The surah tells the stories of various prophets, such as Moses, Solomon and Salih, which preached tawhid. The story of Solomon is more detailed. It is said that Solomon has converted Bilqis to the true religion after a hoopoe reported to him that she is a Sun-worshipping queen. The miracles of Moses, described in the Bible, are also mentioned. The name of the surah is taken from the ants whose conversations were understood by Solomon.