The Tree of Light: Part 45

This is the forty fifth 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.

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Ibrahim (a) and Ismail (a) rebuilt the Kaaba in the place where the angel Jibrail (a) touched his wing to the ground.  A cloud came to wash the ground and the black stone was returned to the Kaaba from Mount Abu Qubays.  Ibrahim (a) taught the people the rights of Hajj where we go around the Kaaba, running between Safa and Marwa where Hajar (r) had run, standing on Mount Arafat where Adam (a) and Eve (r) were reunited, and throwing stones at the pillars in Mina against Shaitan.

Ibrahim (a) and the Kaaba

The next year Ibrahim (a) returned with Sarah (r) and Ishaq (a) to perform Hajj and they prayed for the Nation of Muhammad (s) together.

“I don’t want to wait to go on Hajj,” Sulayman wailed. 

 

“Most people are waiting their whole lives,” said Grandfather.  “People used to walk for months and years to reach Mecca for Hajj.”

 

“I can walk!” said Sulayman.

 

“Too far!” Yusuf wailed. “Yusuf no walk.”

The angels asked their Lord if they could test Ibrahim (a) to see whether he had Allah (s) in his heart or dunya.  Ibrahim (a) received 4 guests who would not eat, and one of them recited the prayer “Praise to the all Holy, our Lord of the angels and the spirit.”  Ibrahim (a) found this prayer so beautiful that he gave all he owned to hear it again.  Because the angels could not take the wealth of Ibrahim (a) with them Allah (s) said that these gifts were under His Own care.

One day a fire worshiper came as a guest to Ibrahim (a).  They disputed and Ibrahim (a) gave his guest food but did not like to eat with him.  After the fire worshipper left Allah (s) reprimanded Ibrahim (a) for not receiving his guest with sincere hospitality.  Ibrahim (a) went in search of the man for 10 days and then carried him back on his shoulders.  The fire worshipper was so impressed with the efforts of Ibrahim (a) that he became a believer.

“How did Ibrahim (a) carry the fire worshipper?” asked Sulayman.

 

“Allah (s) gave him great strength,” Grandfather answered.

 

“Too heavy,” Yusuf shook his head.

Ibrahim (a) and Ismail (a) rebuilt the Kaaba in the place where the angel Jibrail (a) touched his wing to the ground.  A cloud came to wash the ground and the black stone was returned to the Kaaba from Mount Abu Qubays.  Ibrahim (a) taught the people the rights of Hajj where we go around the Kaaba, running between Safa and Marwa where Hajar (r) had run, standing on Mount Arafat where Adam (a) and Eve (r) were reunited, and throwing stones at the pillars in Mina against Shaitan.

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Ibrahim (a) and the Kaaba

The next year Ibrahim (a) returned with Sarah (r) and Ishaq (a) to perform Hajj and they prayed for the Nation of Muhammad (s) together.

“I don’t want to wait to go on Hajj,” Sulayman wailed. 

 

“Most people are waiting their whole lives,” said Grandfather.  “People used to walk for months and years to reach Mecca for Hajj.”

 

“I can walk!” said Sulayman.

 

“Too far!” Yusuf wailed. “Yusuf no walk.”

The angels asked their Lord if they could test Ibrahim (a) to see whether he had Allah (s) in his heart or dunya.  Ibrahim (a) received 4 guests who would not eat, and one of them recited the prayer “Praise to the all Holy, our Lord of the angels and the spirit.”  Ibrahim (a) found this prayer so beautiful that he gave all he owned to hear it again.  Because the angels could not take the wealth of Ibrahim (a) with them Allah (s) said that these gifts were under His Own care.

One day a fire worshiper came as a guest to Ibrahim (a).  They disputed and Ibrahim (a) gave his guest food but did not like to eat with him.  After the fire worshipper left Allah (s) reprimanded Ibrahim (a) for not receiving his guest with sincere hospitality.  Ibrahim (a) went in search of the man for 10 days and then carried him back on his shoulders.  The fire worshipper was so impressed with the efforts of Ibrahim (a) that he became a believer.

“How did Ibrahim (a) carry the fire worshipper?” asked Sulayman.

 

“Allah (s) gave him great strength,” Grandfather answered.

 

“Too heavy,” Yusuf shook his head.

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