This sample is the sixteenth part of our new book for children concerning the Dala’il Khayrat. The book is written as a story where a sage is teaching his two grandchildren about the Dala’il al Khayrat. The full book is now available on Amazon at this link: The Secret Blessing: The Dala’il Khayrat for Children.
O Allah, bless our master Muhammad as the number of the leaves on the olive trees and all their fruits!
“Is that why you have olive trees in the orchard?” asked Sulayman.
Grandfather smiled, “Olive trees are special yes. But date palms and other trees are special as well.”
“When the dove came after the flood he brought a part of the olive tree didn’t he?” asked Sulayman.
“Yes, you are remembering the story of Nuh (a) very well. You are learning the lives of the Prophets, you are learning Quran, you are learning Dala’il Al-Khayrat.”
“I want to go to Al Chemya and learn to use magic powers,” whispered Sulayman seriously. “To know all the secret spells.”
Grandfather covered his mouth with his hand and tried not to laugh. “You are learning all the things you need for Al Chemya and so I will tell you the next story of how the Dala’il Al-Khayrat came to be.”
The story told in Morocco is that of a woman Imam Jazuli met at a well while seeking water for wudu (ablution). He found no water and asked her for help. She spit into the well and then he found water there for wudu.
Imam Jazuli then asked the lady how she made the water to come up from the dry well. She told him that it was a secret salawat and she could not tell him which one. He went home and wrote all the salawat he knew and it is said that the secret salawat is hidden in Dala’il Al-Khayrat.
“Is that the same salawat that the Prophet used at Hudaybiya to make the water come, with the arrow?” asked Sulayman.
“Hmmm.” Grandfather smiled. “There are many miracles with water, the parting of the Red Sea, the Zam Zam. It may be that they all used the same salawat Sulayman, but only Allah Almighty knows for sure.”
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