قَبْلهِم

Appears 7 times in the Quran. (Root: قبل)
  1. And those who have no knowledge say: Why does not Allah speak to us or a sign come to us? Even thus said those before them, the like of what they say; their hearts are all alike. Indeed We have made the communications clear for a people who are sure.

  2. Do they not consider how many a generation We have destroyed before them, whom We had established in the earth as We have not established you, and We sent the clouds pouring rain on them in abundance, and We made the rivers to flow beneath them, then We destroyed them on account of their faults and raised up after them another generation.

  3. Does it not point out to them the right way, how many of the generations, in whose abodes they go about, did We destroy before them? Most surely there are signs in this; will they not then hear?

  4. How many did We destroy before them of the generations, then they cried while the time of escaping had passed away.

  5. And We have appointed for them comrades so they have made fair-seeming to them what is before them and what is behind them, and the word proved true against them-- among the nations of the jinn and the men that have passed away before them-- that they shall surely be losers.

  6. These are they against whom the word has proved true among nations of the jinn and the men that have already passed away before them; surely they are losers.

  7. Thus there did not come to those before them a messenger but they said: A magician or a mad man.