This is the eighteenth 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.
“How big was the giant?” asked Sulayman.
Grandfather took an old book down from his shelf and turned the pages slowly before turning the book towards the boys.
The giant brought an arm full of trees as building wood. Nuh (a) convinced him to say “Bissmillah ar-Rahman ir Rahim”1 before he began to eat the two loaves of bread. Soon the giant was feeling very full and took most of the wood with him in anger, because he thought he’d been tricked. Yet the small pieces of wood left behind were sufficient to build he ark.
1 “In the name of God, the most gracious, the most merciful.”