وَكَاَيِّنْ مِّنْ قَرْيَةٍ اَمْلَيْتُ لَهَا وَهِيَ ظَالِمَةٌ ثُمَّ اَخَذْتُهَاۚ وَاِلَيَّ الْمَصِيْرُ ࣖ ( الحج: ٤٨ )
Wa ka ayyim min qaryatin amlaitu lahaa wa hiya zaalimatun summa akhaztuhaa wa ilaiyal maseer (al-Ḥajj 22:48)
And for how many a city did I prolong enjoyment while it was committing wrong. Then I seized it, and to Me is the [final] destination. (Al-Hajj  : 48)
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And how many towns were there to whom I allowed respite, while they were wrongdoers, then I seized them. And to Me is the final return.