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. 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 ancient generations did We destroy? (On facing Our torment) they cried out for help, but it was too late for them to escape. (3) Now they marvel that a warner has come to them from among them; and the unbelievers say, 'This is a lying sorcerer. (4) Maketh he the gods One Allah? Lo! that is an astounding thing. (5) Their leaders departed, saying, "Walk away! Hold fast to your deities. This is clearly a conspiracy. (6) We have not heard of this in later religion. This is naught 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) Or, are with them the treasures of the mercy of thy Lord, the Bestower? (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) Here there is a host of the confederates only to be defeated. (11) Even before them the people of Noah, 'Ad, the mighty Pharoah, (12) and the tribe of Thamud, and the people of Lot, and the dwellers of the Wood -- these were the confederates. (13) Of all these there was not one who did not deny the messengers. So My retribution was justified. (14)