And (remember) when We did deliver you from Pharaoh’s folk, who were afflicting you with dreadful torment, slaying your sons and sparing your women. And that was a tremendous trial from your Lord.
Wa ‘iz najjay-naakum-min –Aali- Fir-‘awna yasuumuuna- kum suuu-‘al-‘azaabi yuzab-bihuuna ‘abnaaa-‘akum wa yas-tahyuuna nisaaa-‘akum. Wa fii zaalikum balaaa-‘um-mir-Rabbikum ‘aziim.
Saturday, 25 May 2013
Tremendous Trial of Israelite
LESSON # 62 HOLY QUR’AAN
BAQARAH - 2
Tremendous Trial of Israelite
Verse –49 of 286, Section - 6
Aali- Fir-‘awna – (Folk, people, near relatives, religion fellows, servants and children of Pharaoh) Pharaoh was the title of the King of Egypt. Usually the people imagine a king of the
named as Pharaoh. In fact it was not the name of a person. Moreover it was the
surname of all the kings of Egypt Egypt
as the title of the king of
was ‘Khaqaan’ (Emperor, Sovereign) and the King of Rome was surnamed as
The Prophet Joseph (Peace be upon Him) brought and populated the Israelite in the
lived in the Egypt
hundreds of the years and their population reached in hundred thousands. The
King of Egypt made them his slaves and treated them extremely disgracefully and
Once, the King dreamed at night. He gathered the soothsayers and asked them to interpret his dream in the morning, “I have seen a fire coming from the
. It has besieged the Temple of Jerusalem and begun
to burn the ‘Qabtees’ (Egyptians) choosing
one by one”. Listening to it the soothsayers told the King that a child would bear
in the Israelite that would become the cause of your death and fall of the
The Pharaoh collected all the nurses and midwives of the country and ordered them, “Whenever any ‘son’ comes into the world by birth in the Israelite, kill him at once. However the girls be left alive.” Due to the orders of the King thousands of the sons of Israelite were killed. After all, the leaders of the
thought, “If all the Israelite are killed in this manner, who will serve us?” Egypt
Listening to it, the Pharaoh commanded, “Carry on killing process for one year and stop it for the next year continuously”. The year in which killing process was postponed, in that year Prophet Aaron (peace be upon Him) was born and in the year killing process was in force, during that period Prophet Moses (Peace be upon Him) came in this world but the God, the Most High saved his life with His sound policy and he could not be killed.
The above mentioned verse points out towards this event. The nation of Pharaoh had put the children of
in to much difficult calamity and labour. Finally the God Almighty set them
free from these troubles through His Prophet Moses (Peace be upon Him). Israel
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