Education Journal, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Mar  2020, Pages 16-25; DOI: https://doi.org/10.31058/j.edu.2020.31003 https://doi.org/10.31058/j.edu.2020.31003

The Tactful Wisdom of Queen of Sheba: An Analytical Study

, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Mar  2020, Pages 16-25.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31058/j.edu.2020.31003

Ragab Selim Ali 1*

1 Department of Foreign Languages, College of Education, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

Received: 23 December 2019; Accepted: 15 January 2020; Published: 18 February 2020

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with the story of Queen of Sheba (Bilqis) and her tactful wisdom in avoiding being involved in a war against King Solomon as tackled in the Scriptures, especially the Quran. As an extremely tactful queen, Queen of Sheba could shun any risky confrontation that eventually might lead to war against King Solomon at that time. This study is intended to show to what extent such a prudent queen could lead her sovereignty to safety and thriving. By avoiding being obsessed with declaring war against King Solomon, Queen of Sheba attained many privileges that belong to both her personality and her subjects.

Keywords

Queen of Sheba (Bilqis), King Solomon, Sheba (Saba), Tactful Wisdom, Scriptures, The Quran

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