Posted by: Haroon Rashid | August 1, 2012

Quranic Verse – Dua (supplication) of Sulayman (peace be upon him)

Dua of pophet Sulaiman (peace be upon him)

Fa-ta-bas-sa-ma Zaa-Hi-kam-miN-qaw-li-haa wa qaa-la Rab-bi ‘aw-zi`-neee ‘an ‘ash-ku-ra ni`-ma-ta-kal-la-teee ‘an-`am-ta `a-lay-ya wa `a-laa waa-li-day-ya wa ‘an ‘a`-ma-la Saa-li-HaN-tar-Zaa-hu wa ‘ad-khil-nee bi-RaH-ma-ti-ka fee `i-baa-di-kaS-Saa-li-Heen.

So he (Sulayman) smiled, amused at her speech and said: “My Lord! Grant me the power and ability that I may be grateful for Your favors which You have bestowed on me and on my parents, and that I may do righteous good deeds that will please You, and admit me by Your mercy among Your righteous servants.”

Surah An-Naml (27:19)

Interpretation of the meaning (Tafsir Ibn Kathir):

Sulayman, peace be upon him, understood what the ant said,

So he smiled, amused at her speech and said: “My Lord! Grant me the power and ability that I may be grateful for Your favors which You have bestowed on me and on my parents, and that I may do righteous good deeds that will please You,”  – meaning: `inspire me to give thanks for the blessings that You have bestowed upon me by teaching me to understand what the birds and animals say, and the blessings that You have bestowed upon my parents by making them Muslims who believe in You.’

and that I may do righteous good deeds that will please You,” – means, `deeds that You love which will earn Your pleasure.’

and admit me by Your mercy among Your righteous servants.” – means, `when You cause me to die, then join me with the righteous among Your servants, and the Higher Companion among Your close friends.’

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