VERSES
93
PAGES
377-385

Source: Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi - Tafhim al-Qur'an - The Meaning of the Quran

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27:6

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And indeed, [O Muhammad], you receive the Qur'an from one Wise and Knowing.

27:7

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[Mention] when Moses said to his family, "Indeed, I have perceived a fire. I will bring you from there information or will bring you a burning torch that you may warm yourselves."

27:8

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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.

27:9

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O Moses, indeed it is I - Allah , the Exalted in Might, the Wise."

27:10

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And [he was told], "Throw down your staff." But when he saw it writhing as if it were a snake, he turned in flight and did not return. [ Allah said], "O Moses, fear not. Indeed, in My presence the messengers do not fear.

27:11

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Otherwise, he who wrongs, then substitutes good after evil - indeed, I am Forgiving and Merciful.

27:12

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And put your hand into the opening of your garment [at the breast]; it will come out white without disease. [These are] among the nine signs [you will take] to Pharaoh and his people. Indeed, they have been a people defiantly disobedient."

27:13

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But when there came to them Our visible signs, they said, "This is obvious magic."

27:14

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And they rejected them, while their [inner] selves were convinced thereof, out of injustice and haughtiness. So see how was the end of the corrupters.

27:15

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And We had certainly given to David and Solomon knowledge, and they said, "Praise [is due] to Allah , who has favored us over many of His believing servants."

27:16

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And Solomon inherited David. He said, "O people, we have been taught the language of birds, and we have been given from all things. Indeed, this is evident bounty."

27:17

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And gathered for Solomon were his soldiers of the jinn and men and birds, and they were [marching] in rows.

27:18

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Until, when they came upon the valley of the ants, an ant said, "O ants, enter your dwellings that you not be crushed by Solomon and his soldiers while they perceive not."

27:19

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So [Solomon] smiled, amused at her speech, and said, "My Lord, enable me to be grateful for Your favor which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to do righteousness of which You approve. And admit me by Your mercy into [the ranks of] Your righteous servants."

27:20

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And he took attendance of the birds and said, "Why do I not see the hoopoe - or is he among the absent?

27:21

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I will surely punish him with a severe punishment or slaughter him unless he brings me clear authorization."

27:22

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But the hoopoe stayed not long and said, "I have encompassed [in knowledge] that which you have not encompassed, and I have come to you from Sheba with certain news.

27:23

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Indeed, I found [there] a woman ruling them, and she has been given of all things, and she has a great throne.

27:24

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I found her and her people prostrating to the sun instead of Allah , and Satan has made their deeds pleasing to them and averted them from [His] way, so they are not guided,

27:25

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[And] so they do not prostrate to Allah , who brings forth what is hidden within the heavens and the earth and knows what you conceal and what you declare -

27:26

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Allah - there is no deity except Him, Lord of the Great Throne."

27:27

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[Solomon] said, "We will see whether you were truthful or were of the liars.

27:28

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Take this letter of mine and deliver it to them. Then leave them and see what [answer] they will return."

27:29

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She said, "O eminent ones, indeed, to me has been delivered a noble letter.

27:30

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Indeed, it is from Solomon, and indeed, it reads: 'In the name of Allah , the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful,

27:31

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Be not haughty with me but come to me in submission [as Muslims].' "

27:32

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She said, "O eminent ones, advise me in my affair. I would not decide a matter until you witness [for] me."

27:33

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They said, "We are men of strength and of great military might, but the command is yours, so see what you will command."

27:34

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She said, "Indeed kings - when they enter a city, they ruin it and render the honored of its people humbled. And thus do they do.

27:35

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But indeed, I will send to them a gift and see with what [reply] the messengers will return."

27:36

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So when they came to Solomon, he said, "Do you provide me with wealth? But what Allah has given me is better than what He has given you. Rather, it is you who rejoice in your gift.

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