This is the twelfth 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.
These misguided people wanted to kill Adam (a) and worshipped idols instead of Allah (s). They remembered that human kind came from paradise and blamed Adam (a) for their fall. At this time Allah (s) made human kind to have many different languages so that these misguided people could not succeed in their evil plan to kill their father Adam (a).
“Is that why the books of Allah are in different languages?”
“Hmm. The books of Allah (s) are in the same family of languages. Over time languages change but yes in a way the books I showed you are in different languages because the language of people changes. The heavenly language stays the same.”
The Maqam where people honor Seth (a) in Lebanon.
The grave of Seth (a) is said to be in the Kingdom of Jordan and Allah (s) knows best.
Grandfather looked down at the boys and saw that they were asleep. As he rose to go his toe hit another toy block. He picked it up and opened the chest carved with beautiful long faded wings all along the sides. He looked inside at the stacks of wound up velum and large carved stones and chuckled, “Come now, not that ark, bring the toys back,” he tapped the box with his stick, telling it to behave. He closed the lid once more and whispered a special prayer, “Authu bi kalimat-illah hil-tammah min sharri ma kahlaqa”1 opening it again to see a pile of wood blocks. He placed the last block and closed the lid, saying “Keela mea makkannee feehi raabee haayrun fa aeenoonee bi kuvvatin ac’aal baynakum va baynahumm radman,”2before turning out the light as the athan (call to prayer) began and stars twinkled in the sky above the courtyard.
1 “I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from the evil that which He has created.”
2 “That in which my Lord has strengthened me is better. Only my Lord will help me with that Force. I will make a shield force between you and them.” (Al Kaf 95)