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He said:"Disguise her throne for her that we may see whether she will be guided (to recognise her throne), or she will be one of those not guided."

So when she came, it was said (to her):"Is your throne like this?" She said:"(It is) as though it were the very same." And [Sulaiman (Solomon) said]:"Knowledge was bestowed on us before her, and we were submitted to Allah (in Islam as Muslims before her)."

And that which she used to worship besides Allah has prevented her (from Islam), for she was of a disbelieving people.

It was said to her:"Enter As-Sarh" [(a glass surface with water underneath it) or a palace], but when she saw it, she thought it was a pool, and she (tucked up her clothes) uncovering her legs, Sulaiman (Solomon) said:"Verily, it is Sarh [(a glass surface with water underneath it) or a palace] paved smooth with slab of glass." She said:"My Lord! Verily, I have wronged myself, and I submit (in Islam, together with Sulaiman (Solomon), to Allah, the Lord of the"Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists)."

And indeed We sent to Thamud their brother Salih (Saleh), saying:"Worship Allah (Alone and none else). Then look! They became two parties (believers and disbelievers) quarreling with each other."

He said:"O my people! Why do you seek to hasten the evil (torment) before the good (Allah"s Mercy)? Why seek you not the Forgiveness of Allah, that you may receive mercy?"

They said:"We augur ill omen from you and those with you." He said:"Your ill omen is with Allah; nay, but you are a people that are being tested."

And there were in the city nine men (from the sons of their chiefs), who made mischief in the land, and would not reform.

They said:"Swear one to another by Allah that we shall make a secret night attack on him and his household, and afterwards we will surely say to his near relatives:"We witnessed not the destruction of his household, and verily! We are telling the truth.""

So they plotted a plot, and We planned a plan, while they perceived not.

Then see how was the end of their plot! Verily! We destroyed them and their nation, all together.

These are their houses in utter ruin, for they did wrong. Verily, in this is indeed an Ayah (a lesson or a sign) for people who know.

And We saved those who believed, and used to fear Allah, and keep their duty to Him.

And (remember) Lout (Lot)! When he said to his people . Do you commit Al-Fahishah (evil, great sin, every kind of unlawful sexual intercourse, sodomy, etc.) while you see (one another doing evil without any screen, etc.)?"

"Do you approach men in your lusts rather than women? Nay, but you are a people who behave senselessly."

There was no other answer given by his people except that they said:"Drive out the family of Lout (Lot) from your city. Verily, these are men who want to be clean and pure!"

So We saved him and his family, except his wife. We destined her to be of those who remained behind.

And We rained down on them a rain (of stones). So evil was the rain of those who were warned.

Say (O Muhammad SAW):"Praise and thanks be to Allah, and peace be on His slaves whom He has chosen (for His Message)! Is Allah better, or (all) that you ascribe as partners (to Him)?" (Of course, Allah is Better).

Is not He (better than your gods) Who created the heavens and the earth, and sends down for you water (rain) from the sky, whereby We cause to grow wonderful gardens full of beauty and delight? It is not in your ability to cause the growth of their trees. Is there any ilah (god) with Allah? Nay, but they are a people who ascribe equals (to Him)!