Posted by: Abdullah (*
Once i prayed behind there and was standing in ants. Didn't even notice it while i was praying lol.
Almighty Allah makes it easy for you if you can practice khushoo and are in a state of ihsaan.
I know of someone who was standing in water doing some zikr for half an hour or so at one of the local lakes. After that we decided to make some tea, and when we scooped up the water, we found leeches (blood-suckers!) all over the place... and wow do they move fast. It's amazing that they decided to not attack this person as he was standing in the exact same spot for 30 minutes.
Almighty Allah protected him from the leeches, but looking back, even if they had latched on, it would have been a mercy. After all, they would have drained some of his sins with the blood :-)
You occasionally read stories of how sahabah used to not be attacked by lions etc, and how dedicated scholars like Said Nursi were poisoned 19 times (or so; the number may not be exact) and almighty Allah protected them.
May Almighty Allah not let us be distracted from His worship by either the unpleasant or the appealing creations of His in this world (amen).