Q (Qaaf)
45 verses, revealed in Mecca after Dispatched (Al-Mursalaat) before The Town (Al-Balad)
In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful
Qaf. By 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) 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) They gave the lie to the Truth when it came to them. So they are now in a state of great perplexity. (5) Have they not looked at the heaven above them, how We have made it and adorned it, and there are no rifts in it? (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) for an insight and a reminder to every penitent servant. (8) And We send down from the cloud water abounding in good, then We cause to grow thereby gardens and the grain that is reaped, (9) and tall palm-trees with their thickly-clustered dates, (10) As a provision for our bondmen; and therewith We have quickened a dead land. Even so will be the coming forth. (11) And before them the people of Nuh belied, and so did the dwellers of Rass and the Thamud. (12) and Aad, Pharaoh and the brothers of Lot, (13) And the dwellers of the Wood and people of Tubba'. Each of them denied the apostles. So My threat became a reality. (14) What, were We wearied by the first creation? No, indeed; yet they are in doubt about a new creation. (15)