When Allaah seizes

And thus is the seizure of your Lord when He seizes the cities while they are committing wrong. Indeed, His seizure is painful and severe.
 
[Qur’aan 11:102]
 
 
Abu Musa reported Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:
 
Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, grants respite to the oppressor. But when He lays Hand upon him, He does not then let him off. Then he (the Holy Prophet) recited this verse:
 
"And thus is the seizure of your Lord when He seizes the cities while they are committing wrong. Indeed, His seizure is painful and severe.
 
[Qur’aan 11:102]
 
[Sahih Muslim – The Book of Virtue, Enjoining Good Manners, and Joining of the Ties of Kinship – Chapter: The Prohibition Of Oppression – Hadith No. 2583]