The Supernatural Powers of Solomon in the Koran,Part 1

| November 9, 2011 | Comments (6)
King Solomon

In the Bible:

We have that King Solomon is just a man who never does any miracles.But in the Koran he:

1.Speaks the language of birds.

2.Can understand the language of ants

3.Can control the wind like a wizard

4.He has power over devils

5.Has genies/jinns who obey him and make things for him.

A genie

What are jinns/genies?

In the Koran they are supernatural creatures who live in a parallel world to that of humans. The Koran mentions that they are made of smokeless flame or scorching fire.Like human beings, the genies can also be good, evil, or neutral.

Example 1:

Chapter 27:15-19

Solomon can speak to birds

“And We gave David and Solomon knowledge and they said, “Praise belongs to God who has preferred us over many of His believing servants.”

And Solomon was David’s heir, and he said, “Men, we have been taught the speech of the birds, and we have been given of everything; surely this is indeed the manifest bounty.”

Solomon has power over genies and birds

“And his hosts were mustered to Solomon, jinn, men and birds, duly disposed.”

Solomon understands the language of ants

“Till, when they came on the Valley of Ants, an ant said, ‘”Ants, enter your dwelling-places, lest Solomon and his hosts crush you, being unaware!”

But he smiled, laughing at its words, and he said, “My Lord, dispose me that I may be thankful for Thy blessing with which you have blessed me and my father and mother, and that I may do righteousness well-pleasing to you; and admit me, by yout mercy, among your righteous servants.””

Example 2

Chapter 21:81-82:

Solomon has power over the wind

“And to Solomon the wind, strongly blowing, that ran at his command to the land that We had blessed; and We had knowledge of everything”

Solomon has power over devils/satans

“And of the Satans some dived for him and also did other work; and We were watching over them.”

Example 3

Solomon has power over the wind

Chapter 34:12-14:

“And to Solomon the wind; its morning course was a month’s journey, and its evening course was a month’s journey. And We made the Fount of Molten Brass to flow for him.”

Jinns work for him

“And of the jinn:

1.Some worked before him by the leave of his Lord; and such of them as swerved away from Our commandment, We would let them taste the chastisement of the Blaze;

2.Fashioning for him whatever he would:places of worship, statues, porringers like water-troughs, and anchored cooking-pots.

“Labour, O House of David, in thankfulness; for few indeed are those that are thankful among My servants.”And when We decreed that he should die, nothing indicated to them that he was dead but the Beast of the Earth devouring his staff; and when he fell down, the jinn saw clearly that, had they only known the Unseen, they would not have continued in the humbling chastisement.”

Comment

Since the genies/jinn also made places of worship for Solomon and he made the First Temple of Jerusalem,then they also built that.

To verify the Koranic citations go to quranbrowser.com, which has:

1.Six translations by Muslims.
2.Four translations by Non-Muslims.
3.The text in Arabic,with Latin letters.

http://quranbrowser.com/

 

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  • Umair Ahmad Malik

    I doubt you were ever referred to the metaphorical importance of such Quranic verses. The language of birds is not a literal dialogue between a physical bird and Solomon. The metaphor in this case shows how Solomon was able to master the use of birds as sending messages to others, kind of like ‘pigeon mail’. In the example of the ants it is known that many Arabian tribes where named after animals. But of course any meaning of such verses any Sunni or other sect will tell you is some kind of miracle and that such a language did literally exist. Next time save yourself the effort and psychodrama and refer to the only logical explanations of such supernatural seeming verses in the Holy Quran. http://www.alislam. o r g 

    • Pip

      Mohammed is ANTICHRIST!

      QURAN is the SATANIC BIBLE!

      MOHAMMEDANS & JINNS WILL SPEND ETERNITY WITH MOHAMMED IN HELL.

    • esperanto

      I think saying Solomon’s conversation with birds is metaphorical,like other Muslims saying the beautiful houris/women promised to Muslim men after they die are not real women,is hard to sustain.I will give an example:

      Some Christians think the Adam and Even story is metaphorical.They have a point.”

      1.”Adam” in Hebrew means “man”.

      2.”Eve” means “life”

      3.And the phrase “tree of knowledge of good and evil” is a Hebrew expression meaning “to know everything,the good and bad” in other words to do evil things as well as being a good person.

      But I do not see the Koran having such an option with reference to the houris and Solomon’s conversation,based on Arabic.

      ABOUT NOAH’S ARK

      1.Almost all cultures have stories about a great flood.

      2.The Bible tells us the specific height,width and length of the ark.

      3.They have made a mini-model based on those measurements and placed it in a tank.It did NOT sink.

      4.Then they used a vibrator to make the water in the tank form great waves,like in a hurricane,typhoon, and still the mini-model did NOT turn over and sink to the bottom.In other words it shows that there is a good chance the story was not something invented at a camp fire,a story that never happened.

  • Pip Power

    Ahmadiyya

    Umair Ahmad Malik is a NON MUSLIM Ahmadiyya

    Both the Ahmadiyya and the Nation of Islam are regarded by many Muslim Ulema as being apostate, but in the case of theAhmadiyya movement, attitudes towards designating the sect apostatical, heretical or Islamic differ depending on region or Islamic schools of thought. In Pakistan, where many Ahmadis live, the state considers the group to be apostatical; whereas in the neighbouring state of Iran, the same group is considered to fall within the bounds of Islamic belief.

