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027 TheAnt

 In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

 1. Ta Sin! These are the verses of the Quran and the Book 
 that makes (things) clear

 2. A guidance and good news for the believers,

 3. Who keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, and of the 
 hereafter, they are sure.

 4. As to those who do not believe in the hereafter, We have 
 surely made their deeds fair-seeming to them, but they 
 blindly wander on.

 S. These are they who shall have an evil punishment, and in 
 the hereafter they shall be the greatest losers.

 6. And most surely you are made to receive the Quran from 
 the Wise, the Knowing God.

 7. When Musa said to his family: Surely I see fire; I will 
 bring to you from it some news, or I will bring to you 
 therefrom a burning firebrand so that you may warm 

 8. So when he came to it a voice was uttered saying: Blessed 
 is Whoever is in the fire and whatever is about it; and 
 glory be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds;

 9. O Musa! surely I am Allah, the Mighty, the Wise;

 10. And cast down your staff. So when he saw it in motion as 
 if it were a serpent, he turned back retreating and did not 
 return: O Musa! fear not; surely the apostles shall not fear 
 in My presence;

 11. Neither he who has been unjust, then he does good 
 instead after evil, for surely I am the Forgiving, the 

 12. And enter your hand into the opening of your bosom, it 
 shall come forth white without evil; among nine signs to 
 Firon and his people, surely they are a transgressing 

 13. So when Our clear signs came to them, they said: This is 
 clear enchantment.

 14. And they denied them unjustly and proudly while their 
 soul had been convinced of them; consider, then how was the 
 end of the mischief-makers.

 15. And certainly We gave knowledge to Dawood and Sulaiman, 
 and they both said: Praise be to Allah, Who has made us to 
 excel many of His believing servants.

 16. And Sulaiman was Dawood's heir, and he said: O men! we 
 have been taught the language of birds, and we have been 
 given all things; most surely this is manifest grace.

 17. And his hosts of the jinn and the men and the birds were 
 gathered to him, and they were formed into groups.

 18. Until when they came to the valley of the Naml, a 
 Namlite said: O Naml! enter your houses, (that) Sulaiman and 
 his hosts may not crush you while they do not know.

 19. So he smiled, wondering at her word, and said: My Lord! 
 grant me that I should be grateful for Thy favor which Thou 
 hast bestowed on me and on my parents, and that I should do 
 good such as Thou art pleased with, and make me enter, by 
 Thy mercy, into Thy servants, the good ones.

 20. And he reviewed the birds, then said: How is it I see 
 not the hoopoe or is it that he is of the absentees?

 21. 1 will most certainly punish him with a severe 
 punishment, or kill him, or he shall bring to me a clear 

 22. And he tarried not long, then said: I comprehend that 
 which you do not comprehend and I have brought to you a sure 
 information from Sheba.

 23. Surely I found a woman ruling over them, and she has 
 been given abundance and she has a mighty throne:

 24. 1 found her and her people adoring the sun instead of 
 Allah, and the Shaitan has made their deeds fair-seeming to 
 them and thus turned them from the way, so they do not go 

 25. That they do not make obeisance to Allah, Who brings 
 forth what is hidden in the heavens and the earth and knows 
 what you hide and what you make manifest:

 26. Allah, there is no god but He: He is the Lord of mighty 

 27. He said: We will see whether you have told the truth or 
 whether you are of the liars:

 28. Take this my letter and hand it over to them, then turn 
 away from them and see what (answer) they return.

 29. She said: O chief! surely an honorable letter has been 
 delivered to me

 30. Surely it is from Sulaiman, and surely it is in the name 
 of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful;

 31. Saying: exalt not yourselves against me and come to me 
 in submission. 

 32. She said: O chiefs! give me advice respecting my affair: 
 I never decide an affair until you are in my presence.

 33. They said: We are possessors of strength and possessors 
 of mighty prowess, and the command is yours, therefore see 
 what you will command.

