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walaqad
وَلَقَدْ
And certainly
fatannā
فَتَنَّا
We tried
sulaymāna
سُلَيْمَٰنَ
Sulaiman,
wa-alqaynā
وَأَلْقَيْنَا
and We placed
ʿalā
عَلَىٰ
on
kur'siyyihi
كُرْسِيِّهِۦ
his throne
jasadan
جَسَدًا
a body;
thumma
ثُمَّ
then
anāba
أَنَابَ
he turned.

Wa laqad fatannaa Sulaimaana wa alqainaa 'alaa kursiyyihee jasadan summa anaab

Sahih International:

And We certainly tried Solomon and placed on his throne a body; then he returned.

1 A. J. Arberry

Certainly We tried Solomon, and We cast upon his throne a mere body; then he repented.

2 Abdul Haleem

We certainly tested Solomon, reducing him to a mere skeleton on his throne.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And assuredly We tried Sulaiman, and set upon his throne a mere body. Thereafter he was penitent.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

And We did try Solomon; We placed on his throne a body (without life); but he did turn (to Us in true devotion);

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Surely We put Solomon to the test and cast upon his throne a mere body. Thereupon he penitently turned (to Us).

6 Ahmed Ali

We surely tried Solomon, and placed another body on his throne. So he turned to God

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And We indeed tested Sulaiman, and placed a dead body on his throne – he therefore inclined towards His Lord.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Certainly We tried Solomon, and cast a [lifeless] body on his throne. Thereupon he was penitent.

9 Ali Ünal

Indeed, We tried Solomon and placed a lifeless body upon his throne. Afterwards, he turned (to God) in contrition.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Behold! We tried Solomon (too) and We placed on his throne (of kingdom) a (mere) body (without any spirit or faith). Then he turned (to God seeking His mercy).

11 English Literal

And We had (E) tested/charmed Soliman and We threw on his throne/seat a body then he repented .

12 Faridul Haque

And We indeed tested Sulaiman, and placed a dead body on his throne – he therefore inclined towards His Lord.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And certainly We tried Solomon, and We put on his throne a mere (soulless) body; then did he repent.

14 Hilali & Khan

And, indeed We did try Sulaiman (Solomon) and We placed on his throne Jasadan (a devil, so he lost his kingdom for a while) but he did return (to his throne and kingdom by the Grace of Allah and he did return) to Allah with obedience and in repentance.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

(He said): Bring them back to me. So he began to stroke (their) legs and necks.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And certainly We tried Sulaiman, and We put on his throne a (mere) body, so he turned (to Allah).

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And verily We tried Solomon, and set upon his throne a (mere) body. Then did he repent.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

We tested Solomon by (causing death to his son) and leaving his body on Solomon's chair. Then he turned to Us in repentance,

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Indeed, We tried Solomon and placed a body (of a child) upon his throne, then he repented.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And indeed, We tried Sulayman and We placed on his throne Jasad (a body), and he returned.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

We tried Solomon by placing upon his throne a [lifeless] body; and thereupon he turned towards Us].

22 Talal Itani

We tested Solomon, and placed a body on his throne; then he repented.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And We certainly tried Solomon; We tested him by wresting his kingdom from him, because he had married a woman [solely] out of his desire for her. She used to worship idols in his [own] home without his knowledge. Now, [control of] his kingdom lay in his ring. On one occasion, needing to withdraw [to relieve himself], he took it off and left it with this woman of his, whose name was al-Amna, as was his custom; but a jinn, [disguised] in the form of Solomon, came to her and seized it from her. And We cast upon his throne a [lifeless] body, which was that [very] jinn, and he was [the one known as] Sakhr -- or it was some other [jinn]; he sat upon Solomon's throne and so [as was the case with Solomon] the birds and other [creatures] devoted themselves to him [in service]. When Solomon came out [of his palace], having seen him [the jinn] upon his throne, he said to the people, `I am Solomon [not him]!' But they did not recognise him. Then he repented -- Solomon returned to his kingdom, many days later, after he had managed to acquire the ring. He wore it and sat upon his throne [again].

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

How Allah tested Sulayman then made Things easy for Him

Allah says,

وَلَقَدْ فَتَنَّا سُلَيْمَانَ

And indeed, We tried Suleiman,

meaning, `We tested him.'

وَأَلْقَيْنَا عَلَى كُرْسِيِّهِ جَسَدًا

and We placed on his throne Jasad (a body).

ثُمَّ أَنَابَ



and he returned.

means, after this test, he turned back to Him and asked for forgiveness and to be given a kingdom such as shall not belong to any other after him.

قَالَ رَبِّ اغْفِرْ لِي وَهَبْ لِي مُلْكًا لاَّ يَنبَغِي لاِاَحَدٍ مِّنْ بَعْدِي إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