Faster Than the Speed of Light
[27:38] He said, “O you elders, which of you can bring me her mansion, before they arrive here as submitters?” [27:39] One afrit from the jinns said, “I can bring it to you before you stand up. I am powerful enough to do this.” [27:40] The one who possessed knowledge from the book said, “I can bring it to you in the blink of your eye.” When he saw it settled in front of him, he said, “This is a blessing from my Lord, whereby He tests me, to show whether I am appreciative or unappreciative. Whoever is appreciative is appreciative for his own good, and if one turns unappreciative, then my Lord is in no need for him, Most Honorable.” [27:41] He said, “Remodel her mansion for her. Let us see if she will be guided, or continue with the misguided.” [27:42] When she arrived, she was asked, “Does your mansion look like this?” She said, “It seems that this is it.” (Solomon said,) “We knew beforehand what she was going to do, and we were already submitters.” [27:43] She had been diverted by worshiping idols instead of GOD; she belonged to disbelieving people. [27:44] She was told, “Go inside the palace.” When she saw its interior, she thought it was a pool of water, and she (pulled up her dress,) exposing her legs. He said, “This interior is now paved with crystal.” She said, “My Lord, I have wronged my soul. I now submit with Solomon to GOD, Lord of the universe.”
[72:27] Only to a messenger that He chooses,* does He reveal from the past and the future, specific news.*
24:39 is in the index under “honesty” (connection between honesty and power).
[28:26] One of the two women said, “O my father, hire him. He is the best one to hire, for he is strong and honest.”