story of prophet Musa (as)
Prophet Musa (as) is
considered a Prophet,Messenger, and a
Leader in Islam.He is the most frequently mention individual in the Quran.
Prophet Musa (as) grew up as a Prince!
The Pharaoh’s who ruled over Egypt
were very cruel towards the
descendants of Yaqub (as).The descendants were known as the children of Israel.They were kept as slaves and
forced to work for small wages,
and sometimes even for nothing!
The Pharaoh wanted the
Israelites to obey only him,
and worship only his Gods!
This way many dynasties came to Egypt,
and they assumed that they were Gods,
or their representative
Years passed, and a very cruel man
named Phir’oun was the Pharaoh now.
He hated the Israelites very much.
He punished the Israelites
at every given opportunity.
He hated to see them multiplying
and prospering in his kingdom.
One night when the Pharaoh was sleeping,
he had a dream!
In his dream, he saw that a huge ball
of fire came from the sky,
and burned down the city.
The fire burned the
houses of all Egyptians,
but the houses of
Israelites stayed unharmed!
The Pharaoh was horrified!
He didn’t understand
what the dream meant,
so the next day…
he called his priests
He asked them about
the dream he had.
The priests said to him
“This means that a boy will be
born to the Israelites very soon.
Egyptians are going to perish
at the hands of this boy!”
The Pharaoh got very angry!
He ordered to kill every male
child born to the Israelites!
Pharaoh’s order was carried out,
and the soldiers began to kill every
male child born to the Israelites!
It was during at that time that
Prophet Musa (as) was born.
The Prophet was born to a poor]
and he had an elder brother
named Haroon (as),
and another sister.
Allah (swt) had a
plan for the Prophet.
He ordered his mother to
place him in a basket,
and allow it to float downstream
in the great Nile river!
Musa (as)’s mother did as she
was told, and as she let him
float in the river.
Her heart grieved for her son!
However, she was aware that
Allah(swt) cared for her son,
and she knew that no
harm will come to him.
As the basket floated away,
she asked her daughter to follow the
and make sure that no harm
came to her son.
The basket floated in the
river for a long time,
and the Prophet’s sister followed the
basket as her mother had instructed.
Allah(swt) was guiding the basket,
and after floating on
river Nile for sometime,
the basket entered
a small stream
The Pharaoh’s wife was
bathing in that stream,
and when she saw the basket,
she asked her servants
to bring it ashore.
When she saw the baby,
she just fell in love with him.
Pharaoh’s wife was very
different from the Pharaoh.
She was a believer,
and she was also merciful.
She was longing for a child,
so when she saw the baby,
she hugged and kissed him.
Pharaoh was surprised when he saw his
wife hugging and kissing the baby.
He was astonished as he saw her weeping
with joy, which he had never seen before!
“Let me keep this baby, and
let him be a son to us”
she requested her husband.
The Pharaoh couldn’t refuse her,
and they decided
to adopt the baby.
After sometime, the baby
started getting hungry
and he started crying
The queen summoned a few wet nurses
to feed the baby,
but he refused to take any of
their breast milk.
It was then that the soldiers
brought the sister to the queen
“This girl was following
the basket” they told her
Then the sister replied
“I was just following the basket
out of curiosity, your highness”
When she saw her brother crying,
she was worried and
she blurted out
“I know someone
who can feed him”
The queen agreed, and she ordered
the soldiers to fetch the woman,
that the little girl
was talking about.
The prophet’s sister then
brought their mother,
and she started to feed him.
As the child was
put to her breast,
he immediately started
suckling the milk.
The Pharaoh, who was watching all this,
and asked “Who are you?
This child has refused to take
any other breast, but yours?”
The mother of the Prophet knew
that if she told them the truth,
they would kill
So she told them “I am a woman
of sweet milk, and sweet smell.
That’s why no child refuses me”
Her answer satisfied
and she was appointed
as his nurse.
Musa (as) grew up in the
palace as a prince.
Allah(swt) granted him good health,
strength, knowledge and wisdom!
He had a kind heart, so the weak and the
oppressed often turned to him seeking help
One day, while he was
walking in the city,
he saw an Egyptian soldier
beating an Israelite.
