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SOLOMON

Ar: Sulaiman.
Heb: Shelomoh ().

Son of David through Bathsheba. Bathsheba was the wife of Uriah, a soldier in David's army. After an adulterous affair, Bathsheba was pregnant and David schemed to have Uriah killed in battle. After Uriah's death, David married Bathsheba but God took away their baby. After David repented, Solomon was born to them.

Solomon reigned as King of Israel and expanded its territories during his reign. Had a reputation of being wise

Solomon is also known as a man with many women in the thousands. Islam also agrees that Solomon had many women. For example, in one of the hadiths, he was said to have sex with 70 women in one night (Sahih Bukhari 4.635)!

Solomon fell into idolatry later. The Kingdom of Israel was divided into two after his death.


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