The story of Moses (peace be upon him) is mentioned in more than 70 places in the Holy Qur’an as it is full of instructive details and important events. The important thing that I would like to focus on is that this story is full of moral lessons of which I shall try to highlight a few in this article.

Always trust the wisdom of Allah: This story teaches all people that what Allah does is always the right thing even if you cannot see this wisdom with your own human eyes. He revealed to the mother of Moses to cast her son in the river, “Behold! We sent to your mother, by inspiration, the message ‘Throw (the child) into the chest, and throw (the chest) into the river: the river will cast him up on the bank, and he will be taken up by one who is an enemy to Me and an enemy to him’: But I cast (the garment of) love over from Me: and (this) in order that may be reared under My Eye.” (Qur’an, 20:38)

Be polite while calling people to the path of Allah: It is known that the Pharaoh confronting Moses is the toughest tyrant in the history of humanity. In spite of this, Allah asks Moses and Aaron to be lenient when they talk to him, “Go, both of you, to Pharaoh, for he has indeed transgressed all bounds; “But speak to him mildly; perchance he may take warning or fear (God).” (Qur’an, 20:43-44)

Have trust in Allah’s support for those who believe in Him: When Moses confronts the huge number of magicians, he, as a human being, feels afraid “So Moses conceived in his mind a (sort of) fear.” (Qur’an, 20:67) Allah emphasizes that Moses is a Messenger, but a human being who may feel scared and He (Allah) immediately tells him: “We said: “Fear not! for you have indeed the upper hand. Throw that which is in your right hand: Quickly will it swallow up that which they have faked. What they have faked is but a magician’s trick: and the magician thrives not, (no matter) where he goes.” (Qur’an, 20:69)

Faith can touch one’s heart and change him from one extreme to another: When the magicians saw what Moses did, they realized that that was not magic, but something ‘Divine’ and this is why “the magicians were thrown down to prostration: they said, “We believe in the Lord of Aaron and Moses.” (Qur’an, 20:70)