When the Israelite
saw the Prophet,
he begged him for his help.
The Prophet decided
to help the poor man,
and asked the soldier to
stop beating the Israelite.
The soldier questioned
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and said something that
really angered the Prophet.
The Prophet first tried to
reason with the soldier,
but he was not
willing to listen.
Then the Prophet stepped forward and hit
the soldier with such a powerful blow,
that he collapsed and died!
When he realized
what he had done,
a cold sweat broke out
from his forehead
He said to himself
“This is the evil work of Shaitan.
He misled me”
The Prophet knew that it
was a sin to kill anyone
until he is brought to
trial and found guilty.
He knelt on the ground
and prayed to Allah(swt)
“O my Lord! I I have
indeed wronged my soul.
Please forgive me”
The next day he saw the same
Israelite fighting with another man.
The Prophet helped the
weaker one, and said
“You seem to be involved in fights
everyday with one or the other”
The Israelite got
scared and said
“I’m so sorry.
Please don’t kill me like
how your killed the soldier yesterday”
The Egyptian with whom the Israelite was
fighting, overheard the remarks,
and he reported this
to the authorities.
The next day, when Musa (as)
was walking in the city,
a man came running to him
What sea did Prophet Musa part
“Musa! The soldiers are
coming to arrest you!
Get away while there is
still time!” said the man
The Prophet knew that the penalty
for killing an Egyptian was death.
So he decided to leave Egypt.
The Prophet left Egypt in a hurry,
so he didn’t even bother to change
He was not prepared for travelling ,
so he didn’t have
an animal to ride,
nor did he have a caravan.
He had left as soon
as the man warned him
Mashallah! That was
such a wonderful story!
I’m glad you like it my son!
Yes, I am!
Alright. Now tell me why did the Pharaoh
order to kill every male child
born to the Israelites?
Hmm.. He did so because
his priests warned him.
They told him that a child would be
born to the Israelites,
and that all Egyptians would perish at
the hands of the boy!
Mashallah! That was right
Now tell me how the
Prophet’s mother saved him?
Allah(swt) commanded her to place
her baby in a basket,
and let the basket
float on river nile!
And can you tell me
who found the basket
The Queen found the basket, and
she adopted the boy as her son!
That’s great! Now tell me why
the Prophet had to leave Egypt
The Prophet while trying
to save an Israelite,
killed an Egyptian soldier.
When the authorities came to arrest
him, the Prophet left the country
That was brilliant!!
Now that’s all for today, I will
tell you another story tomorrow
Good night my son!
Have you finished your
That’s great! So are you ready for
the story of Prophet Musa (as)?
Yes baba! I really want to know
what happened to him in the desert!
Now listen carefully!
Prophet Musa (as) Hears
the Voice of God!!
Prophet Musa (as) wandered in the
desert for many days and nights!
He travelled in the
direction of Midian,
which was the nearest town
between Syria and Egypt.
His only companion in the
desert was Allah (swt),
and his only provision was piety.
The hot sand burned the
soles of his feet,
but fearing pursuit
by the soldiers,
he forced himself to keep walking.
Like this, He walked for
eight days and nights.
The Prophet finally managed
to cross the desert,
and he reached the
outskirts of Midian.
Prophet Musa miracles
After walking for some more time, he
reached a watering hole outside the city.
As soon as he
reached the spring,
he threw himself under a
tree to rest for sometime.
As he caught his breath,
he noticed two women standing
aside with their sheep.
They were standing far away,
hesitant to approach the crowd
The Prophet sensed that
the women needed help.
So being a man of honor,
he ignored his thirst,
and went to them.
“Can I help you in any way?
Why are you standing
aside?” He asked them
Then the older sister replied
“We are waiting until the men
finish watering their sheep.
“Why are you waiting”
He asked them again
“We are helpless”
“Our father is very old,
and he doesn’t have the
strength to face this crowd .
If we go forward, these strong
men will push us aside..
So when these people
then we take our
animals to the water.
Its our daily routine”
The Prophet took the women’s sheep
to the waterhole,
where he easily pushed in
amongst the men.
