Q (Qaaf)
45 verses, revealed in Mecca after Dispatched (Al-Mursalaat) before The Town (Al-Balad)
In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Qaf; by oath of the Glorious Qur’an. (1) In fact, it seems odd (to the pagans) that a warner from their own people has come to them. The disbelievers have said, "It is very strange (2) to come back to life after we have died and become dust? That is most improbable!" (3) (Thus do they imagine, although) We know well what the earth takes away from them. With Us is a Record that preserves everything. (4) In fact, they have rejected the truth that has come to them, thus, they live in confusion. (5) Have they not seen how We have established the sky above them and decked it without gaps and cracks? (6) We stretched the earth and placed upon it firm stabilisers and We made every kind of splendid thing to grow upon it (7) Giving insight and a reminder for every servant who turns [to Allah]. (8) And We send down from the skies water rich in blessings, and cause thereby gardens to grow, and fields of grain, (9) And tall (and stately) palm-trees, with shoots of fruit-stalks, piled one over another;- (10) As sustenance for (Allah's) Servants;- and We give (new) life therewith to land that is dead: Thus will be the Resurrection. (11) Cried lies before them the people of Noah and the men of Er-Rass, and Thamood, (12) and so did 'Ad, and Pharaoh and Lot's brethren, (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 worn out by the first creation? Yet they are in doubt about a second creation. (15)