S (Saad)
88 verses, revealed in Mecca after The Moon (Al-Qamar) before A 'araaf (Al-A 'araaf)
In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate
Sad. By the Qur'an containing reminder... (1) In fact, the disbelievers are in false pride and opposition. (2) How many a generation We have destroyed before them, and they cried out when there was no longer time for escape! (3) Now they marvel that a warner has come to them from among them; and the unbelievers say, 'This is a lying sorcerer. (4) They say, "Has he condemned all other gods but One? This is certainly strange". (5) The chiefs among them go about, exhorting: Go and be staunch to your gods! Lo! this is a thing designed. (6) We have heard nothing like this in the latest religion. This is only his own false invention. (7) Has this Exhortation been sent down among us only to him, to the exclusion of all others?” Nay, they are in doubt regarding My Exhortation, and are saying all this because they have not yet had any taste of My chastisement. (8) Or are theirs the treasures of the mercy of thy Lord, the Mighty, the Bestower? (9) Or, is theirs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and that which is in-between the twain? If so, let them ascend by steps. (10) This is only a small army out of the several armies that will suffer defeat here. (11) Before them the people of Noah denied the truth, as did the 'Ad and Pharaoh of the Stakes, (12) And the Thamud, the people of Lot, as well as the dwellers of the Wood, had denied. These were the hordes. (13) Each of them gave the lie to Messengers and My decree of chastisement came upon them. (14)