When He approached the water,
he saw that the shepherds had put
a large rock to cover the well.
The Prophet single handedly
lifted the rock,
and he let the animals drink.
The people standing there were
awestruck when they saw him
lifting the stone
with just one hand!!
He then returned to sit
in the shade of the tree.
That’s when He realized that
he had forgotten to drink!
“O Lord” He prayed, “Whatever
good you can bestow on me,
I am surely in need of it now.
When the daughters returned home
earlier than usual,
their father was surprised!
The daughters then explained what happened
at the oasis, and why they reached early.
Their father wanted to
thank the stranger,
so he sent one of his daughters to
invite the stranger to his home!
One of the daughters returned
to the Prophet and told him
“My father wants to reward
you for your kindness,
and He invites you to our home”
He agreed, and accompanied
the maiden to her father.
When they reached the house,
the Prophet introduced himself, and
told him the story of his life.
He then told them why He
had to flee from Egypt.
The Old man comforted Him
“Be grateful to Allah(swt) that you have
managed to escape from those tyrants!
You need not be afraid now!”
The Old man and his daughters really liked
the gentle behavior of the Prophet.
They invited him to stay
with them for a few days,
and the Prophet was more than
happy to accept their invitation.
The hosts soon realized that the
Prophet was a trustworthy man.
One day, the Old man
approached Him and said
“I wish to marry you to
one of my daughters”
The Prophet was
happy to hear this
“But on one condition”
the old man added.
“You must agree to work for me for
a period of eight years” He said
The Prophet was a stranger
in a strange land.
Exhausted and alone, this
offer suited Him very much.
He married the Midianite’s daughter and
looked after his animals for ten long years!
Time passed, and he stayed far away
from his family and his people.
This period of ten years, was
very important for the Prophet.
It was a time for major preparation.
Musa (as) completed ten years
of service as He had promised.
One day, suddenly He was
overcome by homesickness.
He started missing his family
and the Land of Egypt!
He desperately wanted
to return to Egypt.
That night he went
to His wife and said
“We shall leave for
His wife agreed and they started
packing their belongings.
Musa (as) left Midian with his family
and travelled through the desert.
They traveled for many days, and
finally reached near Mount Sinai.
“I think we have lost our
way” said the Prophet.
The Prophet was confused, so He
decided to camp there for the night.
He then left searching for
firewood to light up a fire.
He kept searching, and
reached Mount Tur.
As He walked, he noticed a fire
burning on the top of the mountain!
Musa (as) walked
towards the fire,
and as he did, he heard a voice!
“O Musa, I am Allah, the Lord
of the Universe” said the voice
The Prophet realized that it
was indeed God talking to Him,
and so he walked
towards the fire.
Allah,then asked the Prophet to remove his
shoes as he was standing on a Holy Ground
God then revealed to Him that He had
been chosen for a special mission,
and asked Him to follow
“And what is it in your right hands?”
Allah(swt) asked Him
“This is my staff”
“on which I lean, and with which I
beat down the branches for my sheep”
“Throw down your staff”
the voice commanded.
And no sooner did the Prophet
throw down the staff,
that it turned into
a wriggling snake!
Musa (as) was frightened,
and he started to run!!
But the voice said
“Fear not and grasp your stick,
we shall return it
to its former state”
The Prophet was terrified
of the snake.
He then trusted the Voice, and
placed His hand over the snake.
It immediately transformed
back into his staff again!!
The fear of Musa (as) subsided and
was replaced by peace,
as he realized that he was indeed
talking to God.
Next, Allah(swt) commanded him to
put his hand inside the robe.
The Prophet did as commanded, and
when he pulled his hand out,
it was shining brilliantly!
Allah(swt) then commanded him to go
to Egypt, and face the Pharaoh.
He told him that the Pharaoh
had become arrogant,
and was suppressing
Musa (as) feared that he would be arrested
if He returned to Egypt, so he said
“O Allah! I have killed a man among
them, and I fear they will kill me!”
Then Allah (swt) comforted
him by saying
“Go and deliver this
message to them.
Show them the path of the truth.
Take your brother
Haroon, to assist you.
