027 - Soorah an-Naml - (The Ants) - [Makkee]
In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
[These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'ān, and none but Allāh (Alone) knows their meanings.]
These are the Verses of the Qur'ān, and (it is) a Book (that makes things) clear;
[027:002] A guide (to the Right Path) and glad tidings for the believers [who believe in the Oneness of Allāh (i.e. Islāmic Monotheism)].
[027:003] Those who perform As-Salāt (the prayers) and give Zakāt (obligatory charity) and they believe with certainty in the Hereafter (resurrection, recompense of their good and bad deeds, Paradise and Hell).
[027:004] Verily, those who believe not in the Hereafter, We have made their deeds fair-seeming to them, so that they wander about blindly.
[027:005] They are those for whom there will be an evil torment (in this world). And in the Hereafter they will be the greatest losers.
[027:006] And verily, you (O Muhammad [sal-Allāhu 'alayhi wa sallam]) are being taught the Qur'ān from One, All-Wise, All-Knowing.
[027:007] (Remember) when Mūsā (Moses) said to his household: "Verily, I have seen a fire; I will bring you from there some information, or I will bring you a burning brand, that you may warm yourselves."
[027:008] But when he came to it, he was called: "Blessed is whosoever is in the fire, and whosoever is round about it! And Glorified is Allāh, the Lord of the 'Ālamīn (mankind, jinn and all that exists).
[027:009] "O Mūsā (Moses)! Verily, it is I, Allāh, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.
[027:010] "And throw down your stick!" But when he saw it moving as if it were a snake, he turned in flight, and did not look back. (It was said:) "O Mūsā (Moses)! Fear not: verily, the Messengers fear not in front of Me.
[027:011] "Except him who has done wrong and afterwards has changed evil for good; then surely, I am Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
[027:012] "And put your hand into your bosom, it will come forth white without hurt. (These are) among the nine signs (you will take) to Fir'aun (Pharaoh) and his people. Verily, they are a people who are Fāsiqūn (rebellious, disobedient to Allāh).
[027:013] But when Our Ayāt (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) came to them, clear to see, they said: "This is a manifest magic."