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The Tree of Light: Part 12

This is the twelfth 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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Part: 12

These misguided people wanted to kill Adam (a) and worshipped idols instead of Allah (s).  They remembered that human kind came from paradise and blamed Adam (a) for their fall.  At this time Allah (s) made human kind to have many different languages so that these misguided people could not succeed in their evil plan to kill their father Adam (a).

“Is that why the books of Allah are in different languages?”

 

“Hmm.  The books of Allah (s) are in the same family of languages.  Over time languages change but yes in a way the books I showed you are in different languages because the language of people changes.  The heavenly language stays the same.”

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The Maqam where people honor Seth (a) in Lebanon.

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 The grave of Seth (a) is said to be in the Kingdom of Jordan and Allah (s) knows best.

Grandfather looked down at the boys and saw that they were asleep.  As he rose to go his toe hit another toy block.  He picked it up and opened the chest carved with beautiful long faded wings all along the sides.  He looked inside at the stacks of wound up velum and large carved stones and chuckled, “Come now, not that ark, bring the toys back,” he tapped the box with his stick, telling it to behave.  He closed the lid once more and whispered a special prayer, “Authu bi kalimat-illah hil-tammah min sharri ma kahlaqa”1 opening it again to see a pile of wood blocks. He placed the last block and closed the lid, saying “Keela mea makkannee feehi raabee haayrun fa aeenoonee bi kuvvatin ac’aal baynakum va baynahumm radman,”2before turning out the light as the athan (call to prayer) began and stars twinkled in the sky above the courtyard. 


 

1 “I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from the evil that which He has created.”

2 “That in which my Lord has strengthened me is better.  Only my Lord will help me with that Force.  I will make a shield force between you and them.” (Al Kaf 95)

The Tree of Light: Part 11

This is the eleventh 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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Part: 11

“Allah (s) wrote the originals.  Some of these have been changed a bit but they still contain wisdom.”

 

Grandfather put the books back on the shelf.

 

“So, all the books are in the ark?  Are they there now?”

 

Grandfather smiled.  “Yes, yes they are.” 

 

“Where is the ark?  Can I see it?”

 

“It is not far.  And one day if Allah (s) gives permission you may see it.  Maybe you have already seen it and did not know what it was.” 

 

Sulayman frowned.  “I want to read all of Allah’s (s) books.”

 

“Why?”

 

“Well if I read all of Allah’s books then I will know everything that Allah (s) said.” 

 

Grandfather laughed. 

 

“If all the trees were pens and all the oceans were ink the words of Allah (s) could not be exhausted.  Not everything that Allah (s) said is written in a book here on earth.” 

 

“That’s a lot of books,” Sulayman looked doubtful. “Is that what the angels do?  Do they read all of Allah’s ocean books?” 

 

Grandfather smiled.  “Maybe.”

The prophets who receive the books of Allah (s) are called messengers and they have a special responsibility to teach us about these books, help us to understand the books and show us how to follow the books.

“Allah gave all the prophets a book?”

 

“No, not to all.”

 

“Why not?  I thought Allah has oceans of books.”

 

Grandfather smiled.  “I think one day Sulayman that you are going to be a very great scholar.”

 

“What is a scholar?”

 

“Hmm.  Scholars are having many many questions.  But their sadness is that they are not having many answers to their many many questions.” 

 

“You answer my questions Grandfather.”

 

Grandfather laughed.  “One day Allah (s) will call for me and who will you ask then?” 

 

Sulayman frowned.  “But I don’t know anyone as smart as you.  When I ask anything, everyone tells me I must ask you.  Who taught you Grandfather?  Who did you ask all your questions to?”

 

“I asked many questions when I was young.  I spoke to many people of knowledge and read many books but real teaching, real knowledge is with my Master.”

 

“Where is he?”

 

“He is in the grave.”

 

“How do you ask him then?”

 

“I still speak to my Master.”

 

“How?”

 

“Like this.” Grandfather took his tasbih prayer beads out of his pocket and held them up to his ear saying “Allo, allo,” like a telephone.

 

Sulayman frowned.  “You are making fun of me.”

 

Yusuf put his ear to the beads and said “Allo, allo.”  He looked up at Grandfather.  “He hanged up,” Yusuf shrugged.

Seth (a) was the first prophet to bring a book from Allah (s) and Prophet Muhammad (s) was The Last Prophet to bring a book from Allah (s).

In the beginning the people had lived underground, but that had changed and in this time, there were two groups of people.  The people who lived in the mountains and followed the prophecies of Adam (a) and Seth (a) and the people who lived in the valleys and cities near the water that followed the wicked ways of Qabil who slew his brother and did not follow the word of Allah (s).

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The Tree of Light: Part 10

This is the tenth 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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“Allah gave all the prophets a book?”

 

“No, not to all.”

