27 The Ant
Al-Naml
3 of 7
Juz 19
Now advise me in this, Counsellors. I never decide any affair till I have conferred with you." (32) They said: we are owners of power and owners of great violence, but the command is with thee; see then whatsoever thou shalt command. (33) She said: 'When kings enter a village, they ruin it and humiliate its nobles. And this they will do. (34) but I shall send them a present and see with what reply my envoys will return." (35) So when the envoy came to Sulaiman, he said, “Are you helping me with wealth? What Allah has bestowed upon me is better than what He has given you; rather it is you who are delighted at your gift.” (36) Go back to your people and we shall soon come there with an army which they will not be able to face. We shall drive them from their town, humble, and disgraced." (37) He said, 'O Council, which one of you will bring me her throne, before they come to me in surrender?' (38) An efreet (an extremely strong jinn) among the jinn replied: 'I will bring it to you before you rise from your place; I have the strength and am trustworthy' (39) and I am trusty.' Said he who possessed knowledge of the Book, 'I will bring it to thee, before ever thy glance returns to thee.' Then, when he saw it settled before him, he said, 'This is of my Lord's bounty that He may try me, whether I am thankful or ungrateful. Whosoever gives thanks gives thanks only for his own soul's good, and whosoever is ungrateful -- my Lord is surely All-sufficient, All-generous.' (40) 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. (41) So, when she came, it was said (unto her): Is thy throne like this? She said: (It is) as though it were the very one. And (Solomon said): We were given the knowledge before her and we had surrendered (to Allah). (42) And the thing she used to worship instead of Allah prevented her; she was indeed from the disbelieving people. (43) It was said unto her: enter the palace. Then when she saw it, she deemed it a pool and bared her shanks. He said: verily it is a palace evenly floored with glass. She said: my Lord! verily I wronged my soul, and now submit myself together with Sulaiman unto Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. (44)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
3 of 7
Juz 19