وَإِذَا تُتۡلَىٰ عَلَيۡهِمۡ ءَايَٰتُنَا قَالُواْ قَدۡ سَمِعۡنَا لَوۡ نَشَآءُ لَقُلۡنَا مِثۡلَ هَٰذَآ ۙ إِنۡ هَٰذَآ إِلَّآ أَسَٰطِيرُ ٱلۡأَوَّلِينَ
When Our Signs are rehearsed to them, they say: "We have heard this (before): if we wished, we could say (words) like these: these are nothing but tales of the ancients."<br/>
And when Our verses, namely, Al-Qur'an, were being recited to them, they said, 'We have already heard! If we wish we can speak the like of this - al-Nadr ibn al-Haarith said this, for he used to travel on trading business to al-Heera, where he would buy books containing the tales of the Persians, and would recount these to the Meccans; this, Qur'aan, is nothing but the fables, the lies, of the ancients'.