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Name

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 Surah 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.

Source: Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi - Tafhim al-Qur'an - The Meaning of the Quran

ﭑﭒﭓ

ق ۚ وَالْقُرْآنِ الْمَجِيدِ

Swedish

Qaf. VID denna ärorika Koran!

Sahih International

Qaf. By the honored Qur'an...

بَلْ عَجِبُوا أَن جَاءَهُم مُّنذِرٌ مِّنْهُمْ فَقَالَ الْكَافِرُونَ هَٰذَا شَيْءٌ عَجِيبٌ

Sahih International

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

Swedish

Men [om denna gåva som de borde ta emot med tacksamhet säger de att] de finner det märkligt att en varnare kommer till dem ur deras egna led; och de som förnekar sanningen säger: "Detta är besynnerligt!

أَإِذَا مِتْنَا وَكُنَّا تُرَابًا ۖ ذَٰلِكَ رَجْعٌ بَعِيدٌ

Swedish

Skulle vi, sedan vi dött och förmultnat, [uppstå till nytt liv]? En mycket osannolik återkomst!"

Sahih International

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

قَدْ عَلِمْنَا مَا تَنقُصُ الْأَرْضُ مِنْهُمْ ۖ وَعِندَنَا كِتَابٌ حَفِيظٌ

Sahih International

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

Swedish

Vi är väl medvetna om att jorden bryter ner och löser upp [människornas döda kroppar], och Vi har en bok [där allt står skrivet].

ﭿ

بَلْ كَذَّبُوا بِالْحَقِّ لَمَّا جَاءَهُمْ فَهُمْ فِي أَمْرٍ مَّرِيجٍ

Swedish

Men när sanningen nu har kommit till dem förnekar de den, och så har de råkat i [fullständig] förvirring.

Sahih International

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

أَفَلَمْ يَنظُرُوا إِلَى السَّمَاءِ فَوْقَهُمْ كَيْفَ بَنَيْنَاهَا وَزَيَّنَّاهَا وَمَا لَهَا مِن فُرُوجٍ

Sahih International

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

Swedish

Ser de inte över sig himlen som Vi har byggt och utsmyckat, och där inte den minsta reva kan upptäckas?

وَالْأَرْضَ مَدَدْنَاهَا وَأَلْقَيْنَا فِيهَا رَوَاسِيَ وَأَنبَتْنَا فِيهَا مِن كُلِّ زَوْجٍ بَهِيجٍ

Swedish

Och jorden som Vi har brett ut och sänkt ned i den fast förankrade berg och där Vi låter sköna växter av alla slag spira

Sahih International

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

تَبْصِرَةً وَذِكْرَىٰ لِكُلِّ عَبْدٍ مُّنِيبٍ

Sahih International

Giving insight and a reminder for every servant who turns [to Allah ].

Swedish

[Allt detta] bör öppna [människornas] ögon och tjäna till påminnelse för dem av [Våra] tjänare som vänder åter [till sin Herre] i ånger [över sina synder].

وَنَزَّلْنَا مِنَ السَّمَاءِ مَاءً مُّبَارَكًا فَأَنبَتْنَا بِهِ جَنَّاتٍ وَحَبَّ الْحَصِيدِ

Sahih International

And We have sent down blessed rain from the sky and made grow thereby gardens and grain from the harvest

Swedish

Och med [Vår] välsignelse sänder Vi ned regn från skyn och låter med detta trädgårdar växa upp och [fält med] brödsäd

وَالنَّخْلَ بَاسِقَاتٍ لَّهَا طَلْعٌ نَّضِيدٌ

Swedish

och höga palmer med täta klasar av dadlar

Sahih International

And lofty palm trees having fruit arranged in layers -

رِّزْقًا لِّلْعِبَادِ ۖ وَأَحْيَيْنَا بِهِ بَلْدَةً مَّيْتًا ۚ كَذَٰلِكَ الْخُرُوجُ

Sahih International

As provision for the servants, and We have given life thereby to a dead land. Thus is the resurrection.

Swedish

för [Våra] tjänares försörjning. Så skänker Vi liv åt död jord [och] så skall Vi låta er stiga fram [till nytt liv].

كَذَّبَتْ قَبْلَهُمْ قَوْمُ نُوحٍ وَأَصْحَابُ الرَّسِّ وَثَمُودُ

Swedish

Före dem [som nu förnekar uppståndelsen] förnekades den av Noas folk och folket i Ar-Rass och [stammarna] Thamud

Sahih International

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

وَعَادٌ وَفِرْعَوْنُ وَإِخْوَانُ لُوطٍ

Swedish

och `Aad och Farao och Lots bröder

Sahih International

And 'Aad and Pharaoh and the brothers of Lot

وَأَصْحَابُ الْأَيْكَةِ وَقَوْمُ تُبَّعٍ ۚ كُلٌّ كَذَّبَ الرُّسُلَ فَحَقَّ وَعِيدِ

Sahih International

And the companions of the thicket and the people of Tubba'. All denied the messengers, so My threat was justly fulfilled.

Swedish

och de som befolkade [Madyans] skogklädda dalar och Tubba`s folk; alla kallade de sändebuden för lögnare och så gick varningarna Jag gav dem i uppfyllelse.

