|No. of Rukus||3|
|No. of verses||45|
|No. of words||373|
|No. of letters||1507|
The name of the sura is taken from the letter Qaf at the beginning of the first verse. This sura is associated with Mount Qaf (Kafdag or Cafcuh) in mystical tafsir. According to the traditions of Mount Qaf, it is the name of a mountain from the green emerald surrounding the Earth, and Allah is swearing in the name of this mountain and the Qur'an at the beginning of the sura.
Qaf sura deals predominantly with the Resurrection and the Day of Judgement. Reference is made to previous generations of disbelievers, both to warn the disbelievers in Makkah and to reassure the Prophet. Creation is cited as an indication of God’s ability to bring the dead to life again, and emphasis is placed on the powerlessness of man on the Day of Judgement  The surah both opens and closes with mention of the Quran. This chapter is thematically linked with the previous one because the previous chapter teaches the etiquette among Muslims, and this one teaches the proper behaviors for non-believers. It is thematically linked with the next chapter through increasing reference to the Hereafter; the primary subject of the next chapter.
- Works related to The Holy Qur'an (Maulana Muhammad Ali)/50. Qaf at Wikisource
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