8 Verses
Al-Anfal (The Spoils of War) 8:31

وَإِذَا تُتْلَى عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتُنَا قَالُواْ قَدْ سَمِعْنَا لَوْ نَشَاء لَقُلْنَا مِثْلَ هَـذَا إِنْ هَـذَا إِلاَّ أَسَاطِيرُ الأوَّلِينَ
And whenever Our messages were conveyed to them, they would say, "We have heard [all this] before; if we wanted, we could certainly compose sayings like these [ourselves]: they are nothing but fables of ancient times!" 
An-Nahl (The Bee) 16:24
وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُم مَّاذَا أَنزَلَ رَبُّكُمْ قَالُواْ أَسَاطِيرُ الأَوَّلِينَ
and [who], whenever they are asked, "What is it that your Sustainer has bestowed from on high?"-are wont to answer, "Fables of ancient times!" 
Al-Mu'minun (The Believers) 23:83
لَقَدْ وُعِدْنَا نَحْنُ وَآبَاؤُنَا هَذَا مِن قَبْلُ إِنْ هَذَا إِلَّا أَسَاطِيرُ الْأَوَّلِينَ
Indeed, this [very thing] we have been promised - we and our forefathers - long ago! This is nothing but fables of ancient times!
Al-Furqan (The Criterion) 25:5

وَقَالُوا أَسَاطِيرُ الْأَوَّلِينَ اكْتَتَبَهَا فَهِيَ تُمْلَى عَلَيْهِ بُكْرَةً وَأَصِيلًا
And they say, �Fables of ancient times which he has caused to be written down, so that they might be read out to him at morn and evening!�
An-Naml (The Ants) 27:68

لَقَدْ وُعِدْنَا هَذَا نَحْنُ وَآبَاؤُنَا مِن قَبْلُ إِنْ هَذَا إِلَّا أَسَاطِيرُ الْأَوَّلِينَ
Indeed, we were promised this - we and our forefathers - in the past as well; it is nothing but fables of ancient times!�
Al-Ahqaf (The Curved Sandhills) 46:17
وَالَّذِي قَالَ لِوَالِدَيْهِ أُفٍّ لَّكُمَا أَتَعِدَانِنِي أَنْ أُخْرَجَ وَقَدْ خَلَتْ الْقُرُونُ مِن قَبْلِي وَهُمَا يَسْتَغِيثَانِ اللَّهَ وَيْلَكَ آمِنْ إِنَّ وَعْدَ اللَّهِ حَقٌّ فَيَقُولُ مَا هَذَا إِلَّا أَسَاطِيرُ الْأَوَّلِينَ
But [there is many a one] who says to his parents [whenever they try to imbue him with faith in God]: �Fie upon both of you! Do you promise me that I shall be brought forth [from the dead], although [so many] generations have passed away before me?� [21] And [while] they both pray for God�s help [and say], �Alas for thee! For, behold, God�s promise always comes true!� - he but answers, �All this is nothing but fables of ancient times!�
Al-Qalam (The Pen) 68:15

إِذَا تُتْلَى عَلَيْهِ آيَاتُنَا قَالَ أَسَاطِيرُ الْأَوَّلِينَ
that, whenever Our messages are conveyed to him, such a one says, "Fables of ancient times"? [9]
Al-Mutaffifin (Those Who Deal in Fraud) 83:13

إِذَا تُتْلَى عَلَيْهِ آيَاتُنَا قَالَ أَسَاطِيرُ الْأَوَّلِينَ
[and so,] whenever Our messages are conveyed to them, they but say, "Fables of ancient times!"

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