This is the twenty fourth 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.
There was one widowed lady that was a believer and had asked Nuh (a) not to forget her when the time would come to board the ark, but he did forget. When the water had subsided, she came to Nuh (a) and he asked where she had been. She said she had been at home awaiting word to board the ark. One day, she told him, her cow came home with muddy feet and she was wondering why as there was no cloud in the sky that she could see. Allah (s) had protected the lady from the flood even though she did not board the ark.
Nuh (a) is known as the second father of mankind after Adam (a) because only his children had babies after the flood. The maqam of Nuh (a) is said to be at Kufa and the ark to be on Mount Qaf, but this is not for certain, and Allah (s) knows best.
Grandfather looked over at the boys as he finished his tale and they were sleeping. A white dove flew in from the courtyard and sat on Grandfather’s shoulder. It whispered something in his ear and Grandfather responded. The dove cooed and flew away.