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Q: What is meant by this Ayah: “And he tarried not long, then said: I comprehend that which you do not comprehend and I have brought to you a sure information from Sheba”. (27:22). Does it mean that Suleiman (a.s.) did not know about the village until the hoopoe told him, knowing that the hoopoe is one of Suleiman’s soldiers?

A: This is what is outwardly understood form the Holy Ayah and there is nothing which prevent saying that the Prophet Sulaiman (a.s.) did not know about those people until the hoopoe told him, because, it was not proved in Islam that the Prophets (p.) have the infinite knowledge of all the specific issues of the other societies in detail.