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) They are rather surprised that a warner from among themselves has come to them. So the unbelievers say: "This is astonishing: (2) Why - [how could we be resurrected] after we have died and become mere dust? Such a return seems far-fetched indeed!" (3) We already know how much of them the earth takes away: With Us is a record guarding (the full account). (4) In fact, they have rejected the truth that has come to them, thus, they live in confusion. (5) Have they not looked at the heaven above them, how We have made it and adorned it, and there are no rifts in it? (6) And the earth - We have spread it wide, and set upon it mountains firm, and caused it to bring forth plants of all beauteous kinds, (7) Giving insight and a reminder for every servant who turns [to Allah]. (8) And We send down from the cloud water abounding in good, then We cause to grow thereby gardens and the grain that is reaped, (9) and tall palm-trees with their thickly-clustered dates, (10) A sustenance for the servants, and We give life thereby to a dead land; thus is the rising. (11) Before them was denied (the Hereafter) by the People of Noah, the Companions of the Rass, the Thamud, (12) Ad, the Pharaoh, Lot, (13) and the dwellers of the Wood, and the people of Tubba': every one denied their messengers, and so My warning came true. (14) Were We then fatigued with the first creation? Yet are they in doubt with regard to a new creation. (15)