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 Koran, containing the Remembrance -- (1) Nay, but those who disbelieve are in false pride and schism. (2) How many a nation did We destroy before them! (When they approached their doom) they cried out (for deliverance), but the time for deliverance was already past. (3) They marvel now that, from among themselves, a warner has come to them. The unbelievers say: 'This is a lying sorcerer. (4) What! makes he the gods a single Allah? A strange thing is this, to be sure! (5) A group of the pagans walked out of a meeting with the Prophet and told the others, "Let us walk away. Be steadfast in the worship of your gods. This man wants to dominate you. (6) We have heard nothing like this in the latest religion. This is only his own false invention. (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) Or, have they the treasuries of the Mercy of your Lord, the Almighty, the Giving? (9) Or is theirs the kingdom of the heavens and earth and of what between them is? Why, then let them ascend the cords! (10) This is only a small army out of the several armies that will suffer defeat here. (11) Before them (were many who) belied Messengers, the people of Nuh (Noah); and 'Ad; and Fir'aun (Pharaoh) the man of stakes (with which he used to punish the people), (12) And Thamud, and the people of Lut, and the Companions of the Wood; - such were the Confederates. (13) Of all these there was not one who did not deny the messengers. So My retribution was justified. (14)