| 2 The overall tafseer of Quran


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An-Naml - سورة النمل
38-44

ﭰ ﭱ ﭲ ﭳ ﭴ ﭵ ﭶ ﭷ ﭸ ﭹ ﭺ ﭻ ﭼ ﭽ ﭾ ﭿ ﮀ ﮁ ﮂ ﮃ ﮄ ﮅ ﮆ ﮇ ﮈ ﮉ ﮊ ﮋ ﮌ ﮍ ﮎ ﮏ ﮐ ﮑ ﮒ ﮓ ﮔ ﮕ ﮖ ﮗ ﮘ ﮙ ﮚ ﮛ ﮜ ﮝ ﮞ ﮟ ﮠ ﮡ ﮢ ﮣ ﮤ ﮥ ﮦ ﮧ ﮨ ﮩ ﮪ ﮫ ﮬ ﮭ ﮮ ﮯ ﮰ ﮱ ﯓ ﯔ ﯕ ﯖ ﯗ ﯘ ﯙ ﯚ ﯛ ﯜ ﯝ ﯞ ﯟ ﯠ ﯡ ﯢ ﯣ ﯤ ﯥ ﯦ ﯧ ﯨ ﯩ ﯪ ﯫ ﯬ ﯭ ﯮ ﯯ ﯰ ﯱ ﯲ ﯳ ﯴ ﯵ ﯶ ﯷ ﯸ ﯹ ﯺ ﯻ ﯼ ﯽ ﯾ ﯿ ﰀ ﰁ ﰂ ﰃ ﰄ ﰅ ﰆ ﰇ ﰈ ﰉ ﰊ ﰋ ﰌ ﰍ ﰎ ﰏ ﰐ ﰑ ﰒ ﰓ ﰔ ﰕ ﰖ ﰗ ﰘ ﰙ ﰚ ﰛ ﰜ ﰝ ﰞ ﰟ ﰠ ﰡ ﰢ ﰣ


Overall meaning : The Almighty says: Solomon said to the courtiers around him, ‘Council, which of you can bring me the throne of the Queen of Sheba before she and her people come to us in willing surrender to Allah?’ One mighty jinn said, ‘I will bring it to you before you rise from your seat. I am strong enough to do it and worthy of trust.’ But the one who had knowledge of Allah’s Book said, ‘I will bring it to you in the twinkling of an eye—before your glance returns to you!’ He then brought it before him by Allah’s power.
When Solomon saw her throne set before him, he exclaimed, ‘This is part of my Lord’s favour to test me whether I am grateful or ungrateful. Whoever gives thanks to Allah for His bounties only does so for his own good; but whoever is ungrateful to Him should know that my Lord does not need his thanks, for he is Rich Beyond Need, Most Generous.’
Solomon then said, ‘Change the features of her throne to see whether or not she will recognise it.’ When the Queen of Sheba came to Solomon, she was asked, ‘Is your throne like this one?!’ She replied, ‘It looks as though it were the same.’ Solomon said, ‘Allah had given us knowledge before her and we obediently submitted to Allah Almighty.’
What prevented her from accepting the true faith was her worshipping the sun instead of Allah, for she belonged to a people who did not believe in Allah Almighty.
It was said to the Queen of Sheba, ‘Enter this lofty building.’ When she saw the building, whose floor was made of transparent glass with water flowing underneath it, she thought she was meant to walk through a pool of water, so she bared her legs by lifting her robe to pass through it without making her clothes wet. Solomon said to her, ‘That is not water. This building is smoothly paved with glass!’
‘Lord,’ she said, ‘I have wronged myself by worshipping other than You, but now I have surrendered myself along with Solomon to You alone—Lord of all the worlds


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