S (Saad)
88 verses, revealed in Mecca after The Moon (Al-Qamar) before A 'araaf (Al-A 'araaf)
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Suad, I swear by the Quran, full of admonition. (1) Nay! those who disbelieve are in self-exaltation and opposition. (2) How many a generation have We destroyed before them, and they [then] called out; but it was not a time 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) Does he make all the deities out to be one God? This is indeed a strange thing." (5) And the leaders among them went about (saying): "Go on, and remain constant to your aliha (gods)! Verily, This is a thing designed (against you)! (6) We have not heard of this in the latest religion. This is not but a fabrication. (7) "Has the Reminder been sent down to him (alone) from among us?" Nay! but they are in doubt about My Reminder (this Quran)! Nay, but they have not tasted (My) Torment! (8) Or do they have the depositories of the mercy of your Lord, the Exalted in Might, 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) A defeated host are (all) the factions that are there. (11) Before them (were many who) belied Messengers, the people of Nuh (Noah); and 'Ad; and Fir'aun (Pharaoh) the man of stakes (with which he used to punish the people), (12) So also did the people of Thamud, Lot, and the dwellers of the Forest. (13) Not one of them but belied the Messengers, therefore My Torment was justified, (14)