 34. She said: Surely the kings, when they enter a town, ruin 
 it and make the noblest of its people to be low, and thus 
 they (always) do;

 35. And surely I am going to send a present to them, and 
 shall wait to see what (answer) do the messengers bring 

 36. So when he came to Sulaiman, he said: What! will you 
 help me with wealth? But what Allah has given me is better 
 than what He has given you. Nay, you are exultant because of 
 your present;

 37. Go back to them, so we will most certainly come to them 
 with hosts which they shall have no power to oppose, and we 
 will most certainly expel them therefrom in abasement, and 
 they shall be in a state of ignominy.

 38. He said: O chiefs! which of you can bring to me her 
 throne before they come to me in submission?

 39. One audacious among the jinn said: I will bring it to 
 you before you rise up from your place; and most surely I am 
 strong (and) trusty for it.

 40. One who had the knowledge of the Book said: I will bring 
 it to you in the twinkling of an eye. Then when he saw it 
 settled beside him, he said: This is of the grace of my Lord 
 that He may try me whether I am grateful or ungrateful; and 
 whoever is grateful, he is grateful only for his own soul, 
 and whoever is ungrateful, then surely my Lord is 
 Self-sufficient, Honored.

 41. He said: Alter her throne for her, we will see whether 
 she follows the right way or is of those who do not go 

 42. So when she came, it was said: Is your throne like this? 
 She said: It is as it were the same, and we were given the 
 knowledge before it, and we were submissive.

 43. And what she worshipped besides Allah prevented her, 
 surely she was of an unbelieving people.

 44. It was said to her: Enter the palace; but when she saw 
 it she deemed it to be a great expanse of water, and bared 
 her legs. He said: Surely it is a palace made smooth with 
 glass. She said: My Lord! surely I have been unjust to 
 myself, and I submit with Sulaiman to Allah, the Lord of the 

 45. And certainly We sent to Samood their brother Salih, 
 saying: Serve Allah; and lo! they became two sects 
 quarrelling with each other.

 46. He said: O my people! why do you seek to hasten on the 
 evil before the good? Why do you not ask forgiveness of 
 Allah so that you may be dealt with mercifully?

 47. They said: We have met with ill luck on account of you 
 and on account of those with you. He said: The cause of your 
 evil fortune is with Allah; nay, you are a people who are 

 48. And there were in the city nine persons who made 
 mischief in the land and did not act aright.

 49. They said: Swear to each other by Allah that we will 
 certainly make a sudden attack on him and his family by 
 night, then we will say to his heir: We did not witness the 
 destruction of his family, and we are most surely truthful.

 50. And they planned a plan, and We planned a plan while 
 they perceived not.

 51. See, then, how was the end of their plan that We 
 destroyed them and their people, all (of them).

 52. So those are their houses fallen down because they were 
 unjust, most surely there is a sign in this for a people who 

 53. .And We delivered those who believed and who guarded 
 (against evil).

 54. And (We sent) Lut, when he said to his people: What! do 
 you commit indecency while you see?

 SS. What! do you indeed approach men lustfully rather than 
 women? Nay, you are a people who act ignorantly. 

 56. But the answer of his people was no other except that 
 they ~s said: Turn out Lut's followers from your town; 
 surely they are a people who would keep pure!

 57. But We delivered him and his followers except his wife; 
 We ordained her to be of those who remained behind.

 58. And We rained on them a rain, and evil was the rain of 
 those who had been warned.

 59. Say: Praise be to Allah and peace on His servants whom 
 He has chosen: is Allah better, or what they associate (with 

 60. Nay, He Who created the heavens and the earth, and sent 
 down for you water from the cloud; then We cause to grow 
 thereby beautiful gardens; it is not possible for you that 
 you should make the trees thereof to grow. Is there a god 
 with Allah? Nay! they are people who deviate.

