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 Qur'an full of admonition. (1) Nay! those who disbelieve are in self-exaltation and opposition. (2) Many a generation We did destroy before them thereupon they cried out whereas it is not the time to escape! (3) So they wonder that a Warner has come to them from among themselves! and the Unbelievers say, "This is a sorcerer telling lies! (4) Does he make all the deities out to be one God? This is indeed a strange 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 have not heard of this in later religion. This is naught but an invention. (7) To him of all of us has the Reminder been sent down?" They are still in doubt about My admonition; but they have not tasted My punishment yet! (8) Or are theirs the treasures of the mercy of thy Lord, the Mighty, 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) But there - will be put to flight even a host of confederates. (11) Before them, the people of Nooh had denied, and the tribe of A’ad, and Firaun who used to crucify. (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 [was there] but gave the lie to the apostles - and thereupon My retribution fell due. (14)