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Moses in Islam

In this article, we will learn about the amazing miracles of the prophet Moses in Islam, and all the stories about him mentioned in the Holy Quran.

How many miracles did Moses perform in Islam?

The number of the famous miracles is nine, and they are as follows:

1- his staff

2- His hand becomes white.

3- The miracle of the locust disaster.

4- The miracle of the louse disaster.

5- Hordes of frogs infesting Egypt.

6- Water turning to blood.

7- In the Tih desert, twelve fountains squirted out of the rock as he struck the rock with his staff.

8- The children of Israel passing through the sea by the parting of the sea.

9- Mount Sinai being picked up from its place and raised above the children of Israel. 

Who is Moses in Islam?

Moses or Musa is one of the messengers of Allah, Allah revealed the Torah to the prophet Musa, as Allah says in the Quran:

It was We who revealed the Torah (to Moses); therein was guidance and light. By its standard have been judged the Jews, by the Prophet who bowed (as in Islam) to Allah’s will, by the Rabbis and the Doctors of Law: for to them was entrusted the protection of Allah’s Book, and they were witnesses thereto: therefore, fear not men, but fear Me, and sell not My Signs for a miserable price. (Quran, 5:44)

prophet Moses in Islam is said to be born in a dangerous time when the Pharaoh of Egypt ordered his men to kill all the newborn sons.

During this dark era that came upon Israelites, Moses was born, his mother was so scared so Allah commanded her to put the child in a box and cast it into the river. She did so and asked her daughter to follow the child.

The box was carried near the Pharaoh’s palace, that’s when a servant of the Pharaoh picked it up and when he found the child inside it, he told the Pharaoh, and his orders were to kill the child. However, his wife asked him to spare the child’s life and to raise him as their own child.

That’s when they needed someone to feed the child so his sister came to them and told them about a good nurse that can take care o him. And he was returned to his mother once again.

One day he was visiting the city and he saw two men fighting, one of them asked him for help so he did however when he struck the other man, he killed him. So, Moses asked Allah for his forgiveness. The next day, the same man was fighting with someone else and he once again asked for Moses’ help, he was about to help him but the other man said are you going to kill me just like you killed the man yesterday?

 Moses left and asked Allah to save him from the people who wish him harm, that’s when a man came running to him and told him that people are planning on killing him.

So, he left Egypt and when he reached the waters of Madyan he saw men drawing water for their animals, while two women stood by quietly, holding back their animals. So he asked them why are they waiting and their answer was: ‘We cannot water our animals until the men have left; that is our misfortune. Our father could not come to draw water for our animals as he is too old.’     

Moses helped them, and after they left one of them came back again and told him that her father wants to talk to him.

He went with her and told her father about the circumstances and the man told him that leaving Egypt was the right thing to do. The man was impressed by Moses and offered one of his daughters in marriage, provided Moses promised to live with them for eight years, or even longer if he so wished. Moses agreed and started his life in Madyan.

After the eight years have passed Mosses took his wife and family.

 After eight years, Moses left with his wife and family. On their journey, he saw a fire in the direction of Mount Tur. He made his family halt there, while he ran towards the fire hoping to obtain some information about the neighborhood, or at least get a burning firebrand to keep his family warm.

 When Moses reached the spot he heard a voice from above the trees on the right side of the sacred valley. ‘What have you in your right hand?’ the voice said. Bewildered, Moses replied: ‘It is my staff, with which I bring down the leaves for my sheep and do many other things.’

 Is Moses in the Quran?

Yes, his name was mentioned 136 times in the Quran.

Moses in the Quran

“Verily, We did send down the Torah to Moses, therein was guidance and light, by which the Prophets, who submitted themselves to God’s Will, judged the Jews.  And the rabbis and the priests too judged the Jews by the Torah for to them was entrusted the protection of God’s Book, and they were witnesses thereto.” (Quran 5:44)

 “We recite to you some of the news of Moses and Pharaoh in truth, for a people who believe.  Verily, Pharaoh exalted himself in the land and made its people sects, weakening (oppressing) a group (i.e. Children of Israel) among them; killing their sons, and letting their females live.  Verily, he was of those who commit great sins and crimes, oppressors, tyrant.” (Quran 28:3&4)

 “And We inspired the mother of Moses saying, suckle him, but when you fear for him, then cast him into the river and fear not, nor grieve.  Verily! We shall bring him back to you, and shall make him one of (Our) Messengers.” (Quran 28:2-7).