 61. Or, Who made the earth a restingplace, and made in it 
 rivers, and raised on it mountains and placed between the 
 two seas a barrier. Is there a god with Allah? Nay! most of 
 them do not know!

 62. Or, Who answers the distressed one when he calls upon 
 Him and removes the evil, and He will make you successors in 
 the earth. Is there a god with Allah? Little is it that you 

 63. Or, Who guides you in utter darkness of the land and the 
 sea, and Who sends the winds as good news before His mercy. 
 Is there a god with Allah? Exalted by Allah above what they 
 associate (with Him).

 64. Or, Who originates the creation, then reproduces it and 
 Who gives you sustenance from the heaven and the earth. Is 
 there a god With Allah? Say: Bring your proof if you are 

 65. Say: No one in the heavens and the earth knows the 
 unseen but Allah; and they do not know when they shall be 

 66. Nay, their knowledge respecting the hereafter is slight 
 and hasty; nay, they are in doubt about it; nay, they are 
 quite blind to

 67. And those who disbelieve say: What! when we have become 
 dust and our fathers (too), shall we certainly be brought 

 68. We have certainly been promised this, we and our fathers 
 before; these are naught but stories of the ancients

 69. Say: Travel in the earth, then see how was the end of 
 the guilty.

 70. And grieve not for them and be not distressed because of 
 what they plan.

 71. And they say: When will this threat come to pass, if you 
 are truthful?

 72. Say: Maybe there may have drawn near to you somewhat of 
 that which you seek to hasten on.

 73. And surely your Lord is the Lord of grace to men, but 
 most of them are not grateful.

 74. And most surely your Lord knows what their breasts 
 conceal and what they manifest.

 75. And there is nothing concealed in the heaven and the 
 earth but it is in a clear book.

 76. Surely this Quran declares to the children of Israel 
 most of what they differ in.

 77. And most surely it is a guidance and a mercy for the 

 78. Surely your Lord will judge between them by his 
 judgment, and He is the Mighty, the knowing.

 79. Therefore rely on Allah; surely you are on the clear 

 80. Surely you do not make the dead to hear, and you do not 
 make the deaf to hear the call when they go back retreating. 

 81. Nor can you be a guide to the blind out of their error; 
 you cannot make to bear (any one) except those who believe 
 in Our communications, so they submit.

 82. And when the word shall come to pass against them, We 
 shall bring forth for them a creature from the earth that 
 shall i wound them, because people did not believe in Our 

 83. And on the day when We will gather from every nation a 
 party from among those who rejected Our communications, 
 then they shall be formed into groups.

 84. Until when they come, He will say: Did you reject My 
 communications while you had no comprehensive knowledge of 
 them? Or what was it that you did?

 85. And the word shall come to pass against them because 
 they were unjust, so they shall not speak.

 86. Do they not consider that We have made the night that. 
 they may rest therein, and the day to give light? Most 
 surely there are signs in this for a people who believe.

 87. And on the day when the trumpet shall be blown, then 
 those who are in the heavens and those who are in the earth 
 shall be terrified except such as Allah please, and all 
 shall come to him abased.

 88. And you see the mountains, you think them to be solid, 
 and they shall pass away as the passing away of the 
 cloud-- the handiwork of Allah Who has made every thing 
 thoroughly; surely He is Aware of what you do.

 89. Whoever brings good, he shall have better than it; and 
 they shall be secure from terror on the day.

 90. And whoever brings evil, these shall be thrown down on 
 their faces into the fire; shall you be rewarded (for) aught 
 except what you did?

 91. I am commanded only that I should serve the Lord of this 
 city, Who has made it sacred, and His are all things; and I 
 am commanded that I should be of these who submit; 

 92. And that I should recite the Quran. Therefore whoever 
 goes aright, he goes aright for his own soul, and whoever 
 goes ' astray, then say: I am only one of the warners.

 93. And say: Praise be to Allah, He will show you His signs 
 so that you shall recognize them; nor is your Lord heedless 
 of what you do.