This is the ninth sample of The Tree of Light: The Lives of the Prophets for Young Muslims available now on Amazon. This is the first volume of a three volume series with maps, pictures and paintings of important sites and Maqams related to the stories of the Prophets. This series would be an ideal source for the Tree of Prophets project featured here on our website. In this adaptation of Hajiah Amina Adil’s comprehensive history of the Prophets a sage grandfather tells the stories of the Prophets to his two adventurous grandsons who learn that the stories of the Prophets have come to life.
“Allah (s) wrote the originals. Some of these have been changed a bit but they still contain wisdom.”
Grandfather put the books back on the shelf.
“So, all the books are in the ark? Are they there now?”
Grandfather smiled. “Yes, yes they are.”
“Where is the ark? Can I see it?”
“It is not far. And one day if Allah (s) gives permission you may see it. Maybe you have already seen it and did not know what it was.”
Sulayman frowned. “I want to read all of Allah’s (s) books.”
“Well if I read all of Allah’s books then I will know everything that Allah (s) said.”
“If all the trees were pens and all the oceans were ink the words of Allah (s) could not be exhausted. Not everything that Allah (s) said is written in a book here on earth.”
“That’s a lot of books,” Sulayman looked doubtful. “Is that what the angels do? Do they read all of Allah’s ocean books?”
Grandfather smiled. “Maybe.”
The prophets who receive the books of Allah (s) are called messengers and they have a special responsibility to teach us about these books, help us to understand the books and show us how to follow the books.