Sunday, 6 November 2016

Dua of Prophet Musa (a.s)

This is a Dua made by Hazrath Musa (a.s) sitting under the shadow of a tree at the water well of Madyan after serving the two women to get their water.  Here Hazrath Musa (a.s) is asking Allah that any good Allah will send down on him, he is in dire need of it. As he has been travelling for a week in fear and hiding. He would travel at night and rest in the hot day times. He is hungry, he need a shelter and his legs are almost torn as he has walked barefoot. This  is a Dua of desperation from his heart at a time he has nothing in life. With this one Dua Allah opens up for him ways ahead in life. Rest of his ten years, he has the peaceful stay at Madyan, He gets married, Have the company of a great man Shuaib (a.s), gets shelter, food, job .. Also in later years back in Egypt all the Khair that came to his life.


*Another view on this: Allah knows best.*

Hazrath Musa (a.s) has run away from Egypt after mistakenly killing a Man during a fight. Firaun has ordered to kill him on sight. He much regretted his action of killing that man and Asks Allah for forgiveness and Allah forgave him. Psychologically, a good man at heart if done a mistake, wants to compensate with as much good as he can. So after a week of travel, the first good chance to do good with the energetic youth was to do Khidmath to the two weak women who were put behind. He realized that his well-built body and energy of his youth is to serve (Khidmath) others and not to harm anyone. So he is asking Allah for more such chance.

So in this view he is asking Allah, O Allah, whatever the good you send down, I am in need to do more of such good. Meaning how much more good in similar of service I can do, I am still in need. This way it turns to be a dua of gratitude, whatever Allah has given him, he wants to use it for His service more and more.
For rest of his many years, he was at the Khidmath of a great family and serving a nation in later years. Allah was using him for His task.

وَٱصۡطَنَعۡتُكَ لِنَفۡسِى
"And I have prepared you for Myself (for service)"... (Surah Ta-ha,41)

So in one-way Dua is for desperation for the one who is in need, Jobless, want to be married etc. and in the other hand it is a dua of gratitude to do more of good deeds. Like if you got a Taufeeq to serve someone in need, You are asking Allah, I need more of Taufeeq to do such service again.
This is a great Dua for all to be said often and daily. Think who is not a Faqeer towards Allah.

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلنَّاسُ أَنتُمُ ٱلۡفُقَرَآءُ إِلَى ٱللَّهِۖ وَٱللَّهُ هُوَ ٱلۡغَنِىُّ ٱلۡحَمِيدُ
O mankind! it is you who stand in need of Allâh, But Allâh is Rich (Free of all needs), Worthy of all praise. (Surah Fatir:15)

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