The Holy Quran has related three points concerning this miracle. One is that the wind was let under the control of Sayyiduna Sulayman . The second is that the wind was subservient to him in such a way that despite being fierce and strong, it would become gentle and soothing by his command. Thirdly, despite the wind would become mild, yet it had been strong enough that the morning and evening journeys of Sayyiduna Sulayman were equal to the distance that a fast horse rider travels in a whole month. This means that the throne of Sayyiduna Sulayman , without any engine or machine, would fly with the wind faster than a fast airplane but still with great ease and comfort, solely by virtue of his command.
Most of the details about the throne of Sayyiduna Sulayman and his journeys mentioned in the books of biography and commentary are extracted from the Israelite sources. Some scholars relate these in their sermons but these details are not authentic and several objections are also raised against them. The Holy Quran has mentioned regarding this incident only up to the following extent:
And We made the strong wind subservient to Sulayman which blew by his command towards the land in which We have placed blessing. And We know everything.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)J (Part 17, Surah Al-Ambiya, Ayah 81)
It is mentioned in Surah Saba:
And We made the wind subservient to Sulayman, its morning course equal to a month’s journey and the evening course equal to a month’s journey.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)J (Part 22, Surah Saba, Ayah 12)
It is mentioned in Surah Saad:
We therefore gave the wind under his control, which would move steadily by his command wherever he wished.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)J (Part 23, Surah Saad, Ayah 36)