Q (Qaaf)
45 verses, revealed in Mecca after Dispatched (Al-Mursalaat) before The Town (Al-Balad)
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Qaf. By the honored Qur'an... (1) Nay, but they marvel that a warner of their own hath come unto them; and the disbelievers say: This is a strange thing: (2) When we have died and have become dust, [we will return to life]? That is a distant return." (3) Surely We know that which the earth consumeth of them, and with Us is a Book preserved. (4) But they deny the Truth when it comes to them: so they are in a confused state. (5) Have they not looked up to the heaven above them, in what wise We have constructed and bedecked it, and that therein is no rift? (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) thus offering an insight and a reminder unto every human being who willingly turns unto God. (8) We sent down blessed water from the sky with which We caused gardens and the grains of harvest to grow, (9) And tall date-palms laden with clusters ranged. (10) as a provision for human beings; and by [all] this We bring dead land to life. Such shall be the Resurrection. (11) The people of Noah, Ar-Rass and Thamud denied before you, (12) The 'Ad, Pharaoh, the brethren of Lut, (13) and the dwellers of the Wood, and the people of Tubba': every one denied their messengers, and so My warning came true. (14) Were We then weary with the first Creation, that they should be in confused doubt about a new Creation? (15)