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Translation by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem

50. Qaf (15 – 45)

15So were We incapable of the first creation? No indeed! Yet they doubt a second creation. 16We created man —We know what his soul whispers to him: We are closer to him than his jugular vein —17with two receptorsa Judgement. set to record, one on his right side and one on his left: 18he does not utter a single word without an ever-present watcher. 19The trance of death will bring the Truth with it: ‘This is what you tried to escape.’

20The Trumpet will be sounded: ‘This is the Day [you were] warned of.’ 21Each person will arrive attended by an [angel] to drive him on and another to bear witness: 22‘You paid no attention to this [Day]; but today We have removed your veil and your sight is sharp.’23The person's attendant will say, ‘Here is what I have prepared’ —24‘Hurlb The punishment and Final Judgement/Destiny/physical and spiritual sustenance. every obstinate disbeliever into Hell, 25everyone who hindered good, was aggressive, caused others to doubt, 26and set up other gods alongside God. Hurl him into severe punishment!’ — 27and his [evil]c In her incredulity and embarrassment. companion will say, ‘Lord, I did not make him transgress; he had already gone far astray himself.’ 28God will say, ‘Do not argue in My presence. I sent you a warning 29and My word cannot be changed: I am not unjust to any creature.’30We shall say to Hell on that day, ‘Are you full?’ and it will reply, ‘Are there no more?’ 31But Paradise will be brought close to the righteous and will no longer be distant: 32‘This is what you were promised— this is for everyone who turned often to God and kept Him in mind, 33who held the Most Gracious in awe, though He is unseen, who comes before Him with a heart turned to Him in devotion— 34so enter it in peace. This is the Day of everlasting Life.’ 35They will have all that they wish for there, and We have more for them.

36We have destroyed even mightier generations before these disbelievers, who travelled through [many] lands— was there any escape? 37There truly is a reminder in this for whoever has a heart, whoever listens attentively. 38We created the heavens, the earth, and everything between, in six Days without tiring. 39So [Prophet], bear everything they say with patience; celebrate the praise of your Lord before the rising and setting of the sun;40proclaim His praise in the night and at the end of every prayer;d See 11: 72. 41listen out for the Day when the caller will call from a nearby place. 42They will come out [from their graves] on that Day, the Day when they hear the mighty blast in reality. 43It is We who give life and death; the final return will be to Us 44on the Day when the earth will be torn apart, letting them rush out —that gathering will be easy for Us. 45We know best what the disbelievers say. You [Prophet] are not there to force them, so remind, with this Qurʾan, those who fear My warning.

Notes:

c Judgement.

d The punishment and Final Judgement/Destiny/physical and spiritual sustenance.

e In her incredulity and embarrassment.

a See 11: 72.

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