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She said, "O eminent ones, advise me in my affair. I would not decide a matter until you witness [for] me." (32) They answered: "We are endowed with power and with mighty prowess in war - but the command is thine; consider, then, what thou wouldst command." (33) Said she: "Verily, whenever kings enter a country they corrupt it, and turn the noblest of its people into the most abject. And this is the way they [always] behave? (34) And surely I am going to send a present to them, and shall wait to see what (answer) do the apostles bring back. (35) Now, when (the envoy of the Queen) came to Solomon, he said: "Do you want to aid me with wealth? Whatever Allah has granted me is much more than what He has given you. (Keep for yourselves) your gift in which you are exulting. (36) Go back to them. We shall soon come with our armies which they will not be able to face. We shall drive them out of (the land) with ignominy, and they will be humbled." (37) Said Sulaiman, “O court members, which one of you can bring me her throne before they come humbled in my presence?” (38) A demon from among the jinn said, "I will bring it to you before you get up from your seat. I am strong and trustworthy enough to do it." (39) 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. (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) Her idols prevented her from believing in God and she was an infidel. (43) It was said to her, “Enter the hall”; and when she saw it she thought it was a pool and bared her shins*; said Sulaiman, “This is only a smooth hall, affixed with glass”; she said, “My Lord, I have indeed wronged myself, and I now submit myself along with Sulaiman to Allah, the Lord Of The Creation.” (* In order to cross it) (44)
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