The Story of Mūsā (‘alaihis-salām): his birth, struggles, miracles and victory over Pharaoh on the day of ‘Āshūrā’

By Abu Khadeejah Abdul-Wāhid (Copyright)

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The Story of Mūsā (‘alaihis-salām): His Birth, Struggles, Miracles and Victory over Pharaoh on the Day of ‘Āshūrā’.

The Children of Israel and Pharaoh’s Oppression.

The Birth of Mūsā and his Concealment.

The Righteous Wife of the Pharaoh, her Torture and Death.

Mūsā (‘alaihis-salām) is Restored to his Mother.

Mūsā (‘alaihis-salām) Grows up, Kills an Egyptian Unintentionally and Leaves Egypt.

Mūsā (‘alaihis-salām) Travels to Madyan and Marries the Daughter of a Righteous Man.

Mūsā (‘alaihis-salām) Returns to Egypt and Meets Pharaoh After Receiving Revelation.

Accusations of Sorcery and the Great Challenge on the Day of the Festival of Adornment.

A Series of Plagues: Locusts, Lice, Frogs and Blood.

The Exodus from Egypt and the Search for the Bones of the Prophet Yūsuf (‘alaihis-salām).

The Fury of the Pharaoh, the Pursuit and the Parting of the Sea into Twelve Paths.

‘Āshoorā: The Day of Victory and the Drowning of Pharaoh and his Final Plea!


All praise is due to Allāh, Lord of all creation. May Allāh extol the mention of the Prophet in the highest company of Angels and may the peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him, his family, his Companions and all those who follow him diligently till the Day of Judgement.

The stories of the Prophets in the Qur’an provide mankind with immense lessons and especially for those who possess knowledge and insight. Allah (the Most High) stated:

لَقَدْ كَانَ فِي قَصَصِهِمْ عِبْرَةٌ لِّأُولِي الْأَلْبَابِ ۗ مَا كَانَ حَدِيثًا يُفْتَرَىٰ وَلَٰكِن تَصْدِيقَ الَّذِي بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ وَتَفْصِيلَ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةً لِّقَوْمٍ يُؤْمِنُونَ

There was certainly in their stories a lesson for those of understanding. Never was the Qur’an a narration invented, but a confirmation of what was before it and a detailed explanation of all things and guidance and mercy for a people who believe. (Yusuf: 111) 


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