Lessons from Holy Qur'an

She came of disbelieving folk

Quran Chapter 27: 42b & 43 (Pt-19, Stg-5) (L-2385) درس قرآن

She came of disbelieving folk

Chapter Naml”- (The Ant) – 27

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

 (I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

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

 قَالَتْ كَأَنَّهُۥ هُوَ وَأُوتِينَا ٱلْعِلْمَ مِن قَبْلِهَا وَكُنَّا مُسْلِمِينَ 42b  وَصَدَّهَا مَا كَانَت تَّعْبُدُ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ إِنَّهَا كَانَتْ مِن قَوْمٍ كَٰفِرِينَ 43

42b.  She said: (it is) as though it were the very one. And we were given the knowledge before it and we had surrendered (to Allah).

 

43.  And (all) that she was wont to worship instead of Allah hindered her, for she came of disbelieving folk.

42b.  Qaalat  ka-‘annahuu  huu.  Wa  ‘uutiinal-‘ilma  min-  qablihaa  wa  kunnaa  Muslimiin.

 

43.  Wa  saddahaa  maa  kaanat- ta’-budu  min  duuNillaah.  ‘In-nahaa  kaanat  min-  qawmin  kaafiriin.

Commentary

 

When Bilquiis saw towards the throne; she began to think. Most of things were same as those were in her own throne. But some of them were altered. She wondered that what answer she should give. Eventually it came in her mind which she had already set concerning Prophet Solomon (peace be upon him). That is to say, he (peace be upon him) was a man of unusual strength and the Creator of the World has given him that all which is not attainable to others. Even then she replied carefully and said: It seems that this is the same which is of mine. Along with it she said also: We had already known before looking this token that this person {Solomon (peace be upon him)} was a Prophet of Allaah Almighty, and we had decided to obey him.

 

It appears from this discussion that Bilquiis had reached the result by her natural sense and prudence that Real God can be He only Whose Power is boundless, Who is Creator and Lord of the Worlds.

 

As soon as letter from Solomon (peace be upon him) reached, she was sure that he (peace be upon him) was a Messenger of The Creator of the Worlds. Next, it is known from this verse too that she had belief in her heart. But she did not proclaim for the reason that entire people of her tribe were adorers of the sun. There was no concept of Allaah in the heart of any individual. And she was a customarily colleague in adoration of the sun along with them. When she came to Solomon (peace be upon him), then her hidden Belief had risen by his letter. After looking the token of the throne, her belief was strengthened and she admitted it openly.

 

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).

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Was the Queen rightly guided?

Quran Chapter 27: 41 & 42a (Pt-19, Stg-5) (L-2384) درس قرآن

Was the Queen rightly guided?

Chapter Naml”- (The Ant) – 27

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

 (I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

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

 قَالَ نَكِّرُوا۟ لَهَا عَرْشَهَا نَنظُرْ أَتَهْتَدِىٓ أَمْ تَكُونُ مِنَ ٱلَّذِينَ لَا يَهْتَدُونَ 41  فَلَمَّا جَآءَتْ قِيلَ أَهَٰكَذَا عَرْشُكِ 42a

41.  He said: Alter her throne for her that we may see whether she will go aright or be of those not rightly guided.

 

42a.  So, when she came, it was said (unto her): Is thy throne like this?

41.  Qaala  nakkiruu  lahaa  arshahaa  nanzur  ‘atahtadiii  ‘am  takuunu  minallaziina  laa  yahtaduun.

 

42a.  Falammaa  jaaa’at  qiila  ‘ahaakazaa  ‘arshuk.

Commentary

 

When the throne of Bilquiis reached Prophet Solomon (peace be upon him), he ordered: Change its color and shape, so that we may judge that whether Bilquiis can understand the reality of the things or she is also among those, vision of whom stops only on apparent color and countenance; and it does not reach the depth of anything or matter instead of them.

 

Till then, it was found from those habits of Bilquiis which became manifest that she cannot be deceived by observing apparent signs. But she tries to know the facts after thinking deeply and does not make haste in deciding. It was expected from her that she would not be fascinated by looking apparent color of the world. But she would search out after understanding the reality of the thing, its law and its Creator. But from the issue of her adoring the sun and turning away from Allaah Almighty, it was deemed that like other disbelievers, she too is stupid and involves in only apparent matters.

 

It was the reason that Prophet Solomon (peace be upon him) ordered: Change the appearance of her throne for her, that she feel necessity of thinking to comprehend it. We have to see whether she have the ability to meditate or otherwise. If she is intelligent, she will understand the truth. And we shall come to know that she can know Allaah Almighty. And if her attention is drawn then she can trace the Creator and the Lord of the world after looking it. As a matter of fact, only those people can be able to know Allaah Almighty, who do not involve in the worldly matters by looking its apparent color and form. And they can see over and above it.

 

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).