Q (Qaaf)
45 verses, revealed in Mecca after Dispatched (Al-Mursalaat) before The Town (Al-Balad)
In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful
Qaf. By the glorious Quran! (1) But they wonder that there has come to them a Warner from among themselves. So the Unbelievers say: "This is a wonderful 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) 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 up to the heaven above them, in what wise We have constructed and bedecked it, and that therein is no rift? (6) We spread out the earth and set upon it solid mountains and We brought forth from it all kinds of delightful plants, (7) as a lesson and a reminder to every penitent worshiper. (8) And We have sent down from the heaven water and blest wherewith We have caused gardens to grow and the grain reaped. (9) and tall palm-trees with their thickly-clustered spathes; (10) A sustenance for the servants, and We give life thereby to a dead land; thus is the rising. (11) Before them, the nation of Noah, the nation of ArRass belied and so did Thamood (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) Did We fail in the first creation? But they are in confusion over a new creation. (15)