The Ant (Al-Naml)
93 verses, revealed in Mecca after The Poets (Alshu'araa') before Stories (Al-Qasas)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
۞ Ta. Sin. These are the verses of the Quran and of the illustrious Book (1) A guidance and good news for the believers, (2) Who keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, and of the hereafter, they are sure. (3) We have made the deeds of those who do not believe in the life to come, attractive to them and they wander about blindly. (4) Those are they for whom is the worst of punishment, and in the Hereafter they will be the greatest losers. (5) As to thee, the Qur'an is bestowed upon thee from the presence of one who is wise and all-knowing. (6) Moses said to his family, "I have seen some fire. I shall bring you some news about it or some fire so that you can warmyourselves". (7) But when he came to it, he was called, "Blessed is whoever is at the fire and whoever is around it. And exalted is Allah, Lord of the worlds. (8) O Musa! verily it is I, Allah, the Mighty the Wise! (9) “And put down your staff”; so when he saw it writhing like a serpent, he turned moving away without looking back; We said, “O Moosa, do not fear; indeed the Noble Messengers do not fear in My presence.” (10) "Except him who has done wrong and afterwards has changed evil for good, then surely, I am Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (11) Thrust thy hand in thy bosom and it will come forth white without evil-among nine signs to Pharaoh and his people; they are an ungodly people.' (12) But when Our signs came to them visibly, they said, 'This is a manifest sorcery'; (13) And they denied them, though their souls acknowledged them, for spite and arrogance. Then see the nature of the consequence for the wrong-doers! (14)