27 The Ant
Al-Naml
3 of 7
Juz 19
She said: "O chiefs! Advise me in (this) case of mine. I decide no case till you are present with me." (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, 'Kings, when they enter a city, disorder it and make the mighty ones of its inhabitants abased. Even so they too will do. (34) So verily I am going to send a present unto them, and see with what answer the envoys come back. (35) But when he came to Solomon he said, 'What, would you succour me with wealth, and what God gave me is better than what He has given you? Nay, but instead you rejoice in your gift! (36) Go back then, we shall surely come against them with soldiers of which they have no power to oppose, and we shall drive them from there abased and humiliated' (37) He said: "O chiefs! Which of you can bring me her throne before they come to me surrendering themselves in obedience?" (38) An efreet of the jinns said, 'I will bring it to thee, before thou risest from thy place; I have strength for it (39) The one who had knowledge from the Book said, "I can bring it to you before you even blink your eye." When Solomon saw the throne placed before him, he said, "This is a favor from my Lord by which He wants to test whether I am grateful or ungrateful. Whoever thanks God does so for his own good. Whoever is ungrateful to God should know that my Lord is Self-Sufficient and Benevolent." (40) Then he said, "Make a few changes to her throne and let us see whether she will recognize it or not." (41) When the Queen arrived, she was asked: "Is your throne like this one?" She said: "It seems as if it is the same. We had already come to know this and we had submitted ourselves." (42) And that which she used to worship besides Allah has prevented her (from Islam), for she was of a disbelieving people. (43) She was told to enter the palace. When she saw it, she thought that it was a pool and raised her clothe up to her legs. Solomon said, "This is a palace constructed with glass." She said, "My Lord, indeed I have wronged myself and I submit myself with Solomon to the will of God, the Lord of the Universe." (44)
27 The Ant
Al-Naml
3 of 7
Juz 19