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ḥattā
حَتَّىٰٓ
Until,
idhā
إِذَآ
when
ataw
أَتَوْا۟
they came
ʿalā
عَلَىٰ
to
wādi
وَادِ
(the) valley
l-namli
ٱلنَّمْلِ
(of) the ants,
qālat
قَالَتْ
said
namlatun
نَمْلَةٌ
an ant,
yāayyuhā
يَٰٓأَيُّهَا
"O
l-namlu
ٱلنَّمْلُ
ants!
ud'khulū
ٱدْخُلُوا۟
Enter
masākinakum
مَسَٰكِنَكُمْ
your dwellings
لَا
lest not crush you
yaḥṭimannakum
يَحْطِمَنَّكُمْ
lest not crush you
sulaymānu
سُلَيْمَٰنُ
Sulaiman
wajunūduhu
وَجُنُودُهُۥ
and his hosts
wahum
وَهُمْ
while they
لَا
lest not crush you."
yashʿurūna
يَشْعُرُونَ
(do) not perceive."

hattaaa izaaa ataw 'alaa waadin namli qaalat namlatuny yaaa aiyuhan namlud khuloo masaakinakum laa yahtimannakum Sulaimaanu wa junooduhoo wa hum laa yash'uroon

Sahih International:

Until, when they came upon the valley of the ants, an ant said, "O ants, enter your dwellings that you not be crushed by Solomon and his soldiers while they perceive not."

1 A. J. Arberry

till, when they came on the Valley of Ants, an ant said, 'Ants, enter your dwelling-places, lest Solomon and his hosts crush you, being unaware!'

2 Abdul Haleem

and when they came to the Valley of the Ants, one ant said, ‘Ants! Go into your homes, in case Solomon and his hosts unwittingly crush you.’

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Until when they came unto the valley of the ants, an ant said: O ants! enter Your habitations lest Sulaiman and his hosts crush you while they perceive not.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

At length, when they came to a (lowly) valley of ants, one of the ants said; "O ye ants, get into your habitations, lest Solomon and his hosts crush you (under foot) without knowing it."

5 Abul Ala Maududi

(Solomon was once on the move with them) until when they reached a valley of ants one of the ants said: "O ants, get into your holes, lest Solomon and his hosts crush you (under their feet) without even knowing."

6 Ahmed Ali

Till they reached the Valley of Naml. Said the lady of Naml: "O Naml, go into your dwellings lest Solomon and his hordes should crush you unawares."

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Until when they came to the valley of the ants, a she ant exclaimed, “O ants, enter your houses – may not Sulaiman and his armies crush you, unknowingly.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

When they came to the Valley of Ants, an ant said, ‘O ants! Enter your dwellings, lest Solomon and his hosts should trample on you while they are unaware.’

9 Ali Ünal

Until, when they reached a valley of ants, one of the ants said: "O you ants! Get into your dwellings lest Solomon and his army crush you unawares."

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

(Once he was marching with them) until when they (his armies) reached the valley of (the tribe named) al-Naml, a distinguished Namlite said, `O al-Naml! get into your habitations lest Solomon and his hosts should crush you unknowingly.´

11 English Literal

Until when they passed by the ants` valley, an ant said: "You, you the ants, enter your residences, (let) not Soliman and his warriors smash/destroy you (E) and they are not feeling/sensing

12 Faridul Haque

Until when they came to the valley of the ants, a she ant exclaimed, “O ants, enter your houses – may not Sulaiman and his armies crush you, unknowingly.”

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And assembled for Solomon were his hosts of the Jinn and of mankind, and birds, and they were marshalled in battle order;

14 Hilali & Khan

Till, when they came to the valley of the ants, one of the ants said: "O ants! Enter your dwellings, lest Sulaiman (Solomon) and his hosts crush you, while they perceive not."

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And Solomon was David’s heir, and he said: O men, we have been taught the speech of birds, and we have been granted of all things. Surely this is manifest grace.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Until when they came to the valley of the Naml, a Namlite said: O Naml! enter your houses, (that) Sulaiman and his hosts may not crush you while they do not know.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

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.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

When they arrived in the valley of the ants, one ant said to the others, "Enter your dwellings lest you be carelessly crushed by Soloman and his army."

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

and when they came to the Valley of the Ants, an ant said: 'Ants, go into your dwellings lest Solomon and his army should, unknowingly, crush you'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Till, when they came to the valley of the ants, one of the ants said: "O ants! Enter your dwellings, lest Sulayman and his armies should crush you, while they perceive not."

21 Wahiduddin Khan

and when they came to the Valley of the Ants, one ant said, "Ants! Go into your dwellings, in case Solomon and his hosts inadvertently crush you."

22 Talal Itani

Until, when they came upon the Valley of Ants, an ant said, “O ants! Go into your nests, lest Solomon and his troops crush you without noticing.”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

When they came to the Valley of the Ants -- which is [located] either in T'if or in Syria, and whose ants are either small or large -- an ant, the queen ant, who had seen Solomon's hosts, said, `O ants, enter your dwellings, lest Solomon and his hosts crush you while they are unaware!' -- the ants are likened to rational beings in their use of the latter's speech.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

حَتَّى إِذَا أَتَوْا عَلَى وَادِي النَّمْلِ

Till, when they came to the valley of the ants,

meaning, when Suleiman, the soldiers and the army with him crossed the valley of the ants,

قَالَتْ نَمْلَةٌ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّمْلُ ادْخُلُوا مَسَاكِنَكُمْ لَاا يَحْطِمَنَّكُمْ سُلَيْمَانُ وَجُنُودُهُ وَهُمْ لَاا يَشْعُرُونَ



one of the ants said;"O ants! Enter your dwellings, lest Suleiman and his armies should crush you, while they perceive not."

Suleiman, peace be upon him, understood what the ant said