Note [original edition] :When she followeth him;] i.e.
When she rises just after him, as she does at the beginning of
the month; or when she gets after him, as happens when she is a little past
by the day, when it showeth its splendor;
by the night, when it covereth him with darkness;
by the heaven, and him who built it;
by the earth, and him who spread it forth;
by the soul, and him who completely formed it,
and inspired into the same its faculty of distinguishing, and power of
choosing, wickedness and piety:
now is he who hath purified the same, happy;
but he who hath corrupted the same, is miserable.
Thamud accused their prophetSaleh of imposture, through the excess of
when the wretch
Note [original edition] :The wretch;] Viz. Kedâr Ebn Sâlef.
See chap. 7, p. 125, and chap. 54, p.430.
among them was sent to slay the camel;
and the apostle of God said unto them, Let alone the camel of God; and
hinder not her drinking.
But they charged him with imposture; and they slew her.
Wherefore their Lord destroyed them, for their crime, and made their
punishment equal unto them all: