In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

In Surah Al-Ankabut [Aayaat 38-40], after Allaah (The Most High) mentioned the people of Aad and Thamood, Allaah then mentioned the other haughty criminals Qaaroon, Fir’awn and Haamaan, saying: [وَقَـٰرُونَ وَفِرۡعَوۡنَ وَهَـٰمَـٰنَ‌ۖ وَلَقَدۡ جَآءَهُم مُّوسَىٰ بِٱلۡبَيِّنَـٰتِ فَٱسۡتَڪۡبَرُواْ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَمَا كَانُواْ سَـٰبِقِينَ  – And Qaaroon, Fir’aun (Pharaoh), and Haman; and indeed Musa (Moses) came to them with clear Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), but they were arrogant in the land, yet they could not outstrip Us (escape Our punishment). [29:39]

When Moosaa Ibn Imraan  (alayhis salaam) came -with the clear signs and evidences – to Qaaroon, Fir’awn and Haamaan, they did not submit; rather they became haughty in the earth towards the slaves of Allaah (i.e. the believers) and humiliated them. They (i.e. Qaaroon, Fir’awn & Haamaan) were too proud to accept the truth and thus rejected it. However, when the punishment (of Allaah) came to them, they were unable to save themselves. [Ref 1]

Ref 1: Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannaan’ by Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah). Abridged & slightly paraphrased]

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