Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Mother of Moses was about to disclose

Quran Chapter 28: 9 & 10 (Pt-20, Stg-5) (L-2418) درس قرآن

Mother of Moses was about to disclose

Chapter Qasas”- (The Story) – 28

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.

 (I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)


(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

  وَقَالَتِ ٱمْرَأَتُ فِرْعَوْنَ قُرَّتُ عَيْنٍ لِّى وَلَكَ لَا تَقْتُلُوهُ عَسَىٰٓ أَن يَنفَعَنَآ أَوْ نَتَّخِذَهُۥ وَلَدًا وَهُمْ لَا يَشْعُرُونَ 9  وَأَصْبَحَ فُؤَادُ أُمِّ مُوسَىٰ فَٰرِغًا إِن كَادَتْ لَتُبْدِى بِهِۦ لَوْلَآ أَن رَّبَطْنَا عَلَىٰ قَلْبِهَا لِتَكُونَ مِنَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ 10

9.  And the wife of Pharaoh said: (He will be) a consolation for me and for thee. Kill him not. Peradventure he may be of use to us, or we may choose him for a son. And they perceived not.


10.  And the heart of the mother of Moses became restless, and she would have betrayed him if We had not fortified her heart, that she might be of the Believers.

9.  Wa  qaalatimra-‘atu  Fir-‘awna  qurratu  ‘aynil-lii  wa  lak.  Laa  taqtuluuhu  ‘asaaa  ‘any-yanfa-‘anaaa  ‘aw  nattakhizahuu  waladanw-wa  hum  laa  yash-‘uruun.


10.  Wa  ‘asbaha  fu-‘aadu  ‘ummi  Muusaa  faarigaa.  ‘In  kaadat  latubdii  bihii  law-laaa  ‘arrabatNaa  ‘alaa  qalbihaa  litakuuna  minal- Mu’-miniin.



Wife of Pharaoh, Asia (May Allah be pleased with her) opened the box, saw in it and being astonished it came out from her mouth thoughtlessly: How much this baby is dear! Then she turned her face toward Pharaoh and said: He will be a comfort of the eye for me and for you. We have no child, so he will be best amusement for both of us. I hope that when he will become young; he will benefit us. Moreover, we may adopt him as a son. So you should not kill him. Perhaps he would not be that; from whom we fear. Suppose, if he is the same, he will not give us pain because we shall nourish him.


They could not perceive that by the Commandment of Allaah Almighty, he {Moses (peace be upon him)} would destroy even their roots and branches.


On the other side, after casting the son into the river, mother of Moses (peace be upon him) became very restless in the morning and it was difficult for her to bear grief. When she heard that Pharaoh has possessed her son, then her restlessness increased more than limit. At that time, she was about to disclose the matter concerning her son. But Allaah Almighty had bound her heart and guided to believe in His Promise.


When she thought that Allaah Almighty has promised to save her son, then she felt some easiness and abstained from crying and disclosing the matter. Indeed, sufferings become easy to endure when Belief in Allaah Almighty is strong.


Transliterated Holy Qur’aan in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).