The Queen ANT
Posted September 18, 2014on:
Hazrat Suleiman (A.S) was a prophet of Allah. Allah gave him the power to understand languages of all animals, jinns and persons. His kingdom was the largest of all kingdoms until today. He ruled over all living things, land and sea.
He was a very judicious. He was also very kind and compassionate.
Everyone in his kingdom loved him.
It did not rain for a long time. So there was no water to drink or food to eat. Animals and plants were dying of hunger. He got very concerned. Hence one day he decided to go with his group of animals and courtiers in search of water.
He crossed rivers, mountains and plains. There was a valley of Nimal where the ants lived.
The Queen Ant was a very diligent and responsible queen. Drought and famine had affected them as well.
She was there with all ants under the blue sky to pray for rain. The Queen Ant prayed to Allah: “O, Allah, You are so kind to us. You give us food to eat and water to drink. There is no rain so no food and no water. I can’t bear to see my ants dying. Please Allah send rain to make our land fertile. Please forgive us. Amen.”
After she finished her prayers she heard the heavy thumping sound of elephants’ feet on the ground coming from far off. She at once realized that Hazrat Suleiman was coming with his people and animals. After a while they saw dust in the air.
She warned the ants: “Be careful! Go quickly go into your holes at once. Hazrat Suleiman is coming. He’s not coming to harm us but how will he know that we live here. You will be killed under heavy hooves and feet of elephants.”
Hazrat Suleiman heard the Queen.
Hazrat Suleiman (A.S) smiled to hear the Queen Ant’s words of concern.
He respected the Queen for taking care of life of her ants.
He said: “A ruler must take care of life and property like the Queen Ant.
Hazrat Suleiman said to his people: “Let’s go back. The ants have done our job. It will rain surely now.”