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. CONSIDER this sublime Qur'an! (1) Nay! they wonder that there has come to them a warner from among themselves, so the unbelievers say: This is a wonderful thing: (2) “When we are dead and have turned to dust, will we be raised again? That return is impossible!” (3) We already know how much of them the earth takes away: With Us is a record guarding (the full account). (4) They gave the lie to the Truth when it came to them. So they are now in a state of great perplexity. (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) And the earth, We have made it plain and cast in it mountains and We have made to grow therein of all beautiful kinds, (7) An insight and a Reminder for every slave turning to Allah (i.e. the one who believes in Allah and performs deeds of His obedience, and always begs His pardon). (8) and We have sent down from the sky blessed water with which We have brought forth gardens and grain to be harvested, (9) and tall palmtrees with compact spathes (10) a provision for the servants, and thereby We revived a land that was dead. Even so is the coming forth. (11) Before them, the nation of Noah, the nation of ArRass belied and so did Thamood (12) And the tribe of A’ad, and Firaun, and the fellowmen of Lut. (13) The Companions of the Wood, and the People of Tubba'; each one (of them) rejected the messengers, and My warning was duly fulfilled (in them). (14) Were We then weary with the first Creation, that they should be in confused doubt about a new Creation? (15)