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وَأَمَّا ثَمُودُ فَهَدَيْنَاهُمْ فَٱسْتَحَبُّواْ ٱلْعَمَىٰ عَلَى ٱلْهُدَىٰ فَأَخَذَتْهُمْ صَاعِقَةُ ٱلْعَذَابِ ٱلْهُونِ بِمَا كَانُواْ يَكْسِبُونَ
-Fussilat ( فصلت )

Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn ‘Abbâs

(And as for Thamud) the people of Salih, (We gave them guidance) We sent to them Salih and made clear to them what is disbelief and what is faith and the difference between the Truth and falsehood, (but they preferred blindness to the guidance) they preferred disbelief to faith, (so the bolt of the doom of humiliation) the cry of a severe chastisement (overtook them because of what they used to earn) and say and do in their state of disbelief and because they hamstrung the camel.

Tafsir Ibn 'Abbas, trans. Mokrane Guezzou
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