English Translation of Al-Quran
.Surah Al-Qasas [The Narration]
Ayat 59. And never will your Lord destroy the towns (populations) until He sends to their mother town a Messenger reciting to them Our Verses. And never would Allah destroy the towns unless the people thereof are Zalimun (polytheists, wrong-doers, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah, oppressors and tyrants).
Tafseer of Surah Al-Qasas (The Narration) Ayat 59. Nor was thy Lord the one to destroy a population until He had sent to its center a messenger, rehearsing to them Our Signs; nor are We going to destroy a population except when its members practice iniquity. Allah (SWT) always sent his warner to warn them but the oppressor keep on deifying the Devine message and became eligible for torment.
English Translation of Hadith
Hazrat Abdullah bin Masud (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I can still recall as if I am seeing the Messenger of Allah [SAWW](PBUH) resembling one of the Prophets whose people scourged him and shed his blood, while he wiped blood from his face, he said: “O Allah! Forgive my people, because they certainly do not know”.
[Al-Bukhari 09, Chapter 84, Hadith # 63].
Lesson : as mentioned above in Surah Al-Qasas Ayat 59 “And never will your Lord destroy the towns (populations) until He sends to their mother town a Messenger reciting to them Our Verses” It mentions the refined character and compassion of the Prophets which has an important lesson for those who preach righteousness. They should be always prepared to face hardships involved in inviting people to the right path and, instead of retaliation, forgive their audience and pray for their guidance. These noble qualities are extremely important for those who are devoted to preach religion.