S (Saad)
88 verses, revealed in Mecca after The Moon (Al-Qamar) before A 'araaf (Al-A 'araaf)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Sad: By the Qur'an, Full of Admonition: (This is the Truth). (1) In fact, the unbelievers are the ones who are boastful and quarrelsome. (2) How many generations have We destroyed before them who cried (for mercy) when it was too late for escape. (3) They marvel now that, from among themselves, a warner has come to them. The unbelievers say: 'This is a lying sorcerer. (4) Maketh he the gods One Allah? Lo! that is an astounding thing. (5) The chiefs among them go about, exhorting: Go and be staunch to your gods! Lo! this is a thing designed. (6) "We have not heard (the like) of this among the people of these later days. This is nothing but an invention! (7) "What! has the Message been sent to him - (Of all persons) among us?"... but they are in doubt concerning My (Own) Message! Nay, they have not yet tasted My Punishment! (8) Or have they the treasuries of thy Lord's mercy, the All-mighty, the All-giving? (9) Or have they the dominion of the heavens and the earth and all between? If so, let them mount up with the ropes and means (to reach that end)! (10) (As they denied Allah's Message) they will be a defeated host like the confederates of the old times (who were defeated). (11) The folk of Noah before them denied (their messenger) and (so did the tribe of) A'ad, and Pharaoh firmly planted, (12) And (the tribe of) Thamud, and the folk of Lot, and the dwellers in the wood: these were the factions. (13) None of them was such that it did not deny the Noble Messengers, therefore My punishment became inevitable. (14)