Q (Qaaf)
45 verses, revealed in Mecca after Dispatched (Al-Mursalaat) before The Town (Al-Balad)
In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful
Qaf; by oath of the Glorious Qur’an. (1) Nay, but they marvel that a warner has come to them from among them; and the unbelievers say, 'This is a marvellous thing! (2) "What! When we die and become dust, (shall we live again?) That is a (sort of) return far (from our understanding)." (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) Nay, they rejected the truth when it came to them, so they are (now) in a state of confusion. (5) Do they not then look up to heaven above them how We have made it and adorned it and it has no gaps? (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 the auspicious water from the sky, therefore producing gardens with it, and the grain that is harvested. (9) And tall date-palms laden with clusters ranged. (10) As a provision for our bondmen; and therewith We have quickened a dead land. Even so will be the coming forth. (11) Cried lies before them the people of Noah and the men of Er-Rass, and Thamood, (12) And Ad and Firon and Lut's brethren, (13) and the dwellers of the wooded dales [of Madyan,] and the people of Tubba: they all gave the lie to the apostles - and thereupon that whereof I had warned [them] came true. (14) What, were We wearied by the first creation? No, indeed; yet they are in doubt about a new creation. (15)