S (Saad)
88 verses, revealed in Mecca after The Moon (Al-Qamar) before A 'araaf (Al-A 'araaf)
In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful
Sad. CONSIDER this Qur'an, endowed with all that one ought to remember! (1) In fact, the unbelievers are the ones who are boastful and quarrelsome. (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) Does he make all the deities out to be one God? This is indeed a strange thing." (5) And the elders among them went forth saying: “Go ahead and be steadfast in adhering to your deities. What is being said is with a design.” (6) We never heard of it in the former faith. It is surely a fabrication. (7) Has the reminder been revealed to him from among us? Nay! they are in doubt as to My reminder. Nay! they have not yet tasted My chastisement! (8) Or is it that they have the treasures of the mercy of your Lord, the Mighty, the great Giver? (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) Here there is a host of the confederates only to be defeated. (11) Before them the nations of Noah, Aad and Pharaoh, and he of the tentpegs belied, (12) and the tribe of Thamud, and the people of Lot, and the dwellers of the Wood -- these were the confederates. (13) Each of them denied the messengers, so My penalty was justified. (14)