In Bible versus Quran Was King Solomon Pagan because of His 1000 Women?

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The Quran announces the innocence of King Solomon and states clearly that he did not disbelieve and was ever at the top of the rank of believers being one of the great prophets!

On the other hand, the Bible says that Solomon 1) was IDOLATER! And he burned incense and sacrificed to gods of his 1000 women! ,2) did not totally abandon his worship of God, 3) his heart was not fully devoted to his God, and 4) he did not repent after the Lord confronted him.

 

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Solomon did not disbelieve in the Quran

 

In order to demonstrate Solomon's innocence and in repudiation of the Jews when they said, 'Look at this Muhammad, he mentions Solomon as one of the prophets, when he disbelieved and was only a sorcerer', the Quran condemns them stating that Solomon did not disbelieve and was ever at the top rank of the believers!

This was more than 1400 years ago; however, the today Bible insists that King Solomon was IDOLATER!   

And he burned incense and sacrificed to gods of his 1000 women!

 

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Surah (Chapter) 2:102

 

102] "and they followed what the devils recited (falsely) against the kingdom of Solomon. Solomon did not disbelieve, it is the devils who disbelieved.  The devils were teaching people magic and that which was sent down upon the angels, harut and marut in Babylon. The angels did not teach anyone, until both had said: 'we have been sent as a trial; do not disbelieve. 'From them they learned how they might separate a husband and his wife. However, they did not harm anyone with it, except by the permission of Allah. Indeed, they learned what harms them and does not profit them, yet they knew that anyone who buys it would have no share in the everlasting life.

Evil is that for which they have sold their souls, if they but knew!"

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In this verse, Allah, exalted, says: Solomon did not disbelieve, and he did not work magic but the devils disbelieved and they were teaching the people sorcery

 

The verse declares that the priests left the guidance of all the prophets; they acted upon what the devils had written (And they followed that which the devils falsely related against the kingdom of Solomon) about the collapse of Solomon's kingdom, when his kingdom was taken from him

The Verse states clearly that King Solomon did not disbelieve; He did not write this sorcery and white magic; (but the devils disbelieved) did write it, (teaching mankind) the devils taught people, as it is said that the Jews taught people (magic and that which was revealed to the two angels)

Also, the priests were teaching that which was revealed to the two angels, that is, the sorcery that they were inspired to whose names were Harut and Marut and they were, in Babylon - 'They were sent as two sorcerers who used to teach people magic'; it is also said that they were two angels that had been sent to teach [sorcery] to people as a trial from God. They taught not any man, without them saying, by way of counsel, 'We are but a temptation, a trial from God for people, so that He may test them when they are taught it: whoever learns it is a disbeliever, but whoever renounces it, he is a believer; do not disbelieve', by learning it; if this person refused and insisted on learning it, they would teach him.

 

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King Solomon was Idolater and disbelieved in the Bible:

 

The Bible in 1 Kings 11:1-10 says that King Solomon loved many foreign women; He had seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines! His women (1000) led him astray!  They turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the Lord and he did not keep the Lord's command!

 

The Bible (and its commentaries) says that Solomon was idolater (and fell away from God and lived a life full of sin). It is true that the king did not totally abandon his worship of God; he half-heartedly worshipped God. In God's eyes half-worship of God is no better than outright apostasy. Solomon's heart was not fully devoted to the Lord his God.

In the eyes of God, the sin of idolatry was greater than the sin of adultery.  Added to that the fact, there is no evidence Solomon repented after the Lord confronted him.

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It is amazing that the Quran announces the innocence of King Solomon and states clearly that he did not disbelieve and was ever at the top of the rank of believers being one of the great prophets!

On the other hand, the Bible says that Solomon 1) was IDOLATER! And he burned incense and sacrificed to gods of his 1000 women! ,2) did not totally abandon his worship of God, 3) his heart was not fully devoted to his God, and 4) he did not repent after the Lord confronted him.

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Back to the main issue of my series of articles; this is my question to you smart readers: "Is the Quran quoted from the Bible?"

By the way, the disbelieved ignorant Arabs stated that the Quran quoted from the Bible more than 1400 years ago!

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Professor Dr. Ibrahim Khalil, Prof. of Clinical and Chemical Pathology, Head (ex-) of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control Unit, Ain-Shams University. Cairo, Egypt President of the Egyptian Society of Inventors, Honorary President of SPIC-Egypt (The Society of Practitioners of Infection Control – Egypt), Co-Chief Editor of the Egyptian Journal of Lab. Medicine Member of the Egyptian union of Writers, Published 5 Books and some 60 Medical Articles, Supervisors for 79 PhD theses and111 Master Degree theses.

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