The history of mankind could be considered
as a history of prophets. God has communicated His Divine
Revelation to people by means of His messengers throughout
history. These messengers told people about their Lord and
communicated to them the words of their Creator.
The struggle a number of prophets faced
in spreading the message is depicted in detail in the Qur'an.
The hardships they faced, the solutions they brought and the
exemplary behaviour are all clearly outlined. God communicates
what His messengers endured as an example for people, for
their struggle and good character are also applicable for
the people of today.
In the Qur'an, the stories and experiences
of various prophets, besides the Prophet Muhammad (saas),
such as the Prophet 'Isa (Jesus), Sulayman (Solomon), Yusuf
(Joseph), Nuh (Noah), Ibrahim (Abraham), and many others (peace
be upon them all), are conveyed as examples. For instance,
there are numerous lessons for us in the righteous conduct
of the Prophet Yusuf, as well as sagacious insight about human
and social psychology in Yusuf's relation with his brothers,
his being thrown into a well by them, his being sold into
slavery, his being thrown into prison while a slave in the
King's palace because of wrongful accusations, and his being
placed in authority over the state treasury.
There is indeed an important example for
us in the Prophet Ibrahim, who is mentioned by God in the
Qur'an as "…a great example for you…," for his conscientiousness
and clemency, and for putting his trust in God and his turning
towards God when he was being cast into the fire.
The prophet that is most frequently employed
as an example in the Qur'an is the Prophet Musa (Moses) (as).
Musa's name is referred to in 34 different suras (chapters).
We can find extensive information about the life of Musa in
three of the largest suras (al-A'raf, Ta Ha, and al-Qasas).
All these suras and verses offer detailed accounts of his
difficulties with Pharaoh, beginning in his childhood, the
evil conduct of his people and his struggle in communicating
the message to them. His unyielding courage under the most
stringent circumstances is presented with the intention of
being an example to people.
In this book we will examine the life of
Musa as it is depicted in the Qur'an. We will explore the
events he has lived through as it is described. Essentially,
the events in the Prophet Musa's life should not be regarded
merely as events of the ancient past, but rather as events
and examples to shed light to our own lives today.
- Sovereignty Of Pharaoh In Egypt
And The Condition Of The Children Of Israel
- Birth Of Musa (As)
- Musa (As) Flees From Egypt
- Fleeing Into The Country Of
Midian And His Settlement There
- Arrival At The Valley Of Tuwa
And The First Revelation
- God's Discourse With Musa(As)
- Musa (As) Requests Harun (As)
As A Companion
- The Story Of Musa (As) And
The Mystery Of Destiny
- Conveying The Message To Pharaoh
And The Proper Manner In Which It Was To Be Done
- The Corrupted Reasoning Of
- Titles Of Egyptian Rulers
In The Qur'an
- The Struggle Of Musa (As)
Against The Magicians
- Magicians Embrace Faith
- A Man Of Faith And The Palace
- The Ingratitude Of The Children
- The Period Of Disasters And
The Folly Of Pharaoh
- Exodus From Egypt And The Drowning
Of Pharaoh In The Sea
- The Arrogance Of Qarun And
- The Tribe Of Musa (As) Strays
And Worships The Golden Calf
- Perverse Conduct Of The Jewish
- Musa (As) And A Learned Man