The Secret Blessing: Part 26

This sample is the twenty sixth part of our new book for children concerning the Dala’il Khayrat. The book is written as a story where a sage is teaching his two grandchildren about the Dala’il al Khayrat.  The full book is now available on Amazon at this link: The Secret Blessing: The Dala’il Khayrat for Children.

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PART 26:

Oh Allah, bless out master Muhammad on every beat of the wings of birds. 

“Where is the humming bird?” asked Sulayman.

“Hmmm.  Why should there be a humming bird?” asked Grandfather.

“Well, Baba said that the humming bird flaps its wings the fastest so there should be a hummingbird in this picture too,” Sulayman explained.

Grandfather nodded his head slowly, “You are right Sulayman.  I think you will do very well at Al Chemya.”

Sulayman smiled and hugged Grandfather.

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The Secret Blessing: Part 25

This sample is the twenty fifth part of our new book for children concerning the Dala’il Khayrat. The book is written as a story where a sage is teaching his two grandchildren about the Dala’il al Khayrat.  The full book is now available on Amazon at this link: The Secret Blessing: The Dala’il Khayrat for Children.

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PART 25:

Oh Allah bless our master Muhammad on the number of all Jinn. 

“Do jinns really live in lamps?”  asked Sulayman.

“Jinns are living in many things, caves, old buildings, the washroom.”

“Why do they live in the washroom?”

“They like the smell.”

“Why do they like the smell in the washroom?”  Sulayman made a face.

“Do you remember the beetles that we saw when I took you to ride the camels in the desert?” asked Grandfather.

“They were carrying the camel dung,” Sulayman said.

“Yes, well the camel dung smells good to them as well, it is part of their purpose.  We should just be happy that perfume, flowers and bokhor are smelling nice to us.  The children of Adam are honored in this way.”

Sulayman nodded slowly.
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The Secret Blessing: Part 24

This sample is the twenty fourth part of our new book for children concerning the Dala’il Khayrat. The book is written as a story where a sage is teaching his two grandchildren about the Dala’il al Khayrat.  The full book is now available on Amazon at this link: The Secret Blessing: The Dala’il Khayrat for Children.

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PART 24:

Oh Allah, bless our master Muhammad… in every pebble in the solid ground of the earth.

“I love pebbles,” whispered Sulayman.  “But Yusuf loves them more.  There is a magic red pebble in one of his books and he makes Mama read it to him every day.  Are the pebbles that bless the Prophet magic?”

“Yusuf have pebbles!”  Yusuf ran to get his little box off the shelf.  He opened it and showed Grandfather his collection of red pebbles.  “They no make wish.”  Yusuf explained.

“They are looking like the pebbles of the Ababil,” Grandfather picked one up.

“The birds that threw stones on Abraha?”  asked Sulayman.

Grandfather nodded.

Yusuf ran to get his book about Mahmud the elephant and asked Grandfather to read him the story about the year that the Prophet (s) was born.  The king of Yemen brought an army to destroy the Kaaba and Mahmud the elephant refused to move and would not charge the House of Allah.  Then Allah (s) sent an army of birds to rain tiny rocks from Hell upon the army and they were destroyed.  Yusuf loved the huge illustrations of the elephant.  When they reached the part when the army beat Mahmud the elephant to charge the Kaaba Yusuf squeaked, “No hurt Mahmud!”

“What happened to Mahmud after?” asked Sulayman.

“Mahmud is one of the animals granted Paradise.  Like the bee that brought water to the fire of Ibrahim (a), the nightingale that sang for Ibrahim in the fire, the hoopoe that served Sulayman (a), the dove of Nuh (a).”

Yusuf pulled on Grandfather’s sleeve and whispered in his ear.

“Yes Yusuf, you can ride Mahmud in Jenna (Paradise).  He is waiting for you.”  Yusuf hopped up and down and was very happy.

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The Secret Blessing: Part 23

This sample is the twenty third part of our new book for children concerning the Dala’il Khayrat. The book is written as a story where a sage is teaching his two grandchildren about the Dala’il al Khayrat.  The full book is now available on Amazon at this link: The Secret Blessing: The Dala’il Khayrat for Children.

