This sample is the eleventh 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.
Oh Allah, bless the One to whom a lizard spoke at an open gathering of the most learned companions!
“Yusuf no like lizard!” Yusuf pointed to the back garden.
“How did the lizard speak?” asked Sulayman.
“Hmm. There is a story about the Prophet (s).” Grandfather smiled, finishing his tea. He set the glass down. “I shall tell you.”
Yusuf climbed up into Grandfather’s lap and looked at the lizard in his Dala’il Al-Khayrat book.
“No like lizard,” Yusuf shook his head.
“One day, when the Prophet (s) was sitting with his companions a very rude Bedouin man came to disturb the gathering. The Bedouin man carried a dead lizard. The Bedouin man addressed the Prophet (s) and said that he would not believe that Muhammad (s) was a prophet until his dead lizard believed.”
“Why did the Bedouin man have a dead lizard?” asked Sulayman.
“People of that time would hunt and eat the Dhab lizard.” Grandfather pointed to the lizard in the book.
“What does it taste like?” asked Sulayman.
Grandfather laughed. “I am not eating lizard so I don’t know.”
“Yucky!” Yusuf squeaked, making a face.
“Then the Bedouin man threw the dead lizard at the Prophet (s). The Prophet (s) addressed the lizard, saying ‘O lizard.’ The lizard came to life and replied ‘How can I serve you, Messenger of Allah.’ The Prophet (s) asked the lizard who he worshiped. The lizard said that he worshiped Allah, creator of the Paradise, Earth and Hellfire. The Prophet (s) then asked the lizard ‘Who am I?’ The lizard replied ‘You are the Messenger of Allah Almighty; you are the seal of Prophets.’ When the Bedouin man heard this, he became Muslim and the Prophet (s) thanked Allah (s) for guiding the Bedouin man to Islam.”
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