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. I CALL to witness the admonishing Qur'an. (1) Verily those who disbelieve are in vainglory and schism. (2) How many generations have We destroyed before them who cried (for mercy) when it was too late 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) Has he made the gods [only] one God? Indeed, this is a curious thing." (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 later religion. This is naught but an invention. (7) Has the message been revealed to him out of [all of] us?" Rather, they are in doubt about My message. Rather, they have not yet tasted My punishment. (8) Or do they hold the treasures of the mercy of your Lord, the Almighty, the Great Bestower? (9) Or is theirs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and what is between them? Then let them ascend through [any] ways of access. (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) And the tribe of Thamud, and the people of Lut, and the People of the Woods; these are the groups. (13) Each of them who rejected the Messenger become subject to Our punishment. (14)