Suleiman and The Ant

Al-Tabrasi said: "When Suleiman and his soldiers were marching, they passed by the valley of the ants. The ants' leader called upon all the ants and said to them: "Go inside or else the soldiers of Suleiman will destroy you." Allah said { At length, when they came to a (lowly) valley of ants, one of the ants said: "O ye ants, get into your habitations, lest Suleiman and his soldiers destroy you without knowing it."} When Suleiman heard it, he stopped his soldiers till all the ants came into their habitats. { So he smiled, amused at her speech;} then he called for her and said to her: "O Ant, don’t you know that I'm a prophet of Allah and that I'm never unjust?" She said: "Yes." He said: "Then why did you warn them from my injustice?" She said: "I was afraid that when they see your ornaments they would be seduced by it and thus they would be averted far from Allah and worship other than Him."


Bihar Al-Anwar Book 14/92.