الآية رقم (16) - إِذْ نَادَاهُ رَبُّهُ بِالْوَادِ الْمُقَدَّسِ طُوًى

(16) - (When his Lord called to him in the sacred valley of Tuwa, (16))

We know that the Holy Qur’an speaks of the Tur there in many verses, in particular in Surah Taha:

 وَهَلْ أَتَاكَ حَدِيثُ مُوسَى % إِذْ رَأَى نَارًا فَقَالَ لأَهْلِهِ امْكُثُوا إِنِّي آنَسْتُ نَارًا لَّعَلِّي آتِيكُم مِّنْهَا بِقَبَسٍ أَوْ أَجِدُ عَلَى النَّارِ هُدًى % فَلَمَّا أَتَاهَا نُودِي يَا مُوسَى % إِنِّي أَنَا رَبُّكَ فَاخْلَعْ نَعْلَيْكَ إِنَّكَ بِالْوَادِ الْمُقَدَّسِ طُوًى % وَأَنَا اخْتَرْتُكَ فَاسْتَمِعْ لِمَا يُوحَى % إِنَّنِي أَنَا اللَّهُ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنَا فَاعْبُدْنِي وَأَقِمِ الصَّلاَةَ لِذِكْرِي % إِنَّ السَّاعَةَ آتِيَةٌ أَكَادُ أُخْفِيهَا لِتُجْزَى كُلُّ نَفْسٍ بِمَا تَسْعَى % فَلاَ يَصُدَّنَّكَ عَنْهَا مَنْ لاَ يُؤْمِنُ بِهَا وَاتَّبَعَ هَوَاهُ فَتَرْدَى % وَمَا تِلْكَ بِيَمِينِكَ يَا مُوسَى % قَالَ هِيَ عَصَايَ أَتَوَكَّأُ عَلَيْهَا وَأَهُشُّ بِهَا عَلَى غَنَمِي وَلِيَ فِيهَا مَآرِبُ أُخْرَى % قَالَ أَلْقِهَا يَا مُوسَى % فَأَلْقَاهَا فَإِذَا هِيَ حَيَّةٌ تَسْعَى % قَالَ خُذْهَا وَلاَ تَخَفْ سَنُعِيدُهَا سِيرَتَهَا الأُولَى % وَاضْمُمْ يَدَكَ إِلَى جَنَاحِكَ تَخْرُجْ بَيْضَاء مِنْ غَيْرِ سُوءٍ آيَةً أُخْرَى % لِنُرِيَكَ مِنْ آيَاتِنَا الْكُبْرَى % اذْهَبْ إِلَى فِرْعَوْنَ إِنَّهُ طَغَى % قَالَ رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي % وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّن لِّسَانِي % يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي % وَاجْعَل لِّي وَزِيرًا مِّنْ أَهْلِي % هَارُونَ أَخِي % اشْدُدْ بِهِ أَزْرِي % وَأَشْرِكْهُ فِي أَمْرِي % كَيْ نُسَبِّحَكَ كَثِيرًا % وَنَذْكُرَكَ كَثِيرًا

