Ta. Sin. These are revelations of the Qur´an and a Scripture that maketh plain;
A guidance and good tidings for believers
Who establish worship and pay the poor-due and are sure of the Hereafter.
Lo! as for those who believe not in the Hereafter, We have made their works fairseeming unto them so that they are all astray.
Those are they for whom is the worst of punishment, and in the Hereafter they will be the greatest losers.
Lo! as for thee (Muhammad), thou verily receivest the Qur´an from the presence of One Wise, Aware.
(Remember) when Moses said unto his household: Lo! I spy afar off a fire; I will bring you tidings thence, or bring to you a borrowed flame that ye may warm yourselves.
But when he reached it, he was called, saying: Blessed is Whosoever is in the fire and Whosoever is round about it! And Glorified be Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!
O Moses! Lo! it is I, Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.
And throw down thy staff! But when he saw it writhing as it were a demon, he turned to flee headlong; (but it was said unto him): O Moses! Fear not! the emissaries fear not in My presence,
Save him who hath done wrong and afterward hath changed evil for good. And lo! I am Forgiving, Merciful.
And put thy hand into the bosom of thy robe, it will come forth white but unhurt. (This will be one) among nine tokens unto Pharaoh and his people Lo! they were ever evil-living folk.
But when Our tokens came unto them, plain to see, they said: This is mere magic,
And they denied them, though their souls acknowledged them, for spite and arrogance. Then see the nature of the consequence for the wrong-doers!
And We verily gave knowledge unto David and Solomon, and they said: Praise be to Allah, Who hath preferred us above many of His believing slaves!
And Solomon was David´s heir. And he said: O mankind! Lo! we have been taught the language of birds, and have been given (abundance) of all things. This surely is evident favour.
And there were gathered together unto Solomon his armies of the jinn and humankind, and of the birds, and they were set in battle order;
Till, when they reached the Valley of the Ants, an ant exclaimed: O ants! Enter your dwellings lest Solomon and his armies crush you, unperceiving.
And (Solomon) smiled, laughing at her speech, and said: My Lord, arouse me to be thankful for Thy favour wherewith Thou hast favoured me and my parents, and to do good that shall be pleasing unto Thee, and include me in (the number of) Thy righteous slave
And he sought among the birds and said: How is it that I see not the hoopoe, or is he among the absent?