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. By the Koran, containing the Remembrance -- (1) But the Unbelievers (are steeped) in self-glory and Separatism. (2) How many a generation We destroyed before them, and they cried out when it was no longer the time for escape! (3) It seems strange to the pagans that a man from their own people should come to them as a Prophet. The unbelievers have said, "He is only a lying magician". (4) Maketh he the gods One God? Verily that is a thing astounding! (5) A group of the pagans walked out of a meeting with the Prophet and told the others, "Let us walk away. Be steadfast in the worship of your gods. This man wants to dominate you. (6) We never heard of this in the former religion. It is nothing but an invention. (7) "Has the Reminder been sent down to him (alone) from among us?" Nay! but they are in doubt about My Reminder (this Quran)! Nay, but they have not tasted (My) Torment! (8) Or, are with them the treasures of the mercy of thy Lord, the Bestower? (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) The people of Noah denied before them, and [the tribe of] 'Aad and Pharaoh, the owner of stakes, (12) and so did Thamud and the people of Lot and the people of Aykah. These were all leagued together. (13) Each of them denied the messengers, so My penalty was justified. (14)