English Translation of Al-Quran
.Surah Al-Ankabut [The Spider]
Ayat 38. And ‘Ad and Thamud (people)! And indeed (their destruction) is clearly apparent to you from their (ruined) dwellings. Shaitan (Satan) made their deeds fair-seeming to them, and turned them away from the (Right) Path, though they were intelligent.
Tafseer of Surah Al-Ankabut (The Spider) Ayat 38. (Remember also) the ´Ad and the Thamud (peoples): clearly will appear to you from (the traces) of their buildings (their fate): the Evil One made their deeds alluring to them, and kept them back from the Path, though they were gifted with intelligence and skill. For ‘Ad people see 7:65-72, and n. 1040, and for Thamud, 7:73-79, The remains of their buildings show (1) that they were gifted with great intelligence and skill; (2) that they were proud of their material civilization; and (3) their destruction argues how the greatest material civilization and resources cannot save a People who disobey Allah’s moral law. They were so arrogant and self-satisfied, that they missed the higher purpose of life, and strayed clean away from the Path of Allah. Though their intelligence should have kept them straight, Evil made them crooked and led them and kept them astray.