Q (Qaaf)
45 verses, revealed in Mecca after Dispatched (Al-Mursalaat) before The Town (Al-Balad)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Qaf. By the glorious Koran! (1) They are rather surprised that a warner from among themselves has come to them. So the unbelievers say: "This is astonishing: (2) "What! When we die and become dust, (shall we live again?) That is a (sort of) return far (from our understanding)." (3) We know indeed what the earth diminishes of them, and with Us is a writing that preserves. (4) Nay, but they have denied the truth (this Quran) when it has come to them, so they are in a confused state (can not differentiate between right and wrong). (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, We have made it plain and cast in it mountains and We have made to grow therein of all beautiful kinds, (7) As instruction and reminder to every penitent creature. (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 their thickly-clustered spathes; (10) Provision (made) for men; and therewith We quicken a dead land. Even so will be the resurrection of the dead. (11) The folk of Noah denied (the truth) before them, and (so did) the dwellers at Ar-Rass and (the tribe of) Thamud, (12) And the A-ad, and Fir'awn, and the brethren of Lut. (13) And the companions of the thicket and the people of Tubba'. All denied the messengers, so My threat was justly fulfilled. (14) Were We then fatigued with the first creation? Yet are they in doubt with regard to a new creation. (15)