PROPHET SOLOMON (PBUH)
We gave knowledge to David and Solomon, who said: "Praise be to
God, Who has favored us over many of His servants who are believers."
Solomon was David's heir… (Qur'an, 27:15-16)
Prophet Solomon (pbuh) was a son of Prophet David (pbuh),
to whom God gave great knowledge, wealth and wisdom (Qur'an, 2:251), favor
(Qur'an, 34:10), and to whom He revealed the Psalms. In the Qur'an, God
decrees: "We gave [to] David Solomon" (Qur'an, 38:30).
We raise in rank anyone We will. Your Lord is All-Wise, All-Knowing.
We gave him [Abraham] Isaac and Jacob, each of whom We guided. And
before him We had guided Noah. And among his descendants were David
and Solomon, Job and Joseph, and Moses and Aaron. That is how We
recompense the good-doers. And Zachariah, John, Jesus, and Elias-all
of them were among the righteous. And Ishmael, Elisha, Jonah, and
Lot-all of them We favored over all beings. And some of their forebears,
descendants, and brothers-We chose them and guided them to a straight
path. (Qur'an, 6:83-87)
As He did with Prophet David (pbuh), God sent Prophet Solomon (pbuh) to the
Israelites. God put him on the right path, counted him as one of His faithful
servants and made him superior to other people. In fact, God tells believers:
They are the ones God has guided, so be guided by their guidance. Say: "I do not ask you for any wage for it. It is simply a reminder to all beings." (Qur'an, 6:90)
Like all other prophets, Prophet Solomon (pbuh) invited people to believe
in God, avoid associating any other thing or being with Him, and obey
His commands and recommendations.