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
Sad. CONSIDER this Qur'an, endowed with all that one ought to remember! (1) nay, but the unbelievers glory in their schism. (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 these [people] deem it strange that a warner should have come unto them from their own midst - and [so] the deniers of the truth are saying: "A [mere] spellbinder is he, a liar! (4) “Has he made all the Gods into One God? This is really something very strange!” (5) And the elders among them went forth saying: “Go ahead and be steadfast in adhering to your deities. What is being said is with a design.” (6) We have heard nothing like this in the latest religion. This is only his own false invention. (7) Hath unto him the admonition been sent down from amongst us! Yea! they are in doubt concerning My admonition. Yea! they have not yet tasted My torment. (8) Do they possess the treasures of the mercy of your Lord, the Mighty, the Great Bestower? (9) Or is it that theirs is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and what is between them? Then let them ascend by any (10) A host of deserters of the allies shall be here put to flight. (11) Cried lies before them the people of Noah, and Ad, and Pharaoh, he of the tent-pegs, (12) And [the tribe of] Thamud and the people of Lot and the companions of the thicket. Those are the companies. (13) Not one (of them) but rejected the messengers, but My punishment came justly and inevitably (on them). (14)