشُورًا
And the (Unbelievers) must indeed have passed by the town on which was rained a shower of evil: did they not then see it (with their own eyes)? But they fear not the Resurrection.<br/>
And verily they, namely, the disbelievers of Mecca, will have passed by the town on which an evil shower was rained (al-saw', 'evil', is the verbal noun from saa'a, 'was evil'), that is, [it was showered] with stones. This was the principal town of the towns inhabited by the people of Lot; God destroyed its inhabitants for their committing acts of lewdness. Can it be that they have not seen it?, on their journeys to Syria, and so take heed thereof? (the interrogative is affirmative). Nay, but it is that they do not expect, they have [no] fear of [any], resurrection, and so they do not believe.