S (Saad)
88 verses, revealed in Mecca after The Moon (Al-Qamar) before A 'araaf (Al-A 'araaf)
In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful
Sad. By the Qur'an full of admonition. (1) Nay, but the unbelievers are steeped in arrogance and stubborn defiance. (2) How many a generation have We destroyed before their time [for this very sin]! And [how] they called [unto Us] when it was too late to 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) Does he claim that all the deities are [but] one God? Verily, a most strange thing is this!" (5) And their leaders launch forth [thus]: "Go ahead, and hold steadfastly onto your deities: this, behold, is the only thing to do! (6) We have not heard of this in the latest religion. This is not but a fabrication. (7) “Is the Qur’an which is sent to him, among us?” In fact they are in a doubt concerning My Book; in fact, they have not yet tasted My punishment. (8) Do they have the stores of the mercy of your Lord, the mighty and munificent? (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) (As they denied Allah's Message) they will be a defeated host like the confederates of the old times (who were defeated). (11) Before them there have belied the people of Nuh and the 'Aad, and Fir'awn the owner of the stakes. (12) Thamood, the nation of Lot and the dwellers of the Thicket such were the confederates. (13) Of all these there was not one who did not deny the messengers. So My retribution was justified. (14)