Muslims

Sulaymān (@slymAn@) — the prophet Solomon

Power over Jinn and insects

  • Solomon’s hosts of jinn, men, and birds were marshalled in ordered ranks before him,27:17,
  • A powerful and crafty jinn replied, ‘I will bring it to you before you can even rise from your place. I am strong and trustworthy enough,’ 27:39
  • And [We subjected] the wind for Solomon. Its outward journey took a month, and its return journey likewise. We made a fountain of molten brass flow for him, and some of the jinn worked under his control with his Lord’s permission. If one of them deviated from Our command, We let him taste the suffering of the blazing flame. They made him whatever he wanted- palaces, statues, basins as large as water troughs, fixed cauldrons. We said, ‘Work thankfully, family of David, for few of my servants are truly thankful.’ Then, when We decreed Solomon’s death, nothing showed the jinn he was dead, but a creature of the earth eating at his stick: when he fell down they realized- if they had known what was hidden they would not have continued their demeaning labour. 34:12-14
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_view_of_Solomon