Such is the chastisement of thy Lord when He chastises communities in the midst of their wrong: grievous, indeed, and severe is His chastisement.
Narrated Abu Musa:
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Allah gives respite to the oppressor, but when He takes him over, He never releases him.” Then he recited:– “Such is the seizure of your Lord when He seizes (population of) towns in the midst of their wrong: Painful indeed, and severe is His seizure.’ (11.102)
|Reference||: Sahih al-Bukhari 4686|
|In-book reference||: Book 65, Hadith 208|
|USC-MSA web (English) reference||: Vol. 6, Book 60, Hadith 208|
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