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 Koran, containing the Remembrance -- (1) Nay! those who disbelieve are in self-exaltation and opposition. (2) How many did We destroy before them of the generations, then they cried while the time of escaping had passed away. (3) They wondered that a warner had come to them from among themselves, and the deniers of the Truth said: “This is a sorcerer, and a big liar. (4) Maketh he the gods One God? Verily that is a thing astounding! (5) The chiefs among them go about, exhorting: Go and be staunch to your gods! Lo! this is a thing designed. (6) We have not heard of any such thing in the old religion. This is nothing but a fabrication. (7) Can it be that he alone has received the Quran?" In fact, they have doubts about My Quran and this is because they have not yet faced (My) torment. (8) Or, have they the treasuries of the Mercy of your Lord, the Almighty, the Giving? (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) [But] there it is: any and all human beings, however [strongly] leagued together, are bound to suffer defeat [whenever they refuse to accept the truth]. (11) The people of Noah denied before them, and [the tribe of] 'Aad and Pharaoh, the owner of stakes, (12) So also did the people of Thamud, Lot, and the dwellers of the Forest. (13) Not one of them but did deny the messengers, therefor My doom was justified, (14)