Qaf

Qur'an

 Revealed 34th  

50:1
Qaf.  By the honored Qur'an...

50:2
But they wonder that there has come to them a warner from among themselves, and the disbelievers say, "This is an amazing thing.

50:3
When we have died and have become dust, [we will return to life]?  That is a distant return."

50:4
We know what the earth diminishes of them, and with Us is a retaining record.

50:5
But they denied the truth when it came to them, so they are in a confused condition.

50:6
Have they not looked at the heaven above them - how We structured it and adorned it and [how] it has no rifts?

50:7
And the earth - We spread it out and cast therein firmly set mountains and made grow therein [something] of every beautiful kind,

50:8
Giving insight and a reminder for every servant who turns [to God].

50:9
And We have sent down blessed rain from the heaven and made grow thereby gardens and grain from the harvest

50:10
And lofty palm trees having fruit arranged in layers -

50:11
As provision for the servants, and We have given life thereby to a dead land.  Thus is the Resurrection.

50:12
The people of Noah denied before them, and the companions of the well and Thamud

50:13
And 'Aad and Pharaoh and the brothers of Lot

50:14
And the companions of the thicket and the people of Tubba'. All denied the messengers, so My threat was justly fulfilled.
50:15
Did We fail in the first creation? But they are in confusion over a new creation. [*John 3:3 - 9]

50:16
And We have already created man and know what his soul whispers to him, and We are closer to him than [his] jugular vein

50:17
When the two receivers receive, seated on the right and on the left.  [*Shepherd of Hermas 36:1]

50:18
Man does not utter any word except that with him is an observer prepared [to record].

50:19
And the intoxication of death will bring the truth; that is what you were trying to avoid.

50:20
And the Horn will be blown.  That is the Day of [carrying out] the threat.

50:21
And every soul will come, with it a driver and a witness.

50:22
[It will be said], "You were certainly in unmindfulness of this, and We have removed from you your cover, so your sight, this Day, is sharp."

50:23
And his companion, [the angel], will say, "This [record] is what is with me, prepared."

50:24
[God will say], "Throw into Hell every obstinate disbeliever,

50:25
Preventer of good, aggressor, and doubter,

50:26
Who made [as equal] with God another deity; then throw him into the severe punishment."

50:27
His [devil] companion will say, "Our Lord, I did not make him transgress, but he [himself] was in extreme error."

50:28
[God] will say, "Do not dispute before Me, while I had already presented to you the warning.

50:29
The word will not be changed with Me, and never will I be unjust to the servants."

50:30
On the Day We will say to Hell, "Have you been filled?" and it will say, "Are there some more?"

50:31
And Paradise will be brought near to the righteous, not far,

50:32
[It will be said], "This is what you were promised - for every returner [to God] and keeper [of His covenant]

50:33
Who feared the Most Merciful unseen and came with a heart returning [in repentance].

50:34
Enter it in peace.  This is the Day of Eternity."

50:35
They will have whatever they wish therein, and with Us is more.

50:36
And how many a generation before them did We destroy who were greater than them in [striking] power and had explored throughout the lands.  Is there any place of escape?

50:37
Indeed in that is a reminder for whoever has a heart or who listens while he is present [in mind].
50:38
And We did certainly create the heavens and earth and what is between them in six days [*Genesis 1:31 - 2:1], and there touched Us no weariness [*Psalms 121:3 - 4, *Isaiah 40:28].

50:39
So be patient over what they say and exalt [God] with praise of your Lord before the rising of the sun and before its setting, [*Psalms 113:3]

50:40
And [in part] of the night exalt Him and after prostration.

50:41
And listen on the Day when the Caller will call out from a place that is near -

50:42
The Day they will hear the blast [of the Horn] in truth.  That is the Day of Emergence [from the graves]. [*Matthew 24:31]

50:43
Indeed, it is We who give life and cause death [*Deuteronomy 32:39, *1 Samuel 2:6*Wisdom of Solomon 16:13*4 Maccabees 18:19], and to Us is the destination

50:44
On the Day the earth breaks away from them [and they emerge] rapidly; that is a gathering easy for Us.

50:45
We are most knowing of what they say, and you are not over them a tyrant.  But remind by the Qur'an whoever fears My threat.

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