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. I swear by the glorious Quran (that Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah) (1) In fact, it seems odd (to the pagans) that a warner from their own people has come to them. The disbelievers have said, "It is very strange (2) What, when we are dead and turned to dust? That indeed would be an unlikely return' (3) We know that which the earth taketh of them, and with Us is a recording Book. (4) Nay, but they have denied the truth (this Quran) when it has come to them, so they are in a confused state (can not differentiate between right and wrong). (5) Have they not seen how We have established the sky above them and decked it without gaps and cracks? (6) And the earth- We have spread it out, and set thereon mountains standing firm, and produced therein every kind of beautiful growth (in pairs)- (7) As instruction and reminder to every penitent creature. (8) And We sent down the auspicious water from the sky, therefore producing gardens with it, and the grain that is harvested. (9) And the tall palm-trees having spadices closely set one above another, (10) as a provision for human beings; and by [all] this We bring dead land to life. Such shall be the Resurrection. (11) And before them the people of Nuh belied, and so did the dwellers of Rass and the Thamud. (12) The 'Ad, Pharaoh, the brethren of Lut, (13) And the dwellers of the Wood and people of Tubba'. Each of them denied the apostles. So My threat became a reality. (14) Were We then worn out by the first creation? Yet they are in doubt about a new creation. (15)