وَإِلَىٰ ثَمُودَ أَخَاهُمۡ صَٰلِحًا ۗ قَالَ يَٰقَوۡمِ ٱعۡبُدُواْ ٱللَّهَ مَا لَكُم مِّنۡ إِلَٰهٍ غَيۡرُهُۥ ۖ قَدۡ جَآءَتۡكُم بَيِّنَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّكُمۡ ۖ هَٰذِهِۦ نَاقَةُ ٱللَّهِ لَكُمۡ ءَايَةً ۖ فَذَرُوهَا تَأۡكُلۡ فِىٓ أَرۡضِ ٱللَّهِ ۖ وَلَا تَمَسُّوهَا بِسُوٓءٍ فَيَأۡخُذَكُمۡ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ
To the Thamud people (We sent) Salih, one of their own brethren: He said: "O my people! worship Allah: ye have no other god but Him. Now hath come unto you a clear (Sign) from your Lord! This she-camel of Allah is a Sign unto you: So leave her to graze in Allah's earth, and let her come to no harm, or ye shall be seized with a grievous punishment.<br/>
And, We sent, to Thamood (Thamooda, read without declining [the noun], as denoting the tribe [of Thamood] itself) their brother Saalih. He said, 'O my people, worship God! You have no god other than Him. Truly there has come to you a clear proof, an illustration, from your Lord, of my truthfulness, this is the she-camel of God, a sign for you (lakum aayatan is a circumstantial qualifier operated by the import of the demonstrative noun [haadhihi, 'this']), they had asked him to make it come out of a [specific] rock which they had designated. So leave her to feed throughout God's earth, and do not touch her with harm, either by hamstringing or beating her, lest you be seized by a painful chastisement.