S (Saad)
88 verses, revealed in Mecca after The Moon (Al-Qamar) before A 'araaf (Al-A 'araaf)
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Suad, I swear by the Quran, full of admonition. (1) Nay, but the unbelievers are steeped in arrogance and stubborn defiance. (2) How many generations before them did We destroy? In the end they cried (for mercy)- when there was no longer time for being saved! (3) It seems strange to the pagans that a man from their own people should come to them as a Prophet. The unbelievers have said, "He is only a lying magician". (4) Does he claim that all the deities are [but] one God? Verily, a most strange thing is this!" (5) And the leader among them go away (impatiently), (saying), "Walk ye away, and remain constant to your gods! For this is truly a thing designed (against you)! (6) We have heard nothing like this in the latest religion. This is only his own false invention. (7) Hath the reminder been unto him (alone) among us? Nay, but they are in doubt concerning My reminder; nay but they have not yet tasted My doom. (8) Or, have they the treasuries of the Mercy of your Lord, the Almighty, the Giving? (9) Or [that] the dominion over the heavens and the earth and all that is between them is theirs? Why, then, let them try to ascend [to God-like power] by all [conceivable] means! (10) They will be one more army vanquished among the many routed hordes. (11) Before them (were many who) rejected messengers,- the people of Noah, and 'Ad, and Pharaoh, the Lord of Stakes, (12) And the Thamud, the people of Lot, as well as the dwellers of the Wood, had denied. These were the hordes. (13) Not one (of them) but rejected the messengers, but My punishment came justly and inevitably (on them). (14)