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1 . Qaf. By the Glorious Qur´an,

2 . Nay, but they marvel that a warner of their own hath come unto them; and the disbelievers say: This is a strange thing:

3 . When we are dead and have become dust (shall we be brought back again)? That would be a far return!

4 . We know that which the earth taketh of them, and with Us is a recording Book.

5 . Nay, but they have denied the truth when it came unto them, therefor they are now in troubled case.

6 . Have they not then observed the sky above them, how We have constructed it and beautified it, and how there are no rifts therein?

7 . And the earth have We spread out, and have flung firm hills therein, and have caused of every lovely kind to grow thereon,

8 . A vision and a reminder for every penitent slave.

9 . And We send down from the sky blessed water whereby We give growth unto gardens and the grain of crops,

10 . And lofty date-palms with ranged clusters,

11 . Provision (made) for men; and therewith We quicken a dead land. Even so will be the resurrection of the dead.

12 . The folk of Noah denied (the truth) before them, and (so did) the dwellers at Ar-Rass and (the tribe of) Thamud,

13 . And (the tribe of) A´ad, and Pharaoh, and the brethren of Lot,

14 . And the dwellers in the wood, and the folk of Tubb´a: every one denied their messengers, therefor My threat took effect.

15 . Were We then worn out by the first creation? Yet they are in doubt about a new creation.

16 . We verily created man and We know what his soul whispereth to him, and We are nearer to him than his jugular vein.

17 . When the two Receivers receive (him), seated on the right hand and on the left,

18 . He uttereth no word but there is with him an observer ready.

19 . And the agony of death cometh in truth. (And it is said unto him): This is that which thou wast wont to shun.

20 . And the trumpet is blown. This is the threatened Day.

21 . And every soul cometh, along with it a driver and a witness.

22 . (And unto the evil-doer it is said): Thou wast in heedlessness of this. Now We have removed from thee thy covering, and piercing is thy sight this day.

23 . And (unto the evil-doer) his comrade saith: This is that which I have ready (as testimony).

24 . (And it is said): Do ye twain hurl to hell each rebel ingrate,

25 . Hinderer of good, transgressor, doubter,

26 . Who setteth up another god along with Allah. Do ye twain hurl him to the dreadful doom.

27 . His comrade saith: Our Lord! I did not cause him to rebel, but he was (himself) far gone in error.

28 . He saith: Contend not in My presence, when I had already proffered unto you the warning.

29 . The sentence that cometh from Me cannot be changed, and I am in no wise a tyrant unto the slaves.

30 . On the day when We say unto hell: Art thou filled? and it saith: Can there be more to come?

31 . And the Garden is brought nigh for those who kept from evil, no longer distant.

32 . (And it is said): This is that which ye were promised. (It is) for every penitent and heedful one,

33 . Who feareth the Beneficent in secret and cometh with a contrite heart.

34 . Enter it in peace. This is the day of immortality.

35 . There they have all that they desire, and there is more with Us.

36 . And how many a generation We destroyed before them, who were mightier than these in prowess so that they overran the lands! Had they any place of refuge (when the judgment came)?

37 . Lo! therein verily is a reminder for him who hath a heart, or giveth ear with full intelligence.

38 . And verily We created the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, in six Days, and naught of weariness touched Us.

39 . Therefor (O Muhammad) bear with what they say, and hymn the praise of thy Lord before the rising and before the setting of the sun;

40 . And in the night-time hymn His praise, and after the (prescribed) prostrations.

41 . And listen on the day when the crier crieth from a near place,

42 . The day when they will hear the (Awful) Cry in truth. That is the day of coming forth (from the graves).

43 . Lo! We it is Who quicken and give death, and unto Us is the journeying.

44 . On the day when the earth splitteth asunder from them, hastening forth (they come). That is a gathering easy for Us (to make).

45 . We are Best Aware of what they say, and thou (O Muhammad) art in no wise a compeller over them. But warn by the Qur´an him who feareth My threat.