Section 1

Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

[Saad 38:1] Saad* - By oath of the renowned Qur’an, (Alphabet of the Arabic language; Allah and to whomever He reveals, know their precise meanings.)

[Saad 38:2] In fact, the disbelievers are in false pride and opposition.

[Saad 38:3] Many a generation We did destroy before them – thereupon they cried out whereas it is not the time to escape!

[Saad 38:4] And they were surprised that a Herald of Warning came to them from among themselves; and the disbelievers said, “He is a magician, a great liar!”

[Saad 38:5] “Has he made all the Gods into One God? This is really something very strange!”

[Saad 38:6] And their leaders went about, “Leave him and cling steadfastly to your Gods! Indeed he has a hidden objective in this!”

[Saad 38:7] “We never heard of this even in Christianity, the latest religion; this is clearly a newly fabricated matter.”

[Saad 38:8] “Is the Qur’an which is sent to him, among us?” In fact they are in a doubt concerning My Book; in fact, they have not yet tasted My punishment.

[Saad 38:9] Or do they hold the treasures of the mercy of your Lord, the Almighty, the Great Bestower?

[Saad 38:10] 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?

[Saad 38:11] This is just one of the disgraced armies, that will be routed there and then.

[Saad 38:12] Before them, the people of Nooh had denied, and the tribe of A’ad, and Firaun who used to crucify.

[Saad 38:13] And the tribe of Thamud, and the people of Lut, and the People of the Woods; these are the groups.

[Saad 38:14] None of them was such that it did not deny the Noble Messengers, therefore My punishment became inevitable.

Section 2

[Saad 38:15] They await just one Scream, which no one can avert.

[Saad 38:16] And they said, “Our Lord! Give us our share quickly, before the Day of Reckoning.”