And of the evil ones, were some who dived for him, and did other work besides; and it was We Who guarded them.
the literalists and the rationalists
take different views.
- The former say that Solomon had power over
supernatural being of evil, whom he compelled to
dive for pearls and do other hard tasks.
- Rationalists refer this to hostile unruly races whom
he subjected to his sway.
It was Allah’s power ultimately, Who granted him
wisdom. Solomon tamed the Jinns with Wisdom.
Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 21 verse 82). Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (quran4u.com)