The Letter "Saad"
Surah
Sad
38
١
Ṣãd. By the Quran, full of reminders!

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Ṣād.1 By the Qur’ān containing reminder...2

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٢
˹This is the truth,˺ yet the disbelievers are ˹entrenched˺ in arrogance and opposition.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

But those who disbelieve are in pride and dissension.

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٣
˹Imagine˺ how many peoples We destroyed before them, and they cried out when it was too late to escape.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

How many a generation have We destroyed before them, and they [then] called out; but it was not a time for escape.

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٤
Now, the pagans are astonished that a warner has come to them from among themselves.1 And the disbelievers say, “This is a magician, a total liar!

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And they wonder that there has come to them a warner [i.e., Prophet Muḥammad (ﷺ)] from among themselves. And the disbelievers say, "This is a magician and a liar.

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٥
Has he reduced ˹all˺ the gods to One God? Indeed, this is something totally astonishing.”

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Has he made the gods [only] one God? Indeed, this is a curious thing."

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٦
The chiefs among them went forth saying, “Carry on, and stand firm in devotion to your gods. Certainly this is just a scheme ˹for power˺.1

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And the eminent among them went forth, [saying], "Continue, and be patient over [the defense of] your gods. Indeed, this is a thing intended.1

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٧
We have never heard of this in the previous faith.1 This is nothing but a fabrication.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

We have not heard of this in the latest religion.1 This is not but a fabrication.

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٨
Has the Reminder been revealed ˹only˺ to him out of ˹all of˺ us?” In fact, they are ˹only˺ in doubt of My ˹revealed˺ Reminder.1 In fact, ˹they do so because˺ they have not yet tasted My punishment.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Has the message been revealed to him out of [all of] us?" Rather, they are in doubt about My message. Rather, they have not yet tasted My punishment.

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٩
Or ˹is it because˺ they possess the treasuries of the mercy of your Lord—the Almighty, the Giver ˹of all bounties˺.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Or do they have the depositories of the mercy of your Lord, the Exalted in Might, the Bestower?1

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١٠
Or ˹is it because˺ the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and everything in between belongs to them? Let them then climb their way ˹to heaven, if their claim is true˺.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Or is theirs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and what is between them? Then let them ascend through [any] ways of access.1

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