Sulayman (AS) was born and raised in Jerusalem, Palestine. He was the son of Prophet Dawud (AS) and, just like his father, Sulayman (AS) was greatly loved by Allah. Allah gifted Sulayman (AS) with miracles that no other Prophet had: Sulayman (AS) could understand and communicate with all kinds of animals, and he could command the wind. The jinn are unseen beings created by Allah, and Sulayman (AS) was given the power to command them too. One time, Sulayman (AS) was marching through a valley with his magnificent army of Jinn, men and birds. The army came to a valley which happened to be the home of ants. Seeing this great army, one ant said to the others,
“Hide in your homes, before Sulayman (AS) and his army crush you under their feet!”
Sulayman (AS) understood what the ant had said. He smiled to himself and thanked Allah for all the special gifts he had been given. Sulayman (AS) achieved amazing feats during his lifetime. The Qur’an tells many stories of Sulayman (AS) and his amazing achievements.