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PART 23:

Oh Allah bless our master Muhammad in every rolling cloud.

“What are clouds made of?” asked Sulayman.

“Water,” Grandfather replied.

“And angels come down with the rain, and the snow?” asked Sulayman.

“Yes.”

“Then there are angels in the clouds too?”

“Yes.”

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The Secret Blessing: Part 22

This sample is the twenty second part of our new book for children concerning the Dala’il Khayrat. The book is written as a story where a sage is teaching his two grandchildren about the Dala’il al Khayrat.  The full book is now available on Amazon at this link: The Secret Blessing: The Dala’il Khayrat for Children.

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PART 22:

Bless our master Muhammad…in all the Pen has written in the Mother of the Book!

“Is that the first pen?” Sulayman pointed.  “Is that the pen that wrote Bissmillah?”

Grandfather nodded and smiled.  “Yes, we learned about the Pen when you learned the story of Adam (a).”

“What is the Mother of the Book?” asked Sulayman.  “Is that Dala’il Al-Khayrat?”

Grandfather shook his head.  “The Mother of the Book is where all the books of the Prophets come from – the Umm ul Kitab.  Sometimes they are calling it the Lawh ul Mahfuz or the Divine Tablets.”

“When do I get to read the tablets?”  asked Sulayman.

Grandfather laughed, “Maybe if you go on Miraj you could read them, they are will the Lord of Heavens, not on earth.”

“That is farther away than the library,” Sulayman frowned.

Grandfather laughed, “Yes, that is farther away than the library.”

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The Secret Blessing: Part 20

This sample is the twentieth part of our new book for children concerning the Dala’il Khayrat. The book is written as a story where a sage is teaching his two grandchildren about the Dala’il al Khayrat.  The full book is now available on Amazon at this link: The Secret Blessing: The Dala’il Khayrat for Children.

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PART 20:

Oh Allah bless your closest angels…our master Jibrail, our master Mikail, our master Israfil the angel of Death, our master Ridwan, the Guardian of Your Garden and our master Malik. 

Sulayman looked closely at the painting on the page.  “Is that what angels really look like?”

Grandfather shook his head.  “No.  They are not looking like this.  If you were seeing what they really looked like you would have nightmares.”

“Are they scary?” aske Sulayman.

Grandfather nodded slowly.  “If you are not prepared your heart will stop.”

Yusuf looked down at his chest and then up and around as though he were worried he might see an angel.

“Come on Yusuf!” Sulayman ran off to the back garden with Yusuf at his heels and left Grandfather to read his book.  Sulayman said, “We needed to find the oldest tree in the world,” and Yusuf followed asking why he needed to find an old tree.

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The boys came back after Isha (night prayer) and the stars were starting to peak out in the sky.  Grandfather was finishing his dinner in the courtyard and the boys sat down to have their soup and bread after a tiring day of hunting for old trees, lizards and angels.

As the boys ate Grandfather began reading his Dala’il Al-Khayrat again and the boys asked to hear more.

“I need to know it for Al Chemya.  I want to go soon.  I want to know all the magic salawats,” Sulayman said between mouthfuls.

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The Secret Blessing: Part 19

This sample is the nineteenth part of our new book for children concerning the Dala’il Khayrat. The book is written as a story where a sage is teaching his two grandchildren about the Dala’il al Khayrat.  The full book is now available on Amazon at this link: The Secret Blessing: The Dala’il Khayrat for Children.

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PART 19:

Oh Allah, bless our master Muhammad…the remembrance of who perfumes and sweetens all the world.

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Yusuf pulled on the book.  “What is that?” Yusuf pointed to the painting in the book.

Grandfather stood up and went into his study.  He returned with a small metal object and placed a piece of charcoal inside, lit a match and held it to the charcoal and then closed the metal filigree top over it.  Smoke curled out from around it.

“This is an incense burner.  The black rock is called bokhor.  This is a kind of perfume for the home,” Grandfather explained.