 “Then the household of Pharaoh picked him up, that he might become for them an enemy and a cause of grief. Verily! Pharaoh, Haman, and their hosts were sinners. And the wife of Pharaoh said; ‘A comfort of the eye for me and for you. Kill him not, perhaps he may be of a benefit to us, or we may adopt him as a son.’ And they perceived not (the result of that).” (Quran 28:8-9)

 “And We had already forbidden (other) foster suckling mothers for him until she (his sister came up and) said: “Shall I direct you to a household who will rear him for you, and sincerely they will look after him in a good manner?” (Quran 28:12)

 “So did We restore him to his mother, that she might be delighted, and that she might not grieve, and that she might know that the Promise of God is true. But most of them know not.” (Quran 28:13)

 “And when he attained his full strength and was perfect (in manhood), We bestowed on him Hukman (Prophethood, right judgment of the affairs) and religious knowledge (of the religion of his forefathers, Islamic Monotheism).  And thus do We reward the Muhsineen (good-doers).” (Quran 28:14)

 “And he entered the city at a time of unawareness of its people, and he found there two men fighting, one of his party and the other of his foes.  The man of his own party asked him for help against his foe, so Moses struck him with his fist and killed him.  He said, “This is of Satan’s doing, verily, he is a plain misleading enemy.”


He said, “My Lord!  Verily, I have wronged myself, so forgive me.”  Then He forgave him.  Verily, He is the Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful.

 He said, “My Lord!  For that with which You have favored me, I will nevermore be a helper for the criminals, disobedient to God, polytheists, sinners, etc.!” (Quran 28:15-17)

 So he became afraid, looking about in the city (waiting as to what will be the result of his crime of killing), when behold, the man who had sought his help the day before, called for his help again.  Moses said to him, “Verily, you are a plain misleader!”  Then when he decided to seize the man who was an enemy to both of them, the man said, “O Moses!  Is it your intention to kill me as you killed a man yesterday?  Your aim is nothing but to become a tyrant in the land, and not to be one of those who do right.”

 And there came a man running, from the farthest end of the city.  He said, “O Moses!  Verily, the chiefs are taking counsel together about you, to kill you, so escape.  Truly, I am to you of those who give sincere advice.”

 So he escaped from there, looking about in a state of fear.  He said, “My Lord!  Save me from the people who are polytheists, and wrong-doers!” (Quran 28:15-21)

“And when he arrived at the water of Midian he found there a group of men watering their flocks, and besides them, he found two women who were keeping back their flocks.  He said, “What is the matter with you?”  They said, “We cannot water (our flocks) until the shepherds take their flocks.  And our father is a very old man.”  Therefore, he watered their flocks for them, and then he turned back to shade, and said, “My Lord!  Truly, I am in need of whatever good that You bestow on me!”  (Quran 28:22-24)


“Then there came to him one of the two women, walking shyly.  She said, “Verily, my father calls you that he may reward you for having watered our flocks for us.”  So when he came to him and narrated the story, he said, “Fear you not.  You have escaped from the people who are polytheists, disbelievers, and wrong-doers.”  (Quran 28:25)

 And said one of them (the two women): “O my father!  Hire him!  Verily, the best of men for you to hire is the strong, the trustworthy.”  He said, “I intend to wed one of these two daughters of mine to you, on condition that you serve me for eight years, but if you complete ten years, it will be a favor from you.  But I intend not to place you under a difficulty.  If Allah wills, you will find me one of the righteous.”  He (Moses) said, “That is settled between me and you whichever of the two terms I fulfill, there will be no injustice to me, and Allah is Surety over what we say.”  (Quran 28:26-28)

 “Then, when Moses had fulfilled the term and was traveling with his family, he saw a fire in the direction of Mount Tur.  He said to his family, “Wait, I have seen a fire; perhaps I may bring to you from there some news, or a burning fire brand that you may warm yourselves”. (Quran 28:29)

 “…Blessed is whosoever is in the fire, and whosoever is round about it!  And far removed is God from every imperfection, the Lord of all that exists.  “O, Moses!  Verily!  It is I, God, the All-Mighty, and the All-Wise.” (Quran 27:8&9)


“Verily!  I am God, none has the right to be worshipped but I, so worship Me, and perform prayer for My Remembrance.  Verily, the Hour is coming and I am almost hiding it that every person may be rewarded for that which he strives.  Therefore, let not the one who believes not therein (i.e. in the Day of Resurrection, Reckoning, Paradise and Hell, etc.), but follows his own lusts, divert you, lest you perish.” (Quran 20:14-16)

Moses in Islam and Quran

“This is my stick, whereon I lean, and wherewith I beat down branches for my sheep, and wherein I find other uses.”  (Quran 20:18)

 “And throw your stick!”  But when he saw it moving as if it were a snake, he turned in flight and looked not back.  (It was said): “O Moses!  Draw near, and fear not.  Verily, you are of those who are secure”. (Quran 28:31)

 “Insert your hand into the opening of your garment, it will come out white without disease, and draw your hand close to your side to be free from fear (that which you suffered from the snake, and also by that your hand will return to its original state).  These are two signs, (miracles, evidence, proofs) from your Lord to Pharaoh and his chiefs.  Verily, they are the people who are rebellious, and disobedient towards God.” (Quran 28:32)

 “Go To Pharaoh!  Verily!  He has transgressed (all bounds in disbelief and disobedience, and has behaved as an arrogant tyrant).” (Quran 20:24)

 “My Lord!  I have killed a man among them, and I fear that they will kill me” (Quran 28:33)

 “Moses said, “O my Lord!  Open for me my chest (grant me self-confidence, contentment, and boldness).  And ease my task for me; and make loose the knot (the defect) from my tongue, (remove the incorrectness of my speech) that they understand my speech, and appoint for me a helper from my family, Aaron, my brother; increase my strength with him, and let him share my task (of conveying God’s Message and Prophethood), and we may glorify You much, and remember You much, Verily!  You are of us ever a Well-Seer.”


