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Book: The Qur'an

Chapter: 27. The Ant

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43759


This sūra opens with a reference to the Qur’ān as ‘guidance and good news’ and closes with a description of the Day of Judgment. It recounts the stories of previous messengers, including one about Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. The theme of God’s power and uniqueness is also emphasized. It receives its title from ‘the ant’ that speaks in the story of Solomon (Q27.18).

Chapter Contributors

  • A.J. Droge ( - adroge)