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 honored Qur'an... (1) Rather they were shocked that a Herald of Warning came to them from among themselves, so the disbelievers said, “This is something really strange.” (2) What! When we are dead and reduced to mere dust, (shall we be raised to life)? Such a return is far-fetched.” (3) Well do We know how the earth consumes their bodies, for with Us is a record unfailing. (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) So did they not see the sky above them how We have made it and beautified it, and there are no cracks in it? (6) And the earth! We have spread it out, and set thereon mountains standing firm, and have produced therein every kind of lovely growth (plants). (7) thus offering an insight and a reminder unto every human being who willingly turns unto God. (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 palmtrees with compact spathes (10) as a provision for the worshipers; thereby We revived a land that was dead. Such shall be the emerging. (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 Aad, Pharaoh and the brothers 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 then worn out by the first creation? Yet they are in doubt about a new creation. (15)