0 my Lord! Forgive me and bestow upon me such a kingdom, which shall not be befitting to anyone after me. Indeed only You are The Great Bestower.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 23, Surah Saad, Ayah 35)
Allah accepted his supplication and blessed him with such a marvellous and amazing kingdom that was not given to anyone before him and after him
It has been reported by Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah that one day the Beloved and Blessed Rasool said: Last night, a rebellious jinn tried to disturb my Salah. Allah blessed me with the control over him and I caught him. Later on, I intended to tie him with the pillar of the Masjid, so that you all could see him in the daytime. However, at that time, I recalled the following supplication of my brother Sulayman :
As soon as I recalled this, I set him free. (Sahih Bukhari, Kitab-ul-Ambiya, vol. 1, pp. 486-487; Fath-ul-Baari, Kitab-ul-Ambiya, vol. 6, pp. 566, Raqm 3423)
This saying of the Holy Rasool clearly indicates that undoubtedly Allah has blessed him cumulatively with all the distinctions and miracles that were blessed to all other Ambiya and Rusul individually. Therefore, he also possesses the power to dominate the jinns.
But since Sayyiduna Sulayman had prayed for that distinction, so the
Holy Rasool did not consider it to be appropriate to express that very authority. The miraculous sovereignty of Sayyiduna Sulayman has been mentioned in the following Ayahs of the Holy Quran also:
And amongst the devils were those who would dive (in the water) for him and would do works other than this; and We had kept them restrained.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 17, Surah Al-Ambiya, Ayah 82)
It is mentioned in Surah Saba:
And (Allah made subservient to Sulayman) some of the jinns, who worked before him by the command of his Lord; and those among them (the jinns) who turned away from Our command, We shall make them taste the punishment of the Blazing Fire. They would make for him whatever he wished; lofty palaces and statues, bowls as large as big pools, and large cooking pots fixed in their places.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 22, Surah Saba, Ayah 12-13)
It is mentioned in Surah An-Naml:
And assembled together for Sulayman were his armies of jinns and men and of birds, so they used to be held back (to be set in battle order, then move all together).
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 19, Surah An-Nam/, Ayah 17)
It is mentioned in Surah Saad:
And made the devils subservient to him; each a builder and diver. And other (devils) bound in chains. ‘This is Our bestowal ( 0 Sulayman ), now whether you bestow favours (by giving) or withhold, you will not be questioned.’
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)J (Part 23, Surah Saad, Ayah 37-39)
Some infidels deny the exhibition of miracles and existence of jinns and utter absurd comments as regards to explanation of these Quranic Ayahs. They say that the word ‘jinn’ refers to a human tribe that was very strong and monstrous in that era and they could not be subdued by anyone except Sayyiduna Sulayman . Similarly, regarding the animals and their subjection under Sayyiduna Sulayman , they proclaim that the mention of this in the Holy Quran is only regarding the [woodpecker], which is not in reference to the bird, but ‘woodpecker’ was the name of a person who was appointed for the water research. Those expressing such vain and baseless comments either purposely alter the message of the Holy Quran out of their unbelief or they continue insisting their ideas without any proof being ignorant of the teachings of the Holy Quran. We must believe that the Holy Quran has clearly mentioned in various sections that jinns are a different creature of Allah other than human beings. See this Ayah of the Holy Quran which explicitly proves this fact:
And I have created jinns and human beings, only for this that they should worship Me. [Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 27, Surah Az-Zariyaat, Ayah 56)
Now see in this Quranic Ayah that by mentioning jinn to be a separate creation other than men, the wisdom behind the creation of both of them has been mentioned. Therefore, in the light of this Ayah, it is utter ignorance to deduce that jinns are a strongly built group of human beings. Similarly, Allah has clearly mentioned the woodpecker as a bird in the Holy Quran
and said: . (Part 19, Surah An-Nam/, Ayah 20)
That is Sayyiduna Sulayman surveyed the birds. Therefore, after this clarification, one has no right to have even minute opinion contradictory to this fact. If someone says that ‘woodpecker’ was not a bird rather it was the name of some person, can such a westernized person be considered knowledgeable! In fact, he is sunk in the abyss of ignorance.