He said, “My Lord, indeed I fear that they will deny me, and that my breast will tighten and my tongue will not be fluent, so send for Aaron. And they have upon me a [claim due to] sin, so I fear that they will kill me.” [ Allah ] said, “No. Go both of you with Our signs; indeed, We are with you, listening. [26:12-15]
I love this set of verses. They depict Musa’s (as) fear and anxiety. Those very real feelings that we ever so often have. These feelings don’t mean you don’t have imaan. It’s beautiful to have these human characteristics displayed by a Prophet in the Quran. It’s also beautiful to see how Allah swt reassures Musa as.
[Pharaoh] said, “Did we not raise you among us as a child, and you remained among us for years of your life? And [then] you did your deed which you did, and you were of the ungrateful.” [Moses] said, “I did it, then, while I was of those astray. [26:18-20]
When Pharoah calls out Musa for having committed murder, Musa as admits to it, he acknowledges his mistake, he doesn’t pretend he didn’t do it. He doesn’t say, “Well hey, I’m a prophet now!”. I love how humble and real Musa’s (as) response is.
[Moses] said, “No! Indeed, with me is my Lord; He will guide me.” [26:62]
This. With me is my Rabb, I shall get through this, this moment, this day, this week, this test. Allah swt is always with us.
And rely upon the Exalted in Might, the Merciful, Who sees you when you arise, And your movement among those who prostrate. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Knowing. [26:218]
Allah set sees us, knows us, and what our wants, desires, prayers consist of.
And We inspired to the mother of Moses, “Suckle him; but when you fear for him, cast him into the river and do not fear and do not grieve. Indeed, We will return him to you and will make him [one] of the messengers.” [28:7]
Allah swt reassures Musa’s (as) mother that Musa will be returned to her. His care for Musa’s (as) mother is so beautiful, so gentle and touching. Allah knows what we are going through and He swt cares and will guide us.
And the heart of Moses’ mother became empty [of all else]. She was about to disclose [the matter concerning] him had We not bound fast her heart that she would be of the believers. [28:10]
How many times have we almost given up, but Allah swt kept us firm and pulled us through? How many times have we wanted to throw the towel in, but Allah swt kept firm our feet?
So We restored him to his mother that she might be content and not grieve and that she would know that the promise of Allah is true. But most of the people do not know. [28:13]
The Promise of Allah swt is true.