This is the tenth 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 gave all the prophets a book?”
“No, not to all.”
“Why not? I thought Allah has oceans of books.”
Grandfather smiled. “I think one day Sulayman that you are going to be a very great scholar.”
“What is a scholar?”
“Hmm. Scholars are having many many questions. But their sadness is that they are not having many answers to their many many questions.”
“You answer my questions Grandfather.”
Grandfather laughed. “One day Allah (s) will call for me and who will you ask then?”
Sulayman frowned. “But I don’t know anyone as smart as you. When I ask anything, everyone tells me I must ask you. Who taught you Grandfather? Who did you ask all your questions to?”
“I asked many questions when I was young. I spoke to many people of knowledge and read many books but real teaching, real knowledge is with my Master.”
“Where is he?”
“He is in the grave.”
“How do you ask him then?”
“I still speak to my Master.”
“Like this.” Grandfather took his tasbih prayer beads out of his pocket and held them up to his ear saying “Allo, allo,” like a telephone.
Sulayman frowned. “You are making fun of me.”
Yusuf put his ear to the beads and said “Allo, allo.” He looked up at Grandfather. “He hanged up,” Yusuf shrugged.
Seth (a) was the first prophet to bring a book from Allah (s) and Prophet Muhammad (s) was The Last Prophet to bring a book from Allah (s).