I found a woman reigning over them, and she has been favoured with everything; and she has a throne that is magnificent.
I found that she and her people worship the sun in place of God, for Satan has made their deeds look attractive to them and has turned them away from the Path, so they do not find the way
To worship God who brings to light what is hidden in the heavens and the earth, and is cognisant of what you hide and what you disclose.
God: There is no god but He, the Lord of the glorious throne."
(Solomon) said: 'We shall see if you speak the truth or you are a liar.
Take this letter from me, and deliver it to them and withdraw, then see what reply they give in return."
(The Queen said): "O nobles, a venerable letter has been delivered to me.
It is from Solomon, and (says): 'In the name of Allah, Ar-Rahman, Ar-Rahim.
Do not rise against me, but come to me in submission.'
." Advise me, O nobles," she said "in this matter. I do not decide any thing until you concur."
They said: "We are men of valour, and brave fighters. It is for you to decide. So consider what you should command."
She said: "Surely when kings enter a city they destroy it and despoil the honour of its nobility. So will they do (to us).
But I will send them a gift and see what the envoys bring back (in return)."