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38:33 The beauty created by Him

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“Bring them back to me.” then began he to pass his hand over (their) legs and their necks.

Asad translates:

(38:32) he would say, “Verily, I
have come to love the love of all that is good because I bear my Sustainer in mind!”29 –
[repeating these words as the steeds raced away,] until they were hidden by the veil [of
distance – whereupon he would command], (38:33) “Bring them back unto me!” – and would
[lovingly] stroke their legs and their necks.

The story of Solomon’s love of beautiful horses is meant to show that all true love of God is
to be reflected in one’s realization of, and reverence for, the beauty created by Him.


Asad, Muhammad (1980). The Message of the Quran.

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