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Qaf | The Letter “Qaf”

With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful.

[50:1] Qaf. (I swear) by the glorious Qur‘an, (you are sent as a messenger.)

[50:2] But they wonder that a warner has come to them from among themselves; so the disbelievers said, .This is something
strange.

[50:3] Is it when we die and become dust (that we will be brought to life again?) That is a return, far (from understanding).

[50:4] We know very well how much of them is diminished by the earth, and We have a Book that Preserves everything.

[50:5] Rather, they rejected the truth when it came to them; so they are in a confused state.

[50:6] Did they not, then, look to the sky above them, how We have built it and beautified it, and it has no cracks?

[50:7] As for the earth, We have spread it out, and cast on it firm hills, and caused to grow therein every kind of delightful
things,

[50:8] as a source of vision and as a lesson to every servant (of Allah) who turns (to Him for guidance).

[50:9] And We sent down blessed water from the sky, and caused to grow therewith gardens and grain of harvest,

[50:10] and towering date palms that have spadices, put one upon another,

[50:11] as a provision to the servants (of Allah). And We gave life with it to a dead land. Similar will be the exit (of the dead from
their graves).

[50:12] It (resurrection) was rejected before them by the people of Nuh, and the people of Rass and Thamud,

[50:13] and Ad, and Fir‘aun (Pharaoh), and the brothers of Lut,

[50:14] and dwellers of Aaikah, and the people of Tubba‘. Each one of them rejected the messengers; so My threat came true.

[50:15] Is it, then, that We were worn out by the first creation? No, but they are still in confusion about the new creation.

[50:16] Indeed We have created man, and We know whatever thoughts his inner self develops, and We are closer to him than
(his) jugular vein,

[50:17] when the two receiving angels receive (every human act to record it), seated (one) on the right and (one) on the left.

[50:18] Not a single word is uttered by one but there is a watcher near him, ready (to record).

[50:19] The daze of death has (to) come with truth. That is what you tried to escape.

[50:20] And the Horn will be blown. That will be the day of (which) threat (was given).

[50:21] And everybody will come, along with one (angel) to drive (him to the field of reckoning) and one (angel) to testify (about
his deeds).

[50:22] You were heedless of this. Now We have removed your veil from you; so your sight today is sharp.

[50:23] And his companion (i.e. the angel who recorded his deeds) will say, ‘This is what I have with me, ready (to be presented as his record of deeds)’.

[50:24] (Then it will be said,) ‘Cast, (O two angels,) into Jahannam (Hell) every obstinate disbeliever

[50:25] who used to prevent (others) from good (behavior), who transgressed all bounds, who cast doubts (in true faith),

[50:26] who set up another god along with Allah. So cast him (O angels) in the painful punishment’.

[50:27] His (evil) companion (i.e. the Satan) will say, ‘O our Lord, I did not cause him to rebel, but he was himself (involved) in straying far from the track’.

[50:28] He (Allah) will say, ‘Do not quarrel before Me, while I had sent to you My threat well in advance.

[50:29] The Word is not changed with Me, and I Am not so unjust to My servants’.

[50:30] (Remind them of) the Day when We will say to Jahannam (Hell), ‘Are you filled up?’ and it will say, ‘Are there some more?’.

[50:31] And the Jannah (Paradise) will be brought close for the God-fearing, no longer distant.

[50:32] (And it will be said,) ‘This is what you were promised for everyone who was oft-returning to Allah, vigilant (against sins),

[50:33] the one who feared the Rahman (The All-Merciful Allah), without seeing Him, and came up with a heart oriented
towards Him.

[50:34] Enter it in peace. That is the Day of Eternity’.

[50:35] They will have in it whatever they wish, and with Us there are things even more than that.

[50:36] And how many a generation We have destroyed before them who were stronger than these in their grip on power, and
they searched out the cities. Was there any place (for them) to escape?

[50:37] Indeed, there is a lesson in all this for him who has a heart and gives ear (to the truth) attentively.

[50:38] We created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in six days, and no weariness even touched Us.

[50:39] So, (O Prophet,) endure with patience what they say, and proclaim His purity, along with your Lord‘s praise, before
sunrise and before sunset.

[50:40] And in hours of night, proclaim His purity, and at the ends of prostration.

[50:41] And listen: The Day when the caller will call out from a near place,

[50:42] the Day they will hear the Cry in reality that will be the Day of Resurrection.

[50:43] Surely We alone give life and bring death, and to Us is the final return

[50:44] on the Day when the earth will burst apart exposing them, while they will be hurrying up (to come out). That is an assembly, so easy for Us (to muster).

[50:45] We know well what they say, and you are not (sent) as one who compels them. So exhort, through the Qur‘an, the one who fears My warning.