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. By the glorious Koran! (1) No, but they marvel that from among themselves a warner has come to them. The unbelievers say (in mockery): 'This is a marvelous thing! (2) When we are dead and have become dust (shall we be brought back again)? That would be a far return! (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 denied the Truth when it came to them, so they are now in a dilemma. (5) Have they not observed the sky above them and marked how We have built it and adorned it, leaving no flaws in it; (6) We spread out the earth and set upon it firm mountains, and We cause every delightful thing to grow in it (7) An insight and an admonition for every bondman penitent. (8) We sent down blessed water from the sky with which We caused gardens and the grains of harvest to grow, (9) and tall palm-trees with their thickly-clustered dates, (10) A sustenance for the servants, and We give life thereby to a dead land; thus is the rising. (11) Before them, the people of Noah and the people of Rass denied this truth; and so did the people of Thamud. (12) And Ad and Firon and Lut's brethren, (13) And the Dwellers of the Woods, and the people of Tubb’a; each one of them one denied the Noble Messengers, so My promised punishment proved true. (14) Are We then wearied with the first creation? Aye! they are in dubiety regarding a new creation. (15)