“And the heart of the mother of Musa (Moses) became empty [from every thought, except the thought of Musa (Moses)]. She was very near to disclose his (case, i.e. the child is her son), had We not strengthened her heart (with faith), so that she might remain as one of the believers.” (Al-Qasas 28:10)
This is one of my favourite Ayahs in Surah Al-Qasas where Allah (swt) talks about Musa’s (as) mother. I picked this Ayah because it is very close to my heart for many reasons.
At one time or another, all human beings will suffer emotionally traumatizing experiences. We are going to be hurt because of sickness or because of the pain that loved ones will cause us like the hurtful things we say or are said to us. Likewise, we are going to encounter traumatic experiences in life, such as job loss, or even worse. Many people in the world are living in really horrific situations, which we can’t even imagine.
This particular Ayah to me is an Ayah of great hope because when people get scared and emotionally damaged, they feel like they are not going to be able to recover and move on with life again. Musa’s mother had the colossal task of taking and putting her baby in the water – something that no mother can imagine herself doing! She had two options: watch her child being slaughtered by soldiers before her eyes, or take her child and put him in a basket, which has not been tested for water proof navigation, and throw him in the river.
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