ﯿ

أَفَعَيِينَا بِالْخَلْقِ الْأَوَّلِ ۚ بَلْ هُمْ فِي لَبْسٍ مِّنْ خَلْقٍ جَدِيدٍ

Swedish

Har den första skapelsen tröttat Oss? Nej, ingalunda! Men [omnämnandet av] en ny skapelse gör dem förvirrade.

Sahih International

Did We fail in the first creation? But they are in confusion over a new creation.

وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ وَنَعْلَمُ مَا تُوَسْوِسُ بِهِ نَفْسُهُ ۖ وَنَحْنُ أَقْرَبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ حَبْلِ الْوَرِيدِ

Sahih International

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

Swedish

VI HAR skapat människan och Vi vet vad hennes själ viskar till henne; ja, Vi är närmare henne än hennes egen halspulsåder.

إِذْ يَتَلَقَّى الْمُتَلَقِّيَانِ عَنِ الْيَمِينِ وَعَنِ الشِّمَالِ قَعِيدٌ

Swedish

När de två [änglarna som har till uppgift] att skriva ned [hennes ord och hennes handlingar] skriver, sittande på höger och vänster sida,

Sahih International

When the two receivers receive, seated on the right and on the left.

مَّا يَلْفِظُ مِن قَوْلٍ إِلَّا لَدَيْهِ رَقِيبٌ عَتِيدٌ

Sahih International

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

Swedish

kommer inte ett ord över hennes läppar utan att en övervakare är hos henne, färdig [att skriva].

وَجَاءَتْ سَكْرَةُ الْمَوْتِ بِالْحَقِّ ۖ ذَٰلِكَ مَا كُنتَ مِنْهُ تَحِيدُ

Swedish

[När du, människa, ligger på ditt yttersta] skall dödskampen hjälpa dig att se sanningen i hela dess klarhet och allt det som du ville skjuta ifrån dig. -

Sahih International

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

ﭿ

وَنُفِخَ فِي الصُّورِ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ يَوْمُ الْوَعِيدِ

Swedish

Och [när] det blåses i basunen, är den Dag inne som Vi har varnat er för.

Sahih International

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

وَجَاءَتْ كُلُّ نَفْسٍ مَّعَهَا سَائِقٌ وَشَهِيدٌ

Sahih International

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

Swedish

Och varje människa skall stiga fram med en [ängel] som leder henne och en [ängel] som vittnar,

لَّقَدْ كُنتَ فِي غَفْلَةٍ مِّنْ هَٰذَا فَكَشَفْنَا عَنكَ غِطَاءَكَ فَبَصَرُكَ الْيَوْمَ حَدِيدٌ

Swedish

[och Gud skall säga:] "Du ägnade inte en tanke åt denna [Stund], men Vi har lyft av bindeln [som täckte dina ögon] och i dag är din syn skarp."

Sahih International

[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."

وَقَالَ قَرِينُهُ هَٰذَا مَا لَدَيَّ عَتِيدٌ

Swedish

Och [människans] ständige följeslagare skall säga: "Hos mig ligger allt [upptecknat och] klart."

Sahih International

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

أَلْقِيَا فِي جَهَنَّمَ كُلَّ كَفَّارٍ عَنِيدٍ

Sahih International

[ Allah will say], "Throw into Hell every obstinate disbeliever,

Swedish

[Då faller Guds dom:] "Kasta i helvetet var och en som framhärdade i att förneka sanningen,

مَّنَّاعٍ لِّلْخَيْرِ مُعْتَدٍ مُّرِيبٍ

Swedish

som spärrade vägen för det goda, som kränkte andras rätt och sådde tvivel [i andra människors sinnen]

Sahih International

Preventer of good, aggressor, and doubter,

الَّذِي جَعَلَ مَعَ اللَّهِ إِلَٰهًا آخَرَ فَأَلْقِيَاهُ فِي الْعَذَابِ الشَّدِيدِ

Sahih International

Who made [as equal] with Allah another deity; then throw him into the severe punishment."

Swedish

och som satte andra gudar vid Guds sida - kasta honom ned där pinan är som svårast!"

قَالَ قَرِينُهُ رَبَّنَا مَا أَطْغَيْتُهُ وَلَٰكِن كَانَ فِي ضَلَالٍ بَعِيدٍ

Swedish

En vän som följde honom överallt [i livet] skall säga: "Herre, jag tvingade honom aldrig att göra det som är orätt; han hade gått vilse och drivit synden till dess yttersta gräns!"

Sahih International

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

قَالَ لَا تَخْتَصِمُوا لَدَيَّ وَقَدْ قَدَّمْتُ إِلَيْكُم بِالْوَعِيدِ

Sahih International

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

Swedish

[Och Gud] skall säga: "Träta inte inför Mig! Jag varnade er i tid.

مَا يُبَدَّلُ الْقَوْلُ لَدَيَّ وَمَا أَنَا بِظَلَّامٍ لِّلْعَبِيدِ

Sahih International

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

Swedish

Min dom står fast, och Jag tillfogar ingen [av Mina] tjänare orätt!"

ﯿ

يَوْمَ نَقُولُ لِجَهَنَّمَ هَلِ امْتَلَأْتِ وَتَقُولُ هَلْ مِن مَّزِيدٍ

Sahih International

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

Swedish

Den Dagen skall Vi fråga helvetet: "Har du fått så många du kan ta emot?" Och dess svar blir: "Finns det fler?"

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