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Solomon (a.s.) & His Ring

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
“No jewel surpasses that which Solomon Wore on his finger.  It was just a stone, A mere half-dang in weight, but as a seal Set in his ring, it brought the world to heel. When he perceived the nature of his rule – Dependent on the credit of a jewel – He vowed that no one after him should reign With such authority, do not again, ‘Dear God,’ I pray, ‘Create such puissant kings; My eyes have seen the blight their glory brings. But criticising courts is not my task; And I return to Solomon’s great seal.’ Although the power it brought the king was real, Possession of this gem meant that delay Dogged his advance along the Spirit’s Way – The other prophet’s entered Paradise Five hundred years before the king.  This price, A jewel extracted from great Solomon, How would it hinder such a dizzy one As you, dear partridge?  Rise above this greed; The Simorgh is the only jewel you need.”
Shaykh Farid ad-Din ‘Aththar (q.s.)