They will not be able to harm
you at all”
Allah(swt) assured him of his safety,
and the Prophet was convinced.
What happened next?
I will tell you that tomorrow!
That was such a great story!
Now are you ready
for the questions?
Alright, now tell me why did
the Prophet escape from Egypt?
The Prophet had killed an Egyptian, and
that’s why he had to flee from Egypt
How did the Prophet find a
place to stay in Midian?
The Prophet helped the daughters of
an Old Midianite to fetch water.
That’s why the family gave
him food and shelter.
How long did Prophet Musa (as)
stay in Midian?
8 years! No wait, it was 10 years!!
Isnt that right?
That’s correct my son!
Now tell me the name of the mountain where
the Prophet found the burning flame?
It was Mount Tur!!
Mashallah! That was
excellent my son.
I’ll see you again tomorrow.
Good night baba!
Did the Prophet go to Egypt Baba?
What happened then?
You look so excited!
Please tell me the rest
of the story Baba!
Inshallah! I will tell you story of how
Prophet Musa (as) confronted the Pharaoh.
Are you ready?
The Story of Musa (as) in Egypt!
In the last episode, we saw how Allah
(swt) ordered Musa (as) to go to Egypt,
for delivering his message.
The Prophet, then took His family and
set off in the direction of Egypt.
They walked for many days, and
finally they arrived in Egypt.
When they reached outside the city,
his brother- Haroon (as),
was waiting for him!
Haroon (as) was a
Prophet as well.
He had received a
vision from God,
and in the vision He had seen that His
younger brother would soon arrive,
to set the Israelites free!
When Musa (as) realized
that this was his brother,
he was in tears!!
Then Both of them walked
toward the Palace.
The Prophet had not been
to Egypt for many years,
and He knew that His
life was in danger.
Nothing could have brought Him back
except the command of Allah (swt).
Prophet could still hear the words
of Allah(swt) ringing in his ears
“Go to the Pharoah and tell him to let
the Israelites leave the land of Egypt”
Musa (as) now stood in front of the
Pharaoh along with his brother.
The Prophet spoke to the Pharaoh
about Allah and His mercy.
But the Pharaoh refused to listen
because he considered himself as a God!
He listened to the Prophet’s
speech with disdain.
He thought the Prophet was crazy
to question his supreme position.
After the prophet finished delivering
the Pharaoh raised his hand and asked
“What do you want?”
“I want you to send the children of
Israel with us” answered the Prophet
“The Israelites are my slaves, why
should I send them with you?”
“They are not your slaves, they
are the slaves of Allah (swt)”
This answer angered the Pharaoh.
“Are you not Musa?”
The Prophet shook his
head, and answered Yes
“We picked you up from river Nile,
and brought you up,
didn’t we” asked the Pharaoh.
“Are you not Musa, who
killed an Egyptian man?
You are a fugitive of justice and
how dare you come and speak to me?”
The Prophet ignored his sarcasm,
and explained that he killed the
Egyptian in an accident,
it was never deliberate.
He then informed the Pharaoh that
Allah(swt) had granted him forgiveness,
and that He was now one
of his messengers.
The Pharaoh asked Musa (as) to show a sign
to prove that he was the messenger of God.
The Prophet threw his
stick to the floor,
and it turned into a serpent!!
It started slithering and
sliding along the floor!
The Pharaoh was
terrified at first,
but he tried hard
not to show it.
“Ha!” said the
“we have many sorcerers in our
kingdom who can match your magic!
The Pharaoh detained the Prophet
and His brother at the Palace.
He then summoned all the magicians
in his kingdom to the palace.
The Pharaoh promised huge rewards to them
if their magic was found better
than the Prophet’s.
The day for the contest arrived, and
the palace was crowded with people.
The magicians stood on one side
and the Prophet
and His brother stood opposite to them.
Everyone in the palace
took the side of Pharaoh,
and the Prophet and His
brother stood alone.
Musa (as) asked the
magicians to perform first.
It is said that there were more than
seventy magicians lined up in a row!.
The magicians threw their sticks and ropes,
and suddenly the ground floor was
flooded with a sea of serpents!