 

“Why not?  I thought Allah has oceans of books.”

 

Grandfather smiled.  “I think one day Sulayman that you are going to be a very great scholar.”

 

“What is a scholar?”

 

“Hmm.  Scholars are having many many questions.  But their sadness is that they are not having many answers to their many many questions.” 

 

“You answer my questions Grandfather.”

 

Grandfather laughed.  “One day Allah (s) will call for me and who will you ask then?” 

 

Sulayman frowned.  “But I don’t know anyone as smart as you.  When I ask anything, everyone tells me I must ask you.  Who taught you Grandfather?  Who did you ask all your questions to?”

 

“I asked many questions when I was young.  I spoke to many people of knowledge and read many books but real teaching, real knowledge is with my Master.”

 

“Where is he?”

 

“He is in the grave.”

 

“How do you ask him then?”

 

“I still speak to my Master.”

 

“How?”

 

“Like this.” Grandfather took his tasbih prayer beads out of his pocket and held them up to his ear saying “Allo, allo,” like a telephone.

 

Sulayman frowned.  “You are making fun of me.”

 

Yusuf put his ear to the beads and said “Allo, allo.”  He looked up at Grandfather.  “He hanged up,” Yusuf shrugged.

Seth (a) was the first prophet to bring a book from Allah (s) and Prophet Muhammad (s) was The Last Prophet to bring a book from Allah (s).

The Tree of Light: Part 9

This is the ninth 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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“Allah (s) wrote the originals.  Some of these have been changed a bit but they still contain wisdom.”

 

Grandfather put the books back on the shelf.

 

“So, all the books are in the ark?  Are they there now?”

 

Grandfather smiled.  “Yes, yes they are.” 

 

“Where is the ark?  Can I see it?”

 

“It is not far.  And one day if Allah (s) gives permission you may see it.  Maybe you have already seen it and did not know what it was.” 

 

Sulayman frowned.  “I want to read all of Allah’s (s) books.”

 

“Why?”

 

“Well if I read all of Allah’s books then I will know everything that Allah (s) said.” 

 

Grandfather laughed. 

 

“If all the trees were pens and all the oceans were ink the words of Allah (s) could not be exhausted.  Not everything that Allah (s) said is written in a book here on earth.” 

 

“That’s a lot of books,” Sulayman looked doubtful. “Is that what the angels do?  Do they read all of Allah’s ocean books?” 

 

Grandfather smiled.  “Maybe.”

The prophets who receive the books of Allah (s) are called messengers and they have a special responsibility to teach us about these books, help us to understand the books and show us how to follow the books.

The Tree of Light: Part 8

This is the eighth 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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“This is the Tawrat, this is the Bible and this is the Quran.  Some of the Psalms of Dawud (a) are in the bible.”

 

Sulayman picked them up one by one and looked through each hand painted page with colors and gold leaf.

 

“Mama says I can’t touch your books or your bookshelf.”

 

“They are old books,” Grandfather nodded. 

 

“Did Allah (s) really write them?”

 

 

 

 

The Tree of Light: Part 7

The is the 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.

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2 SETH (a)

When Adam (a) and Hawa (r) had lost their son Habil they were heartbroken, but Allah (s) sent them another son in his place to strengthen them.  His name was Seth (a) and he was a prophet that received 50 pages of Allah’s (s) words of guidance to human kind.

“Where is his book?” Sulayman asked.

 

“Allah (s) knows, it may be near or far,” Grandfather answered. 

 

“What was his book about?” Sulayman asked.

 

“That is not known, but Allah (s) taught Seth’s (a) father Adam (a) the names of all things.  Maybe this book was about the names of things, or maybe it is like the Psalms of Dawud (a), stories like the Injil or like the Quran.” 

 

“Where are all the books now?”

 

“Allah (s) has given them to the Saints for safe keeping.”

 

“Can I read them, I am learning to read.”

 

“Some books of Allah (s) are written in very old languages, languages that are not spoken anymore.”

 

“So, I can’t read them?”

 

“If Allah (s) wants you to know what is in these books maybe you could.”

 

Sulayman frowned.  “But I want to see them.  I want to try to read them.” 

 

“That is a good intention.  You should ask Allah (s) for this, make a dua prayer every day.  Maybe it will open for you.”

This prophecy was kept in a beautiful chest called the ark that we will learn more about when we hear the story of Prophet Musa (a).

“Why will we learn more about the ark when we hear the story of Musa?”

 

“In the story of Musa (a) the ark receives more books from Allah (s).”

 

“What books?”

 

“The Tawrat.”

 

“What is that?” 

 

“It is the Holy Book given to Musa (a) for the Banu Israil.”

 

“Can I see that too?” 

 

“Yes.  That book is known.” 

 

Grandfather went to his bookshelf.  He took down several books and laid them on the table before Sulayman.