1. Qaf: By the
Glorious Qur'an (Thou art Allah.s Messenger..
2. But they wonder that
there has come to them a Warner from among themselves. So the Unbelievers
say: "This is a wonderful thing!
3. "What! When we die
and become dust, (shall we live again?) That is a (sort of) return
far (from our understanding)."
4. We already know how
much of them the earth takes away: With Us is a record guarding
(the full account).
5. But they deny the
Truth when it comes to them: so they are in a confused state.
6. Do they not look at
the sky above them?- How We have made it and adorned it, and there
are no flaws in it?
7. And the earth- We
have spread it out, and set thereon mountains standing firm, and
produced therein every kind of beautiful growth (in pairs)-
8. To be observed and
commemorated by every devotee turning (to Allah..
9. And We send down from
the sky rain charted with blessing, and We produce therewith gardens
and Grain for harvests;
10. And tall (and stately)
palm-trees, with shoots of fruit-stalks, piled one over another;-
11. As sustenance for
((Allah)'s) Servants;- and We give (new) life therewith to land
that is dead: Thus will be the Resurrection.
12. Before them was
denied (the Hereafter) by the People of Noah, the Companions of
the Rass, the Thamud,
13. The 'Ad, Pharaoh,
the brethren of Lut,
14. The Companions of
the Wood, and the People of Tubba'; each one (of them) rejected
the apostles, and My warning was duly fulfilled (in them).
15. Were We then weary
with the first Creation, that they should be in confused doubt about
a new Creation?
16. It was We Who created
man, and We know what dark suggestions his soul makes to him: for
We are nearer to him than (his) jugular vein.
17. Behold, two (guardian
angels) appointed to learn (his doings) learn (and noted them),
one sitting on the right and one on the left.
18. Not a word does
he utter but there is a sentinel by him, ready (to note it).
19. And the stupor of
death will bring Truth (before his eyes): "This was the thing which
thou wast trying to escape!"
20. And the Trumpet
shall be blown: that will be the Day whereof Warning (had been given).
21. And there will come
forth every soul: with each will be an (angel) to drive, and an
(angel) to bear witness.
22. (It will be said:)
"Thou wast heedless of this; now have We removed thy veil, and sharp
is thy sight this Day!"
23. And his Companion
will say: "Here is (his Record) ready with me!"
24. (The sentence will
be:) "Throw, throw into Hell every contumacious Rejecter (of Allah.!-
25. "Who forbade what
was good, transgressed all bounds, cast doubts and suspicions;
26. "Who set up another
god beside Allah. Throw him into a severe penalty."
27. His Companion will
say: "Our Lord! I did not make him transgress, but he was (himself)
28. He will say: "Dispute
not with each other in My Presence: I had already in advance sent
29. "The Word changes
not before Me, and I do not the least injustice to My Servants."
30. One Day We will
ask Hell, "Art thou filled to the full?" It will say, "Are there
any more (to come)?"
31. And the Garden will
be brought nigh to the Righteous,- no more a thing distant.
32. (A voice will say:)
"This is what was promised for you,- for every one who turned (to
Allah. in sincere repentance, who kept (His Law),
33. "Who feared ((Allah))
Most Gracious Unseen, and brought a heart turned in devotion (to
34. "Enter ye therein
in Peace and Security; this is a Day of Eternal Life!"
35. There will be for
them therein all that they wish,- and more besides in Our Presence.
36. But how many generations
before them did We destroy (for their sins),- stronger in power
than they? Then did they wander through the land: was there any
place of escape (for them)?
37. Verily in this is
a Message for any that has a heart and understanding or who gives
ear and earnestly witnesses (the truth).
38. We created the heavens
and the earth and all between them in Six Days, nor did any sense
of weariness touch Us.
39. Bear, then, with
patience, all that they say, and celebrate the praises of thy Lord,
before the rising of the sun and before (its) setting.
40. And during part
of the night, (also,) celebrate His praises, and (so likewise) after
the postures of adoration.
41. And listen for the
Day when the Caller will call out from a place quiet near,-
42. The Day when they
will hear a (mighty) Blast in (very) truth: that will be the Day
43. Verily it is We
Who give Life and Death; and to Us is the Final Goal-
44. The Day when the
Earth will be rent asunder, from (men) hurrying out: that will be
a gathering together,- quite easy for Us.
45. We know best what
they say; and thou art not one to overawe them by force. So admonish
with the Qur'an such as fear My Warning!