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Surah An-Naml English Translation,Transliteration Tafsir [1-10]

About the surah An-Naml

An-Naml(Arabic: النمل, romanized: ’an-naml, lit. 'The Ant') is the 27th chapter (sūrah) of the Qur'an with 93 verses (āyāt).

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The summary/ theme of the surah An-Naml: 

The message of tawhid (monotheism) in Arabian and Israelite prophets is emphasized by the stories of Musa (Moses), Sulayman (Solomon), Saleh, and Lut (Lot) in sura 27. In contrast to the arrogance and disbelief of the Pharaoh, Moses' miracles are described in the Book of Exodus.

Lesson learned from surah An-Naml: 

  1. Be thankful to Allāh just like Sulaymān عليه السلام was.  
  2. The mark of a person working for Allāh is that he/she cannot be tempted away from it through wealth.  
  3. Read the du‘ā of Sulaymān عليه السلام regularly:  رَبِّ أَوْزِعْنِي أَنْ أَشْكُرَ نِعْمَتَكَ الَّتِي أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيَّ وَعَلَى وَالِدَيَّ وَأَنْ أَعْمَلَ صَالِحًا تَرْضَاهُ وَأَدْخِلْنِي بِرَحْمَتِكَ فِي عِبَادِكَ الصَّالِحِينَ (٢٧: ١٩) 
  4. 'O My Rabb! Enable me to become grateful to Your favour that you have bestowed on me and on my parents, and to do good deeds that You like, and admit me, with Your mercy, among Your righteous servants.’  
  5. Start off letters/correspondence with بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم  
  6. Whoever is grateful to Allāh, will only benefit themselves; whoever is ungrateful, Allāh is independent of their gratitude.  
  7. Allāh is the one who answers the du‘ā of those who are helpless.  
  8. Allāh knows what the hearts conceal and what they expose.  
  9. Allāh has perfected everything.
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بِسۡمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ


طسٓۚ تِلۡكَ ءَايَٰتُ ٱلۡقُرۡءَانِ وَكِتَابٖ مُّبِينٍ
Transliteration:( Taa-Seeen; tilka Aayaatul Qur-aani wa Kitaabim Mubeen )

1. TA, SEEN. These are the verses of the Quraan and the Bright Book(1).

هُدٗى وَبُشۡرَىٰ لِلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ
Transliteration:( Hudanw wa bushraa lil mu'mineen )

2. A guidance and glad tidings for the believer (2).

ٱلَّذِينَ يُقِيمُونَ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَيُؤۡتُونَ ٱلزَّكَوٰةَ وَهُم بِٱلۡأٓخِرَةِ هُمۡ يُوقِنُونَ
Transliteration:( Allazeena yuqeemoonas Salaata wa yu'toonaz Zakaata wa hum bil Aakhirati hum yooqinoon )

3. Those who observe the prayer (3) and pay the poor due (Zakat) (4) and they have firm faith in the hereafter. (5).

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ لَا يُؤۡمِنُونَ بِٱلۡأٓخِرَةِ زَيَّنَّا لَهُمۡ أَعۡمَٰلَهُمۡ فَهُمۡ يَعۡمَهُونَ
Transliteration:( Innal lazeena laa yu'minoona bil Aakhirati zaiyannaa lahum a'maalahum fahum ya'mahoon )

4. Those who don't believe in the hereafter, We have made their works good looking (6), so that they are wandering perplexed (7).

أُوْلَـٰٓئِكَ ٱلَّذِينَ لَهُمۡ سُوٓءُ ٱلۡعَذَابِ وَهُمۡ فِي ٱلۡأٓخِرَةِ هُمُ ٱلۡأَخۡسَرُونَ
Transliteration:( Ulaaa'ikal lazeena lahum sooo'ul 'azaabi wa hum fil Aakhirati humul akhsaroon )

5. There are those for whom there is evil torment (8) and they are alone the greatest losers in the hereafter (9).

وَإِنَّكَ لَتُلَقَّى ٱلۡقُرۡءَانَ مِن لَّدُنۡ حَكِيمٍ عَلِيمٍ
Transliteration:( Wa innaka latulaqqal Qur-aana mil ladun Hakeemin 'Aleem )

