Q (Qaaf)
45 verses, revealed in Mecca after Dispatched (Al-Mursalaat) before The Town (Al-Balad)
In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful
Qaf. By the Qur'an glorious, We have sent thee as a warner. (1) Nay; they wondered that a warner should have come to them from among themselves. The unbelievers said: “This indeed is a strange thing. (2) “When we are dead and have turned to dust, will we be raised again? That return is impossible!” (3) We know that which the earth takes of them (their dead bodies), and with Us is a Book preserved (i.e. the Book of Decrees). (4) Nay, but they cried lies to the truth when it came to them, and so they are in a case confused. (5) What, have they never observed the heaven above them, (and seen) how We built and adorned it, leaving no crack? (6) We spread out the earth and set upon it firm mountains, and We cause every delightful thing to grow in it (7) All these are to serve as eye openers and as a lesson to every being who is prone to turn (to the Truth). (8) and We have sent down from the sky blessed water with which We have brought forth gardens and grain to be harvested, (9) And tall (and stately) palm-trees, with shoots of fruit-stalks, piled one over another;- (10) A provision for (Allah's) slaves. And We give life therewith to a dead land. Thus will be the resurrection (of the dead). (11) [Long] before those [who now deny resurrection] did Noah's people give the lie to this truth, and [so did] the folk of Ar-Rass, and [the tribes of] Thamud (12) As did the people of 'Ad and Pharaoh and the brethren of Lot, (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) Were We exhausted by the act of the first creation? And yet they are confused about a new creation. (15)