STORIES

OF

THE PROPHETS

SAYYED ABUL HASAN ALI NADWI

UK I'SLAMIC ACADEMY

Dedication

Dear Nephew (Muhammad al-Hasani),

I know that you, like other children of your age, have a keen interest in reading and listening to stories. What saddens me is that stories you read are only about animals -cats, dogs, lions, wolves, monkeys and bears. We your elders are to blame for this sad state of affairs, for these are the only stories available for you.

That is why I planned to write a series of story books in Arabic suitable for children of your age, dealing with the-life and the work of the Prophets and Messengers. Qi~a~ al-NabTyeen (Stories Of The Prophets), being the first part of the series, is presented here. It is my gift to you.

In this series of stories I have tried to write in a way that suits the interests of children. That is why I have repeated certain expressions a.nd kept the story simple. I believe this may be the first book of its kind for children studying in religious institutions. In future titles in this series, you will read other interesting, clear and moving accounts of other Prophets of Allah. What happens in these stories is very special, because, unlike other stories, they are totally free of any lie or falsehood.

May Alla.h, through you, bring happiness and peace to your parents, to your uncle and to Islam and help to restore the glory of your ancestors the Muslims who came before you. (Ameen)

Ali al-Hasani

Contents

page

Foreword. 5
Introduction 7
TheProphetNuh 9
TheProphet Hud 22
The Prophet Salih 29
The Prophet Ibrahim 38
TheProphetYusuf 48
TheProphetMusa 67
The Prophet Shu'ayb 124
The Prophets Da'ud and Sulayman . . . . . 130
The Prophets Ayyub and Yunus . . . . . . . 141
The Prophets Zakariyya and Yahya . . . . . 145
TheProphet'IsaibnMaryam 150
Workbook 169

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