6. And undoubtedly, you are being taught Quran by the wise, the Knowing (10).

إِذۡ قَالَ مُوسَىٰ لِأَهۡلِهِۦٓ إِنِّيٓ ءَانَسۡتُ نَارٗا سَـَٔاتِيكُم مِّنۡهَا بِخَبَرٍ أَوۡ ءَاتِيكُم بِشِهَابٖ قَبَسٖ لَّعَلَّكُمۡ تَصۡطَلُونَ
Transliteration:( Iz qaala Moosaa li ahliheee inneee aanastu naaran sa'aateekum minhaa bikhabarin aw aateekum bishihaabin qabasil la'allakum tastaloon )

7. When Musa told to his housewife (11). I have perceived a fire (12), soon I shall bring to you any news of it or I bring you any bright spark that you may warm yourself (13).

فَلَمَّا جَآءَهَا نُودِيَ أَنۢ بُورِكَ مَن فِي ٱلنَّارِ وَمَنۡ حَوۡلَهَا وَسُبۡحَٰنَ ٱللَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلۡعَٰلَمِينَ
Transliteration:( Falammaa jaaa'ahaa noodiya am boorika man finnnnaari wa man hawlahaa wa Subhaanal laahi Rabbil 'aalameen )

8. Then when he came to fire, a call (14) was made then, Blessed is who is in the place of manifestation of that fire i.e. (Musa) and those who are around it (15) i.e. (angels). And glorified is Allah Who is the Lord of entire worlds (16).

يَٰمُوسَىٰٓ إِنَّهُۥٓ أَنَا ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلۡحَكِيمُ
Transliteration:( Yaa Moosaaa innahooo Anal laahul 'Azeezul Hakeem )

9. O Musa! The thing is this that I am Allah The Mighty, the wise (17).

وَأَلۡقِ عَصَاكَۚ فَلَمَّا رَءَاهَا تَهۡتَزُّ كَأَنَّهَا جَآنّٞ وَلَّىٰ مُدۡبِرٗا وَلَمۡ يُعَقِّبۡۚ يَٰمُوسَىٰ لَا تَخَفۡ إِنِّي لَا يَخَافُ لَدَيَّ ٱلۡمُرۡسَلُونَ
Transliteration:( Wa alqi 'asaak; falammmaa ra aahaa tahtazzu ka annahaa jaaannunw wallaa mudbiranw wa lam yu'aqqib; yaa Moosaa laa takhaf innee laa yakhaafu ladaiyal mursaloon )

10. And cast down your staff, then Musa saw it wriggling as it were a serpent (18), he set out turning (19) his back and didn't look behind. We said, 'O Musa fear not', undoubtedly, the Messengers have no fear in My presence (20).

Surah An-Naml English Translation and Transliteration

In Surah An-Naml you can read the translation of Ahmad Raza Khan who was a renowned scholar of the Islamic world and his translation book is known as Kanzul Imaan. You can read the transliteration of Surah An-Naml which will help you to understand how to read the Arabic text. Apart from that, we have included a Word-By-Word English Translation of the Arabic text of Surah An-Naml.

Surah An-Naml English Tafsir/Tafseer (Commentry)

In Surah An-Naml we have included two Tafseer (Commentary) in English. The first one is from Mufti Ahmad Yaar Khan who was a well-known scholar. In this tafsir, we have also included the most popular Tafsir Ibn-Kathir which is the most comprehensive tafsir available in the world. You can read both or any one of your choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 93 verses / Ayat in Surah An-Naml

Surah An-Naml was revealed in Makkah

Surah An-Naml can be found in Juz or Para 19-20

There are 7 Ruku in Surah An-Naml

Surah number of Surah An-Naml is 27

The meaning of Surah An-Naml is The Ant, The Ants

You can find English Translation, Transliteration and Tafseer/Tafsir of Surah An-Naml here at quran4ever.com. Here two tafseer are currently.One is Tafsir Ibn-Kathir and another one is Tafsir-e-Naeemi.

Dear bothers and sisters as a Sunni Muslim we cannot say any Translation and Tafseer was as long it conforms with the 4 school of thoughts. But here at quran4ever.com, we have included Tafsir Ibn-Kathir which is most comprehensive tafsir. Apart from that we have also included tafsir of Mufti Ahmad Yaar khan, Tafsir-e-Naeemi of Surah An-Naml.

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