65 Preface فَعَقَروها فَقالَ تَمَتَّعوا في دارِكُم ثَلاثَةَ أَيّامٍ ۖ ذٰلِكَ وَعدٌ غَيرُ مَكذوبٍYusuf AliBut they did ham-string her. So he said: “Enjoy yourselves in your homes for three days:1 (Then will be your ruin): (Behold) there a promise not to be belied!”Just three days’ time for further thought and repentance! But they paid no heed. A terrible earthquake came by night, preceded by a mighty rumbling blast (probably volcanic), such as is well-known in earthquake-prone areas. It came by night and buried them in their own fortress homes, which they thought such places of security! The morning found them lying on their faces hidden from the light How the mighty were brought low!.