The is the twentieth 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.
Nuh (a) knew that the sign of the flood being near would be that water would gush up from the bread ovens. The unbelievers did not see how that could be in a land with no rain.
When the sign appeared the boarding of the ark began. The animals boarded the first tier of the boat. Iblis took hold of the donkey’s tail to stop him and Nuh (a) urged the donkey to get in by calling him a “damned one.” In this way Iblis was invited onto the ark as he is damned indeed.
The human beings boarded the second tier of the boat and the birds boarded the third tier. There were 80 believers and the family of Nuh (a) who boarded the ark. After the doors were closed water came from above and below.