The Tree of Light: Part 29

This is the twenty ninth 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 29:

The unbelievers thought that the black cloud was full of rain.


The black cloud that came to destroy the people of Ad.

This cloud approached the Wadi Ahqaf and the Angel Jibrail (a) came to warn Hood (a).  Hood (a) tried to warn the king but he would not listen.  Hood (a) gathered the believers and brought them to a cave to hide from the black cloud.


The cave where Hood (a)

and his followers sought refuge in Jordan.

The scorching wind and avenging angels descended and killed the unbelievers of Ad within a week.

“Was it that cloud?” Sulayman pointed at some threatening clouds approaching the garden.  Just then a breeze picked up.  Yusuf squeaked and hid under the park bench.  Grandfather bent down and looked at Yusuf upside down.  “Boo!” He tickled Yusuf and brought him up on his lap. 

Even when King Shaddad witnessed this destruction he did not accept the one God.

After the storm ended Hood (a) took his followers to Mecca.  Hood (a) is buried near the maqam of Ibrahim but the location of his maqam is not known for certain.

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