This voice of the angels was heard from the sky throughout the village and the swords of the army of Bakht Nasr kept beheading them. When the people of village saw this scene, they started admitting their sins and guilt but their repentance and crying did not benefit them. There were streams of blood flowing everywhere in the village and the whole village was deserted and destroyed. The Holy Quran has described the destruction of these people in the following words:
And how many (people of) towns We have destroyed that were unjust, and We created another nation after them. And when they received Our punishment, they immediately started fleeing from it. (It was said to them via angels, sarcastically) 1Do not flee and return to the comforts that were given to you, and to your homes; perhaps you will be asked ( about the way you spent your life).’ They said, 1Woe to us! We were indeed unjust.’ So they kept saying this until We made them cut-off (i.e. like chopped off crop), extinguished.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation ofQuran)J (Part 17, SurahAl-Ambiya, Ayah 11-15)
According to some commentators of the Holy Quran, ‘town’ in this Ayah refers to all the towns of the previously destroyed Ummahs i.e. the towns of Sayyiduna Nuh, Sayyiduna Loot, Sayyiduna Saalih, Sayyiduna Shu’ayb which were deserted by various torments .
(Tafseer As-Saawi, vol. 4, pp. 1292; part 17, Surah Al-Ambiya, Ayah 11)
Refuting and disrespecting, harming and killing the Ambiya of Allah or offensive and abusive attitude towards them are such heinous and grave crimes that definitely invite the torment from Allah. The Holy Quran presents several evidences in this context that many dwellings were destroyed as a charge of this guilt.