God said, “You are granted your request, O Moses!  And indeed, We conferred a favor on you another time before.  When We inspired your mother with that which We inspired, saying,  “Put him (the child) into a box or a case or a chest and put him into the river (Nile), and then the river shall cast it up on the bank, and there, an enemy of Mine and an enemy of his shall take him.’  And I endured you with love from Me, in order that you may be brought up under My Eye when your sister went and said; “Shall I show you the one who will nurse him?’  So We restored you to your mother that she might cool her eyes and she should not grieve.  Then you did kill a man, but We saved you from great distress and tried you with a heavy trial.  Then you stayed a number of years with the people of Midian.  Then you came here according to the term which I ordained (for you), O Moses!

 “And I have chosen you for My Inspiration and My Message for Myself.  Go you and your brother with My proofs, lessons, verses, evidence, signs, revelations, and do not, you both, slacken and become weak in My Remembrance.

 “Go, both of you, to Pharaoh, verily, he has transgressed all bounds in disbelief and disobedience and behaved as an arrogant tyrant.  And speak to him kindly, perhaps he may accept admonition or fear God.”

 They said, “Our Lord!  Verily!  We fear lest he should hasten to punish us or lest he should transgress all bounds against us.”

 He (God) said: “Fear not, Verily!  I am with you both, Hearing and Seeing.  So go you both to him, and say, “Verily, we are Messengers of your Lord, so let the children of Israel go with us, and torment them not; indeed, we have come with a sign from your Lord!  And peace will be upon him who follows the guidance!  Truly, it has been revealed to us that the torment will be for him who denies (beliefs not in the Oneness of God, and in His Messengers, etc) and turns away (from the truth and obedience of God)” (Quran 20:25-48).

 Did Moses write the Torah in Islam?

No, the Torah was revealed to him by God, he didn’t write it.

Does Islam believe in Moses?

Yes, Islam believes in all the prophets.

How long did Moses live in Islam?

It is said that the Prophet Moses lived 120 years.

So, How old was Moses when he died in Islam? He was 120 years old when he died.

 How many wives did Moses have in Islam?

The prophet Moses had only one wife.

Moses wife in Islam was mentioned in the Holy Quran in the following verse:

{He said: Indeed, I wish to wed you one of these, my two daughters, on [the condition] that you serve me for eight years; but if you complete ten, it will be [as a favor] from you. And I do not wish to put you in difficulty. You will find me, if Allaah wills, from among the righteous.}

What is the name of Moses’s mother in Islam?

Ibn Katheer said in his book Qisas Al-Anbiyaa’ (Stories of the Prophets): “As-Suhayli said, the name of the mother of Moosa is ‘Ayaarkha’, and it was said, ‘Ayaathakht’.”

 Al-Qurtubi said in his Tafseer: “Her name was Ayaarkha, and it was said Ayaarakht as stated by As-Suhayli; and Ath-Tha’labi said: The name of the mother of Moosa was Lawha bint Haanid ibn Laawa ibn Ya‘qoob.”

Ibn ‘Atiyyah said in Al-Muharrar Al-Wajeez: “Her name was Yoohaana.”

Who is the father of Moses in Islam?

It is said that the prophet Moses’s father’s name is Imran.

Where is Moses buried in Islam?

The exact place is unknown however it is said that he is buried 11 km (6.8 mi) south of Jericho and 20 km (12 mi) east of Jerusalem in the Judean wilderness.

How did Moses die in Islam?

Abu Hurairah narrated: ‘The Angel of Death was sent to Moses. When he came to Moses, Moses slapped him in the eye. The Angel returned to his Lord and said: You have sent me to a slave who does not want to die.’ Allah said: ‘Return to him and tell him to put his hand on the back of an ox and for every hair that will come under it, he will be granted one year of life.’ Moses said: ‘0 Lord! What will happen after that?’ Allah replied: ‘Then death.’ Moses said: ‘Let it come now!’ Moses then requested Allah to let him die close to the Holy Land so that he would be at a distance of a stone’s throw from it.” Abu Hurairah added: “Allah’s Messenger said: ‘If I were there, I would show you his grave below the red sandhill on the side of the road.”

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