Q (Qaaf)
45 verses, revealed in Mecca after Dispatched (Al-Mursalaat) before The Town (Al-Balad)
In the name of God, The Most Gracious, The Dispenser of Grace
Qaf; by oath of the Glorious Qur’an. (1) Indeed, they are astonished that a warner should have come to them from among themselves. So these deniers of the truth say, "This is indeed a strange thing, (2) that after we die and become dust, we shall be brought back to life again. This seems far from reality". (3) We know very well what the earth takes away from them: We hold a book which records all things. (4) Nay, but they [who refuse to believe in resurrection] have been wont to give the lie to this truth whenever it was proffered to them; and so they are in a state of confusion. (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) And the earth - We have spread it wide, and set upon it mountains firm, and caused it to bring forth plants of all beauteous kinds, (7) To give sight and as a reminder to every servant who turns frequently (to Allah). (8) And We have sent down blessed rain from the sky and made grow thereby gardens and grain from the harvest (9) And tall date-palms laden with clusters ranged. (10) all this as sustenance for Our servants. And thus We do bring the dead land back to life with water. Such shall be the coming forth (of human beings from the earth). (11) Before them was denied (the Hereafter) by the People of Noah, the Companions of the Rass, the 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) Could We, then, be [thought of as being] worn out by the first creation? Nay - but some people are [still] lost in doubt about [the possibility of] a new creation! (15)