Story of Prophet Sulaiman(A.S.) for kids!

This is the story of Prophet Sulaiman(A.S.) written in very simple and easy language for kids. Would you read it to your baby? Do let me know in the comments..

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The story of Sulaiman(A.S.).

Sulaiman(A.S.) was the son of Dawud(A.S.). Dawud(A.S.) was also a Prophet and a king. Sulaiman(A.S.) had some special abilities. You will be amazed to know that he understood the language of all birds and could also speak to them.

Allah(swt) had blessed him abundantly to rule his kingdom. He had huge armies of jinn, men, birds, wild animals along with immense knowledge of many other things.

Here is one interesting story :

One day Sulaiman(A.S.) was walking towards a valley with his huge army. Upon seeing the huge army entering the valley, an ant screamed and warned other ants of their arrival. She told them to move away and go to their homes, so that they don’t get stepped upon by them. Sulaiman (A.S.) was amused on hearing this. He thanked Allah for granting him special ability to understand the silent creatures.

He made dua :

Rabbi Awzi’ni an ashkura ni’matakallati an’amta ‘alayya wa’ala waalidayya wa an a’aamal saalihan tardaahu wa’adqilni bi rahmatika fi ibadika-saaliheen. Quran (27:17-19)

In this dua he asks Allah to enable him to thank Allah for his favours on him and his parents and also enable him to do good deeds that please Allah and make him among his righteous slaves.

This should be our attitude when Allah(swt) blesses us with good things. Sulaiman(A.S.) was always thankful to Allah and an obedient Muslim.

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Story of Prophet Sulaiman.

Moral of the story :

1. Be grateful to Allah for all the blessings.

2. Do good deeds to please Allah as a way of thanking him for his bounties.

3. Always pray to Allah that he makes us better muslims.
The story of Hoopoe and Belqis:

Sulaiman(A.S.) also had a hoopoe bird in his army. One day Hoopoe informed him that a place called Sheba was being ruled by a Queen called Belqis. The Queen was very rich and had a precious throne made of pearls and gold. But she and her people did not worship Allah. Instead they worshipped Sun which is created by Allah. Satan had fooled them into thinking that Sun is their God.

Sulaiman(A.S.) was angry with this and wanted to guide them to straight path: the path of Islam where we worship Allah alone. He sent a letter to them inviting them to become Muslims.

On receiving the letter, Queen Belqis sent Sulaiman a gift to bribe him and to make friendship. But Sulaiman (A.S.) refused this offer as he was a Prophet of Allah and could not tolerate their association of partners with Allah.

He sent a threat to them that if they do not become Muslims, he will send a huge army against them and destroy them. The Queen surrendered on receiving this warning as she knew very well that she would be defeated by the huge army of Sulaiman.

Sulaiman ordered one of the jinns to bring Queen’s throne to his palace before she comes to him. A jinn brought the throne in the time it takes to wink even though the two kingdoms were very far from each other.

Sulaiman changed some ornaments of the throne. When the Queen reached his palace to surrender herself, Sulaiman asked her if she could recognise her throne. She was not able to recognise her own throne because it was changed a little bit and also she could not believe how it could have reached from her palace to here.

Sulaiman’s majestic palace was made of crystal glass. And there were water streams all over with lots of fishes in it. You can imagine it as an aquarium. When Queen Bilqis was entering it, she mistook it for a pool and uncovered her legs. But she was told that it is crystal glass and not a pool.

Sulaiman(A.S.) married her and let her rule Yemen.

Moral of the story :

1. We should never accept bribes.

2. We should be strict when it comes to shirk and kufr.

I have read this story from the book Stories of Prophets by Dar us Salam. It is a must in your home islamic library. It has stories of 25 prophets mentioned in the Quran with authentic sources.

Question and Answer :

1. Who was Sulaiman(A.S.) ?
2. What was the special ability of Sulaiman(A.S.)?

3. Who was the father of Sulaiman(A.S.)?

4. What was name of Queen of Sheba?

5. Which bird informed Sulaiman(A.S.) of Queen of Sheba?

6. Why was he angry with the Queen?

Download pdf here : Story of Sulaiman(A.S.)

Also, Check this Salah Tree, game and Islamic Poem for kids.


1. Prophet of Allah and a king.

2. He could speak to and understand language of birds, insects and other silent creatures. And he also had control over jinns and wild animals.

3. Dawud(A.S.)

4. Belqis

5. Hoopoe

6. Because she and her people worshipped Sun instead of Allah(swt).

I wrote this story after reading the book Stories of Prophets by Dar us salam. I highly recommend this book to anyone who want to learn about lives of Prophets mentioned in the Quran.

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14 thoughts on “Story of Prophet Sulaiman(A.S.) for kids!

  1. My little ones would love to hear this. My younger son (3 years) is still greeting all the cats on the way – “Assalamu alikum”. With this story, he’ll soon be greeting ants too.The story also shows the importance of showing kindness to animals. I love the simple language used. Jazak Allahul khair.


  2. Mashaa Allah feeling so happy to read this❤
    I am gonna tell this story to my brother who is 5 years old as it is,I am sure he’s gonna love it!
    Thankyou for sharing such a beautiful post with us!


  3. Beautiful sis! InshaAllah will read to my little ones when they are a bit more well versed in English as that isn’t our first language but we are learning it at home. InshaAllah we can include a segment on prophets stories. Thanks for an excellent example on how we can use simple language to convey the beautiful morals in these beautiful qasas. Very inspiring Alhamdulillah. Jazakillahu khairan.


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  5. Masha Allah, I Really Feel So Happy Reading This Story Of Prophet Sulaiman(A.S.) I Will Surely Tell It To My Children When Allah Blesses With, Am Happy To Be Named Suleiman After Allah Prophet, Prophet Sulaiman(A.S.)…Thank You For Writing The Story In Such A Way We Understand And Can Easily Be Explained. Alhamdulillah


  6. Assalam wa alaikum… Pls be very careful ..The Jinn did not bring the throne it was suleimans (aws) courtier who sought Allah’s help by calling by Allah’s most sacred Name . The Jinn could have if commanded but he wasn’t commanded to do so.


  7. Assalam-o-Alekum, I was looking for story of Prophet Suleiman which is easy to comprehend and really sounds like a story for a “story time’ event in our masjid. Jazak Allah kher for


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