Islamic Folklore The Termite of Prophet Sulayman AS (Solomon) and The Jinn Race (Demon) Bilingual Edition In English & Germany Languange Based from The Noble Quran.
Then when We decreed death for him [Sulayman (Solomon)], nothing informed them (Jinn) of his death except a termite, which kept (slowly) gnawing away at his stick, so when he fell down, the Jinn saw clearly that if they had known the Ghayb (unseen), they would not have stayed in the humiliating torment. (The Noble Quran Saba': 14)
Let me tell you what happened. While we were just tiny ants that live in our houses, we used to hear many different stories about the relationships between Jinn and people. In spite of our tiny size we realized that these relationships were really a weapon for the Jinn (Demon). Allah SWT (God) had subjected the Jinn to Prophet Sulayman AS (Solomon) in order to serve him.
They (the Jinn) could dive deep into the seas …They could build whatever Prophet Sulayman AS wanted like castles and houses within days …They could pave roads in just hours. This subjection happened only in the time of Prophet Sulayman AS to go against an old law that had separated the Jinn from the humans. This subjection of the Jinn was one of Sulayman's miracles that Allah granted him. And people witnessed many supernatural things that the Jinn could do while human beings could not. Therefore, people's belief in Allah was supposed to increase.
Moreover, their realization of Allah's Infinite Power was supposed also to increase. But what happened was that myths and illusions started to spread …People started to believe in the ability of Jinn without attributing the miracle to Allah. Ignorant people went so far as to say that the jinn know the Ghayb (The Unseen).
Being an ant -who keeps herself to herself -I do not know who spread this ridiculous rumor. For none knows the Ghayb save Allah: not the jinn, not the humans, not the Prophets, not the friends of Allah and not the angels.
"Allah is the Creator and everything else starting from the angels and ending with ants are creatures …Some of them are sublime like the angels; some are great like the humans and some are simple like ants.
For sure, the Ghayb is Allah's Will that is carried out against everything. And, no one knows Allah's Will except Him. No human beings or ants whether they are sovereign upon people or sovereign upon ants, know the Ghayb. Pray tell me, "Who can tell us what is going to happen tomorrow?"
|Realism:||World is similar to ours, but plot elements involve fantasy or magic|
|Time Period:||Classical (1,000BC - 399CE)|
|Race:||Arab, Semitic, Middle Eastern|
|Sexual Preference:||Irrelevant or N/A|
Styles & Themes
|Humor:||Moments of levity|
|Inspires Reader to Feel:||Spiritual|
|Mysteries & Puzzles:||Modest mystery element(s) to story|
|Pacing:||Time to savor, deliberate|
|Physical Action:||Minor and occasional action|
|Political/Social Commentary:||Politics play a minor role|
|Romance:||Minor romance, not a significant story driver|