Why Stories of Light?

Keep Them Mesmerized

You don’t need videos to keep your kids enchanted. Sit back and watch how enthralled your kids will become with stories that fascinate them through the power of imagination … imagine that!

One of the most significant human skills is imagination. It is given by Allah exclusively to humans. No other creature on earth can close its eyes and imagine itself into the being of another. But you can close your eyes and imagine yourself a Monarch butterfly with its wings folded tightly inside its jade-green cocoon with its golden necklace. You can imagine the cocoon turning black and thinning out until it tears open and peels itself away from your body….your wings slowly opening and your body shrinking as your wings expand until you can totter around…..the God-given power surging into your wings, taking you up into flight in stages until you can flutter off to a new stem.

Or you can imagine yourself inside the Cave Hira where Muhammad, may Allah bless him and give him peace, sat contemplating the needs and troubles of his people. Imagine the coolness of the shadows, the stillness, the first twinklings of the evening stars as the sky darkens into night. Imagine the shock of the sudden light within the cave, and the unforgettable booming voice, “Iqra! Read!”

And once you can imagine such things within yourself, with this divinely-given gift, you can then feel the incredible worth of this deen, these teaching and this Grace that has become so miraculously from Allah Mighty and Majestic. And then the deen will take root in your children too, and you will face Allah having given them the most valuable gift you could ever give them.

100% Reliable

Stories of Islam based on meticulously-preserved sacred knowledge from Quran, hadith, and history that connect your children to our prophets, scholars, and pious predecessors.

The first generation of Muslims, those men and women around the Prophet, may Allah bless him and give him peace, were gifted as the best generation of mankind, guided by the Best of Creation, Muhammad, may Allah bless him and give him peace. Though we will never be like them, we can turn to them again and again for guidance and examples, because, Alhamdulillah, the generations to follow them developed the most sophisticated science of preserving that knowledge ever used for any field of inquiry in human history. The details have been painstakingly recorded, validated, and re-verified by scholars so committed to their work that they devoted their very lives to it, memorizing hundreds upon hundreds of accounts along with their transmissions: Who saw it? Who heard it? Who reported it? Were they reliable? Did anyone else see it? Is their story different? How? What is the wider context, in terms of the Revelation, or social, geographical, political details? Muslims are not left guessing ad filling in blank spots according to their own whims, but are inheritors of a remarkable and unique legacy of reliable information.
This is why we take great pains to consult top scholars in the fields of Quranic interpretation and hadith about the development of Nur al Qasas materials.

Unlock Your Child’s Potential

Most modern forms of “education” are nothing more than entertainment that stunts your child’s creativity and numbs their soul. Reconnect with the oral tradition and let your child’s creative mind and precious soul soar.
You don’t need videos to keep your kids enchanted. Sit back and watch how enthralled your kids will become with stories that fascinate them through the power of imagination … imagine that!

One of the most significant human skills is imagination. It is given by Allah exclusively to humans. No other creature on earth can close its eyes and imagine itself into the being of another. But you can close your eyes and imagine yourself a Monarch butterfly with its wings folded tightly inside its jade-green cocoon with its golden necklace. You can imagine the cocoon turning black and thinning out until it tears open and peels itself away from your body….your wings slowly opening and your body shrinking as your wings expand until you can totter around…..the God-given power surging into your wings, taking you up into flight in stages until you can flutter off to a new stem.

Or you can imagine yourself inside the Cave Hira where Muhammad, may Allah bless him and give him peace, sat contemplating the needs and troubles of his people. Imagine the coolness of the shadows, the stillness, the first twinklings of the evening stars as the sky darkens into night. Imagine the shock of the sudden light within the cave, and the unforgettable booming voice, “Iqra! Read!”

And once you can imagine such things within yourself, with this divinely-given gift, you can then feel the incredible worth of this deen, these teaching and this Grace that has become so miraculously from Allah Mighty and Majestic. And then the deen will take root in your children too, and you will face Allah having given them the most valuable gift you could ever give them.

Guiding Examples

Reveal worlds of characters in their struggles, successes and failures, sufferings and relief, pain and joy. Stories prepare our next generation for overcoming obstacles.

The stories of the Prophets, of the Companions, of the saints and righteous people through the ages are crystalline images of life at its best, most noble, most illumined states. The events they lived through really happened. Should they not be brought to life with the power of language and imagination, so they can exert a moral force in our lives?
The make-believe stories of the world’s folk- and mythic-traditions, though at first glance might seem in opposition to the truth, actually have the potential to magnetize the truth. Toss out the modern cartoonized Disney versions and look to the traditional tales, the ones that were passed from mouth to ear to heart through the years, and you will meet in them men and women of every walk of life and every possible situation trying to heal themselves, resolve their conflicts, rescue their families, overcome their difficulties. I think these tales are another sign of the magnificent Mercy of Allah. He wants us so much, He will show Himself to us in every possible way. Mercy is His First Name. His Mercy is greater than His Wrath. The immediate response, for instance, when you cut your finger….on a cellular level, the first thing that happens is repair. The tissues immediately begin to repair. What a lovely example of Allah’s mercy!

Explore the make-believe stories. The ones that speak to your heart, share with your children. Once you have clearly delineated for them the stories that really happened from the ones that are make-believe, you can rest assured that even the make-believe ones will have value for them too.

From Delight to the Light of Certainty

Childhood enchantment with Allah and His traditions grows into rock-solid certainty in adulthood. Spark an unwavering light in your child’s heart for the love of the Divine.

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