Q (Qaaf)
45 verses, revealed in Mecca after Dispatched (Al-Mursalaat) before The Town (Al-Balad)
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Qaf. By the glorious Koran! (1) But they wonder that there has come to them a Warner from among themselves. So the Unbelievers say: "This is a wonderful thing! (2) Why - [how could we be resurrected] after we have died and become mere dust? Such a return seems far-fetched indeed!" (3) We know that which the earth takes of them (their dead bodies), and with Us is a Book preserved (i.e. the Book of Decrees). (4) But they deny the Truth when it comes to them: so they are in a confused state. (5) Do they not look at the sky above them?- How We have made it and adorned it, and there are no flaws in it? (6) (Have they not seen) how We have spread out the earth, placed on it firm mountains and have made all kinds of flourishing pairs of plants grow? (7) An insight and an admonition for every bondman penitent. (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 spathes compact, (10) As sustenance for the bondmen; and with it We revived a dead city; this is how you will be raised. (11) (Others) before them rejected (prophets): the people of Nuh and the dwellers of Ar-Rass and Samood, (12) And the tribe of A’ad, and Firaun, and the fellowmen of Lut. (13) And the dwellers in the wood, and the folk of Tubb'a: every one denied their messengers, therefor My threat took effect. (14) Were We then weary with the first Creation, that they should be in confused doubt about a new Creation? (15)