1 - The Opening
2 - The Cow
3 - The Family Of Imran
4 - Women
5 - The Food
6 - The Cattle
7 - The Elevated Place
8 - The Spoils Of War
9 - Repentance
10 - Yunus
11 - Hud
12 - Yusuf
13 - The Thunder
14 - Ibrahim
15 - The Rock
16 - The Bee
17 - The Israelites
18 - The Cave
19 - Marium
20 - Ta Ha
21 - The Prophets
22 - The Pilgrimage
23 - The Believers
24 - The Light
25 - The Criterion
26 - The Poets
27 - The Ant
28 - The Narrative
29 - The Spider
30 - The Romans
31 - Luqman
32 - The Adoration
33 - The Allies
34 - Saba
35 - The Originator
36 - Ya Seen
37 - The Rangers
38 - Suad
39 - The Companies
40 - The Believer
41 - Ha Mim
42 - The Counsel
43 - The Embellishment
44 - The Evident Smoke
45 - The Kneeling
46 - The Sandhills
47 - Muhammad
48 - The Victory
49 - The Chambers
50 - Qaf
51 - The Scatterers
52 - The Mountain
53 - The Star
54 - The Moon
55 - The Beneficient
56 - The Great Event
57 - The Iron
58 - The Pleading One
59 - The Banishment
60 - The Examined One
61 - The Ranks
62 - Friday
63 - The Hypocrites
64 - Loss And Gain
65 - The Divorce
66 - The Prohibition
67 - The Kingdom
68 - The Pen
69 - The Sure Calamity
70 - The Ways Of Ascent
71 - Nuh
72 - The Jinn
73 - The Wrapped Up
74 - The Clothe Done
75 - The Resurrection
76 - The Man
77 - The Emissaries
78 - The Great Event
79 - Those Who Pull Out
80 - He Frowned
81 - The Covering Up
82 - The Cleaving Asund
83 - The Defrauders
84 - The Bursting Asund
85 - The Mansions Of The Stars
86 - The Night-Comer
87 - The Most High
88 - The Overwhelming
89 - The Daybreak
90 - The City
91 - The Sun
92 - The Night
93 - The Early Hours
94 - The Expansion
95 - The Fig
96 - The Clot
97 - The Majesty
98 - The Clear Evidence
99 - The Shaking
100 - The Assaulters
101 - The Terrible Calam
102 - The Multiplicatio
103 - Time
104 - The Slanderer
105 - The Elephant
106 - The Qureaish
107 - The Daily Necessar
108 - The Heavenly Fount
109 - The Unbelievers
110 - The Help
111 - The Flame
112 - The Unity
113 - The Dawn
114 - The Men

27 - The Ant


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

1These are verses of the Qur,-a book that makes (things) clear;
2A Guide: and Glad Tidings for the believers,-
3Those who establish regular prayers and give Zakat, and also have sure faith in the hereafter.
4As to those who believe not in the Hereafter, We have made their deeds pleasing in their eyes; and so they wander about blindly.
5Such are they for whom a grievous Chastisement is (waiting); and in the Hereafter theirs will be the greatest loss.
6As to thee, thou receivest the Qur from One All-Wise, All-Knowing.
7Behold! Moses said to his family: "I perceive a fire; soon will I bring you from there some information, or I will bring you a burning brand (to light our fuel), that ye may warn yourselves.
8But when he came to the (fire), a voice was heard: "Blessed are those in the fire and those around: and Glory to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.
9"O Moses! Verily, I am Allah, the Exalted in Might, the Wise! ...
10"Now do thou throw thy rod!" But when he saw it moving (of its own accord) as if it had been a snake, he turned back in retreat, and retraced not his steps: "O Moses!" (it was said), "Fear not: truly, in My presence, those called as messengers have no fear,-
11"But if any have done wrong and have thereafter substituted good to take the place of evil, truly, I am Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
12"Now put thy hand into thy bosom, and it will come forth white without stain (or harm): (these are) among the nine Signs (thou wilt take) to Pharaoh and his people: for they are a people rebellious in transgression."
13But when Our Signs came to them, visibly, they said: "This is sorcery manifest!"
14And they denied them, though their souls acknowledge them wrongfully and out of pride: so see what was the end of those who acted corruptly!
15We gave knowledge to David and Solomon: And they both said: "Praise be to Allah, Who has favored us above many of His servants who believe!"
16And Solomon was David's heir. He said: "O ye people! We have been taught the speech of birds, and we have been given of every thing: this is indeed Grace manifest (from Allah.)"
17And before Solomon were marshaled his hosts,- of Jinns and men and birds, and they were all kept in order and ranks.
18At length, when they came to a valley of ants, one of the ants said: "O ye ants, get into your habitations, lest Solomon and his hosts crush you (under foot) without knowing it."
