Q (Qaaf)
45 verses, revealed in Mecca after Dispatched (Al-Mursalaat) before The Town (Al-Balad)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
By Qaf and the glorious Quran, (you are the Messenger of God). (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 that which the earth taketh of them, and with Us is a recording Book. (4) But they deny the Truth when it comes to them: so they are in a confused state. (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) and We have spread out the earth, and have set upon it firm mountains, and have caused it to bring out plants of all beauteous kinds? (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 send down water as a blessing from the sky, and grow gardens with it and the grain for harvest, (9) And tall date-palms with their spathes pile on pile (10) As a provision for our bondmen; and therewith We have quickened a dead land. Even so will be the coming forth. (11) Cried lies before them the people of Noah and the men of Er-Rass, and Thamood, (12) And the tribe of 'Ad, and Pharaoh, and the brethren of Lot, (13) dwellers of the forest, and the people of Tubba had all rejected the Prophets. Thus, they became subject to Our torment. (14) So did We tire by creating the first time? Rather they doubt being created again. (15)