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Stories of the Prophets, Moses, peace be upon him

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The prophets are the messengers of God Almighty to us to guide us to the right path and the sound approach that God has revealed to us so that we may improve our affairs and populate the earth. The prophets are those to whom God revealed His message and commanded them to convey His law and call them in the best way to worship the One and Only God.

The Holy Quran mentions many stories of prophets and messengers, in order to learn a lesson and know the conditions of the peoples who came before us and to consider what happened and the similarities between our lives and their lives. God Almighty urges us to remain steadfast on the truth no matter how great the circumstances and no matter how severe the trials, to defend the truth always and forever and to know falsehood and avoid it and fight it with all possible means that God Almighty has made available to us.


Stories of the Prophets: Our Master Moses, peace be upon him:

The story of our Master Moses, peace be upon him, is considered the most famous story of all among the stories of the prophets and the most mentioned in terms of the surahs of the Holy Qur’an, as it was mentioned in many noble surahs and verses.

The story of our Master Moses, peace be upon him, was mentioned in the Holy Qur’an in more than twenty noble surahs, with surahs that were presented in detailed form, such as surahs Al-Baqarah, Al-A’raf, Taha, Al-Shuara’a, and Al-Qasas, and surahs that were presented in abbreviated form, such as surahs Al-Rum, Al-Dukhan, and others.

Also, our Master “Moses,” peace be upon him, was mentioned in the Holy Qur’an more than a hundred times, and our Messenger “Muhammad,” may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, used to say when the harm to him became severe: (May God have mercy on Moses. He was harmed more than this, but he was patient).

His lineage, peace be upon him:

Our master “Moses,” peace be upon him, is from the Children of Israel. His lineage ends with our master “Jacob bin Ishaq bin Ibrahim,” peace be upon them. God Almighty sent him to Pharaoh and his people to invite them to worship God, the One, the All-Powerful, and not to associate anything with Him.

His birth, peace be upon him:

The verses in Surat Al-Qasas in the Holy Quran came in more than forty verses that dealt with the circumstances in which our master “Moses” was born, peace be upon him, starting with what God revealed to his mother, his condition when he grew up and matured, his migration to the land of Midian, his honor with prophethood during his return from the land of Midian to Egypt, his call to the tyrant Pharaoh and his people and the types of torment that befell them, and how Pharaoh became a lesson, and the actions of the Children of Israel with their prophet…

Our Master Moses, peace be upon him, was born in circumstances in which Pharaoh had persisted in his oppression and arrogance on earth and had filled the earth with oppression and corruption. He was making the Children of Israel taste the most severe types of torment. While the Children of Israel were in the most severe types of torment and affliction because of Pharaoh’s actions, a priest came to Pharaoh and told him that the end of his kingdom and his destruction would be at the hands of a child born to the Children of Israel. Pharaoh immediately ordered the sons to be slaughtered and the women to be left alive.

The mother of our master Moses, peace be upon him:

The mother of our Master Moses, peace be upon him, was about to give birth to her baby. She was afraid and anxious, and when she went into labor and gave birth, she hid his condition from the people around her for fear that what would befall people like him would happen to him. So God Almighty inspired her to put him in a box and throw him into the sea.

As soon as she did what God Almighty inspired her to do, she asked her daughter to follow her brother’s trail and see what would happen to him. Indeed, his sister followed his trail and was terrified when the box stopped in front of Pharaoh’s palace itself!

As soon as the eyes of Pharaoh’s wife fell on the newborn, God Almighty placed his love in her heart, so she asked her husband Pharaoh to take him as their son. At the same time, the heart of Moses’ mother was almost breaking and suffering from the intensity of fear and sadness for her newborn, but she was confident that God would not waste him and would protect him. Save it, which is not good.

So God Almighty forbade all breastfeeding mothers to our master Moses, peace be upon him, and despite his continuous cries of extreme hunger, he refused all breastfeeding women. So God guided his sister and she approached Pharaoh’s palace and said: (Shall I direct you to a wet nurse?) So they asked her to bring her. In a hurry, the daughter brought her mother as a wet nurse, and Moses, peace be upon him, responded to her.

God’s promise was true. Her son, “Moses,” peace be upon him, responded to her and even returned him to her home to take care of him until he grew up and was weaned. As soon as Musa’s mother finished weaning him, she returned him to the palace so that he could grow up within its walls and become of great importance.

His message, peace be upon him:

When our master Moses, peace be upon him, reached the age of forty, God Almighty revealed the message to him. He delivered the message to Pharaoh and his people, and he was a refuge for all the weak, oppressed, and afflicted people, protecting them from the clear injustice and great pain that weighed heavily on them.

It appeared from our master “Moses”, peace be upon him, that he openly told Pharaoh and his people what they hated, so he disappeared from sight. One day, while he was walking in the streets of the city, one of his people asked him for help, so “Moses”, peace be upon him, helped him, and he was very strong, so he struck the Copt and was the final result, so “Moses”, peace be upon him, regretted it deeply.

He asked forgiveness of his Lord, repented to Him, and turned back from his deed. He was anxious and anxious after killing the man, and while he was in this state, the same Hebrew man called for help from another Copt a second time. Our Master Moses, peace be upon him, became angry with him and said to him: “You are clearly a liar.”

The news of Moses’ killing of the man spread in the city, and Pharaoh ordered the people to search for him to take revenge. A man came to Moses quickly and told him that the people were searching for him, so Moses, peace be upon him, left the city under the cover of darkness.

“Moses,” peace be upon him, went to the land of Midian (currently Jordan), and there was one of God’s prophets, “Shuaib,” peace be upon him. Our Master Moses arrived in Medina after an arduous journey fraught with danger.

For more stories of the prophets, we can:

Stories of the Prophets The story of our master Yunus, peace be upon him, and the lessons learned from it

Also: Stories of the Prophets in Ramadan The story of the Prophet of God Idris, peace be upon him, the first to write with a pen

Stories of the prophets in a simplified way for children, entitled The Prophet of God, Noah, peace be upon him