Story Of Pharaoh’s dream
Pharaoh’s dream The Pharaoh had a dream one night that his throne had turned upside down and fell. Worried about the meaning of this dream he asked his minister’s what this meant. He was told that such a child would be born who will topple his power. The Pharaoh took the desperate measure of killing every baby boy that was born from that day on so that this child would not threaten his power. So it was in this context that one of Allah’s dearest Prophet’s Sayyiduna Musa was born. Musa’s a mother was worried about the safety of her child. Allah had put in her mind the thought that she should place him in the river if the Pharaoh’s men came to her house to search for a baby. One day, Musa’s mother felt that her attempt to protect her son was growing riskier by the day that she placed her baby son of about three months into a basket and placed him onto the river. The basket carrying Musa was going down stream when it passed the Pharaoh’s palace. Aasia, the wife of Pharaoh, saw the box and ordered her servants to fish the basket out of the river. They did so and when Aasia opened the basket she saw the radiant and beautiful face of Musa 9, The glow from Musa’s innocent face was such that even Pharaoh fell in love with the little baby. But he quickly came back to his evil senses after his advisers warned him that this could be the child that threatened his power. He wanted to execute this child along with the thousands of other innocent babies that he had slaughtered in order to save his kingdom. Aasia who was a pious woman somehow convinced her husband that this child should not be hurt in anyway at all, but in fact should be raised in their palace. Aasia went in search of a foster mother to feed Musa. Foster mothers were called but the baby did not accept any of the milk offered
o him. Even the Pharaoh was worried by it. Meanwhile Musa’s mother was missing her baby son. Maryam, Musa’s sister found out that the basket carrying her brother had reached the palace. She also knew about the fact that Musa was not accepting milk. Maryam ran to the palace and told the palace that she knew of a woman whose milk the baby would not refuse. Pharaoh in desperation agreed to call this foster mother. Maryam went back home and told her mother that Musa was at the palace waiting to be fed. She went to the palace and found her son crying. She took him in her arms and began to feed her. The Pharaoh asked the mother as to why the baby accepted her milk and not of the other foster mothers? She replied that she was a clean, pious woman. He ordered that this woman should feed the baby from now on. But the responsibility of his upbringing he took upon himself. Musa continued to be fed from his mother until he left having milk. Musa continued to live in the palace. Qur’an: Ta Ha 38-41 & Qassas 3-13, Khazahinul Irfan This story graphically illustrates Allah’s power to protect his chosen people. It is nothing short of a miracle that of all the babies that could have ended outside the door’s of the palace that it would be Sayyiduna Musa. It leaves us in no doubt that on the face of it humans look after Allah’s Prophets in childhood but in reality it is Allah who takes personal responsibility for their safety and upbringing. The incident with the foster mother shows that Musa at a tender age knew who his mother was. The parents of all Prophets (Alayhis Salam Ajmaeen) are pure and pious and to believe contrary to that is against the teachings of Islam. The story illustrates the fact that Prophets have superior knowledge even as babies because they know their mother’s milk from others. So on what basis do people today claim that Prophet’s are just like us?