29 June 2008

Brief History of Prophet Musa (Moses) In Islam

Note : Prophet Moosa is also known as Prophet Musa or Moses
Firaun is also known as Pharaoh

Prophet Moosa (AS) was born at the time of Fir'aun. Fir'aun was a king who hated the Bani Israa'eel, who were the tribe of Prophet Moosa (AS).

A short while before Prophet Moosa (AS) was born, Fir'aun was told that a boy from the Bani Israa'eel would soon be born and at whose hands Fir'aun's kingdom would be destroyed. On hearing this, the cruel king ordered that every male child born to the Bani Israa'eel should be killed.

Prophet Moosa's (AS) upbringing in the palace of Fir'aun

When Prophet Moosa (AS) was born, his mother put him in a water proof box and placed the box on the river Nile . She then sent her daughter to follow the little "boat" and see where it went.

The box floated towards the palace of Fir'aun , where his men fished it out and brought the baby to him. He wanted to kill it immediately, suspecting that it might be a child of the Bani Israa'eel, but his wife Aasiya, who was a pious woman, stopped him. They did not have children of their own, so she asked him to adopt the child.

Fir'aun agreed to his wife's request and then called some women to breast feed the crying child. However, the baby refused milk from all the women who came to feed him, except his mother. So Allah reunited mother and child in the very palace of Fir'aun.

As the years passed, Prophet Moosa (AS) grew up strong and healthy. He then left Egypt and went to Madyan where he married Safura daughter of Prophet Shu'aib (AS). After staying in Madyan for a while, he left to return to Egypt . On their way to Egypt in the severe winter night Prophet Moosa (AS) and his wife who had lost their way, saw a fire in the distance. Prophet Moosa (AS) told his wife to stay where she was and he went to the fire, thinking he would bring some of it back.

When he reached the fire he saw that the flames were coming from a green tree but there was no one present. While Prophet Moosa (AS) looked around in surprise, he suddenly heard a voice saying, "O Moosa, I am your Lord!" The voice then asked him to throw his stick onto the ground. At once it changed into a serpent, scaring him. He was then commanded to lift the snake without fear and as he did so, it changed back into a stick.

Next he was told to put his hand under his armpit. When he drew it out again, his hand glowed with a bright light, like the sun. The Divine voice said to him, "O Moosa! These are the two great Signs of your Lord. Go back to Fir'aun and his people and invite them towards your Lord!"

Prophet Moosa invited Fir'aun and his people to Islam

Prophet Moosa (AS) told Fir'aun that he was a Messenger of Allah and that he had brought clear proofs that he was speaking the truth. He threw his stick on the ground and it changed into a snake. The miracle frightened Fir'aun and he turned to his ministers for advice. They told him that Prophet Moosa (AS) was just a good magician and that their own magicians could easily perform such tricks.

Fir'aun called all the great magicians to his court. When they were told what had to be done, they were not worried. They threw pieces of rope on the ground and these cords began to wriggle like snakes. But when Prophet Moosa (AS) cast his stick down his serpent ate all the pieces of rope. The magicians immediately realized that this was no magic but a miracle, and threw themselves in prostration saying, "We believe in the faith of Moosa".

This made Fir'aun very angry and he warned them that if they did not take back their words, they would be tortured. They did not change their minds and so he cut off their feet and hands and then killed them. Allah told Prophet Moosa (AS) to warn Fir'aun that He would punish him and his people if they continued in their ways. But Fir'aun was too proud to listen to the warning.

Calamity that struck the pride of Fir'aun

Soon the country was hit by famine. Swarms of locusts ate away the crops. The river Nile flooded its banks causing great destruction. The people were afflicted with lice and tumors. When all of this happened the people rushed to Prophet Moosa (AS) asking him to pray for their relief and promised to follow his religion. But when they were cured and the situation improved, they returned to their idol worship.

Prophet Moosa (AS) gathered the people of Bani Israa'eel and left for Palestine . Fir'aun learnt of their escape and followed them with a huge army. When the Bani Israa'eel reached the Red Sea they saw Fir'aun approaching and were sure they were going to be killed. However, Prophet Moosa (AS) struck the waters of the sea with his stick and the waters parted, making a dry path. The people rushed through and crossed safely. When Fir'aun saw the path he entered the sea at the head of his army. But while he was in the middle of the sea the waters suddenly closed around him and his men.

