S (Saad)
88 verses, revealed in Mecca after The Moon (Al-Qamar) before A 'araaf (Al-A 'araaf)
In the name of God, The Most Gracious, The Dispenser of Grace
Sad. By the Qur'an containing reminder... (1) No, the unbelievers exalt in their division. (2) How many a generation We have destroyed before them, and they cried out when there was no longer time for escape! (3) They are surprised that a warner should come to them from among themselves. They say, "This is a magician, a great liar. (4) What! makes he the gods a single Allah? A strange thing is this, to be sure! (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 never heard of it in the former faith. It is surely a fabrication. (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) Is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, for them? So would they not just ascend using ropes? (10) A very host of parties is routed there! (11) Before them there have belied the people of Nuh and the 'Aad, and Fir'awn the owner of the stakes. (12) and [the tribe of] Thamud, and the people of Lot, and the dwellers of the wooded dales [of Madyan]: they all were leagued together, [as it were, in their unbelief:] (13) not one [was there] but gave the lie to the apostles - and thereupon My retribution fell due. (14)