Naml

Naml in my kitchen and Solomon’s Horses grazing in my backyard

Sura 27 tells stories of the prophets MosesSolomonSalih, and Lot to emphasize the message of tawhid in Jewish and Arabian prophets. The miracles of Moses, described in the Book of Exodus, are mentioned in opposition to the arrogance and kufr of Pharaoh.[1] The story of Solomon is most detailed: Solomon converted Bilqis to the “true religion” after a hoopoe reported to him that she was a sun-worshipping queen.[2] This sura was likely revealed to address the role of the “Children of Israel” among the believers in Mecca, to emphasize and commend the piety of past prophets, and to distinguish the present Qur’anic message from past traditions.[3]

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