Q (Qaaf)
45 verses, revealed in Mecca after Dispatched (Al-Mursalaat) before The Town (Al-Balad)
In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful
Qaf. By the glorious Quran! (1) Nay, they wonder that there has come to them a warner (Muhammad SAW) from among themselves. So the disbelievers say: "This is a strange thing! (2) When we are dead and have become dust (shall we be brought back again)? That would be a far return! (3) We know that which the earth takes of them (their dead bodies), and with Us is a Book preserved (i.e. the Book of Decrees). (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 made it and adorned it, and there are no flaws in it? (6) And the earth! We have spread it forth, and have cast therein firm mountains, and have caused to grow therein of every beauteous kind of plants: (7) as a lesson and a reminder to every penitent worshiper. (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 palm-trees with spathes compact, (10) as sustenance for My servants. With this We have brought the dead land back to life. Thus, will also be your resurrection. (11) [Long] before those [who now deny resurrection] did Noah's people give the lie to this truth, and [so did] the folk of Ar-Rass, and [the tribes of] Thamud (12) Ad, the Pharaoh, Lot, (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 exhausted by the act of the first creation? And yet they are confused about a new creation. (15)