50. Surah Qaf

1. Qaaaf; wal Qur aanil Majeed

ق ۚ وَالْقُرْآنِ الْمَجِيدِ

Qaf: By the Glorious Qur´an (Thou art Allah´s Messenger).
Full Transliteration
1. Qaaaf; wal Qur aanil Majeed
2. Bal 'ajibooo an jaa'ahum munzirum minhum faqaalal kaafiroona haazaa shai'un 'ajeeb
3. 'A-izaa mitnaa wa kunnaa turaaban zaalika raj'um ba'eed
4. Qad 'alimnaa maa tanqu-sul-ardu minhum wa 'indanaa Kitaabun Hafeez
5. Bal kazzaboo bilhaqqi lammaa jaaa'ahum fahum feee amrim mareej
6. Afalam yanzurooo ilas samaaa'i fawqahum kaifa banainaahaa wa zaiyannaahaa wa maa lahaa min furooj
7. Wal arda madadnaahaa wa alqainaa feehaa rawaasiya wa ambatnaa feehaa min kulli zawjim baheej
8. Tabsiratanw wa zikraa likulli 'abdim muneeb
9. Wa nazzalnaa minas samaaa'i maaa'am mubaarakan fa ambatnaa bihee jannaatinw wa habbal haseed
10. Wannakhla baasiqaatil laha tal'un nadeed
11. Rizqal lil'ibaad, wa ahyainaa bihee baldatam maitaa; kazaalikal khurooj
12. Kazzabat qablahum qawmu Noohinw wa Ashaabur Rassi wa Samood
13. Wa 'Aadunw wa Fir'awnu wikhwaanu loot
14. Wa Ashaabul Aykati wa qawmu Tubba'; kullun kazzabar Rusula fahaqqa wa'eed
15. Afa'a yeenaa bilkhalqil awwal; bal hum fee labsim min khalqin jadeed
16. Wa laqad khalaqnal insaana wa na'lamu maa tuwaswisu bihee nafsuhoo wa Nahnu aqrabu ilaihi min hablil wareed
17. 'Iz yatalaqqal mutalaqqi yaani 'anil yameeni wa 'anish shimaali qa'eed
18. Maa yalfizu min qawlin illaa ladaihi raqeebun 'ateed
19. Wa jaaa'at sakratul mawti bilhaqq; zaalika maa kunta minhu taheed
20. Wa nufikha fis Soor; zaalika yawmul wa'eed
21. Wa jaaa'at kullu nafsim ma'ahaa saaa'iqunw wa shaheed
22. Laqad kunta fee ghaf latim min haazaa fakashafnaa 'anka ghitaaa'aka fabasarukal yawma hadeed
23. Wa qaala qareenuhoo haazaa maa ladaiya 'ateed
24. Alqiyaa fee Jahannama kulla kaffaarin 'aneed
25. Mannaa'il lilkhayri mu'tadim mureeb
26. Allazee ja'ala ma'al laahi ilaahan aakhara fa alqiyaahu fil'azaabish shadeed
27. Qaala qareenuhoo Rabbanaa maaa atghaituhoo wa laakin kaana fee dalaalin ba'eed
28. Qaala laa takhtasimoo ladaayya wa qad qaddamtu ilaikum bilwa'eed
29. Maa yubaddalul qawlu ladaiya wa maaa ana bizal laamil lil'abeed
30. Yawma naqoolu li'jahannama halim talaati wa taqoolu hal mim mazeed
31. Wa uzlifatil jannatu lil muttaqeena ghaira ba'eed
32. Haaza maa too'adoona likulli awwaabin hafeez
33. Man khashiyar Rahmaana bilghaibi wa jaaa'a biqalbim muneeb
34. Udkhuloohaa bisalaamin zaalika yawmul khulood
35. Lahum maa yashaaa'oona feehaa wa ladainaa mazeed
36. Wa kam ahlaknaa qablahum min qarnin hum ashaddu minhum batshan fanaqqaboo fil bilaad, hal mim mahees
37. Inna fee zaalika lazikraa liman kaana lahoo qalbun aw alqas sam'a wa huwa shaheed
38. Wa laqad khalaqnas samaawaati wal arda wa maa bainahumaa fee sittati ayyaamin wa maa massanaa mil lughoob
39. Fasbir 'alaa maa yaqooloona wa sabbih bihamdi Rabbika qabla tuloo'ish shamsi wa qablal ghuroob
40. Wa minal laili fasabbih hu wa adbaaras sujood
41. Wastami' yawma yunaa dil munaadi mim makaanin qareeb
42. Yawma yasmaoonas sai hata bilhaqq zaalika yawmul khurooj
43. Innaa Nahnu nuhyee wa numeetu wa ilainal maseer
44. Yawma tashaqqaqul ardu 'anhum siraa'aa; zaalika hashrun 'alainaa yaseer
45. Nahnu a'lamu bimaa yaqooloona wa maaa anta 'alaihim bijabbaarin fazakkir bil quraani many yakhaafu wa'eed
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Recitation by Mishary Al-Alfasy

