S (Saad)
88 verses, revealed in Mecca after The Moon (Al-Qamar) before A 'araaf (Al-A 'araaf)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Sad. By the renowned Qur'an, (1) nay, but the unbelievers glory in their schism. (2) How many a generation We have destroyed before them, and they cried out when there was no longer time for escape! (3) And they marvel that there should come unto them a warner from among themselves. And the infidels say: this is a magician and a liar! (4) Does he make all the deities out to be one God? This is indeed a strange thing." (5) And the Council of them depart, saying 'Go! Be steadfast to your gods; this is a thing to be desired. (6) We have not heard this in the religious community close to our time. This is nothing but a fabrication. (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) Or, are with them the treasures of the mercy of thy Lord, the Bestower? (9) Or do they possess the dominion of the heavens and the earth and of all that is in between them? If so, let them ascend the heights of the realm of causation and see! (10) They will be one more army vanquished among the many routed hordes. (11) Before them the nations of Noah, Aad and Pharaoh, and he of the tentpegs belied, (12) And the tribe of Thamud, and the people of Lut, and the People of the Woods; these are the groups. (13) Not one of them but did deny the messengers, therefor My doom was justified, (14)