Revealed before the
Hijrah. This chapter has 45 verses.
In the Name of Allah,
Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1. Qáf: by
the Glorious Qurán (thou art Allah's Messenger)
they wonder that there has come to them a Warner from among themselves. So the
Unbelievers say: "This is a wonderful thing!
"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
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. For an
insight and a reminder to every servant turning (to Allah).
9. And We
send down from the sky rain charted with blessing, and We produce therewith
gardens and grain for harvests;
tall (and stately) palm-trees, with shoots of fruit-stalks, piled one over
sustenance for (Allah's) Servants;- and We give (new) life therewith to land
that is dead: thus will be the Resurrection.
them was denied (the Hereafter) by the People of Noah, the Companions of the
Rass, the Thamüd,
Àd, Pharaoh, the brethren of Lüt,
Companions of the Wood, and the People of Tubba; each one (of them) rejected
the messengers, and My warning was duly fulfilled (in them).
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 suggestions his soul makes to him: for We
are nearer to him than (his) jugular vein.
Behold, two (guardian angels) appointed to learn (his doings) learn (and note
them), one sitting on the right and one on the left.
18. Not a word
does he utter but there is a vigilant Guardian.
the stupor of death will come in truth: "This was the thing which thou
wast trying to escape!"
the Trumpet shall be blown: that will be the Day whereof Warning (had been
there will come forth every soul: with each will be an (angel) to drive, and an
(angel) to bear witness.
will be said:) "Thou wast heedless of this; now have We removed thy veil,
and sharp is thy sight this Day!"
his Companion will say: "Here is (his Record) ready with me!"
sentence will be:) "Throw, both of you, into Hell every contumacious
Rejecter (of Allah)!-
"Who forbade what was good, transgressed all bounds, cast doubts and
"Who set up another god beside Allah: throw him into a severe
Companion will say: "Our Lord! I did not make him transgress, but he was
(himself) far astray."
will say: "Dispute not with each other in My Presence: I had already in
advance sent you Warning.
"The Word changes not with Me, and I do not the least injustice to My
Day We will ask Hell, "Art thou filled to the full?" It will say,
"Are there any more (to come)?"
the Garden will be brought nigh to the Righteous,- no more a thing distant.
voice will say:) "This is what was promised for you,- for every penitent
"Who feared the Most Gracious unseen, and brought a heart turned in
devotion (to Him):
"Enter ye therein in Peace and Security; this is a Day of Eternal
will be for them therein all that they wish,- and there is more with Us.
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)?
in this is a Message for any that has a heart and understanding or who gives
ear and is a witness.
38. We created
the heavens and the earth and all between them in Six Days, nor did any sense
of weariness touch Us.
then, with patience, all that they say, and celebrate the praises of thy Lord,
before the rising of the sun and before (its) setting.
during part of the night, (also,) celebrate His praises, and (so likewise)
after the prostration.
listen the Day when the Caller will call out from a place quiet near,-
Day when they will hear a (mighty) Blast in (very) truth: that will be the Day
it is We Who give Life and Death; and to Us is the Final Return -
Day when the Earth will be rent asunder, letting them hurrying out: that will
be a gathering together,- quite easy for Us.
know best what they say; and thou art not one to compel them by force. So
admonish with the Qurán such as fear My Warning!