“Mama uses this to make the jinn go away,” said Sulayman.

“Bad jinn,” Yusuf pointed to the smoke.
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The Secret Blessing: Part 18

This sample is the eighteenth part of our new book for children concerning the Dala’il Khayrat. The book is written as a story where a sage is teaching his two grandchildren about the Dala’il al Khayrat.  The full book is now available on Amazon at this link: The Secret Blessing: The Dala’il Khayrat for Children.

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PART 18:

Oh Allah, bless our master Muhammad in every plant and in every tree which has grown from the beginning of this world to its end.

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“Are there trees that are as old as the earth?  Are there trees that have been growing since the beginning?” asked Sulayman.

Grandfather looked into the back garden for a moment.  “For sure there are very old trees indeed.  There are trees that witnessed the arrival of Adam (a) on earth that still live.  There are trees that yet live that sheltered the Prophet Muhammad (s).  But trees came to earth long long before this.  Trees came to earth so long ago that you cannot count the years.  There are some trees that have witnessed all of history, from the time that mankind began to write their story until this day.”

“Can I see that tree?” Sulayman looked over his shoulder into the back garden.

Grandfather smiled, “There are very old trees in our garden here, very special trees.”

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The Secret Blessing: Part 16

This sample is the sixteenth part of our new book for children concerning the Dala’il Khayrat. The book is written as a story where a sage is teaching his two grandchildren about the Dala’il al Khayrat.  The full book is now available on Amazon at this link: The Secret Blessing: The Dala’il Khayrat for Children.

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PART 16:

O Allah, bless our master Muhammad as the number of the leaves on the olive trees and all their fruits!

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“Is that why you have olive trees in the orchard?” asked Sulayman.

Grandfather smiled, “Olive trees are special yes.  But date palms and other trees are special as well.”

“When the dove came after the flood he brought a part of the olive tree didn’t he?” asked Sulayman.

“Yes, you are remembering the story of Nuh (a) very well.  You are learning the lives of the Prophets, you are learning Quran, you are learning Dala’il Al-Khayrat.”

“I want to go to Al Chemya and learn to use magic powers,” whispered Sulayman seriously. “To know all the secret spells.”

Grandfather covered his mouth with his hand and tried not to laugh.  “You are learning all the things you need for Al Chemya and so I will tell you the next story of how the Dala’il Al-Khayrat came to be.”

The story told in Morocco is that of a woman Imam Jazuli met at a well while seeking water for wudu (ablution).  He found no water and asked her for help.  She spit into the well and then he found water there for wudu.

Imam Jazuli then asked the lady how she made the water to come up from the dry well.  She told him that it was a secret salawat and she could not tell him which one.  He went home and wrote all the salawat he knew and it is said that the secret salawat is hidden in Dala’il Al-Khayrat.

“Is that the same salawat that the Prophet used at Hudaybiya to make the water come, with the arrow?” asked Sulayman.

“Hmmm.” Grandfather smiled.  “There are many miracles with water, the parting of the Red Sea, the Zam Zam.  It may be that they all used the same salawat Sulayman, but only Allah Almighty knows for sure.”

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The Secret Blessing: Part 15

This sample is the fifteenth part of our new book for children concerning the Dala’il Khayrat. The book is written as a story where a sage is teaching his two grandchildren about the Dala’il al Khayrat.  The full book is now available on Amazon at this link: The Secret Blessing: The Dala’il Khayrat for Children.

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PART 15:

Oh Allah bless the One who will give people to drink from the Pool!  Oh Allah make us through praising him from amongst the successful ones, grant us to visit the heavenly pool.

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“Is that like the fountain here in the courtyard?” asked Sulayman.

“Something like that,” Grandfather took a sip from a little metal cup on the table.

Yusuf pulled the cup towards him and emptied the little cup of the drop left behind.

“Yusuf want more milk!” Yusuf squeaked.

Grandfather handed Yusuf a date instead gently taking the cup out of his hand and putting it in the pocket of his jubba.

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