Sâd, by the Qur’ân, the owner of Remembrance (Dhikr).
Nay! Disbelievers are in pride and division.
How many generations did We destroy before them. Then they cried out, but the time of salvation had passed away.
And they were perplexed that a Warner from among themselves has come to them and the disbelievers said: “This is such a lying sorcerer”.
Does he make the gods a single God? A strange thing is this, to be sure!
And the notables of them broke forth (saying): “Go ahead! Remain patient (constant) to your gods! This is most surely a thing sought of you for sure”.
We never heard of this (that all deities are actually one) in other religions. This is nothing but a forgery.
Has the Reminder (Dhikr) been sent down to him from among us? Nay! They are in doubt about My Reminder (Dhikr)! Nay! They have not yet tasted My Torment!
Or are the treasures of the Mercy of your Lord, the All-Mighty, the All-Forgiving, All-Bestowing with them?
Or is the Dominion of the heavens and the earth and what is between them theirs? Then let them ascend by finding the means (the ways).
(They are) here a defeated army formed of the factions.
The people of Noah and Âd and the owner of spikes Pharaoh had denied before them as well.
And the people of Thamûd, and Lot and the Dwellers of ‘Elke’; these were the (denying) factions too.
They all called the Messengers nothing but liars. So My punishment was justified.
And they are not waiting for anything but a single Shout (a violent sound-wave), where there will be no other opportunity for them.
And they said: “Our Lord! Hasten on for us our portion before the Day of Reckoning”.