16:112 wa Darabal-laahu mathalan qaryatan kaanat aaminatam muTmain-natay ya'tiyhaa rizquhaa ragadam min kul-li makaanin fa kafarat bi an'Umil-laahi fa adhaaqahal-laahu libaasal juu'I wal khawfi bimaa kaanuu yaSna'UUn
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Ahmed Raza Khan: Mohammed Aqib Qadri:
And Allah has illustrated an example of a township - which dwelt in peace and security, its provisions coming in abundance from every side - in response the township started being ungrateful of Allah’s favours, therefore Allah made it taste the punishment by covering it with a cloak of starvation and fear, on account of their deeds.
Allah sets forth a Parable: a city enjoying security and quiet, abundantly supplied with sustenance from every place: Yet was it ungrateful for the favours of Allah: so Allah made it taste of hunger and terror (in extremes) (closing in on it) like a garment (from every side), because of the (evil) which (its people) wrought.
Allah coineth a similitude: a township that dwelt secure and well content, its provision coming to it in abundance from every side, but it disbelieved in Allah's favours, so Allah made it experience the garb of dearth and fear because of what they used to do.