Q (Qaaf)
45 verses, revealed in Mecca after Dispatched (Al-Mursalaat) before The Town (Al-Balad)
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Qaf; by oath of the Glorious Qur’an. (1) Nay, but they marvel that a warner of their own hath come unto them; and the disbelievers say: This is a strange thing: (2) What, when we are dead and become dust? That is a far returning!' (3) We know what the earth diminishes of them; with Us is a book recording. (4) They gave the lie to the Truth when it came to them. So they are now in a state of great perplexity. (5) Have they not observed the sky above them and marked how We have built it and adorned it, leaving no flaws in it; (6) And the earth, We have made it plain and cast in it mountains and We have made to grow therein of all beautiful kinds, (7) As instruction and reminder to every penitent creature. (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 sustenance for (Allah's) Servants;- and We give (new) life therewith to land that is dead: Thus will be the Resurrection. (11) Before these, the people of Nooh had denied, and so did the dwellers of Rass and the Thamud. (12) And (the tribe of) A'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) Were We then tired with the first creation? Nay, They are in confused doubt about a new creation (i.e. Resurrection)? (15)