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Prophet Musa, Part 3 of 6

  1. 1. Prophet Musa (Peace be upon him) Part 3
  2. 2. Command of Allah <ul><li>Allah commanded Prophet Musa to go to Fir’awn. </li></ul><ul><li>But Prophet Musa feared that Fir’awn will kill him as he had killed one of the Copts. </li></ul><ul><li>He made a Du’aa to Allah asking for his help. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>قَالَ رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِنْ لِسَانِي </li></ul><ul><li>يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي وَاجْعَلْ لِي وَزِيرًا مِنْ أَهْلِي هَارُونَ أَخِي اشْدُدْ بِهِ أَزْرِي </li></ul><ul><li>وَأَشْرِكْهُ فِي أَمْرِي كَيْ نُسَبِّحَكَ كَثِيرًا وَنَذْكُرَكَ كَثِيرًا إِنَّكَ كُنْتَ بِنَا </li></ul><ul><li>بَصِيرًا </li></ul><ul><li>(Surah Ta ha: 25-35) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Musa’s Du’aa <ul><li>Musa said: &quot;O my Lord! Open for me my chest...” </li></ul><ul><li>He requested Allah to grant him confidence and courage to speak to the tyrant king. </li></ul><ul><li>“ And ease my task for me...” </li></ul><ul><li>Musa requested Allah to make his mission easier for him and to give him success in it. </li></ul><ul><li>“ and make loose the knot from my tongue, that they understand my speech...” </li></ul><ul><li>Prophet Musa wanted to speak freely and fluently. So he requested to help him as it would be easier for him to speak to Fir’awn and convince him of the Truth. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>“ and appoint for me a helper from my family, Harun, my brother, increase my strength with him, and let him share my task...” </li></ul><ul><li>Musa wanted his brother to join him in conveying Allah’s Message to Fir’awn. </li></ul><ul><li>“ so that we may glorify You, and remember You always, Verily! You have always been watching us.” </li></ul><ul><li>Musa was grateful for Allah’s blessings upon him. He said Harun and he will remember Allah always. And Musa was aware that Allah is their Protector. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Allah’s Reply & Command! <ul><li>Allah granted Prophet Musa his requests. He reminded him how He (Allah) had saved him from getting killed when he was a baby. </li></ul><ul><li>Allah told Musa to go along with Harun to Fir’awn with His Signs. </li></ul><ul><li>He commanded him to speak to Fir’awn gently so that either he will be convinced or will fear the consequences thereof: </li></ul><ul><li>The only two ways of bringing a man to the Right Way are: </li></ul><ul><li>(1) To convince him by argument and admonition, or </li></ul><ul><li>(2) to warn him of the consequences of deviation. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Allah said that, “So go you both to him, and say: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Verily, we are Messengers of your Lord, so let the </li></ul><ul><li>children of Israel go with us, and torment them not; </li></ul><ul><li>indeed, we have come with a sign from your Lord! </li></ul><ul><li>And peace will be upon him who follows the guidance! </li></ul><ul><li>Truly, it has been revealed to us that the torment will </li></ul><ul><li>be for him who denies (believes not in the Oneness of </li></ul><ul><li>Allah, and in His Messengers), and turns away </li></ul><ul><li>(from the truth, and obedience of Allah).” </li></ul><ul><li>(Surah Taha: 47, 48) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Before Fir’awn <ul><li>Prophet Musa and Prophet Harun went to Fir’awn and spoke to him about Allah, His mercy and His Paradise and about the obligations of monotheism and His worship. </li></ul><ul><li>He became angry and wondered if Musa was the same man who Fir’awn had saved from water and raised him in his palace. He said Musa was ungrateful (by killing one of the Copts). </li></ul><ul><li>Prophet Musa did not become angry or did he argue. He told him that he went astray and had committed a mistake. But his Lord has forgiven him and made him one of his Messengers. </li></ul>
  9. 9. In the Qur’an <ul><li>Fir’awn said . “ Did we not bring you up as a child </li></ul><ul><li>in our house? You lived quite a few years of your </li></ul><ul><li>life among us, and then you did what you </li></ul><ul><li>did, you are indeed an un grateful man.” </li></ul><ul><li>Musa answered, “I did it inadvertently; </li></ul><ul><li>then I fled from you out of fear; then my Lord </li></ul><ul><li>bestowed wisdom and knowledge upon me, and </li></ul><ul><li>included me among the Messengers.