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: By the Qur'an, Full of Admonition: (This is the Truth). (1) Verily those who disbelieve are in vainglory and schism. (2) How many generations before them did We destroy? In the end they cried (for mercy)- when there was no longer time for being saved! (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) What, has he made the gods One God? This is indeed a wondrous thing' (5) And their leaders went about, “Leave him and cling steadfastly to your Gods! Indeed he has a hidden objective in this!” (6) We heard not thereof in the later faith; this is naught but an invention. (7) What, out of all of us, has the Remembrance been sent down to him (Prophet Muhammad)' No, they are doubtful about My Remembrance, no, they have not yet tasted My punishment. (8) Or are theirs the treasures of the mercy of thy Lord, the Mighty, the 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) A defeated host are (all) the factions that are there. (11) Before them the people of Noah, Ad, and Pharaoh of the tent-pegs gave the lie (to the Messengers) (12) and [the tribe of] Thamud, and the people of Lot, and the dwellers of the wooded dales [of Madyan]: they all were leagued together, [as it were, in their unbelief:] (13) Not one (of them) but rejected the messengers, but My punishment came justly and inevitably (on them). (14)