A Tale of Two Mothers: The Birth of Moses

In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to speak about how the mother of Moses/Musa represents one of the most dramatic characters in the Qur’an relating to the relationship between one’s child, faith in God and trust in the divine plan. The Qur’an begins the story in sūrat al-Qaṣaṣ verse 71 by stating:

 “We inspired Moses’s mother, saying, ‘Suckle him, and then, when you fear for his safety, throw him in the river: do not be afraid, and do not grieve, for We shall return him to you and make him a messenger.’”

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