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And Solomon inherited David. He said, "O people, we have been taught the language of birds, and we have been given from all things. Indeed, this is evident bounty."

         

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And gathered for Solomon were his soldiers of the jinn and men and birds, and they were [marching] in rows.

                   

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Until, when they came upon the valley of the ants, an ant said, "O ants, enter your dwellings that you not be crushed by Solomon and his soldiers while they perceive not."

                        

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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."

            

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

         

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

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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.

           

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

                 

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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,