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) No, but they marvel that from among themselves a warner has come to them. The unbelievers say (in mockery): 'This is a marvelous thing! (2) to come back to life after we have died and become dust? That is most improbable!" (3) We know what the earth diminishes of them, and with Us is a retaining record. (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) (Have they not seen) how We have spread out the earth, placed on it firm mountains and have made all kinds of flourishing pairs of plants grow? (7) As instruction and reminder to every penitent creature. (8) And We send down from the sky rain charted with blessing, and We produce therewith gardens and Grain for harvests; (9) And high date-palms with lush fruit. (10) As a provision for our bondmen; and therewith We have quickened a dead land. Even so will be the coming forth. (11) The people of Noah, dwellers of the Ra's, Thamud, (12) and Aad, Pharaoh and the brothers 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) Were We exhausted by the act of the first creation? And yet they are confused about a new creation. (15)