Tafseer


The Surah derives its name from the initial letter Qaf, thereby implying that it is the Surah which opens with the alphabetic letter Qaf.

Period of Revelation
There is no authentic tradition to show as to when exactly this Surah was sent down. A study of the subject matter, however, reveals that its period of revelation is the second stage of the Holy Prophet's life at Makkah, which lasted from the third year of the Prophethood till the fifth year. We have given the characteristics of this period in the Introduction to the Sarah Al-An'am. In view of those characteristics it can be said that this Surah might have been sent down in about the 5th year, when the antagonism of the disbelievers had become quite intense but had not yet assumed tyrannical proportions.

Theme and Topics
Authentic traditions show that the Holy Prophet used to recite this Surah generally in the Prayer on the Eid days. A woman named Umm Hisham bin Harithah, who was a neighbor of the Holy Prophet, says that she was able to commit Surah Qaf to memory only because she often heard it from the Holy Prophet in the Friday sermons. According to some other traditions he often recited it in the Fajr Prayer. This makes it abundantly clear that this was an important Surah in the sight of the Holy Prophet. That is why he made sure that its contents reached as many people as possible over and over again.

This reason for this importance can be easily understood by a careful study of the Surah. The theme of the entire Surah is the Hereafter. When the Holy Prophet started preaching his message in Makkah what surprised the people most was the news that people would be resurrected after death, and they would have to render an account of their deeds. They said that that was impossible; human mind could not believe that that would happen. After all, how could it be possible that when the body had disintegrated into dust the scattered particles would be reassembled after hundreds of thousands of years to make up the same body once again and raised up as a living body, Allah in response sent down this discourse. In it, on the one hand, arguments have been given for the possibility and occurrence of the Hereafter in a brief way, in short sentences, and, on the other, the people have been warned, as if to say: "Whether you express wonder and surprise, or you regard it as something remote from reason, or deny it altogether, in any case it cannot change the truth. The absolute, un-alterable truth is that Allah knows the whereabouts of each and every particle of your body that has scattered away in the earth, and knows where and in what state it is. Allah's one signal is enough to make all the scattered particles gather together again and to make you rise up once again as you had been made in the first instance. Likewise, your this idea that you have been created and left free to yourselves in the world and that you have not been made answerable to anyone, is no more than a misunderstanding. The fact is that not only is Allah Himself directly aware of each act and word of yours, even of the ideas that pass in your mind, but His angels also are attached to each one of you, who are preserving the record of whatever you do and utter. When the time comes, you will come out of your graves at one call just as young shoots of vegetable sprout up from the earth on the first shower of the rain. Then this heedlessness which obstructs your vision will be removed and you will see with your own eyes all that you are denying today. At that time you will realize that you had not been created to be irresponsible in this world but accountable to all your deeds the meeting out of the rewards and punishments, the Hell and Heaven, which you regard as impossible and imaginary things, will at that time become visible realities for you in consequence of your enmity and opposition to the Truth you will be cast into the same Hell which you regard as remote from reason today and the ones who fear the Merciful God and return to the path of righteousness, will be admitted to the same Paradise at whose mention you now express wonder and surprise.