09-08-07

Gods Discourse with Musa(a.s)

GOD'S DISCOURSE WITH MUSA (AS)

When Musa went up to the fire on the mountain, he was greeted by

a marvellous event. He was addressed by God from a bush. There, he

received the first revelations, stated in the Qur'an as follows:

But when he reached it a voice called out to him from the right hand

side of the valley in the part which was full of blessing, from out of the

bush: "Musa, I am God, the Lord of all the worlds." (Qur'an, 28: 30)

Then when he reached it, a voice called out, "Musa! I am your Lord.

Take off your sandals. You are in the holy valley of Tuwa. I have

chosen you, so listen well to what is revealed. I am God. There is no

god but Me, so worship Me and establish prayer to remember Me."

(Qur'an, 20: 11-14)

This was the first revelation Musa received, honouring him as God's

messenger, the highest rank that a human can attain in this world.

An important point deserves attention here; God addresses Musa...

God had called onto Musa from a tree. God was close enough to Musa as

to address him directly. The truth however is, God is always close enough

to address anybody. For instance, as you read these lines, God is close to

you. He is close enough to speak to you, to hear your voice and make you

hear His voice. Even, as explained in the words of the Qur'an,
"God is
closer to the human than his own jugular vein." (Qur'an, 50: 16)

Though we cannot hear God, because He does not speak to us directly,

He is always close enough to hear our every word. He can hear us even

if we whisper.

After telling Musa that the voice he hears belongs to his Lord, God

asked him about his staff:

"What is that in your right hand, Musa?" He said, "It is my staff. I lean

on it and beat down leaves for my sheep with it and have other uses

for it." (Qur'an, 20: 17-18)

No doubt God had known what Musa held in his hand. However, to

edify Musa and make known His wisdom to him, God asked him to throw

down his staff:

"Throw down your staff." Then when he saw it slithering like a snake

he turned and fled and did not turn back again... (Qur'an, 27: 10)

When Musa saw his familiar staff turned into a snake, he was seized

with fear. However, this event was designed to be a lesson by which God

taught Musa to feel no fear except for Him, and to submit to no one other

than Him:

…"Have no fear, Musa. In My Presence the Messengers have no fear."

(Qur'an, 27: 10)

He said, "Take hold of it and have no fear. We will return it to its

original form." (Qur'an, 20: 21)

In compliance with the command, Musa picked up his staff. This staff

would later become a miracle used against Pharaoh. Thereafter, God gave

Musa a second miracle:

Put your hand inside your shirt front. It will emerge pure white yet

quite unharmed… (Qur'an, 28: 32)

As the above verse informs us, Musa's hand emerged pure white, as

a miracle from God. Musa became excited and felt frightened by these

things. However God commanded him to pull himself together and go

forth with these miracles to Pharaoh:

…And hug your arms to your sides to still your fear. These are two

proofs from your Lord for Pharaoh and his ruling circle. They are a

deviant people. (Qur'an, 28:32)

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