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
Qaaf. By the Glorious Koran! (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) to come back to life after we have died and become dust? That is most improbable!" (3) We know what the earth consumes of them, for We have the Book that preserves everything. (4) But they denied the truth when it came to them, so they are in a confused condition. (5) Have they not looked at the heaven above them - how We structured it and adorned it and [how] it has no rifts? (6) We spread out the earth and set upon it firm mountains, and We cause every delightful thing to grow in it (7) An insight and an admonition for every bondman penitent. (8) And We send down blessed water (rain) from the sky, then We produce therewith gardens and grain (every kind of harvests) that are reaped. (9) and tall palm-trees with their thickly-clustered dates, (10) a provision for the servants, and thereby We revived a land that was dead. Even so is the coming forth. (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) And 'Aad and Pharaoh and the brothers of Lot (13) the men of the Thicket, the people of Tubba'. Every one cried lies to the Messengers, and My threat came true. (14) Were We exhausted by the act of the first creation? And yet they are confused about a new creation. (15)