of Quran Chapter 27 (The Ants) Surah An-Naml 

to a tradition of Hazrat Abdullah bin Abbas, this surah was revealed
immediately after the previous surah, Surah Ashu’ara’. Like other Meccan surahs,
its theme is the affirmation of the basic beliefs of Islam and the description
of the bad consequences of disbelief. Referring briefly to the events of Hazrat
Musa, and Hazrat Salih (peace be upon them), it is said that their people did
not obey them because they were proud of their wealth and their social status.
In the same way, the infidels of Makkah were also denying the Prophet
Muhammad’s message due to arrogance.


surah al-naml Quran chapter 27

On the other hand, Allah Almighty with all
kinds of wealth and a unique kingdom blessed Hazrat Suleiman (peace be upon
him). However, this wealth and kingship did not prevent them from following the
orders of Allah Almighty. Similarly, Bilqees, the queen of Sheba, was also very
wealthy. Nevertheless, after the truth became clear, she immediately accepted
it. In this context, the incident of Hazrat Solomon (peace be upon him) and the
Queen of Saba has been described in detail in this surah, and after that, the
signs of God’s power spread throughout the universe have been mentioned in a
very effective manner. Which proves the Oneness of Allah? Namal means (The Ants) in
Arabic, and since the incident of Hazrat Suleiman (peace be upon him) is
described in verse 18 of this Surah, that he passed by a valley of ants. That
is why it has been named Surah Namal (The Ants).
 By-Mufti Taqi Usmani (an Islamic scholar) 

al-Namal is a unique surah in the entire Qur’an in that it combines the three
subjects of the Meccan surahs, i.e. Al-Tazkir-e-bi-Allah (The topic of
this knowledge is the creation of the universe by Allah Almighty and its
creative attributes. According to this, the arguments scattered in the worlds
and souls indicate the perfection of his power, his unparalleled creativity, and
his eternal wisdom. Every manifestation of the universe is presented as
evidence for the existence of Allah.), Messages of the Prophet and Stories of

Two of these articles have also appeared in the previous Surah, Surah
Ashu’ara’. There, Hazrat Ibrahim is mentioned in the style of Stories of
Prophets. While the rest of the surah is dominated by the color of Prophets.
Compared to this, Quran Chapter (The Ants) is divided into three almost equal
parts under these three topics. In it, the stories of three messengers (Hazrat
Musa, Hazrat Lut, and Hazrat Salih Peace are upon all of them) are in the style
of Prophets. While Hazrat Suleiman (PBUH) is mentioned in the style of Stories
of the Prophet. Finally, about one-third of the surah consists of Al-Tazkir-e-bi-Allah. Dr. Israr Ahmed (an Islamic Scholar).