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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. It is He Who hath produced you from the earth and settled you therein: then ask forgiveness of Him, and turn to Him (in repentance): for my Lord is (always) near, ready to answer.”

7:73 – Islamic Web Library

The story of Salih and the Thamud people has
been told from another point of view in 7:73-79. The
difference in the point of view there and here is the same
as in the story of Hud: see n. 1545 to 11:50.

Note how the story now is the same, and yet new points
and details are brought out to illustrate each new
argument.
Note, also, how the besetting sin of the ‘Ad-pride and
obstinacy -is distinguished from the besetting sin of the
Thamud- the oppression of the poor, as illustrated by the
test case and symbol of the She-camel: see n. 1044 to
7:73.
All sin is in a sense pride and rebellion; yet sins take
particular hues in different circumstances, and these
colours are brought out as in a most artistically painted
picture-with the greatest economy of words and the
most piercing analysis of motives.

References:

Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 11 verse 61)Microsoft Word – 011 Hud.doc (quran4u.com)

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