Posted by: mjaga | March 12, 2012

Queen of Sheba’s Throne

Qur’aanic Verse 27:40:

27:40

Transliteration:

40. Qala allathee AAindahu AAilmun mina alkitabi ana ateeka bihi qabla an yartadda ilayka tarfuka falamma raahu mustaqirran AAindahu qala hatha min fadli rabbee liyabluwanee aashkuru am akfuru waman shakara fa-innama yashkuru linafsihi waman kafara fa-inna rabbee ghaniyyun kareemun

Translation:

40. The one who had knowledge acquired from the divine Record9, said, “I shall bring it (Queen of Sheba’s throne) to you before the twinkling of your eyes!” And when he saw it (the throne) squarely placed before him, Solomon exclaimed, “This is by the Grace of my Lord! It is to test me whether I am grateful or ungrateful. And he who is grateful is but grateful for his own sake. And as for he who is ungrateful, my Lord is indeed self-sufficient, beneficent!”

Study Note:

9. It appears that the Children of Israel, during King Solomon’s time, were far more advanced in technology than even the people of the modern day savouring the benefits of the internet and other fast modes of communication. Today, thanks to the internet, we can pass a message across the world within the twinkling of an eye. But King Solomon could get even hard material substances transferred across a huge distance within that infinitesimal period of time!


 The above is an extract from Qur’aanic Studies Manzil V, which will soon, inshaAllah, be published on Amazon Kindle. Manzil IMabzil II,  Manzil III and Manzil IV of the series are already published.

Mohammad Shafi

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Responses

  1. please mention the Quranic Surah / Verse nos to be more aware of the context while reading a meaning..Jazakallah Khair

    • The Surah No. (27) and the Verse No. (40) are duly cited in the post.


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