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Sulaiman (King Solomon) and A Little Ant

Updated on July 8, 2014

Lesson From A Little Ant

Sulaiman was one of God's messengers who has ability to talk with animals. Some Islamic historian told that one day Sulaiman asked a little ant about how much food God gave it for a year. The little ant replied that God provided a wheat for a year (Other historians told that God provided a date palm for an ant's food).

He decided to keep that ant and put it inside a glass. He provided a wheat for its food for a year. Sulaiman (King solomon) was very rich king at that time. He had almost everything. Even some historians told that he said one day that his wealth was enough to feed all creatures in this world. God gave him punishment for this mistake.

The following year Sulaiman visited the ant. He saw the ant only ate a half of the wheat. "Why don't you eat it all?" asked Sulaiman.

"Sulaiman, I know you're so rich, but you're just human. On the nature I believe that God will always provide me a wheat or even more, He will never forget all His creatures, but in this place I am not sure you'll be able to provide me food again next year. You're just a human. You may forget me."

It is a great story. What the ant said was true. No one will always care about you, but God. This story is similar to a story about White Monkey Anoman in Rama and Sinta (Sita) story. When his mother would back to paradise and left him alone in this planet, she said to Anoman, "Now your mother is the nature, and your father is the wind. They will bring you up and guide you." Then she left Anoman alone. In this case, the last God's messenger also preached that we should learn and find the way how to get happiness in this word and in the hereafter.

The lessons I get from this story is that I am the one who responsible for my life, not other creatures. And, I must be sure that my Creator always cares about His creature.

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      fil-share 3 years ago

      yes. anice article

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      Sunardi 3 years ago from Indonesia

      Nice to meet you to. I am on struggle to publish my next Hub

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Sunardi, an interesting story with many truths. Welcome to HP, a pleasure to meet you.

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      Sunardi 3 years ago from Indonesia

      Thanks, Malin. You're right. It's really a great family. I can read a lot of articles and share with others.

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      b. Malin 3 years ago

      A Warm Welcome to Hub Pages, we are like a "Family" of Writers here. I Enjoyed reading your Hub and learning...I now look forward to Following your Hubs.

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      Sunardi 3 years ago from Indonesia

      Thank you @teaches12345. I found most classic story have great meaning inside.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      We can learn much from tales that teach wisdom for life. It is our responsbility to care for creation.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 3 years ago from Philippines

      Interesting story. I never knew that Suleiman was actually another name for Solomon. And the distinction between God's provision and man's is so true.

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      Sunardi 3 years ago from Indonesia

      PDF version of King Solomon's Ring is here http://s-f-walker.org.uk/pubsebooks/pdfs/Konrad_Lo...

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      Sunardi 3 years ago from Indonesia

      I found this review on Wikipedia "King Solomon's Ring is a zoological book for the general audience, written by the Austrian scientist Konrad Lorenz in 1949. The first English-language edition appeared in 1952."

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      Sunardi 3 years ago from Indonesia

      Thanks for reading it, Frank. Nice to see you. The story about it is in Quran. In my country The king is Sulaiman, I don't know why in English become King Solomon. I will search some info about this name.

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      Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country

      It is a very instructive story, and Solomon must have realized the truth and wisdom of it.

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      Sunardi 3 years ago from Indonesia

      The Story is based on the history in Quran, The Holly Book of Muslim. His father Dawud also had that ability, once talked to Hudhud bird.

      Thanks for reading my Hub and Nice to see you, Rasta1

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      Marvin Parke 3 years ago from Jamaica

      Its my first time hearing this story. A man is just a man.

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