Once Allah Ta’ala asked Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam): “O Musaa! Did you ever do a good deed solely for My Sake?” When Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) said: ‘Salaat.” Allah Ta’ala responded: “You perform Salaat for your own benefit.” Then Nabi Musa said: “Saum”. Allah Ta’ala said: “Saum too is for your benefit.”
Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) then mentioned Zakaat and some other deeds. For each one Allah Ta’ala replied in the same way. Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) then professed his unawareness. Allah Ta’ala said: “Did you ever display Bughd (hatred) only for My Sake?” Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) then realized the value of Bughd lillaah, and what a great ibaadat it is.
Allah Ta’ala revealed to Nabi Musa (alayhis salaam): “O Musa! There are some such servants if they ask Me for the entire Jannat, I shall award it to them. But if they ask me for something of the world, I shall deny it to them. This denial is not because they are despised by Me, but I intend to pile up treasures for them in Jannat, and I save them from this world in the way a shepherd saves his sheep from the wolf.”
Despite Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) having the powerful weapon of the Asaa (the Staff) which could instantaneously be transformed into a massive python which could devour Fir’oun and his armies, enabling Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) to either leave with Bani Israaeel without any hindrance or to capture the kingdom of Fir’oun and establish the Law of the Deen, this did not occur. On the contrary, the Mu’jizah of the Asaa was put to very limited use. Read more... (467 words, estimated 1:52 mins reading time)
On the occasion when Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) was on his way to Mount Tur to observe I’tikaaf of 40 days, to commune with Allah Ta’ala, and to receive the revelation of the Tauraah, he met an old man sitting on a rock crying profusely. Pitying the old man, Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) enquired of the reason for his grief.
The old man replied that he was Shaitaan and he was crying because Allah’s mercy extended on all beings except him. Although he too was Allah’s creature, he is being excluded from Allah’s mercy, hence he was shedding so many tears. Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) promised to raise the matter with Allah Ta’ala on Mount Tur. Read more... (405 words, estimated 1:37 mins reading time)
Qaaroon was the paternal cousin of Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam). He is famed for his wealth and notorious for his arrogance. He did not accept Imaan. He had so much wealth that according to the Qur’aan, carrying only the keys of his treasure vaults would exhaust men of strong physique.
Qaaroon exceeded all bounds of arrogance and pride. He held in contempt those who had accepted Imaan. Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) constantly admonished him and exhorted him to be grateful to Allah Ta’ala for all the wealth, and to fulfil its rights. Qaaroon retorted that the wealth he had was not a bestowal by the Rabb of Musaa, but was the consequence of his intelligence and expertise. Read more... (141 words, estimated 34 secs reading time)
Hadhrat Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) was the son of Imraan, the son of Qaahit, the son of Laadi who was the son of Nabi Ya’qoob (alayhis salaam), the son of Hadhrat Ishaaq, the son of Hadhrat Nabi Ibraaheem (alayhis salaam).
Nabi Musaa’s mother’s name was Yookabid.
Once Hadhrat Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) delivered an extraordinarily eloquent khutbah (lecture) which reduced the audience to tears. Afterwards when he was asked: “Who is the most learned man on earth today?” Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) responded: “I”. Allah Ta’ala was displeased with this response. Although, undoubtedly, Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) was the greatest Aalim on earth at that time, he was supposed to have said: “Allah knows best.” Read more... (1443 words, estimated 5:46 mins reading time)
Once Hadhrat Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) supplicated to Allah Ta’ala to reveal some of His secrets and mysteries which underlie the Wisdom of His operations. Allah Ta’ala instructed Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) to proceed to a certain venue in the wilderness. The area in the wilderness where he went was an oasis. There was a fountain of water and a clump of trees. He sat down concealing himself among the trees. Soon a horse-rider appeared. He stopped by the fountain. Alighted and drank from the water. After resting for a while, he departed, forgetting his bag of gold coins at the spot. Read more... (394 words, estimated 1:35 mins reading time)
“Whoever is in the heavens and the earth and whatever is therein recites His praises (Tasbeeh). Everything recites His praise, but you do not understand their Tasbeeh.” (Qur’aan)
Once Nabi Musa (alayhis salaam) passed by a stone which was shedding tears in profusion. When Nabi Musa (alayhis salaam) asked the stone to explain why it was crying so much, it said: “I was overwhelmed with fear since the time I heard the aayat: “Its (i.e. Jahannam’s) fuel will be people and stones.” The stone feared that it would also be cast into Jahannum. Read more... (195 words, estimated 47 secs reading time)