This is the twenty eighth 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.
When king Shaddad heard about this he ordered his people to make a beautiful garden on earth called the Gardens of Iram to prove that he was a god and could make the most beautiful garden. This garden was constructed in the Wadi Ahqaf over a period of 20 years.
While a tribe of idol worshippers from Mecca came to see this garden, King Shaddad boasted that as a god-king he could order the rain to come. Because of his arrogance the land became dry. King Shaddad sent some people from his tribe to Mecca to pray for rain and it happened that one of the party was a follower of Hood (a). This believer and the others who brought idols prayed for rain. Three clouds came and the follower of Hood (a) heard the clouds speak.
The first cloud was white and full of snakes and scorpions.
The second cloud was red and full of fire.
The third cloud was black and full of scorching wind.