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38:39 The legacy of Solomon and his kingdom

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“Such are Our Bounties: whether thou bestow them (on others) or withhold them, no account will be asked.”

Allah bestowed such abundant powers and
bounties on Solomon that they could not be counted or
measured: and he was free to give away anything he
liked or keep anything he liked.
In this was great temptation for an ordinary man.
Solomon as a prophet withstood it and asked to be
forgiven for power and such a kingdom as others might
not be able to use lawfully.
His earthly kingdom went to pieces after his death. But
his name and fame endure. And what is more, he
obtained a place among the Nearest Ones to Allah.


Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 38 verse 39)Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (

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