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
Suad, I swear by the Quran, full of admonition. (1) Nay! those who disbelieve are in self-exaltation and opposition. (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) They marvel now that, from among themselves, a warner has come to them. The unbelievers say: 'This is a lying sorcerer. (4) What, has he made the gods One God? This is indeed a marvellous thing.' (5) Their assembly left (saying): 'Go, and be patient to your gods, this is something to be desired. (6) "We have not heard (the like) of this among the people of these later days. This is nothing but an invention! (7) Hath unto him the admonition been sent down from amongst us! Yea! they are in doubt concerning My admonition. Yea! they have not yet tasted My torment. (8) Do they have the stores of the mercy of your Lord, the mighty and munificent? (9) Or is it that theirs is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and what is between them? Then let them ascend by any (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) Before them the nations of Noah, Aad and Pharaoh, and he of the tentpegs belied, (12) And Thamud, and the people of Lut, and the Companions of the Wood; - such were the Confederates. (13) Each of them who rejected the Messenger become subject to Our punishment. (14)