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qāla
قَالَ
He said,
yāayyuhā
يَٰٓأَيُّهَا
"O
l-mala-u
ٱلْمَلَؤُا۟
chiefs!
ayyukum
أَيُّكُمْ
Which of you
yatīnī
يَأْتِينِى
will bring me
biʿarshihā
بِعَرْشِهَا
her throne
qabla
قَبْلَ
before
an
أَن
that
yatūnī
يَأْتُونِى
they come to me
mus'limīna
مُسْلِمِينَ
(in) submission?"

Qaala yaaa aiyuhal mala'u aiyukum yaateenee bi'arshihaa qabla ai yaatoonee muslimeen

Sahih International:

[Solomon] said, "O assembly [of jinn], which of you will bring me her throne before they come to me in submission?"

1 A. J. Arberry

He said, 'O Council, which one of you will bring me her throne, before they come to me in surrender?'

2 Abdul Haleem

Then he said, ‘Counsellors, which of you can bring me her throne before they come to me in submission?’

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

He said: O chiefs! which of you will bring unto me her throne, ere they come unto me submitting themselves?

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

He said (to his own men); "Ye chiefs! which of you can bring me her throne before they come to me in submission?"

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Solomon said: "My nobles, which of you can bring me her throne before they come to me in submission?"

6 Ahmed Ali

He (then) said (to his courtiers): "O you nobles, is there any one who can bring me her throne before they come to me in submission?"

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Said Sulaiman, “O court members, which one of you can bring me her throne before they come humbled in my presence?”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

He said, ‘O [members of the] elite! Which of you will bring me her throne before they come to me in submission?’

9 Ali Ünal

(The Queen, having received his message, decided to visit Solomon in Jerusalem. Knowing of her journey,) Solomon said (to his council): "O you nobles! Who among you can bring me her throne before they come to me in submission?"

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

(Later on addressing his courtiers Solomon) said, `Nobles! which one of you will bring me a throne befitting her (- the Queen) before they come to me surrendering in submission.´

11 English Literal

He (Soliman) said: "You, you the nobles/assembly, which of you brings/comes to me with her throne ,before that they come to me Moslems/submitters ?"

12 Faridul Haque

Said Sulaiman, “O court members, which one of you can bring me her throne before they come humbled in my presence?”

13 Hamid S. Aziz

"Return unto them, for we will surely come to them with hosts which they cannot resist; and we will surely drive them out thence with shame and they will be humbled."

14 Hilali & Khan

He said: "O chiefs! Which of you can bring me her throne before they come to me surrendering themselves in obedience?"

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

So when (the envoy) came to Solomon, he said: Will you help me with wealth? But what Allah has given me is better than that which He has given you. Nay, you are exultant because of your present.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

He said: O chiefs! which of you can bring to me her throne before they come to me in submission?

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

He said: O chiefs! Which of you will bring me her throne before they come unto me, surrendering?

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Solomon asked his people, "Who among you can bring her throne before (she, the queen of Sheba) comes to me submissively?"

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

And he said: 'O Council, which of you will bring me her throne, before they come to me, Muslims (submissive to Allah)'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

He said: "O chiefs! Which of you can bring me her throne before they come to me surrendering themselves in obedience (as Muslims)"

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Solomon then said, "O Counsellors, which of you can bring me her throne before they come to me in submission?

22 Talal Itani

He said, “O notables, which one of you will bring me her throne before they come to me in submission?”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

He said, `O [members of the] council, which of you (regarding the two hamzas read them in the way mentioned above [verse 32]) will bring me her throne before they come to me in submission?', compliant and obedient? For I may only [rightfully] seize it before this [submission] and not afterwards.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

How the Throne of Bilqis was brought in an Instant

Muhammad bin Ishaq reported from Yazid bin Ruman;

"When the messengers returned with word of what Suleiman said, she said;`By Allah, I knew he was more than a king, and that we have no power to match him, and that we can gain nothing by being stubborn with him. So, she sent word to him saying;

"I am coming to you with the leaders of my people to see what you will instruct us to do and what you are calling us to of your religion."

Then she issued commands that her throne, which was made of gold and inlaid with rubies, chrysolite and pearls, should be placed in the innermost of seven rooms, one within the other, and all the doors should be locked.

Then she told her deputy whom she was leaving in charge, "Take care of my people and my throne, and do not let anyone approach it or see it until I come back to you."

Then she set off to meet Suleiman with twelve thousand of her commanders from the leaders of Yemen, under each of whose command were many thousands of men.

Suleiman sent the Jinn to bring him news of her progress and route every day and night, then when she drew near, he gathered together the Jinns and humans who were under his control and,

قَالَ يَا أَيُّهَا المَلَاُ أَيُّكُمْ يَأْتِينِي بِعَرْشِهَا قَبْلَ أَن يَأْتُونِي مُسْلِمِينَ



He said;O chiefs! Which of you can bring me her throne before they come to me surrendering themselves in obedience (as Muslims).