Q (Qaaf)
45 verses, revealed in Mecca after Dispatched (Al-Mursalaat) before The Town (Al-Balad)
In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
Qaf. CONSIDER this sublime 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) Shall we be brought back when we are dead and have become dust? That is a return remote! (3) We know all what the earth decreases from them; and with Us is a Book that retains. (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 built it and made it beautiful and free of all faults? (6) And the earth have We spread out, and have flung firm hills therein, and have caused of every lovely kind to grow thereon, (7) as a lesson and reminder for every human being who turns to God; (8) And We send down from the sky blessed water whereby We give growth unto gardens and the grain of crops, (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) Before these, the people of Nooh had denied, and so did the dwellers of Rass and the Thamud. (12) And (the tribe of) A'ad, and Pharaoh, and the brethren of Lot, (13) and the dwellers of the Wood, and the people of Tubba': every one denied their messengers, and so My warning came true. (14) Are We then wearied with the first creation? Aye! they are in dubiety regarding a new creation. (15)