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Sura 54
Aya 24
فَقالوا أَبَشَرًا مِنّا واحِدًا نَتَّبِعُهُ إِنّا إِذًا لَفي ضَلالٍ وَسُعُرٍ

Muhammad Asad

and they said: "Are we to follow one single mortal, one from among ourselves?1 In that case, behold, we would certainly sink into error and folly!
  • For the general implication of this rhetorical question, see note 2 on 50:2. For the story of the tribe of Thamud, their prophet Salih, and the incident of the she-camel, see 7:73-79, 11:61-68, 26:141-158, and the corresponding notes.