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Islam - basics > Quran > Sura List > Sura 50 - Q

Sura 50:  Q. (Qaf)

Number of verses in sura: 45
Order of revelation: 34

[50:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[50:1]  Q., and the glorious Quran.*

*50:1 See Appendix 1 for the awesome miracles connected with the Initial ``Q.''

[50:2]  They found it strange that a warner from among them came to them! The disbelievers said, "This is really strange.

[50:3]  "After we die and become dust; this is impossible."

[50:4]  We are fully aware of anyone of them who gets consumed by the earth; we have an accurate record.

[50:5]  They rejected the truth when it came to them; they are utterly confused.

[50:6]  Have they not looked at the sky above them, and how we constructed it and adorned it, without a flaw?

[50:7]  And we created the earth, and scattered on it mountains, and grew in it all kinds of beautiful plants.

[50:8]  This is an enlightenment, and a reminder for every pious worshiper.

[50:9]  And we sent from the sky blessed water, to grow with it gardens and grains to be harvested.

[50:10]  Tall date palms, with clustered fruit.

[50:11]  Provisions for the people. And we revive with it dead lands; you are similarly resurrected.

[50:12]  Disbelieving before them were the people of Noah, the dwellers of Russ, and Thamoud.

[50:13]  And `Aad, Pharaoh, and the brethren of Lot.

[50:14]  And the dwellers of the woods, and the people of Tubba`. All of them disbelieved the messengers and, consequently, My retribution befell them.

[50:15]  Were we too burdened by the first creation? Is this why they doubt resurrection?

[50:16]  We created the human, and we know what he whispers to himself. We are closer to him than his jugular vein.

[50:17]  Two recording (angels), at right and at left, are constantly recording.

[50:18]  Not an utterance does he utter without an alert witness.

[50:19]  Finally, the inevitable coma of death comes; this is what you tried to evade.

[50:20]  The horn is blown; this is the promised day.

[50:21]  Every soul comes with a herder and a witness.

[50:22]  You used to be oblivious to this. We now remove your veil; today, your vision is (as strong as) steel.

[50:23]  The companion said, "Here is my formidable testimony."*

*50:23-28 Your life-time companion witnesses everything you do. See Appendix 7.

[50:24]  Throw into Gehenna every stubborn disbeliever.

[50:25]  Forbidder of charity, aggressor, full of doubt.

[50:26]  He set up beside GOD another god. Throw him into severe retribution.

[50:27]  His companion said, "Our Lord, I did not mislead him; he was far astray."

[50:28]  He said, "Do not feud in front of Me; I have sufficiently warned you.

[50:29]  "Nothing can be changed now. I am never unjust towards the people."

[50:30]  That is the day when we ask Hell, "Have you had enough?" It will say, "Give me more."

[50:31]  Paradise will be offered to the righteous, readily.

[50:32]  This is what was promised to every repenter, steadfast.

[50:33]  They reverenced the Most Gracious, in their privacy, and came wholeheartedly.

[50:34]  Enter it in peace; this is the Day of Eternity.

[50:35]  They get anything they wish therein, and we have even more.

[50:36]  Many a generation before them, who were more powerful, we annihilated. They searched the land; did they find an escape?

[50:37]  This should be a lesson for everyone who possesses a mind, or is able to hear and witness.

[50:38]  We have created the heavens and the earth, and everything between them in six days, and no fatigue touched us.

[50:39]  Therefore, be patient in the face of their utterances, and praise and glorify your Lord before sunrise, and before sunset.

[50:40]  During the night you shall meditate on His name, and after prostrating.

[50:41]  Prepare for the day when the caller calls from a place that is near.

[50:42]  When they hear the inevitable cry; that is the day you come out.

[50:43]  We are the ones who control life and death; to us is the final destiny.

[50:44]  The day will come when the earth cracks in a hurry, giving rise to them. Such summoning is easy for us to do.

[50:45]  We are fully aware of everything they utter, while you have no power over them. Therefore, remind with this Quran, those who reverence My warnings.

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