    Another example concerning the Ahmadiyya movement is the Al-Azhar Islamic University in Egypt, which accepts a certain Ahmadi belief concerning the nature of prophethood in Islam, considered by other schools as being heretical, to fall within Islamic jurisdiction.

  • Pip Power

    THE AHMADIYYA CULT

    “A cult within Islam founded in 1889 by Ghulam Ahmed, Ahmadiyya’s believe that Ghulam Ahmed was the reincarnation of Jesus Christ, and this was the fulfillment of the messianic expectations of Christianity being Jesus Christ’s return, Judaism, Islam and other religions. In other words, they believe this was the Second Coming of Christ. They believe that Jesus survived the Crucifixion, lived to be 120 and that His tomb can be found in Kashmir (this lie surfaces in many cults following a book written by a fraudster called Nicholas Nontovich. Nontovich was proven a liar and a fraud by explorers who tried to verify even one of his findings, all were proven false). This group are [sic] very large (believed to be about 74 Million), believe they are the true Islam, and are vigorous in their condemning of Christianity. Most Ahmadiyya’s are from Pakistan or India. Many have come to America and Europe. There is a large concentration of them in England with 77 meeting centres and a main mosque in Putney.” (An Encyclopedia of Religious Cults by Shaun Aisbitt)

    This brief description seems to be accurate and does not digress fundamentally from the Ahmadiyya’s own documents as well as from orthodox Islamic sources. I can only assume that the Ahmadiyyat Movement is as intolerant and arrogant as any other messianic cult or fanatical grouping but not sufficient enough for it to be considered a threat or dangerous and certainly not deserving of the punishment meted out to it by the Islamic groups in Bangladesh or Pakistan. I think it is probably the assertions of Ghulam Ahmed that he is the Messiah, Mahdi or a Prophet (not the Prophet) which annoys most of the orthodox Islamic believers as these distinctions appear meaningless and to me nonsensical. From a Christian and Islamic theological standpoint the claims of Ghulam Ahmed are supremely preposterous. Still this would not be sufficient reason to oppress or intimidate this group there must be something more compelling for that to happen.

    The strongest argument against the Ahmadiyya’s is actually a constitutional and legal question not based on theology or obscurantist argument. If we accept the constitutional provisions concerning religious freedom and tolerance does this provision equally apply to groups that are intolerant and if put in a position of power would most likely subvert the rights of others practicing a different faith such as Christianity and orthodox Islam? Orthodox Islam professes tolerance but the same cannot be said of the Ahmadiyya’s. In an article written by Louis J. Hammann Ph.D. and published by The Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam Inc. it is stated, “… not only did he [Ghulam Ahmed] affirm that he had ‘a special resemblance to Jesus’ but, on the negative side, that he had been sent … ‘so that I should demolish the doctrine of the cross. I have been sent,’ he goes on, ‘to break the cross and slaughter the swine.” Elsewhere in the article Ghulam Ahmed is quoted as saying that the Christian misconceptions about Jesus have had an, “unwholesome and poisonous influence of which has for long been noticed in the morals of the Muslims of this country [India].” (May 15, 1985)

    In regard to orthodox Muslims, Ghulam Ahmed has reportedly stated that, “All Muslims who have not entered allegiance to Maseeh Maw’ood (Mirza) [Mirza Ghulam Ahmed] even though they have not heard the name of Maseeh Maw’ood, are kaafir and out of the fold of Islam.” (Aai’nae Sadaaqat, Page 35; Ahmadiyya’s booklet Review of Religions). This seems to have preempted the orthodox Muslims from declaring the Ahmadiyya’s as non-Muslims and most recently it is reported that, “… on the occasion of their centennial inauguration, the head of the Qadiani cult accused all the Muslim ummah to be disbelievers and liars and practically extended the Mubahala (religious prayer challenge of June 10th 1988 on General Zia ul Haq calling for his death by God) to all the Muslims.” (Idara Dawat-o-Irshad, USA)

    These pronouncements if not expressly renounced by the Ahmadiyya’s should disentitle them to any protection under the constitution as their beliefs are in contradiction to the letter and spirit of the constitutional provisions and its ethos (I personally do not think the framers of the constitution had any idea what they were doing but that’s a different story) and ironically for the same reasons with Islamic doctrine also. There is no evidence however that the Ahmadiyya’s are paid agents of any State but the same cannot necessarily be said for the supporters of their cause. This does not exclude the possibility that the Ahmadiyya’s may have some nefarious design similar to secret societies in the West that have not yet been uncovered but as we would treat religious leaders (e.g. Bangla Bhai) with automatic suspicion should we not do the same for a cult that preaches intolerance or have we all become hypocrites.

    “As for those who divide their religion and break up into sects, you take no part in them in the least; their affair is with Allah: He will in the end tell them the truth of all that they did.” (The Holy Quran, Al-Anaam, 6:159).