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Prophet Sulaiman (a.s)

[21:78] And Dawood and Sulaiman when they gave judgment concerning the field when the people's sheep pastured therein by night, and We were bearers of witness to their judgment.

[21:79] So We made Sulaiman to understand it; and to each one We gave wisdom and knowledge; and We made the mountains, and the birds to celebrate Our praise with Dawood; and We were the doers.

[21:80] And We taught him the making of coats of mail for you, that they might protect you in your wars; will you then be grateful?

[21:81] And (We made subservient) to Sulaiman the wind blowing violent, pursuing its course by his command to the land which We had blessed, and We are knower of ail things.

[21:82] And of the rebellious people there were those who dived for him and did other work besides that, and We kept guard over them;

[27:15] And certainly We gave knowledge to Dawood and Sulaiman, and they both said: Praise be to Allah, Who has made us to excel many of His believing servants.

[27:16] And Sulaiman was Dawood's heir, and he said: O men! We have been taught the language of birds, and we have been given all things; most surely this is manifest grace.

[27:17] And his hosts of the jinn and the men and the birds were gathered to him, and they were formed into groups.

[27:18] 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.

[27:19] So he smiled, wondering at her word, and said: My Lord! Grant me that I should be grateful for Thy favor which Thou hast bestowed on me and on my parents, and that I should do good such as Thou art pleased with, and make me enter, by Thy mercy, into Thy servants, the good ones.

[27:20] And he reviewed the birds, then said: How is it I see not the hoopoe or is it that he is of the absentees?

[27:21] I will most certainly punish him with a severe punishment, or kill him, or he shall bring to me a clear plea.

[27:22] And he tarried not long, then said: I comprehend that which you do not comprehend and I have brought to you a sure information from Sheba.

[27:23] Surely I found a woman ruling over them, and she has been given abundance and she has a mighty throne:

[27:24] I found her and her people adoring the sun instead of Allah, and the Shaitan has made their deeds fair-seeming to them and thus turned them from the way, so they do not go aright

[27:25] That they do not make obeisance to Allah, Who brings forth what is hidden in the heavens and the earth and knows what you hide and what you make manifest:

[27:26] Allah, there is no god but He: He is the Lord of mighty power.

[27:27] He said: We will see whether you have told the truth or whether you are of the liars:

[27:28] Take this my letter and hand it over to them, then turn away from them and see what (answer) they return.

[27:29] She said: O chief! Surely an honorable letter has been delivered to me

[27:30] Surely it is from Sulaiman, and surely it is in the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful;

[27:31] Saying: exalt not yourselves against me and come to me in submission.

[27:32] She said: O chiefs! Give me advice respecting my affair: I never decide an affair until you are in my presence.

[27:33] They said: We are possessors of strength and possessors of mighty prowess, and the command is yours, therefore see what you will command.

[27:34] She said: Surely the kings, when they enter a town, ruin it and make the noblest of its people to be low, and thus they (always) do;

[27:35] And surely I am going to send a present to them, and shall wait to see what (answer) do the messengers bring back.

[27:36] So when he came to Sulaiman, he said: What! Will you help me with wealth? But what Allah has given me is better than what He has given you. Nay, you are exultant because of your present;

[27:37] Go back to them, so we will most certainly come to them with hosts which they shall have no power to oppose, and we will most certainly expel them therefrom in abasement, and they shall be in a state of ignominy.

[27:38] He said: O chiefs! Which of you can bring to me her throne be- fore they come to me in submission?

[27:39] One audacious among the jinn said: I will bring it to you before you rise up from your place; and most surely I am strong (and) trusty for it.

[27:40] One who had the knowledge of the Book said: I will bring it to you in the twinkling of an eye. Then when he saw it settled beside him, he said: This is of the grace of my Lord that He may try me whether I am grateful or ungrateful; and whoever is grateful, he is grateful only for his own soul, and whoever is ungrateful, then surely my Lord is Self-sufficient, Honored.

[27:41] He said: Alter her throne for her, we will see whether she follows the right way or is of those who do not go aright.

[27:42] So when she came, it was said: Is your throne like this? She said: It is as it were the same, and we were given the knowledge before it, and we were submissive.

[27:43] And what she worshipped besides Allah prevented her, surely she was of an unbelieving people.

[27:44] It was said to her: Enter the palace; but when she saw it she deemed it to be a great expanse of water, and bared her legs. He said: Surely it is a palace made smooth with glass. She said: My Lord! Surely I have been unjust to myself, and I submit with Sulaiman to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.

[34:12] And (We made) the wind (subservient) to Sulaiman, which made a month's journey in the morning and a month's journey m the evening, and We made a fountain of molten copper to flow out for him, and of the jinn there were those who worked before him by the com- mand of his Lord; and whoever turned aside from Our command from among them, We made him taste of the punishment of burning.

[34:13] They made for him what he pleased of fortresses and images, and bowls (large) as watering-troughs and cooking-pots that will not move from their place; give thanks, O family of Dawood! And very few of My servants are grateful.

[34:14] But when We decreed death for him, naught showed them his death but a creature of the earth that ate away his staff; and when it fell down, the jinn came to know plainly that if they had known the unseen, they would not have tarried in abasing torment.

[34:15] Certainly there was a sign for Saba in their abode; two gardens on the right and the left; eat of the sustenance of your Lord and give thanks to Him: a good land and a Forgiving Lord!

[34:16] But they turned aside, so We sent upon them a torrent of which the rush could not be withstood, and in place of their two gardens We gave to them two gardens yielding bitter fruit and (growing) tamarisk and a few lote-trees.

[34:17] This We requited them with because they disbelieved; and We do not punish any but the ungrateful.

[34:18] And We made between them and the towns which We had blessed (other) towns to be easily seen, and We apportioned the journey therein: Travel through them nights and days, secure.

[34:19] And they said: O our Lord! Make spaces to be longer between our journeys; and they were unjust to themselves so We made them stories and scattered them with an utter scattering; most surely there are signs in this for every patient, grateful one

[38:30] And We gave Sulaiman to Dawood, most excellent the servant! Surely he was frequent in returning (to Allah).

[38:31] When there were brought to him in the evening (horses) still when standing, swift when running,

[38:32] Then he said: Surely I preferred the good things to the remembrance of my Lord— until the sun set and time for Asr prayer was over, (he said):

[38:33] Bring them back to me; so he began to slash (their) legs and necks.

[38:34] And certainly We tried Sulaiman, and We put on his throne a (mere) body, so he turned (to Allah).

[38:35] He said: My Lord! Do Thou forgive me and grant me a kingdom which is not fit for (being inherited by) anyone after me;

[38:36] Then We made the wind subservient to him; it made his command to run gently wherever he desired,

[38:37] And the shaitans, every builder and diver, [38:38] And others fettered in chains.

[38:39] This is Our free gift, therefore give freely or withhold, without reckoning.

[38:40] And most surely he had a nearness to Us and an excellent resort.