السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
In Surah Saad there is a verse that goes:
And indeed, We tested Solomon, placing a ˹deformed˺ body on his throne,1 then he turned ˹to Allah in repentance˺. Qur'an 38:34
After this, he (Sulayman (AS) / King Solomon) prayed to Allah to forgive him and to grant him a unique and exclusive kingdom:
He prayed, “My Lord! Forgive me, and grant me an authority that will never be matched by anyone after me. You are indeed the Giver ˹of all bounties˺.” Qur'an 38:35
What exactly does
placing a body on his throne mean? Is there an incident behind this verse? Can someone provide me with an explanation for it, preferably with a reference from the books of Tafasir?
If there's a difference of opinion in this between Shias and Sunnis, a Sunni answer is requested.