Prophet Musa, Part 1

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It has been a tragedy of sorts that I did not upload the 4-part on Prophet Musa (alaihis salam) since about 4 years!!

The presentations were done & uploaded by me on the SlideShare website but somehow got ignored in my very own blog! Subhanallaah.

Today I am uploading the First Part and InshaaAllah will upload the remaining three parts (after editing) in a couple of days InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

Musa And The Magicians

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 Q1: Why did the Prophets need to perform miracles sometimes?

To prove that they are the true Prophets of Allah.

Q2: What is the difference between a miracle and a magic?

Miracles are extraordinary actions that happen with Allah’s help. Magic on the other hand, is done by evil people to hurt or deceive others.

Q3: Why do you think the magicians changed so fast from following Phir’oun to following Prophet Musa in worshipping Allah?

Ans: When the magicians saw the miracle performed by Prophet Musa, they knew that it was not magic and therefore they surrendered to Musa and stopped following Phir’oun who was cheating people through the magicians.

Q4: Why do you think the magicians chose death over obeying Phir’oun?

When truth dawned upon the magicians, they believed in Allah and were firm in their belief. They did not bother about their life and chose death as that would help them gain Paradise.

Q5: What miracles did Musa perform in front of Phir’oun?

When he threw his stick, it turned out to be a huge serpent. And when he drew out his hand, it was shining bright to the onlookers. These two miracles were performed by Prophet Musa.

Q6: What was Phir’oun’s reaction to Musa’s Miracles?

Ans: Phir’oun was terrified. He feared that his rule was in danger. He remembered the old prophecy he learned many years before that a man from the children of Isra’eel would destroy his kingdom.

Q7: Why did phir’oun seek the greatest magicians from all over Egypt?

Phir’oun called all the best magicians to come and outdo Musa’s miracle with their magic in front of an assembly of people.

Q8: What happened at the event with Musa and the magicians?

Ans:  Everyone was excited about watching this great contest. Allah told Musa to throw down his stick. He did and it became a huge snake that swallowed all of the magicians’ snakes. When it finished, Musa picked it up and the snake became a stick again.

Q9: How did the magicians react?

The magicians accepted the truth and prostrated themselves to Allah declaring “We believe in the Lord of Musa and Haroon.”

Q10: How did phir’oun react to the magicians prostrating to Allah?

He threatened the magicians that he will kill them and he did kill them.

Q11: What does Islam say about magic and witchcraft? Support your answer with a Hadeeth?

Magic and witchcraft are haram in Islam. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

“Abandon the destructive sins: Shirk, claiming partners with Allah, and sihr, witchcraft”.

 

Musa, the Prophet (Peace be upon him)

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1. Why did Allah want Musa to move his people from Egypt to Palestine?

To save the Israelis from the slavery of Phir’oun

2. What is the difference between the miracle Prophet Musa saw and what some magicians do in magic shows?

Miracle is something that truly happens with the permission of Allah. Magic involves cheating and falsehood.

3. How did Musa become a prophet of Allah?

While Musa was on his way to Egypt, he passed by the Mount Sinai where he went to pick up some fire and firewood. There, Allah spoke to him and informed him that he is chosen as a Prophet of Allah.

4. What did Allah order Musa to do in Egypt?

Allah ordered Musa to go to Egypt and call Phir’oun to believe in Allah and worship Him alone.

5. Why was Musa fearful of returning to Egypt?

Musa was fearful of returning to Egypt because he knew that Phir’oun would take revenge on him for his unintentional killing of an Egyptian.

6. How did Phir’oun receive Musa’s message?

Phir’oun received Musa’s message with arrogance and sarcastic comments. He even insulted Musa and ridiculed him.

Musa Leaves Egypt

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1. Why did Phir’oun agree to punish Musa and kill him for his mistake although he had treated him as his son for years?

As Musa killed an Egyptian who belonged to Phir’oun’s tribe, he agreed to punish Musa.

2. Why did Prophet Musa side with the Israeli man when he saw the two men fighting?

Musa sided with the Israeli man because the Egyptians used to oppress and humiliate the Israelites.

3. How did Prophet Musa feel after he had unintentionally killed the Egyptian man?

Musa’s heart was filled with deep sadness and regret. He begged Allah for forgiveness.

4. Why did the Israeli man tell of Musa’s mistake?

When the Israeli man was involved in another fight next day, Musa realised that he is a trouble-maker. When he saw Musa angry at him, he thought that he would attack him. So he told of Musa’s mistake.

5. Why did Prophet Musa flee from Egypt? Where did he go to?

To save himself from danger, he fled Egypt and went to Madyan.

6. Whom did Prophet Musa meet in the new place?

He met two young women at the waters of Madyan.

7. Describe what happened to Prophet Musa in the new city he moved to?

Musa was invited to live in the old man’s house in Madyan. He soon got married to one of his daughters. He happily lived there for 8 years with his new family.

8. Why did Prophet Musa decide to return to Egypt after many years?

It was Allah’s plan to put a thought in Musa’s mind to feel that he is really missing his family in Egypt. So he suddenly decided to leave Egypt.