I really recommend you now read the Prophet Musa and Pharoah's story here in slight more detail with Quranic Verses for proof (Quran was revealed by God 1400 years ago and mentions how Firaun's body will be found from the sea so everyone can see the signs, amazing!)

71 comments - Click link below to add yours:

Shannon said... 29/6/08 3:33 am  

An excellent brief account, Thankyou

Anonymous said... 4/8/08 12:29 am  

what was the prophet Mossa's real mother's name please?

Anonymous said... 9/12/08 9:22 pm  

masaullah this shows islam is the right religon and all the proftts sent with the tree holy books are all from allah (swt)

Anonymous said... 11/1/09 10:07 pm  

real name of Hazrat Moosa Alaihissalaam's mother
was Yukabid and Imran was his father'sname.

Anonymous said... 2/2/09 4:05 pm  

A quick NOTE.. PALESTINE never existed in Prophet MUSA time period. IT was called the land of CANAN. In fact the name PALESTINE was given by the ROMANS called PHILISTINE after they exiled the Jews from the land of ISRAEL..
Wow.. different account in Jewish and Christian text which is pretty upsetting.

The mother of MOSHE (which means drawn from the water in PHAROAH language)was JOCHOVED. SHE WAS A DAUGHTER OF LEVI which was one of the 12 tribes of YISRAEL or Jacob.

Re writing history is sad.. please refrain erasing the memory of Israel. By doing so you create grea contempt from ALLAH

Anonymous said... 17/2/09 4:41 pm  

hello this is a good brief account but what date was musa - moses born in

Anonymous said... 17/2/09 4:42 pm  

This is a good brief Its very helpful thankyou x

Anonymous said... 11/3/09 2:59 pm  

A REALLY great grammer and history i like the word u use thanks by Aliyu

Anonymous said... 22/3/09 8:44 am  

thanks.... great work

Anonymous said... 25/5/09 2:32 am  

what was the name of prophet musa sister

Anonymous said... 25/5/09 2:34 am  

which tribe did prophet musa mother come from

Anonymous said... 27/6/09 9:19 am  

thanks it's a good story of prophet!(the best)

Anonymous said... 13/7/09 10:31 am  

ma silamma

Anonymous said... 13/7/09 10:41 am  

jazakalahu khairan my brothers

Anonymous said... 22/7/09 10:22 am  


Anonymous said... 29/7/09 10:36 pm  

I heard that When Azraeel (a) - an angel appointed to cease the rooh of being - came to Prophet Moosa (A), Moosa (A) thrashed Azraeel on his eye and it became useless.

If anyone has a proof based news about this, please write it : e.ashikrahman@yahoo.com

Thank you for your effort. Assalamualaikum.

Anonymous said... 25/9/09 1:15 pm  

mashaala this is good about prophet musa

Anonymous said... 7/12/09 9:24 pm  

its an awsum brief effort.. the 10 commandments is a detail visual.. a very gud movie about the history of Moosa Alihisalam

Anonymous said... 15/12/09 12:21 am  

good story and really true to i think

Anonymous said... 16/12/09 6:58 pm  

As a Muslim, that should teach each one of us that, when all doors and windows, close in our face, and we feel alone,and down. Allah's doors and windows always open for any one who turn to him, that is why one of Allah's name the Merceful.

Anonymous said... 22/12/09 9:10 pm  


Anonymous said... 16/1/10 6:27 am  

its really true to believe

Anonymous said... 28/2/10 6:08 pm  


Anonymous said... 4/3/10 1:03 am  

Thank You!!
Dont You spell it Musa (A)?

Hamzah said... 9/3/10 7:36 pm  

less work for me to do for homework

Anonymous said... 31/3/10 5:47 pm  

for the second post, musa's real mother's name is ucabid

Anonymous said... 1/4/10 12:42 am  


Anonymous said... 22/4/10 8:41 am  

hello..... are you sure this info is right....?
anyway who cares whats up... ? to whoever wants to answer.....

