As a child, Musa was raised by his mother, who loved him dearly and feared for his safety. She knew that the Pharaoh had ordered the killing of all male babies born to the children of Israel, so she hid Musa in a basket and placed it in the river Nile, trusting in Allah's protection. Allah accepted her prayer and guided the basket to the palace of the Pharaoh, where it was discovered by the Pharaoh's wife, who took pity on the baby and raised him as her own son.
Growing up, Musa was a curious and thoughtful child, who always questioned the injustices he witnessed around him. One day, when he was a young man, he witnessed an Egyptian soldier beating a Hebrew slave, and he could not tolerate the cruelty. In a fit of anger, Musa struck the soldier and killed him, realizing his mistake, he immediately sought forgiveness from Allah.
Fearing for his life, Musa fled Egypt and settled in the land of Madyan, where he met and married a virtuous woman named Safura. He spent many years living a peaceful life as a shepherd, reflecting on the nature of existence and his purpose in life. One day, while tending to his flock, he saw a burning bush, which was not consumed by the fire. As he approached it, Allah spoke to him and revealed his mission to him.
Allah appointed Musa as his prophet, to lead the children of Israel out of slavery and oppression, and to challenge the tyranny of the Pharaoh. Musa was initially hesitant and unsure of his ability to carry out this task, but Allah assured him of his support and bestowed upon him many miracles to strengthen his faith.
Musa returned to Egypt and confronted the Pharaoh, demanding the release of the children of Israel. The Pharaoh arrogantly refused, and Musa called upon Allah to send down a series of plagues to punish the Pharaoh and his people. These plagues included the Nile turning into blood, swarms of locusts, frogs, and lice, and a devastating hailstorm. But the Pharaoh remained defiant, and Allah decided to test Musa's faith and patience further.
Allah commanded Musa to take his people and leave Egypt, but the Pharaoh and his army pursued them. When the children of Israel found themselves trapped between the sea and the army, they feared for their lives and lost faith in Musa's leadership. But Musa remained steadfast and called upon Allah, who split the sea for them to cross and then caused it to collapse on the Pharaoh and his army, drowning them all.
The children of Israel were free, and Musa continued to lead them on their journey towards the promised land. However, their faith was tested again and again as they faced hunger, thirst, and other challenges. But Musa always turned to Allah for guidance and provision, and Allah never failed to provide for them.
During their journey, Allah revealed the Torah to Musa, and he taught his people its laws and commandments. He also performed many miracles, such as striking a rock with his staff to bring forth water.
As Musa continued to lead his people towards the promised land, they faced another test of their faith. They came across a tribe that worshipped idols and engaged in immoral practices. Some of the children of Israel were tempted by their lifestyle and strayed from the path of righteousness.
Musa was deeply saddened by this and turned to Allah for guidance. Allah revealed to him that he needed to go on a journey to receive further guidance and instruction. Musa appointed his brother Harun as the leader in his absence and set out on his journey.
During his journey, Musa met with Allah and received the gift of the five daily prayers. He also received further guidance on how to lead his people and maintain their faith in Allah. He was also shown visions of the future, including the coming of the final prophet, Muhammad (PBUH).
Meanwhile, back with the children of Israel, Harun faced a great challenge. A man named Samiri, who had been among the children of Israel, began to spread dissent and corruption among the people. He convinced them to make a golden calf and worship it as their god.
When Musa returned and saw what had happened, he was filled with anger and disappointment. He rebuked the people for straying from the path of righteousness and reminded them of Allah's blessings and guidance. He then destroyed the golden calf and punished those who had led the people astray.
Despite this setback, Musa continued to lead his people towards the promised land. They faced many more challenges and tests of their faith, but Allah never failed to provide for them. Eventually, they reached the land of Canaan, where they settled and established a community based on justice and righteousness.
As Musa approached the end of his life, he knew that his mission was complete. He reminded his people of Allah's guidance and urged them to remain steadfast in their faith. He then passed away, leaving behind a legacy of faith, courage, and divine intervention.
In Islam, Musa is revered as one of the greatest prophets of Allah. His story is a testament to the power of faith and the importance of trusting in Allah's guidance. His journey was filled with challenges and tests, but he never wavered in his faith or his commitment to Allah's mission. His legacy continues to inspire believers around the world to this day.