This is the sixth 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.
Sulayman climbed down from the tree and kissed his brother, apologizing for the apple. Yusuf hugged his brother and tried to climb the tree again. “Up up in the tree.” he said. They climbed the tree together while Grandfather took a nap.
Grandfather found Sulayman and Yusuf in their room with their heads in the toy chest and their bottoms hanging out trying to reach all their stray blocks. They built a little city with the blocks and were just a few pieces shy. They did not want to come to dinner till it was finished. Grandfather waited patiently as they placed the last pieces. Then he promised to tell them a story about a very beautiful and important chest after they had eaten their dinner and helped their mother wash up.
This project is designed to review the stories of the Naqshbandi Silsila with children. The text we will use with the children is called Links of Light: the Golden Chain: a child’s version of the Naqshbandi Sufi Way. In order to prepare the map I needed to use The Naqshbandi Sufi Way and Classical Islam and the Naqshbandi Sufi Way as references.
First I prepared the medallions based on each of the 40 stories:
Then I placed each medallion on the map with a lead to the approximate locations of each maqam:
When we begin the project each medallion will be added near to the city to which it belongs.
We have now completed this project and all the medallions can be found with their coresponding posts under Silsila on our main menu. The first post for this project is for the Prophet Muhammad (s): Silsila: 1. Prophet (s).
Please share your ideas for teaching children about the Prophet (s) and the Awliah.
The Lalla Menana (q) of Mulay Bousellham is related to the Lala Menana (q) of Asila and the Lala Menana (q) of Laraiche.
We were told that they were sisters.
Ladies visit this Maqam for henna and to make dua for healing and other difficulties.
While we were there one lady came to make dua for an illness.
She is buried with her 2 daughters who wished to be near their mother.
Today is the eleventh urs of Hajiah Amina (q).
She is a Sufi Saint and her Maqam is in Lefke Cyprus.
She authored a history of the Prophets and a history of the life of the Prophet Muhammad (s) which are still in circulation today: Lore of Light.
She hosted a dzikr service (chanting) each week to serve the ladies and children of her community. In this way she taught us that the most important thing we can do to educate our children is to teach them the stories of the Prophets and the Awliah and to bring our children to celebrate Allah (s) and the Prophet (s).
We ask Hajiah Aminah’s (q) blessing on our project.