(And has there come to you the story of Musa (Moses)? % When he saws a fire, he said to his family: “Wait! Verily, I have seen a fire, perhaps I can bring you some burning brand therefrom, or find some guidance at the fire.” % And when he came to it (the fire), he was called by name: “O Musa (Moses)! % “Verily! I am your Lord! So take off your shoes, you are in the sacred valley, Tuwa. % “And I have chosen you. So listen to that which is inspired to you. % “Verily! I am Allah! La ilaha illa Ana (none has the right to be worshipped but I), so worship Me, and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) for My Remembrance. % “Verily, the Hour is coming and My Will is to keep it hidden that every person may be rewarded for that which he strives. % “Therefore, let not the one who believes not therein (i.e. in the Day of Resurrection, Reckoning, Paradise and Hell, etc.), but follows his own lusts, divert you therefrom, lest you perish. % “And what is that in your right hand, O Musa (Moses)?” % He said: “This is my stick, whereon I lean, and wherewith I beat down branches for my sheep, and wherein I find other uses.” % (Allah) said: “Cast it down, O Musa (Moses)!” % He cast it down, and behold! It was a snake, moving quickly. % Allah said:”Grasp it, and fear not, We shall return it to its former state, % “And press your (right) hand to your (left) side, it will come forth white (and shining), without any disease as another sign, % “That We may show you (some) of Our Greater Signs. % “Go to Fir’aun (Pharaoh)! Verily, he has transgressed.” % [Musa (Moses)] said: “O my Lord! Open for me my chest (grant me self-confidence, contentment, and boldness). % “And ease my task for me; % “And make loose the knot (the defect) from my tongue” % “That they understand my speech, % “And appoint for me a helper from my family, % “Harun (Aaron), my brother; (30) “Increase my strength with him, % “And let him share my task (of conveying Allah’s Message and Prophethood), % “That we may glorify You much, (33) “And remember You much, % (Taha : 1-34)

This whole speech in Surah Taha is shortened in this verse via some words:

 إِذْ نَادَاهُ رَبُّهُ بِالْوَادِ الْمُقَدَّسِ طُوًى

(When his Lord called to him in the sacred valley of Tuwa, (16))

What his God called him to is mentioned in Surah Taha. This is not a repetition, rather, it here has a purpose of serving the happenings on the Day of Judgement which are the subject of this Surah.

Therefore, there is no repetition in the Holy Qur’an but rather, there are secrets. The story of Sayyidina Musa (PBUH) is mentioned in many other Surahs, such as Ash-Shu’araa, Taha, Al-Anbiya’, Hud and many more.  Hence, the Qur’anic stories make up a wide area of the Book of Allah, among which, the most important and the longest story mentioned in Surah Al-Qassas and Surah Al-Anbiya’ is the story of Prophet Musa (PBUH). What are the reasons for this?

Because Allah (swt) has ordained in His Divine Knowledge and Decreed for all of humankind that there will be trials on them inflicted by such the Children of Israel. However, the story of the Prophet Musa (pbuh) is connected to the Children of Israel and the most arrogant and transgressing person, Pharaoh, the one who claimed Godhood, when he said:

 ﴾فَقَالَ أَنَا رَبُّكُمُ الأَعْلَى﴿

(And said, “I am your most exalted lord.”) (An-Nazeeat: 24)

The occurrences in the stories of the Children of Israel will repeat themselves with Muslims. Thus, Allah (swt) says to us:

﴾ لَتَجِدَنَّ أَشَدَّ النَّاسِ عَدَاوَةً لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ الْيَهُودَ وَالَّذِينَ أَشْرَكُواْ ﴿

(Verily, you will find the strongest among men in enmity to the believers (Muslims) the Jews and those who are Al-Mushrikun..)
(Al-Maidah : 82)

This was exactly what had happened and is happening right now. Therefore, this suffices to prove the miraculous nature of our Great Book, because behind all the conspiracies which happened towards our Prophet (saws) was the Jews, they organized efforts of the Confederates Jews in Madinah (Al-Ahzab) and made agreement with the polytheists of the Arabs and then broke their covenants and treaties.

Here, we will pause to talk about the Isra’iliyyat. What are they?

They are fables and lies interpolated in many books to cause confusion. Therefore, among the greatest and noblest works are the Sihah (The Sahih Hadiths Books), not only Sahih Al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim but all of the nine Sahih books.

They were great vast works which the early scholars, including Imam Al-Bukhari and Imam Muslim (May Allah has mercy on them). had been guided to carry out.

They had extracted, explained, examined and clarified to a degree that no other knowledge on the face of this Earth could be more advanced, splendid and reliable than the Sciences of The Noble Sunnah (Hadith). Therefore, our sources, namely the Holy Quran, the Sahih Hadiths (Authentic Hadiths) and the Seerah Nabawiah (Biography of the Prophet (saws)) can all uncover these falsehood and lies.