“But how many were the prophets We sent amongst the peoples of old?
And never came there a prophet to them but they mocked him.
So We destroyed (them)- stronger in power than these;- & (thus) has passed on the Parable of the peoples of old.
If thou wert to question them, ‘Who created the heavens & the earth?’ They would be sure to reply, ‘they were created by (Him), the Exalted in Power, Full of Knowledge’;-
(Yea, the same that) has made for you the earth (like a carpet) spread out, & has made for you roads (& channels) therein, in order that ye may find guidance (on the way);
That sends down (from time to time) rain from the sky in due measure;- & We raise to life therewith a land that is dead; even so will ye be raised (from the dead);-
That has created pairs in all things, & has made for you ships & cattle on which ye ride,
In order that ye may sit firm & square on their backs, & when so seated, ye may celebrate the (kind) favour of your Lord, & say, “Glory to Him Who has subjected these to our (use), for we could never have accomplished this (by ourselves),
“And to our Lord, surely, must we turn back!”” [43:6-14]