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Surah Ash-Shu’araa- 18:21) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Calling to Allah <ul><li>Prophet Musa continued saying, “Certainly you brought me up, but that is a blessing which you reproach me with having enslaved the Children of Israel.” </li></ul><ul><li>Fir’awn was speechless. He tried to escape by asking, “What is the Lord of all the worlds that I hear you mentioning?” </li></ul><ul><li>Prophet Musa replied, “Lord of the heavens, and the earth, and all that is between them.” </li></ul><ul><li>Fir’awn said to those around: “Do you not hear what he says?” </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Prophet Musa said: “Your Lord and the Lord of your fore fathers!” </li></ul><ul><li>Fir’awn said: “Verily, your Messenger who has been sent to you is a mad man!” </li></ul><ul><li>Prophet Musa said: “Lord of the East, and the West, and all that is between them, if you did but understand!” (Surah Ash-Shu’araa-22:28) </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Fir’awn wanted to distract Musa and provoke his people to anger. So asked Musa: “What about the former generations?” He thought if Musa says that they knew the truth then Fir’awn will say they worshipped idols. And if Musa says they were misguided and foolish, then Fir’awn’s people will become angry! </li></ul><ul><li>But Musa replied saying, “The knowledge of them is with my Lord in a Book. My Lord does not err nor does He forget.” (Surah Ta ha- 52) </li></ul><ul><li>Fir’awn did not know what to say so he tried to frighten Musa by saying: “If you choose a god other than me, I will certainly put you among the prisoners.” (Surah Ash-Shu’araa-29) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Musa’s Miracles <ul><li>Prophet Musa said, “Even if I bring you something manifest (and convincing).” </li></ul><ul><li>Fir’awn said: “Bring it forth then, if you are of the truthful!” </li></ul><ul><li>So Musa threw his stick, and behold, it was a serpent, manifest. And he drew out his hand, and behold, it was white to all beholders! </li></ul><ul><li>(Surah Ash Shu’araa 30-33 ( </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Fir’awn's amazement turned to terror. Fearing that his rule was in danger, he addressed his advisors: “This man is a magician of great knowledge!” </li></ul><ul><li>The people agreed calling Musa a sorcerer. But Musa explained sorcerers do not gain success. </li></ul><ul><li>People suggested to Fir’awn that he should call all sorcerers in his kingdom to compete with Musa. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Between Truth and Falsehood <ul><li>When the day arrived, many people came to see the competition between Musa and the sorcerers. </li></ul><ul><li>Musa asked the magicians to perform first. They threw their magical objects down on the ground. Their staffs and ropes took the forms of wriggling serpents while the crowd watched in amazement. </li></ul><ul><li>Musa became afraid thinking that their magic was like his miracle and that he may lose against them. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>But Allah told him, “Fear not. Indeed, it is you who are superior. And throw what is in your right hand; it will swallow up what they have crafted. What they have crafted is but the trick of a magician, and the magician will not succeed wherever he is.” </li></ul><ul><li>Musa threw his stick and it swallowed up their lying invention. </li></ul><ul><li>Indeed, Truth was evident and their tricks proved false. </li></ul><ul><li>The Magicians understood that Musa was a Prophet and Allah had given him a miracle. </li></ul><ul><li>The magicians fell in prostration and said, “ We believe in the Lord of the universe,The Lord of Musa and Harun.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Surah ash-Shu’araa- 47:48) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Fir’awn’s threat <ul><li>He became wild with rage as he wanted to defeat Musa. But his arrows turned back against him! </li></ul><ul><li>Fir’awn thought he controlled minds of people like he controlled their tongues! </li></ul><ul><li>He spoke with pride and arrogance, “ Believe you in him (Musa) before I give you permission? Verily! He is your chief who taught you magic. So I will surely cut off your hands and feet on opposite sides, and I will surely crucify you on the trunks of palm trees, and you shall surely know which of us (I, Pharaoh, or the Lord of Musa - Allah), can give the severe and more lasting torment.” </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>The sorcerers who became believers said, “They said: &quot;We prefer you not over the clear signs that have come to us, and to Him (Allah) Who created us. So decree (regarding) this life of the world. Verily! We have believed in our Lord, that He may forgive us our faults, and the magic to which you did compel us. And Allah is better as regards reward in comparison to your (Pharaoh's) reward, and more lasting (as regards punishment in comparison to your punishment.” (Surah Ta ha 70-73) </li></ul>
  19. 19. Lessons for us! <ul><li>Just before submitting to the power and majesty of Allah, the sorcerers were full of arrogance and pride. </li></ul><ul><li>When Truth shone over them, they embraced the True Message and submitted to the Lord of the Worlds. </li></ul><ul><li>Their Imaan gave them strength to speak up against the tyrant. </li></ul><ul><li>They didn’t fear the consequences. They were prepared to die for the cause of Truth! </li></ul><ul><li>Imaan makes a Muslim, bold and brave! </li></ul>
  20. 20. End of Part 3 <ul><li>Made by: Nadia </li></ul><ul><li>Edited by: Muqith Mujtaba Ali </li></ul>Click this to