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idh'hab
ٱذْهَب
Go
bikitābī
بِّكِتَٰبِى
with my letter,
hādhā
هَٰذَا
this,
fa-alqih
فَأَلْقِهْ
and deliver it
ilayhim
إِلَيْهِمْ
to them.
thumma
ثُمَّ
Then
tawalla
تَوَلَّ
turn away
ʿanhum
عَنْهُمْ
from them
fa-unẓur
فَٱنظُرْ
and see
mādhā
مَاذَا
what
yarjiʿūna
يَرْجِعُونَ
they return."

Izhab bikitaabee haaza fa alqih ilaihim summma tawalla 'anhum fanzur maazaa yarji'oon

Sahih International:

Take this letter of mine and deliver it to them. Then leave them and see what [answer] they will return."

1 A. J. Arberry

Take this letter of mine, and cast it unto them, then turn back from them and see what they shall return '

2 Abdul Haleem

Take this letter of mine and deliver it to them, then withdraw and see what answer they send back.’

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Go thou with this epistle of mine, and cast it down unto them, and turn aside from them, and see how they return.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

"Go thou, with this letter of mine, and deliver it to them; then draw back from them, and (wait to) see what answer they return"...

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Take this letter of mine, deliver it to them, and then draw back from them, and observe what they do."

6 Ahmed Ali

Take this letter from me, and deliver it to them and withdraw, then see what reply they give in return."

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

“Go with this letter of mine and drop it upon them – then move aside from them and see what they answer in return.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Take this letter of mine and deliver it to them. Then draw away from them and observe what [response] they return.’

9 Ali Ünal

"Go with this letter of mine, and drop it to them; then draw back from them and see how they will deal with it among themselves, and return."

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

`Take this letter of mine, deliver it to them (-the people of Saba´) then withdraw from them and wait what (answer) they make in return,

11 English Literal

Go/take away , with my Book/letter/message, this, so throw it to them, then turn away from them, so look/see what they return .

12 Faridul Haque

“Go with this letter of mine and drop it upon them - then move aside from them and see what they answer in return.”

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Said he (Solomon), "We will see whether you have told the truth, or whether you are of those who lie.

14 Hilali & Khan

"Go you with this letter of mine, and deliver it to them, then draw back from them, and see what (answer) they return."

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Allah, there is no God but He, the Lord of the mighty Throne.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Take this my letter and hand it over to them, then turn away from them and see what (answer) they return.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Go with this my letter and throw it down unto them; then turn away and see what (answer) they return,

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Take this letter of mine and deliver it to them, then return and see what their reply will be."

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Take my letter, and drop it to them. Then turn aside and see what they shall return'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

"Go you with this letter of mine and deliver it to them, then draw back from them and see what they return."

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Go with this letter of mine and lay it before them, then withdraw from them and see how they respond."

22 Talal Itani

Go with this letter of mine, and deliver it to them; then withdraw from them, and see how they respond.”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Take this letter of mine and deliver it to them, that is, to Bilqs and her people, then turn away, withdraw, from them, but remain close by them, and see what [response] they shall return', [and see] what kind of response they shall give. Thus, he took it and approached her [Bilqs]. But as her soldiers were all around her, he cast it into her private chamber. When she saw it, she shuddered and was consumed by fear. She read what it said.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Go you with this letter of mine and deliver it to them then draw back from them and see what they return.

Suleiman wrote a letter to Bilqis and her people and gave it to the hoopoe to deliver.

It was said that he carried it on his wings, as is the way with birds, or that he carried it in his beak. He went to their land and found the palace of Bilqis, then he went to her private chambers and threw the letter through a small window, then he stepped to one side out of good manners.

Bilqis was amazed and confused when she saw that, then she went and picked up the letter, opened its seal and read it.

The letter said;

إِنَّهُ مِن سُلَيْمَانَ وَإِنَّهُ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ


أَلاَّ تَعْلُوا عَلَيَّ وَأْتُونِي مُسْلِمِينَ


it is from Suleiman, and it (reads);`In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful; Be you not exalted against me, but come to me submitting (as Muslims).'

So she gathered her commanders and ministers and the leaders of her land, an