Prophet Sulaiman (A.S) and the Queen Saba

Prophet Sulaiman (A.S) is well known for his miracles and powers given by Allah. He was given a command over Jinn, Birds and Air. He was always thankful for what has given by God.  Prophet emloyed the birds for conveying messages and other information. Once he was sitting in his palace he found that hud hud (bird) is missing. Prophet Sulaiman became angry and he decided to to punish or slaughter that bird unless he give some reasonable excuse.
After sometime Hud Hud came and said " I have seen a country who is ruled by a woman. She and her people worships the sun satan has made their deeds pleased to them".  In Quran Allah said

But the Hoopoe tarried not far: he (came up and) said: "I have compassed (territory) which thou hast not compassed, and I have come to thee from Saba with tidings true. I found (there) a woman ruling over them and provided with every requisite; and she has a magnificent throne. I found her and her people worshipping the sun besides Allah: Satan has made their deeds seem pleasing in their eyes, and has kept them away from the Path -so they receive no guidance- (Kept them away from the Path), that they should not worship Allah, Who brings to light what is hidden in the heavens and the earth, and knows what ye hide and what ye reveal. Allah!- there is no god but He!- Lord of the Throne Supreme!" (Sulayman) said: "Soon shall we see whether thou hast told the truth or lied!"  (Surat al-Naml: 22-27)
 Prophet Sulaiman sent huh hud back to Queen saba with his letter to test the truth of hud hud.
He [Solomon] said: "We will soon see if you have told the truth or are a liar." (Qur'an, 27:27)
Quran expain this in these words

"Go thou, with this letter of mine, and deliver it to them: then come back from them, and see what answer they give back" (Surat an-Naml: 28)

In this letter prophet asked to her to submit herself to Allah. She consulted his ministers they replied that they had power to fight but we left it on you to decide. Saba was not in mood of involving his country into war she sent Prophet Suleiman (A.S) some gifts. He rejected her gift said "  The gifts which i have given by God are better than these, better to submit to Allah or be ready for my armies arrival"
When it reached Solomon, he said: "Would you give me wealth when what God has given me is better than what He has given you? No, rather it is you who delight in your gift." (Qur'an, 27:36)
While Sulaiman () was awaiting the arrival of the queen, when she would come to him in submission, he desired that her throne be brought to him. A very strong jinn offered to bring it within a of moments. One who had knowledge of the Book said he could bring it within the twinkling of an eye. When the throne had been placed before him, Sulaiman () praised Allah and gave thanks toالله .
When Saba came Prophet asked that whether  it was your throne she replied it was like that and i had informed by Allah
He said: "Alter her throne. We shall see whether she is guided or someone who is not guided." (Qur'an, 27:41)
Then when she [the queen of Saba] came, she was asked: "Is your throne like this?" She said: "It is as it were the same, and we were given the knowledge before it, and we were submissive." And what she worshiped besides God prevented her. Surely, she was of an unbelieving people." (Qur'an, 27:42-43)

After that when the queen entered the Prophet Suleiman (A.S) palace she thought that floor was under water she bared her legs.He replied it is courtyard paved with slab of glass.

She was told: "Enter the courtyard." But when she saw it, she supposed it to be a pool and bared her legs. He [Solomon] said: "It is a courtyard paved with glass." She said: "My Lord, I have wronged myself, but I have submitted with Solomon to the Lord of all the worlds." (Qur'an, 27:44)


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