1. Like all Prophets, Musa hated injustice and sided with the weak. Discuss quoting an incident from the early life of Prophet Musa.
When Musa grew up in the palace of Pharaoh, he saw with his own eyes the cruel treatment meted out to the Bani Israel by the Egyptian high society, the Copts. Once he found two men fighting, one from Bani Israel and the other from the Copts. The Israelite shouted to Musa for help. Musa rushed to stop them from fighting.
2. Did Musa kill the man intentionally?
No, Musa did not kill the man intentionally.
3. What did he do after he had already committed the act?
Musa was filled with regret knowing that it had all been Satan’s doing. He turned to Allah in repentance.
4. Whom were the guards of Pharaoh looking out for?
The guards of Pharaoh were looking out for the killer of the Copt.
5. What did a man advise Musa? What did Musa do? Why did he choose to depart from the city?
A man advised Musa to depart from the city of Egypt. Musa heeded to his advice. He chose to depart from the city fearing Pharaoh and the evil-doing folk.
6. What did Musa see on arriving at the waters of Madyan? What did he do?
On arriving at the waters of Madyan, Musa saw a large group of men watering their herds and sheep. He also saw two girls standing in one corner, holding back their flock waiting for their turn. Musa understood that the men were being unjust. So he helped the two girls by watering their flock for them.
7. What did Musa do when the girls had gone? What lesson should we learn from this?
When the girls had left, Musa turned away to the said and prayed to Allah, “My Lord! I am in dire need of whatever you bestow upon me”. This teaches the lesson that a Muslim must turn to Allah for help when he or she is faced with difficulties.
8. On what conditions did the pious old father offer his daughter in marriage to Musa?
The Qur’an describes the old man’s offer thus:
“I would like to marry one of my daughters, provided you work for me for eight years. If you complete ten years, that will be on your own account”.
9. Had this marriage been forced upon Musa?
No, this marriage was not forced upon Musa.