19So he smiled, amused at her speech; and he said: "O my Lord! So order me that I may be grateful for Thy favors, which Thou hast bestowed on me and on my parents, and that I may work the righteousness that will please Thee: and admit me, by Thy Grace, to the ranks of Thy Righteous Servants."
20And he took a muster of the Birds; and he said: "Why is it I see not the Hoopoe? Or is he among the absentees?
21"I will certainly punish him with a severe punishment, or execute him, unless he bring me a clear reason (for absence)."
22But the Hoopoe tarried not far: he (came up and) said: "I have compassed which thou hast not compassed, and I have come to thee from Sabwith tidings true.
23"I found (there) a woman ruling over them and provided with every requisite; and she has a magnificent throne.
24"I found her and her people worshipping the sun besides Allah. Satan has made their deeds seem pleasing in their eyes, and has kept them away from the Path,- so they receive no guidance,-
25"So that they worship not Allah, Who brings forth what is hidden in the heavens and the earth, and knows what ye hide and what ye reveal.
26"Allah!- there is no god but He!- Lord of the Throne Supreme!"
27(Solomon) said: "Soon shall we see whether thou hast told the truth or lied!
28"Go thou, with this letter of mine, and deliver it to them: then draw back from them, and (wait to) see what answer they return"...
29(The Queen) said: "Ye chiefs! here is delivered to me - a letter worthy of respect.
30"It is from Solomon, and is (as follows): 'In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful:
31" 'Be ye not arrogant against me, but come to me in submission (to the true Religion).' "
32She said: "Ye chiefs! advise me in (this) my affair: no affair have I decided except in your presence."
33They said: "We are endued with strength, and given to vehement war: but the command is with thee; so consider what thou wilt command."
34She said: "Kings, when they enter a country, despoil it, and make the noblest of its people its meanest thus do they behave.
35"But I am going to send him a present, and (wait) to see with what (answer) return (my) ambassadors."
36Now when (the embassy) came to Solomon, he said: "Will ye give me abundance in wealth? But that which Allah has given me is better than that which He has given you! Nay it is ye who rejoice in your gift!
37"Go back to them, and be sure we shall come to them with such hosts as they will never be able to meet: We shall expel them from there in disgrace, and they will feel humbled (indeed)."
38He said (to his own men): "Ye chiefs! which of you can bring me her throne before they come to me in submission?"
39A stalwart of the Jinns said: "I will bring it to thee before thou rise from thy council: indeed I have full strength for the purpose, and may be trusted."
40Said one who had knowledge of the Book: "I will bring it to thee before ever thy glance returns to thee!" Then when (Solomon) saw it placed firmly before him, he said: "This is by the Grace of my Lord!- to test me whether I am grateful or ungrateful! and if any is grateful, truly his gratitude is (a gain) for his own soul; but if any is ungrateful, truly my Lord is Free of all Needs, Supreme in Honor !"
41He said: "Disguise her throne. Let us see whether she is guided (to the truth) or is one of those who are not rightly guided."
42So when she arrived, she was asked, "Is this thy throne?" She said, "It seems the same"; and knowledge was bestowed on us in advance of this, and we have submitted to Allah (in Isl).
43And he diverted her from the worship of others besides Allah: for she was (sprung) of a people that had no faith.
44She was asked to enter the lofty Palace: but when she saw it, she thought it was a lake of water, and she (tucked up her skirts), uncovering her legs. He said: "This is but a palace paved smooth with slabs of glass." She said: "O my Lord! I have indeed wronged my soul: I do (now) submit (in Isl), with Solomon, to the Lord of the Worlds."
45We sent (aforetime), to the Tham, their brother Sih, saying, "Serve Allah.: but behold, they became two factions quarreling with each other.
46He said: "O my people! why ask ye to hasten on the evil before the good? If only ye ask Allah for forgiveness, ye may hope to receive mercy."
47They said: "Ill omen do we augur from thee and those that are with thee". He said: "Your ill omen is with Allah. yea, ye are a people under trial."
48There were in the city nine men, who made mischief in the land, and would not reform.
49They said: "Swear a mutual oath by Allah that we shall make a secret night attack on him and his people, and that we shall then say to his heir (when he seeks vengeance): 'We were not present at the slaughter of his people, and we are positively telling the truth.'"
50They plotted and planned, but We too planned, even while they perceived it not.
51Then see what was the end of their plot!- this, that We destroyed them and their people, all (of them).
52Now such were their houses, - in utter ruin, - because they practiced wrong- doing. Verily in this is a Sign for people of knowledge.
53And We saved those who believed and practiced righteousness.
54(We also sent) L (as a messenger): behold, he said to his people, "Do ye do what is indecent though ye see (its iniquity)?
