Hazrat Sulaiman (A) (Part-10)

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The Queen's Acceptance of Islam
The Queen on having seen the prophetic splendour of Hazrat Sulaiman (A) came forward and embraced Islam. In this whole episode this was actually Nabi Sulaiman (A) aim to get her to submit to and worship Allah as he indicated to her in his first letter. However at that time the Queen could not properly understand his intention.

Queen 's Marriage
In the Qur'an and the Hadith there is nothing to state such a marriage did in fact take place, nor is their any denial thereof.

The Death of Sulaiman (A)
According to the Qur'an with regard to the death of Nabi Sulaiman (A) it is said the Jinns were busy constructing a very big building when the news reached Hazrat Sulaiman (A) of his coming death. However the Jinns had no news thereof. They remained busy with their duties and it was only after the ants had eaten the stick on which he leaned and he fell down dead, then the Jinns came to realise he had died a long time ago. Then they felt sorry that they did not know the unseen otherwise they would have been freed from their duties, which they continued to perform and of fear for him.

The Qur'an states:
"Then, when we decreed, (Sulaiman's) death nothing showed them His death, except a little worm of the earth, which kept slowly growing away at his staff, so when he fell down, the Jinns saw plainly, that if they had known the unseen, they would not have tarried in the humiliating penalty (of their task).(34:14)

It is said that when the Jinns became aware of his death, the building had been completed. That's why they were so sony that if they had known the unseen, they would have been freed much earlier. At this stage we must point out that the Qur'an actually here wishes to explain how Hazrat Sulaiman (A) died but at the same time wishes to rebuke Bani Israel for a wrong belief they held. They believed that the Jinns were Knowers of the unseen. The Qur'an wishes to indicate to them that if the jinns were knower of the unseen they would not have remained busy with the building of buildings like Baitul Muqaddas etc. Thus the Manner in which the death took place made the Jinns admit that their claim to being knowers of the unseen was completely wrong.

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