The ants agreed with the Queen. After a short while they saw the clouds of dust in the air. Soon they got near and could be seen.
Hazrat Suleiman was seated on his grand throne.
The Queen Ant shouted: “beware! The convoy is here only. I command you all to get into your holes immediately. Though Hazrat Suleiman is not coming to harm us but how would he know that this valley is habitat of ants. Millions of you will be smashed under the weighty feet of animals and humans together.”
Hazrat Suleiman (peace is upon him) smiled to hear the Queen Ant and her concern about her kingdom.
Hazrat Suleiman appreciated saying: “A ruler must take care of life and property of his people like the Queen Ant”.
This is mentioned in Soorah Nimal.
During the reign of Hazrat Suleiman it did not rain for very long time. The crops withered and died. The rivers and lakes dried. No new crops could be grown or harvested due to scarcity of water. People starved because there was no food or water.
Condition of famine came up. The animals and all living thing got weaker. There was not a drop of water to satisfy the thirst and hunger. The danger of deaths on large scale was feared.
Hazrat Suleiman (peace is upon him) was heading towards a vast land with his people to pray for rains. They gathered to pray collectively and request almighty Allah for rain.
All of a sudden Hazrat Suleiman (peace is upon him) stopped at a point. Seeing him the rest of his people stopped too. A few steps ahead of them were an ant.
What they saw was amazing. An ant was praying with its fore legs raised towards the sky and begging Allah for rain.