Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The Queen got ready to surrender

Quran Chapter 27: 38 & 39 (Pt-19, Stg-5) (L-2381) درس قرآن

The Queen got ready to surrender

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)


قَالَ يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلْمَلَؤُا۟ أَيُّكُمْ يَأْتِينِى بِعَرْشِهَا قَبْلَ أَن يَأْتُونِى مُسْلِمِينَ 38  قَالَ عِفْرِيتٌ مِّنَ ٱلْجِنِّ أَنَا۠ ءَاتِيكَ بِهِۦ قَبْلَ أَن تَقُومَ مِن مَّقَامِكَ وَإِنِّى عَلَيْهِ لَقَوِىٌّ أَمِينٌ 39

38.  He said: O chiefs! Which of you will bring me her throne before they come unto me, surrendering?


39.  A stalwart of the jinn said: I will bring it thee before thou canst rise from thy place. And lo! I verily am strong and trusty for such work.

38.  Qaala  yaaa-‘ayyuhal-mala-‘u  ‘ayyukum  ya’-tiinii  bi-‘arshihaa  qabla  ‘any-ya’-tuunii  Muslimiin.


39.  Qaala  ‘Ifriitum-minal-jinni  ‘anaa  ‘aatiika  bihii  qabla  ‘an  taquuma  mim-maqaamik.  Wa  ‘innii  ‘alayhi  laqawiyyun  ‘amiin.



Prophet Solomon (peace be upon him) returned the messenger of Bilqiis along with their gifts and said: I am not needy of your gifts. Either come unto me as those who surrender, otherwise I come to you immediately along with great Army and I shall not return without expelling you from your Country. You will get such drubbing that you will be seen running and I shall turn you out of doors. You will get nothing but disgrace and infamy. Wealth and emperor will become for you a dream and thought only.


Bilqiis heard; thought and found out: we are not able to fight against Solomon (peace be upon him). Inevitably, she bowed her head before his order and decided to be present in his Court by accepting his obedience. Then she departed according to command of Solomon (peace be upon him) along with necessary things.


On other side, Solomon (peace be upon him) considered it suitable that she should be shown a light of the Divine Power of Allaah Almighty in the beginning. He turned the attention to the Courtiers and said: O assembly of chiefs, which of you will bring me her throne before arrival of Bilqiis in submission, who has reached near? A powerful one from among the jinn stood up and said: I can bring it to you before you rise from your place. Indeed, I am strong for this task and I shall not steal anything of the throne because I am trustworthy.


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).