And Verily! In the cattle there is indeed a lesson for you. We give you to drink (milk) of that which is in their bellies. And there are, in them, numerous (other) benefits for you, and of them you eat.
And on them, and on ships you are carried.
And indeed We sent Nuh (Noah) to his people, and he said:"O my people! Worship Allah! You have no other Ilah (God) but Him (Islamic Monotheism). Will you not then be afraid (of Him i.e. of His Punishment because of worshipping others besides Him)?"
But the chiefs of those who disbelieved among his people said:"He is no more than a human being like you, he seeks to make himself superior to you. Had Allah willed, He surely could have sent down angels; never did we hear such a thing among our fathers of old.
"He is only a man in whom is madness, so wait for him a while."
[Nuh (Noah)] said:"O my Lord! Help me because they deny me."
So We inspired him (saying):"Construct the ship under Our Eyes and under Our Revelation (guidance). Then, when Our Command comes, and the oven gushes forth water, take on board of each kind two (male and female), and your family, except those thereof against whom the Word has already gone forth. And address Me not in favour of those who have done wrong. Verily, they are to be drowned.
And when you have embarked on the ship, you and whoever is with you, then say:"All the praises and thanks be to Allah, Who has saved us from the people who are Zalimun (i.e. oppressors, wrong-doers, polytheists, those who join others in worship with Allah, etc.).
And say:"My Lord! Cause me to land at a blessed landing-place, for You are the Best of those who bring to land."
Verily, in this [what We did as regards drowning of the people of Nuh (Noah)], there are indeed Ayat (proofs, evidences, lessons, signs, etc. for men to understand), for sure We are ever putting (men) to the test.
Then, after them, We created another generation.
And We sent to them a Messenger from among themselves (saying):"Worship Allah! You have no other Ilah (God) but Him. Will you not then be afraid (of Him i.e. of His Punishment because of worshipping others besides Him)?"
And the chiefs of his people, who disbelieved and denied the Meeting in the Hereafter, and to whom We had given the luxuries and comforts of this life, said:"He is no more than a human being like you, he eats of that which you eat, and drinks of what you drink.
"If you were to obey a human being like yourselves, then verily! You indeed would be losers.
"Does he promise you that when you have died and have become dust and bones, you shall come out alive (resurrected)?
"Far, very far is that which you are promised.
"There is nothing but our life of this world! We die and we live! And we are not going to be resurrected!
"He is only a man who has invented a lie against Allah, but we are not going to believe in him."
He said:"O my Lord! Help me because they deny me."
(Allah) said:"In a little while, they are sure to be regretful."