Q (Qaaf)
45 verses, revealed in Mecca after Dispatched (Al-Mursalaat) before The Town (Al-Balad)
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
QAF. I CALL to witness the glorious Qur'an. (1) But they wonder that there has come to them a warner from among themselves, and the disbelievers say, "This is an amazing thing. (2) What! When we are dead and reduced to mere dust, (shall we be raised to life)? Such a return is far-fetched.” (3) We know all what the earth decreases from them; and with Us is a Book that retains. (4) Rather, they belied the truth when it came to them, and now they are in a state of confusion. (5) Have they not looked at the heaven above them, how We have made it and adorned it, and there are no rifts in it? (6) And the earth- We have spread it out, and set thereon mountains standing firm, and produced therein every kind of beautiful growth (in pairs)- (7) for an insight and a reminder to every penitent servant. (8) And We sent down out of heaven water blessed, and caused to grow thereby gardens and grain of harvest (9) and tall palm-trees with their thickly-clustered dates, (10) a provision for the servants, and thereby We revived a land that was dead. Even so is the coming forth. (11) In the past Noah's people, and the people of Rass and Thamud gave the lie (to Messengers), (12) And (the tribe of) A'ad, and Pharaoh, and the brethren of Lot, (13) dwellers of the forest, and the people of Tubba had all rejected the Prophets. Thus, they became subject to Our torment. (14) Were We then tired with the first creation? Nay, They are in confused doubt about a new creation (i.e. Resurrection)? (15)