Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Solomon was David’s heir

Quran Chapter 27: 15 & 16 (Pt-19, Stg-5) (L-2372) درس قرآن

Solomon was David’s heir

Chapter Naml”- (The Ant) – 27

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.

 (I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)


(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)


وَلَقَدْ ءَاتَيْنَا دَاوُۥدَ وَسُلَيْمَٰنَ عِلْمًا وَقَالَا ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِى فَضَّلَنَا عَلَىٰ كَثِيرٍ مِّنْ عِبَادِهِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ 15  وَوَرِثَ سُلَيْمَٰنُ دَاوُۥدَ وَقَالَ يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ عُلِّمْنَا مَنطِقَ ٱلطَّيْرِ وَأُوتِينَا مِن كُلِّ شَىْءٍ إِنَّ هَٰذَا لَهُوَ ٱلْفَضْلُ ٱلْمُبِينُ 16

15.  And We verily gave knowledge unto David and Solomon, and they said: Praise be to Allah, Who hath preferred us above many of His believing slaves!


16.  And Solomon was David’s heir. And he said: O mankind! Lo! we have been taught the language of birds, and have been given (abundance) of all things. This surely is evident Favor.

15.  Wa  laqad  ‘aatayNaa  Daa-wuuda  wa  Sulaymaana  ‘ilmaa.  Wa  qaalal-Hamdu  Lillaahil-Lazii  fazzalanaa  ‘alaa  kasiirim-min  ‘ibaadi-Hil-Mu’-miniin.


16.  Wa  warisa  Sulaymaanu  Daawuuda  wa  qaala  yaaa-‘ay-yuhan-naasu  ‘ullimnaa  Mantiqat-Tayri  wa  ‘uutiinaa  min-  kulli  shay’.  ‘Inna  haazaa  laHuwal-Fazlul-mubiin.



Allaah Almighty has kept the individuals of mankind separate from one another with regard to their formation and strength (physical and mental) on account of His unlimited knowledge, wisdom and extreme Divine Power. And they all are clearly separate from one another even in ability too.


Instructions for every individual exist in Holy Qur’an according to their ability and capacity. There is mention in these verses concerning two persons –father and son –David and Solomon (peace be upon them).


It is commanded: We had given specific knowledge to David and Solomon (peace be upon them). David (peace be upon him) used to understand the mysteries of fossils and minerals, hear God’s praising by mountain rocks, and make things of iron by breaking and molding it. Solomon (peace be upon him) used to understand the languages of the birds and animals also, and know that “this special dignity was bestowed him by the Creator of the Universe”. He (peace be upon him) used to thank Allaah Almighty unhesitatingly. He (peace be upon him) used to say to the people: Allaah Almighty has taught us to understand the languages of the animals and gave us everything in the world. This is His evident and open kindness and mercy.


Transliterated Holy Qur’aan in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).

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