Hazrat Sulaiman A.S. was the son of Hazrat Dawood A.S. He was a prophet and also a wise and just ruler. After the death of his father, Hazrat Sulaiman A.S. prayed to Allah to grant him such Kingdom which would be greater than that of any other.
Allah accepted his prayer and he was granted a wonderful sovereignty period. Hazrat Sulaiman A.S. was granted many gifts by Allah, among these gifts was, to supervise the wind by his will, the ability to communicate animals and rule over Jinns by the will of Allah.
During his reign, Hazrat Sulaiman A.S. used these gifts for the betterment of the people and to worship Allah. Among these works, was the construction of the First temple, reservoirs, and mosques.
Hazrat Sulaiman A.S. was given Kingship which no Prophet before or after him was entrusted upon. He graced the duty entitled upon him by Allah S.W.T with dignity, being promised nearness to Allah in Paradise at the end of his life.
It is said that one of his specialty was that he never missed his daily prayer which was way important to him than any of his gifts. It is said that once Hazrat Sulaiman left the house of the holy city of Yemen and stopped in a soft village to rest.
The story behind the Wells: When his army felt thirsty, they started searching for water but could not find any. At this moment one of the jinns laughed and said that “I laugh for the thirst of people and they are on the sea.”
This meant that there was water underneath the village and Hazrat Sulaiman A.S. ordered the jinns to dig wells in order to obtain water. The Jinns then beat their stick on the ground and dug wells of fresh water.
The wells are situated in Rafha: The very same wells are said to be found in a soft village located south of the city of Rafha in northern Saudi Arabia. The village is 290 km away from Hail. In this village, about 300 wells of fresh water were found.
The fact that these wells are dug by jinns is that the wells are located in a rocky place where digging so deep is almost impossible for humans. Also, these wells are located in places higher than the rest of the land whereas wells are dug in plain lands, not on highland.
The diameter of wells: Another interesting fact is that the diameter of some of the wells is less than half a meter which is very narrow. A person cannot go down to such a narrow opening to dig it deeper.
So it points to the fact that humans could not possibly have dug this well. These wells contain fresh drinking water and give us more evidence of the miracles of Allah.
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