55"Would ye really approach men in your lusts rather than women? Nay, ye are a people (grossly) ignorant!"
56But his people gave no other answer but this: they said, "Drive out the followers of L from your city: these are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!"
57But We saved him and his family, except his wife; her We destined to be of those who lagged behind.
58And We rained down on them a shower (of brimstone): and evil was the shower on those who were admonished (but heeded not)!
59Say: Praise be to Allah, and Peace on His servants whom He has chosen (for His Message). (Who) is better?- Allah or the false gods they associate (with Him)?
60Or, Who has created the heavens and the earth, and Who sends you down rain from the sky? Yea, with it We cause to grow well-planted orchards full of beauty of delight: it is not in your power to cause the growth of the trees in them. (Can there be another) god besides Allah? Nay, they are a people who swerve from justice.
61Or, Who has made the earth firm to live in; made rivers in its midst; set thereon mountains immovable; and made a separating bar between the two seas? (Can there be another) god besides Allah? Nay, most of them know not.
62Or, Who listens to the distressed when he calls on Him, and Who relieves his suffering, and makes you (mankind) inheritors of the earth? (Can there be another) god besides Allah? Little it is that ye heed!
63Or, Who guides you through the depths of darkness on land and sea, and Who sends the winds as heralds of glad tidings, going before His Mercy? (Can there be another) god besides Allah?- High is Allah above what they associate with Him!
64Or, Who originates Creation, then repeats it, and who gives you sustenance from heaven and earth? (Can there be another) god besides Allah? Say, "Bring forth your argument, if ye are telling the truth!"
65Say: None in the heavens or on earth, except Allah, knows what is hidden: nor can they perceive when they shall be raised up (for Judgment).
66Nay, but their knowledge fails as to the Hereafter: they are in doubt and uncertainty thereanent; nay, they are blind thereunto!
67The Unbelievers say: "What! When we become dust,- we and our fathers,- shall we really be raised (from the dead)?
68"It is true we were promised this,- we and our fathers before (us): these are nothing but tales of the ancients."
69Say: "Go ye through the earth and see what has been the end of those guilty (of sin)."
70But grieve not over them, nor distress thyself because of their plots.
71They also say: "When will this promise (come to pass)? If ye are truthful."
72Say: "It may be that some of the events which ye wish to hasten on may be (close) in your pursuit!"
73But verily thy Lord is full of grace to mankind: Yet most of them are ungrateful.
74And verily thy Lord knoweth all that their hearts do hide. As well as all that they reveal.
75And there is nothing hidden, in heaven or earth, but is (recorded) in a clear record.
76Verily this Qur doth explain to the Children of Israel most of the matters in which they disagree.
77And it certainly is a Guide and a Mercy to those who believe.
78Verily thy Lord will decide between them by His Decree: and He is Exalted in Might, All-Knowing.
79So put thy trust in Allah: for thou art on (the path of) manifest Truth.
80Truly thou canst not cause the dead to listen, nor canst thou cause the deaf to hear the call, (especially) when they turn back in retreat.
81Nor canst thou be a guide to the blind, (to prevent them) from straying: only those wilt thou get to listen who believe in Our Signs, so they submit.
82And when the Word is fulfilled against them (the unjust), we shall bring forth from the earth a Beast to speak unto them because mankind had no faith in Our Signs.
83The Day We shall gather together from every people a troop of those who reject Our Signs, and they shall be kept in ranks,-
84Until, when they come (before the Judgment-seat), (Allah) will say: "Did ye reject My Signs, though ye comprehended them not in knowledge, or what was it ye did?"
85And the Word will be fulfilled against them, because of their wrong-doing, and they will be unable to speak (in plea).
86See they not that We have made the Night for them to rest in and the Day to give them light? Verily in this are Signs for any people that believe!
87And the Day that the Trumpet will be sounded - then will be smitten with terror those who are in the heavens, and those who are on earth, except such as Allah will please (to exempt): and all shall come to Him in utter humility.
88Thou seest the mountains and thinkest them firmly fixed: but they shall pass away as the clouds pass away: (such is) the artistry of Allah, who disposes of all things in perfect order: for He is well acquainted with all that ye do.
89If any do good, he will have better than it; and they will be secure from terror that Day.
90And if any do evil, their faces will be thrown headlong into the Fire: "Do ye receive a reward other than that which ye have earned by your deeds?"
91For me, I have been commanded to serve the Lord of this City, Him Who has sanctified it and to Whom (belong) all things: and I am commanded to be of those who bow in Isl to Allah's Will,-
92And to rehearse the Qur: and if any accept guidance, they do it for the good of their own souls, and if any stray, say: "I am only a Warner".
93And say: "Praise be to Allah, Who will soon show you His Signs, so that ye shall know them"; and thy Lord is not unmindful of all that ye do.