They were writhing and
The crowd was amazed
when they saw this,
and they thought the Prophet was never
going to beat such powerful magic.
Musa (as) was afraid too, but he
knew that God was on His side.
The Prophet threw his stick
to the floor, and suddenly
it transformed into
a huge serpent!!
The serpent then ate all other
small ones lying on the ground!!
When the crowd saw this, they stood up
like a wave, cheering for the Prophet!
The magicians were
surprised as well!
They knew that this
was not just a trick,
and that the serpent was real!
They realized that Musa was not
just a magician or a sorcerer
The magicians knew that Musa’s
power came from something greater,
so they fell on their knees
seeking forgiveness from Allah(swt).
Allah(swt) forgave them, but
the Pharaoh grew furious.
“How can you believe in his God,
before I gave you my permission?”
He asked them angrily
But the magicians replied
“Do what you wish,
but we fear the punishment of Allah(swt)
much more than you”
The Pharaoh got angry
when he heard this.
He now realized that
he had a problem,
as the Prophet kept asking
him to free the Israelites.
His kingdom was built on the
fear of the Israelites,
and everyone believed
him to be the God.
He was now worried that his kingdom
was about to be unraveled.
The Pharaoh felt threatened,
and he summoned all the ministers,
leaders for a serious meeting.
“Am I a liar, O Haman?” He opened
the session with this question
Haman stood up, and asked “Who
dared to accuse you of lying?”
“Didn’t Musa say that there
is a Lord in Heaven?”
“Musa is lying” said Haman.
The Pharaoh then ordered to kill
all those who followed the Prophet!
The soldiers then started
torturing the Israelites.
They slayed the men, and not
even the babies were spared.
They imprisoned anyone who
dared to oppose them.
The Prophet stood watching their
horrific acts helplessly.
He asked the people to be patient,
and asked them to have faith in Allah (swt)
God commanded Musa (as) to warn the Pharaoh
that he and the Egyptians would suffer
a severe punishment if the children
of Israel were not set free.
The Prophet agreed, and went
to meet the Pharaoh again!
He then made another demand to release
the Israelites, But the Pharaoh refused.
It was then that God afflicted Egypt
with a severe drought.
Even the lush, green and
fertile valleys of Nile
began to wither and die.
The crops failed, and the
animals began to die.
Even as the Egyptians suffered
because of the famine,
the Pharaoh refused to obey,
and he remained arrogant.
Then God sent a huge flood to
devastate the Land of Egypt!
Villages were drowned, the crops were
destroyed and many Egyptians were killed!
Then the people, including the
chief ministers appealed to Musa
“Musa” they cried “Please help us.
We shall believe in you and your God,
if you remove this punishment from us!
We shall let the children of Israel
go with you!
The Prophet then prayed to God,
and the Land returned to normal.
The land became fertile,
and the crops grew again!
But the children of Israel
were still enslaved!
They were not allowed
to leave as promised!
The Prophet asked them to
fulfill their promise,
but they paid no heed to his request.
They ignored him and walked away
He prayed to God again, and this time
Allah(swt) sent plagues of locusts to Egypt
The locusts attacked the crops, and
swallowed everything in their path!
The people rushed to the Prophet
begging for his help.
The ministers promised to let go
of the Israelites,
if he would send the locusts away
The Prophet prayed to God again,
and the locusts departed.
But even now, they didn’t let the
Israelites leave as they promised.
God then sent a plague of lice,
spreading disease among the Egyptians.
It was followed by a plague of frogs
that harassed and terrified the people
The people rushed to the Prophet begging to
every time God sent his punishments.
They promised to free the
Israelites every time,
but when God withdrew
they refused to let go of them.
Then the last sign- the
sign of blood was revealed.
The water of the River
Nile turned into blood!
The water appeared normal when the
Israelites drank from the river.
However, if any Egyptian filled his cup
with water, the water turned into blood.
They hurried to the Prophet as usual,
and as soon as everything
returned to normal,
they turned their backs on Allah(swt)
That was such a wonderful story!!
Now are you ready for the questions?
Yes, I am!
Alright, now tell me why did
Prophet Musa (as) return to Egypt?
I know that one!