Anonymous said... 2/5/10 11:16 am  

am proud of been a muslim

Anonymous said... 21/5/10 5:42 pm  

What is the name of Prophet Mosa's mother?
I needit by today please

Anonymous said... 2/6/10 1:53 am  

what does musas name mean

me said... 3/6/10 4:08 am  

Prophet Moses, was great and pious man...may Allah Bless him..

Anonymous said... 30/6/10 4:33 pm  

MASHAALLAH ...........

Anonymous said... 2/7/10 8:56 am  

Good Explanation in simple words.

sheikh said... 15/8/10 8:39 am  

very very good way about told islam history

mukhdoom waseem qureshi said... 16/8/10 4:05 pm  

the marvilous story of great prophet

Anonymous said... 17/8/10 6:32 pm  

ALLAHU AKBAR!Who soever dont believe in islam you are fulling yourself but the truth has been told.

Anonymous said... 18/8/10 1:47 pm  


Anonymous said... 19/8/10 6:47 pm  

was prophet Moses married and who were his children (if any)?

Anonymous said... 24/8/10 11:55 am  

ABDUL KARIM has the wife of kind fraun who disagree with the killing of prophet Musah when he was young a true believer?

Anonymous said... 4/9/10 12:21 pm  

thanks sir, pleas how many years does prophet musa used before he dead. thanks

Anonymous said... 11/10/10 10:10 am  

z b r s 11/10/2010
it is clear view for muslms to be stong in beleving

Moon said... 30/10/10 5:59 pm  


Anonymous said... 6/11/10 10:19 pm  

islam is the true religion

Anonymous said... 13/11/10 5:37 am  

that was okay but wondeful history but too highlighted.

Anonymous said... 17/11/10 3:53 am  


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What is the name of Prophet Mosa's mother?
I needit by today please

Anonymous said... 27/11/10 6:56 am  

i learnt a lot from it thankyou

Anonymous said... 28/11/10 2:54 am  

Islam is the best religion

dazzlin_diamond21 said... 4/4/11 1:44 pm  

I love Islam

Anonymous said... 7/4/11 11:11 am  

thanks a lot

hafsa said... 8/4/11 2:39 pm  

islam is realy the religion of truthfulness

Anonymous said... 19/4/11 9:10 pm  

maasaAllah may God bless da work of our muslim brethred scholers. Surely knowledge is neccessity of Al Iman. Thnx.

mansoor said... 4/5/11 5:26 am  

who is the father oe moosa nabi (as)?.

Anonymous said... 5/5/11 3:01 pm  


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Anonymous said... 16/5/11 9:45 am  

thank you very much for a summary like that and it will surely help me with my project.
Jazaak Allah khayran

mirwais said... 19/5/11 12:53 am  

really nice and meaningful story i learnt more things, thank u guys for posting it

Mirwais khogiani ,

Anonymous said... 20/6/11 5:07 pm  

keep up the good work. Jazakallah khair

Anonymous said... 30/6/11 1:53 pm  

Brief but true, as muslim I am proud that I am from umma'at -e- Rasoolullah (salalhualyhiwasalaam)

Anonymous said... 7/7/11 12:35 am  

can i ask a question? i have lot but asking only one..

Anonymous said... 11/7/11 1:29 pm  


Anonymous said... 27/7/11 7:00 pm  

That is the miracle of god mynoddin

Anonymous said... 28/7/11 7:23 am  

this is a really excellent story of prophet musa (AS)

Leeshy18 said... 28/7/11 2:49 pm  


Anonymous said... 31/7/11 7:23 pm  

that's a really nice story right and I hope more people like it as much as I do
thanks khadija

Anonymous said... 7/8/11 2:07 pm  

very gud story marshallah:):):):):)

Anonymous said... 7/8/11 2:10 pm  

Prophet Musa's Father's Name Was Imran :)

Digital Haidth said... 9/8/11 1:50 pm  

Please keep them coming. I wish i get the chance to read more similar stories from you. Salam

zahra said... 9/8/11 4:16 pm  

Maashallah the story of Prophet Moosa (AS) is very intresting.I am proud that i am a muslim. Alhamdulillah.

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