This is the thirty seventh 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.
After Prophet Salih’s (a) time the believers followed the rivers and settled near the Tigris and Euphrates.
For a time, their belief was strong but after some time they failed to heed their Prophets. King Nimrod thought he was a god like Pharaoh and consulted soothsayers about his dreams. One night he dreamed that a great star, larger than the sun, fell on his head, and so he asked them what this meant. Most of the soothsayers said something flattering to Nimrod. But one young man told him that dream had another meaning. He said that the lady Nimrod had recently wed would have a son that would be greater than Nimrod.
Nimrod would have no one greater than he so he killed his bride with a sword and her head fell into the fountain. Now the other soothsayers told the king that another woman who was expecting a baby in the land would have a son to challenge Nimrod and bring a new religion to destroy the idols. Nimrod ordered all the women pregnant with a child to prison and any male child born to them to be killed.
“Why did he want to kill a baby? A baby can’t do anything,” Sulayman frowned.
“Hmm. Babies grow up Sulayman. And once they do they can do all sorts of things.”