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So when she arrived, she was asked, “Is this thy throne?” She said, “It was just like this; and knowledge was bestowed on us in advance of this, and we have submitted to Allah (in Islam).”

The story of Bilqis has ended in the above verses on the statement
that she converted to Islam after coming to Sayyidna Sulaiman (AS)
What happened after that? The Qur’an is silent on this. It is for this
reason that when someone asked ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Uyaynah whether
Sayyidna Sulaiman (AS) had married Bilqis, he answered that her case
has finished on this (I submit, along with Sulaiman, to Allah, the Lord bf the worlds – 44). The idea behind this
answer was that when Qur’an has not divulged anything after that, it is
not for us to probe any further. But Ibn ‘Asakir has reported on the
authority of Sayyidna ‘Ikrimah (RA) that Sayyidna Sulaiman (AS) had
married Bilqis after that, and she was retained as the sovereign of her
country. She was then sent back to Yemen, and Sayyidna Sulaiman (AS),
used to visit her every month for three days. He got three palaces made
for her in Yemen, which had no parallel of their kind. (Only God knows


Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 27 verse 42)Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (

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