0 27. The Ant selected verses

The adversary hath spread out his hand upon all her pleasant things. Lamentations 1:10

Trivia: What type of bird did the author of Lamentations call cruel?

27. The Ant: Selected Verses

  1. Solomon ... said: O mankind! Lo! we have been taught the language of birds.   27:16
  2. There were gathered together unto Solomon his armies of the jinn ... and of the birds, and they were set in battle order.   27:17
  3. When they reached the Valley of the Ants, an ant exclaimed: O ants! Enter your dwellings lest Solomon and his armies crush you, unperceiving.   27:18
  4. And he [Solomon] sought among the birds and said: How is it that I see not the hoopoe, or is he among the absent ? I verily will punish him with hard punishment or I verily will slay him, or he verily shall bring me a plain excuse.   27:20
  5. We destroyed them and their people, every one.   27:51
  6. Will ye commit abomination knowingly? Must ye needs lust after men instead of women ? Nay, but ye are folk who act senselessly.   27:54

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