God commanded the Prophet to go back
to Egypt for freeing the Israelites!
Now tell me what were the punishments
sent by Allah(swt) in order
First God sent a severe drought
That’s right.. then?
Then He sent a devastating flood..
Then he sent a plague of locusts
followed by lices and frogs
Excellent! And what was
the final punishment?
As a final punishment, God
turned Nile water into blood!
That was excellent!
Alright, now its time for me to leave,
I will tell you another
Good night son!
Good night baba!
How are you Amir?
I’m fine Baba..
Will you tell me the
remaining story today?
Of course I will tell you the
remaining story of Prophet Musa (as).
Now where did we stop yesterday?
You told me till how God sent the
final sign to the people of Egypt.
And what was that?
It was the sign of blood!
God turned Nile water into blood!
That’s very good!
Inshallah! I will
start from there…
The Story of Exodus!
The Egyptians refused to believe in Allah,
inspite of the miracles that Musa (as) performed.
God sent his punishments
and the people would appeal to Musa (as),
promising to release Israelites.
But time and again, they
broke their promises
Finally, God withdrew His mercy,
and gave order for Musa to lead his people
out of Egypt.
The people carried their jewels and
their other belongings with them.
This mass migration was
later known as Exodus.
In the darkness of the night, the Prophet
led his people towards the Red Sea.
By now, Pharaoh realized that the
Israelites had left the city.
He got really angry, and he assembled an
army to follow and capture the Israelites.
By early morning, the Israelites
had reached the Red Sea.
When the Prophet looked back, He could
see the army getting closer and closer.
He realized that they were
soon going to get trapped.
In front of them was the Red Sea, and
to their back was Pharaoh’s army!
Fear and panic began to
spread through the people!
Musa (as) walked towards the edge of the
Red Sea and looked out at the horizon.
It was then that Yusha(as)
turned to the Prophet and asked
“In front of us is this
impassable barrier- the sea!
And our enemy is
approaching from behind!
Surely, death cannot be avoided!
But the Prophet did not panic.
He stood silently and waited for God
to keep his promise-
to free the children of Israel!
At that moment Allah(swt) commanded the
Prophet to strike the sea with His staff!
Musa (as) did as
he was commanded.
A fierce wind began to blow,
the sea began to swirl and spin!
And suddenly, the sea parted revealing
a path for people to walk!!
It was a miracle!!
The Prophet then led his
people across the sea.
As they walked, the waves stood
like a mountain on each side!
The Prophet ensured that
everyone crossed the sea safely.
When He looked back, He could see the
pharaoh and his men approaching.
The Pharaoh and his army had
seen this miracle as well.
But the Pharaoh was a pretender.
He wanted to take the credit for this
miracle, so he shouted to his men
“Look! The sea has opened at my
command, so that we may arrest them”
They rushed across the parted
waters following the Israelites.
But when they reached midway,
the water came crashing on them!
Pharaoh realized that
he was going to die.
He shouted out of fear “I believe that
there is no God other than Allah,
and I surrender to You”
But it was too late.
The curtain fell on the
and the waves carried
his body to the shore.
When the Egyptians
saw his dead body,
they realized that the man they
could not even keep away his own death!
They now knew that
he was never a god!
God had favored the children of Israel,
and he led them safely out of Egypt.
After a few days of walking in
the desert, they got thirsty.
God then commanded the Prophet
to strike a rock with his staff!
It was a miracle!
There came twelve different
springs of water from the rock!
Each spring was meant for
twelve different tribes,
God did this so that there won’t be
any dispute while sharing the water.
God also sent clouds to protect
them from the scorching sun.
And when they were hungry,
He sent a special delicious
food called ‘Manna’
But in spite of
many people kept complaining
to the Prophet.
Musa (as) scolded the people and reminded them
that they had just left a life of slavery.
He asked them to be happy instead,
and thank God for His generosity.
The children of Israelites
were broken people,
unable to stay away from
sin and corruption.
They were tired of Manna, and
tired of the travelling.
They wondered if there was really
a place called Caanan after all!
The people kept travelling through
the desert for days and days.
They were walking with no destination,
day and night, morning and evening.
entered the Sinai.
