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messengers were passed in explaining these matters to their people over and over again. Yet most often, the people to whom they were sent accused them of untruthfulness, of seeking to acquire material gains, or trying to assert their superiority over them and then they went on to practise their own systems without thinking of what the prophet said or without questioning their deeds. Some of them have gone further and attempted to kill or drive away the believers. The number of the believers that obeyed and followed was often very few. However, in the cases of the rebellious communities, Allah always saved only the prophets and their followers. Despite the thousands of years that have gone by, and the changes in places, manners, technologies and civilisations, yet not much has changed in the aforementioned social structures and the systems of the unbelievers. As we have emphasised above, many of the world’s societies have all the qualities of the people described in the Qur'an. Just like Thamud who gave short measure, there are also a great number of forgers and swindlers today. There exists a "homosexual community", which is defended whenever the occasion presents itself, and the members of which do not fall short of the people of Lut (as) in whom sexual perversion had reached its peak. A great part of society is made up of people as ungrateful and rebellious as Saba, as unthankful for the wealth endowed to them as the people of Iram, as unsubmissive and insulting towards the believers as the people of Nuh (as), and as heedless of social justice as ‘Ad. These are very significant signs… We should always bear in mind that whatever differences come about in societies or at whatever stage of technological advancement they are or whatever their potentials are, these have no importance whatsoever. None of these can save one from Allah's punishment. The Qur’an reminds us all of this reality: Do they not travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those before them? They were superior to them in strength: they tilled the soil and populated it in greater numbers than these have done: there came to them their messengers with Clear (Signs). (Which they rejected, to their own destruction): It was not Allah Who wronged them, but they wronged their own souls. (Surat ar-Rum: 9)

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Perished Nations  

Adnan Oktar (Harun Yahya) It is Allah Who creates man, and gives him a spiritual and physical form, lets him lead a certain course of life,...

Perished Nations  

Adnan Oktar (Harun Yahya) It is Allah Who creates man, and gives him a spiritual and physical form, lets him lead a certain course of life,...

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