THE USE OF ELECTRICITY
And We made a fount of molten copper flow out
for him. (Qur'an, 34:12)
of Allah's great blessings to Prophet Sulayman (as) was "a fount
of molten copper." This can be understood in several senses. By
the use of melted copper, it may be referring to the existence,
at his time, of an advanced technology that employed electricity.
We know that copper is one of the best metals for conducting electricity
and heat, and thus constitutes the basis of the electrical industry,
which uses much of the copper produced in the world. The expression
"flow out" may indicate that electricity can be used in many fields.
(Allah knows best.)