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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 full of admonition. (1) nay, but the unbelievers glory in their schism. (2) How many a generation We destroyed before them, and they cried out when it was no longer the 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) Has he turned so many gods into one deity? This is indeed a strange thing!" (5) And the chief persons of them break forth, saying: Go and steadily adhere to your gods; this is most surely a thing sought after. (6) Never did we hear of [a claim like] this in any faith of latter days! It is nothing but [a mortal man's] invention! (7) What, out of all of us, has the Remembrance been sent down to him (Prophet Muhammad)' No, they are doubtful about My Remembrance, no, 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) A very host of parties is routed there! (11) Even before them the people of Noah, 'Ad, the mighty Pharoah, (12) So also did the people of Thamud, Lot, and the dwellers of the Forest. (13) not one [was there] but gave the lie to the apostles - and thereupon My retribution fell due. (14)
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