VERSES
93
PAGES
377-385

Source: Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi - Tafhim al-Qur'an - The Meaning of the Quran

ﭑﭒﭓ

27:19

Copy

Sahih International

So [Solomon] smiled, amused at her speech, and said, "My Lord, enable me to be grateful for Your favor which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to do righteousness of which You approve. And admit me by Your mercy into [the ranks of] Your righteous servants."

27:20

Copy

Sahih International

And he took attendance of the birds and said, "Why do I not see the hoopoe - or is he among the absent?

27:21

Copy

Sahih International

I will surely punish him with a severe punishment or slaughter him unless he brings me clear authorization."

27:22

Copy

ﯿ

Sahih International

But the hoopoe stayed not long and said, "I have encompassed [in knowledge] that which you have not encompassed, and I have come to you from Sheba with certain news.

27:23

Copy

Sahih International

Indeed, I found [there] a woman ruling them, and she has been given of all things, and she has a great throne.

27:24

Copy

Sahih International

I found her and her people prostrating to the sun instead of Allah , and Satan has made their deeds pleasing to them and averted them from [His] way, so they are not guided,

27:25

Copy

Sahih International

[And] so they do not prostrate to Allah , who brings forth what is hidden within the heavens and the earth and knows what you conceal and what you declare -

27:26

Copy

ﭿ

Sahih International

Allah - there is no deity except Him, Lord of the Great Throne."

27:27

Copy

Sahih International

[Solomon] said, "We will see whether you were truthful or were of the liars.

27:28

Copy

Sahih International

Take this letter of mine and deliver it to them. Then leave them and see what [answer] they will return."

27:29

Copy

Sahih International

She said, "O eminent ones, indeed, to me has been delivered a noble letter.

27:30

Copy

Sahih International

Indeed, it is from Solomon, and indeed, it reads: 'In the name of Allah , the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful,

27:31

Copy

Sahih International

Be not haughty with me but come to me in submission [as Muslims].' "

27:32

Copy

Sahih International

She said, "O eminent ones, advise me in my affair. I would not decide a matter until you witness [for] me."

27:33

Copy

Sahih International

They said, "We are men of strength and of great military might, but the command is yours, so see what you will command."

27:34

Copy

Sahih International

She said, "Indeed kings - when they enter a city, they ruin it and render the honored of its people humbled. And thus do they do.

27:35

Copy

ﯿ

Sahih International

But indeed, I will send to them a gift and see with what [reply] the messengers will return."

27:36

Copy

Sahih International

So when they came to Solomon, he said, "Do you provide me with wealth? But what Allah has given me is better than what He has given you. Rather, it is you who rejoice in your gift.

27:37

Copy

Sahih International

Return to them, for we will surely come to them with soldiers that they will be powerless to encounter, and we will surely expel them therefrom in humiliation, and they will be debased."

27:38

Copy

Sahih International

[Solomon] said, "O assembly [of jinn], which of you will bring me her throne before they come to me in submission?"

27:39

Copy

ﭿ

Sahih International

A powerful one from among the jinn said, "I will bring it to you before you rise from your place, and indeed, I am for this [task] strong and trustworthy."

27:40

Copy

Sahih International

Said one who had knowledge from the Scripture, "I will bring it to you before your glance returns to you." And when [Solomon] saw it placed before him, he said, "This is from the favor of my Lord to test me whether I will be grateful or ungrateful. And whoever is grateful - his gratitude is only for [the benefit of] himself. And whoever is ungrateful - then indeed, my Lord is Free of need and Generous."

27:41

Copy

Sahih International

He said, "Disguise for her her throne; we will see whether she will be guided [to truth] or will be of those who is not guided."

27:42

Copy

Sahih International

So when she arrived, it was said [to her], "Is your throne like this?" She said, "[It is] as though it was it." [Solomon said], "And we were given knowledge before her, and we have been Muslims [in submission to Allah ].

27:43

Copy

ﯿ

Sahih International

And that which she was worshipping other than Allah had averted her [from submission to Him]. Indeed, she was from a disbelieving people."

27:44

Copy

Sahih International

She was told, "Enter the palace." But when she saw it, she thought it was a body of water and uncovered her shins [to wade through]. He said, "Indeed, it is a palace [whose floor is] made smooth with glass." She said, "My Lord, indeed I have wronged myself, and I submit with Solomon to Allah , Lord of the worlds."

27:45

Copy

Sahih International

And We had certainly sent to Thamud their brother Salih, [saying], "Worship Allah ," and at once they were two parties conflicting.

27:46

Copy

Sahih International

He said, "O my people, why are you impatient for evil instead of good? Why do you not seek forgiveness of Allah that you may receive mercy?"

27:47

Copy

Sahih International

They said, "We consider you a bad omen, you and those with you." He said, "Your omen is with Allah . Rather, you are a people being tested."

27:48

Copy

ﭿ

Sahih International

And there were in the city nine family heads causing corruption in the land and not amending [its affairs].

27:49

Copy

Sahih International

They said, "Take a mutual oath by Allah that we will kill him by night, he and his family. Then we will say to his executor, 'We did not witness the destruction of his family, and indeed, we are truthful.' "

Loading...