The Prophet realized that this was the place where
he had spoken to God before his journey to Egypt.
Musa(as) decided to
climb the mountain.
So He called His brother,
and asked Him to take charge of the
people while He was gone.
But before climbing
God ordered the Prophet
to fast for thirty days.
On the thirtieth day, God, then asked
the Prophet to fast for ten more days.
After the fast was completed, Musa (as) was
ready to speak to the Lord once again.
He then started
climbing the mountain.
The climb was long
Once He reached the top,
God gave him two tablets,
in which the special laws to govern
the Israelites were written!
Musa (as) had gone for forty days,
and the people grew restless.
They were like children, complaining
and acting impulsively.
Among them, there was a man named Samiri,
who was more inclined towards the evil.
He suggested that they
needed another guide,
and he told them that the
Prophet had deserted them
“In order to find true
guidance, you need a true God”
He shouted to the Israelites.
“I shall provide you one”
He started collecting all
their jewelry at first.
Then he dug a hole on the ground,
in which he placed a lot,
and put all the jewelry inside.
Then he lit a fire!
Samiri then made a golden
calf out of the molten metal
It was as if they had
succeeded in making a God!
Haroon (as), the brother of the Prophet was
afraid to stand up to the people at first.
But when he saw the
idol, he spoke up
“You are committing a grave
sin” he shouted to them.
He warned them of the
consequences for their actions.
“We shall stop worshipping this God
only when Musa returns” They replied
Those who remained true to their belief
separated themselves from the idol worshippers.
They stood along
with Haroon (as)
When Musa (as) returned, he saw his
people dancing around the idol!
His heart was filled with
shame and anger now!
He threw the tablets to
the ground in his anger.
He then tugged Haroon’s
beard and his hair crying
“What held you back when you saw
them doing this?”
“Why did you not fight them?”
“O son of my mother, let
go of my beard”
“They were about to kill me!”
The Prophet understood
and he began to handle the
situation calmly and wisely.
He called Samiri and said
“Get away from here”
“You shall live the rest
of your life alone”
The Prophet sent him
to exile forever
He knew that God was going to punish
them for worshipping the idol.
So He chose seventy seniors from
each tribe and ordered them
“Rush towards Allah and
repent for what you have done”
He then started climbing Mount Sinai
with the seventy elders.
Once they reached the top, the Prophet
asked the elders to wait for him,
and he walked ahead.
There he started
communicating with God.
The elders could hear Musa speaking with
the God, but they could not see Him.
The Prophet returned after
sometime, and the elders told him
“O Musa! We shall never believe in
you until we see Allah(swt) ourselves!”
Their stubborn demand was rewarded
with punishing thunderbolts,
and an earthquake that killed
all of them instantly!!
The Prophet was very sad now.
He wondered what he would say
to the children of Israelites.
Those seventy men were
the best of the people.
So he turned to God, and
prayed for forgiveness.
Allah(swt) heard his prayers, and He
raised the dead people back to life.
The children of Israel wandered
in the desert for many years.
The Prophet suffered greatly because
of the ignorance of his people!.
He suffered everything for
the sake of his people.
God never let them reach the promised land
because of the sins committed
by the Israelites.
After a few years,
Prophet Haroon (as) died,
while they were wandering in the desert.
When the time of death
for Musa (as) arrived,
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the angel of death was
sent to the Prophet.
When the angel came to the Prophet,
he slapped him on the eye!!
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The angel returned
to Lord and said
“You had sent me to a slave
who didn’t want to die!
Then Allah(swt) said
“Return to him now.
When you meet him, ask him to put
his hand on the back of an ox.
Tell him that for every hair that
comes under his arm,
he will be granted one year of life!
The angel returned to the Prophet
and gave him Allah’s message
“What will happen after that?”
“Death” said the Angel
“Then let it come now”
replied the Prophet.
The Prophet then requested Allah(swt)
to let him die close to the Holy Land,
so that He could atleast
see it from a distance
Allah(swt) granted his request,
and he died shortly after
Prophet Musa (as) , the one to whom
Allah(swt) spoke directly,
met his death with a contended soul
and a faithful heart.