The Ant 3
Posted May 1, 2014on:
What they saw was amazing. An ant was praying with its fore legs raised towards the sky and begging Allah for rain.
The ant: “o my Lord! The most Merciful and Kind, the Eternal, the Immortal, we are your humble creatures. We look upon you for our smallest needs. All humans and animals are endangering life for there has been no rain for so long time. No food, no water for any one. Please have mercy on us, forgive us of our wrongdoings and bless us.
Send rain to make our soil fruitful again.
Nurture our fields lush green again. Amen.”
Hazrat Suleiman (peace is upon him) was so moved to hear the ant’s modest prayer that he asked his public to turn back.
Hazrat Suleiman (peace is upon him) said: “ Let’s go back. No need for our prayer now. The ant has done our job. It will definitely rain now.”
And it rained.
Black clouds covered the sky and heavy rain poured in nourishing the dry valley. The life came back to life again with birds chirping animals wagging tails and making happy sounds and humans paying gratitude to Almighty Allah for His kindness.
Moral: this teaches us the lesson that the head of state should take care of life and property of their public. Safety measures must be taken before any mishap or natural disasters like famine, floods, earthquakes and eruption of volcanoes tsunami etc.
We should seek help and mercy from almighty Allah all the time. A heartfelt prayer never goes unheard.