And you, [O Muúammad], were not on the western side [of the mount] when We revealed to Moses the command, and you were not among the witnesses [to that].
But We produced [many] generations [after Moses], and prolonged was their duration. And you were not a resident among the people of Madyan, reciting to them Our verses, but We were senders [of this message].
And you were not at the side of the mount when We called [Moses] but [were sent] as a mercy from your Lord to warn a people to whom no warner had come before you that they might be reminded.
And if not that a disaster should strike them for what their hands put forth [of sins] and they would say, |Our Lord, why did You not send us a messenger so we could have followed Your verses and been among the believers?|...
But when the truth came to them from Us, they said, |Why was he not given like that which was given to Moses?| Did they not disbelieve in that which was given to Moses before? They said, |[They are but] two works of magic supporting each other, and indeed we are, in both, disbelievers.
Say, |Then bring a scripture from Allah which is more guiding than either of them that I may follow it, if you should be truthful.
But if they do not respond to you - then know that they only follow their [own] desires. And who is more astray than one who follows his desire without guidance from Allah ? Indeed, Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people.