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Yusuf AliQaf: By the Glorious Qur´an (Thou art Allah´s Messenger).
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Yusuf AliBut they wonder that there has come to them a Warner from among themselves. So the Unbelievers say: "This is a wonderful thing!
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Yusuf Ali"What! When we die and become dust, (shall we live again?) That is a (sort of) return far (from our understanding)."
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Yusuf AliWe already know how much of them the earth takes away: With Us is a record guarding (the full account).
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Yusuf AliBut they deny the Truth when it comes to them: so they are in a confused state.
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Yusuf AliDo they not look at the sky above them?- How We have made it and adorned it, and there are no flaws in it?
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Yusuf AliAnd the earth- We have spread it out, and set thereon mountains standing firm, and produced therein every kind of beautiful growth (in pairs)-
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Yusuf AliTo be observed and commemorated by every devotee turning (to Allah).
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Yusuf AliAnd We send down from the sky rain charted with blessing, and We produce therewith gardens and Grain for harvests;
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Yusuf AliAnd tall (and stately) palm-trees, with shoots of fruit-stalks, piled one over another;-
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Yusuf AliAs sustenance for (Allah´s) Servants;- and We give (new) life therewith to land that is dead: Thus will be the Resurrection.
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Yusuf AliBefore them was denied (the Hereafter) by the People of Noah, the Companions of the Rass, the Thamud,
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Yusuf AliThe ´Ad, Pharaoh, the brethren of Lut,
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Yusuf AliThe Companions of the Wood, and the People of Tubba´; each one (of them) rejected the messengers, and My warning was duly fulfilled (in them).
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Yusuf AliWere We then weary with the first Creation, that they should be in confused doubt about a new Creation?
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Yusuf AliIt was We Who created man, and We know what dark suggestions his soul makes to him: for We are nearer to him than (his) jugular vein.
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Yusuf AliBehold, two (guardian angels) appointed to learn (his doings) learn (and noted them), one sitting on the right and one on the left.
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Yusuf AliNot a word does he utter but there is a sentinel by him, ready (to note it).
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Yusuf AliAnd the stupor of death will bring Truth (before his eyes): "This was the thing which thou wast trying to escape!"
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Yusuf AliAnd the Trumpet shall be blown: that will be the Day whereof Warning (had been given).