Nay, they are surprised that a Warner of their own has come to them. Upon that the disbelievers said: “This is a strange thing”.
“When we are dead and have become dust (shall we be brought back again)”? That is a far (impossible) return.
We did know indeed what the earth (dirt) detract from them, and in Our Presence is a Book (that is placed in the ‘Illiyyîn and Siccîn’ which has all the events of all times) that preserves.
Nay (that’s not the case), they have belied the truth when it has come to them. In this case, they are in a complex command (problem).
Do they not look up to the sky above them, how We have built it up and adorned it? And there are no rifts in it.
And the earth; We have filled it, spread it and cast (placed) in it firm mountains. And We have made to grow in there of all kinds of lovely pairs of plants.
To be an insight (the eye of their heart to be opened) and a remembrance for every servant who turns (who wishes to reach Allah while he is alive). [So that this may be an insight for all the servants who turn (to Allah), and that they may (much) remember (that they may reach continuous remembrance/Dhikr)].
And We send down from the sky blessed (abundance) water (rain). So We caused to grow with it gardens and the grains that are reaped.
And long date-palms with sprouts that are ranged in clusters.
To be a sustenance for the servants. And We gave life with it to a dead land. The (resurrection) coming out (of the earth after death) is just like that.
Before them, the people of Noah, and the people of Ar-Rass and Thamûd also belied (their Messengers).
And (people of) Âd and Pharaoh and the brethren of Lot.
And the people of Eykeh and the people of Tubba, they all belied the Messengers. Hence My promise (punishment) was justified (the Promise of Allah was fulfilled).
Or were We incapable by the first creation? Nay (that’s not the case), they are in doubt about a resurrection (after death).