In the name of Allah the most Beneficent the most Merciful,
أَوَلَمْ يَهْدِ لَهُمْ كَمْ أَهْلَكْنَا مِن قَبْلِهِم مِّنَ الْقُرُونِ يَمْشُونَ فِي مَسَاكِنِهِمْ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ أَفَلَا يَسْمَعُونَ
Is it not a guidance for them, how many generations We have destroyed before them in whose dwellings they do walk about? Verily, therein indeed are signs. Would they not then listen?
In the continuous experience of history all those who received a Messenger from God and disbelieved were destroyed.An example is the City of Thamud to whom the Prophet Salih upon whom be peace was sent.They denied him and God destroyed them.
Thus in the fact that these nations have been destroyed due to their disbelief is a sign.They refused to listen to their Prophet.Due to their disbelief they got punished in this world and the punishment of the hereafter is worse.
Will we listen?
Asalaam aleykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh(May peace and the mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you)