Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)

219 and your going about among those who prostrate.
220 Indeed He is the All-hearing, the All-knowing.

221 Should I inform you
on whom the devils descend?
222 They descend on every sinful liar.
223 They eavesdrop,
and most of them are liars.

224 As for the poets, [only] the perverse follow them.
225 Have you not regarded that they rove in every valley,
226 and that they say what they do not do?
227 Barring those who have faith and do righteous deeds
and remember Allah greatly,
and aid each other after they have been wronged.
And the wrongdoers will soon know
at what goal they will end up.

27. Sūrat al-Naml 1

In the Name of Allah,
the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.

1 Ṭā, Sīn.
These are the signs of the Qur’ān and a manifest Book,
2 a guidance and good news for the faithful
3 — those who maintain the prayer
and pay the zakāt,

1 The sūrah takes its name from the story of Solomon and the ant (naml), mentioned in verses 15-19

Cite this page

Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation, Islamic College for Advance Studies Press (ICAS), London (Distributed by The Centre for Translation of the Holy Qur’ān, Qom, Iran), Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 01 Jun. 2023: