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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 messengers, 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) far astray."

28 . He will say: "Dispute not with each other in My Presence: I had already in advance sent you Warning.

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 Him):

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 of Resurrection.

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!