Sad [These letters (Sad etc.) are one of the miracles of the Quran and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings]. By the Quran full of reminding.
Nay, those who desbelieve are in false pride and opposition.
How many a generation We have destroyed before them, and they cried out when there was no longer time for escape!
And they (Arab pagans) wonder that a warner (Prophet Muhammad SAW) has come to them from among themselves! And the disbelievers say:"This (Prophet Muhammad SAW) is a sorcerer, a liar.
"Has he made the aliha (gods) (all) into One Ilah (God - Allah). Verily, this is a curious thing!"
And the leaders among them went about (saying):"Go on, and remain constant to your aliha (gods)! Verily, This is a thing designed (against you)!
"We have not heard (the like) of this among the people of these later days. This is nothing but an invention!
"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!
Or have they the treasures of the Mercy of your Lord, the All-Mighty, the Real Bestower?
Or is it that the dominion of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them is theirs? If so, let them ascend up with means (to the heavens)!
(As they denied Allah"s Message) they will be a defeated host like the confederates of the old times (who were defeated).
Before them (were many who) belied Messengers, the people of Nuh (Noah); and"Ad; and Fir"aun (Pharaoh) the man of stakes (with which he used to punish the people),
And Thamud, and the people of Lout (Lot), and the dwellers of the wood; such were the confederates.
Not one of them but belied the Messengers, therefore My Torment was justified,
And these only wait for a single Saihah [shout (i.e. the blowing of the Trumpet by the angel Israfil Sarafil)] there will be no pause or ending thereto [till everything will perish except Allah (the only God full of Majesty, Bounty and Honour)].
They say:"Our Lord! Hasten to us Qittana (i.e. our Record of good and bad deeds so that we see it) before the Day of Reckoning!"
Be patient (O Muhammad SAW) of what they say, and remember Our slave Dawud (David), endued with power. Verily, he was ever oft-returning in all matters and in repentance (toward Allah).
Verily, We made the mountains to glorify Our Praises with him [Dawud (David)] in the"Ashi (i.e. after the mid-day till sunset) and Ishraq (i.e. after the sunrise till mid-day).
And (so did) the birds assembled: all with him [Dawud (David)] did turn (to Allah i.e. glorified His Praises).
We made his kingdom strong and gave him Al-Hikmah (Prophethood, etc.) and sound judgement in speech and decision.