And when the two companies saw one another, the companions of Moses said, “Indeed, we are to be overtaken!” (Ash Ashura (26), Ayat 61)
Musa said, “No! Indeed, with me is my Lord; He will guide me.” (Ash Ashura (26), Ayat 62)
How was Musa able to say this?
Musa was inspired by Allah (swt) beforehand and was told not to fear being overtaken by Pharaoh or be afraid in Surah Ta Ha (20), Ayat 77:
“We revealed to Moses, ‘Go out at night with My servants and strike a dry path for them across the sea. Have no fear of being overtaken and do not be dismayed.’ ” (Abdel Haleem translation).
Allah(swt) tells us that we will certainly have trials. We don’t necessarily know how we are going to get out of difficult situations, but we, like Musa was inspired, also have Allah’s (swt) words to live by in the Qur’an so that we have no fear in this life, nor should we ever lose hope in the help of Allah.
“Hold onto the rope of Allah”- Qur’an Surah 3, Ayat 103
The rope is hope (inspiration from Allah) and hope is found in the Qur’an.
Allah (swt) sent Musa and his brother to speak gently to Pharaoh.
Pray for Trump. Pray that someone speaks to him gently, and he listens.
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This is such a lovely comment Ck, thank you. Funny, I’ve been thinking about the story of Musa, and a stranger recently mentioned the sweet way he approached Pharaoh before warning him of God’s message. It’s probably the most appropriate story from which to gain wisdom!