The Tree of Light: Part 15

This is the fifteenth 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.

Part 15:

Idris (a) retired to a cave to worship his Lord and angels came to visit him there.  The angel of the sun came often to Idris (a), and on his last visit he brought him to visit the throne of the sun, where he passed away.  The angel awoke him on the throne and told Idris (a) that he had died.  Idris (a) asked to see Hell and so the angel took him to the Sirat ul-Mustaqueem bridge and he looked down into Hell below the bridge.

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Then the angel took Idris (a) to Paradise.  Idris (a) now dwells in Paradise and is the tailor of the people there.

Grandfather looked down at the boys.  They were both snoring.  Grandfather took off his turban and set it down, taking care not to disturb the angel that sat on the top of the cone, and lay down to rest a bit before the Asr prayer. 

 

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