S (Saad)
88 verses, revealed in Mecca after The Moon (Al-Qamar) before A 'araaf (Al-A 'araaf)
In the name of God, The Most Gracious, The Dispenser of Grace
Sad. By the Koran, containing the Remembrance -- (1) nay, but the unbelievers glory in their 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) 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 turned so many gods into one deity? This is indeed a strange thing!" (5) The chiefs among them departed saying: go, and persevere in your gods; verily this is a thing designed. (6) "We have not heard (the like) of this among the people of these later days. This is nothing but an invention! (7) "What! has the Message been sent to him - (Of all persons) among us?"... but they are in doubt concerning My (Own) Message! Nay, they have not yet tasted My Punishment! (8) Do they possess the treasures of the mercy of your, (Muhammad's), Lord, the Majestic and Munificent God? (9) Is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, for them? So would they not just ascend using ropes? (10) A defeated host are (all) the factions that are there. (11) The people of Nuh and Ad, and Firon, the lord of spikes, rejected (apostles) before them. (12) And Thamud, and the people of Lut, and the Companions of the Wood; - such were the Confederates. (13) not one [was there] but gave the lie to the apostles - and thereupon My retribution fell due. (14)