This is the forty second 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.
Nimrod had a very high tower built and said he would kill Ibrahim’s (a) One God from the top of it. He tried to kill the One God with a bow and arrow he shot towards the sky, and an angel brought a fish to be pierced by the arrow so that Nimrod would believe he had succeeded. When Nimrod showed the arrow to his people they believed he had killed the one God, except Lot (a) the nephew of Ibrahim (a), who did not believe it.
The fish asked why it was killed and the Lord ordered that the fish should not be slaughtered by the knife, but by suffocation. The blood of the fish fell to the ground and white poplar trees grew from the drops.
Prophet Ibrahim (a) married the daughter of his uncle. Her name was Sarah (r) and she was a believer. Ibrahim (a) then brought Sarah (r) and his nephew Lot (a) with him and migrated out of Nineveh. When they reached Palestine Lot (a) remained there to teach the prophecy received by Ibrahim (a).