The Story of Fir‘awn and His Armies – Part 3


In history, Fir’awn lives a life of serious remarkable, which let us know the greatest power of Allah (SWT). Because the story of Fir’awn and His Armies when they chased after the Israelites, which caused their destruction.

That said, this article is the third of the series on the story of Fir’awn and his armies, you can read the first, The Story of Fir‘awn and His Armies – Part 1 and The Story of Fir‘awn and His Armies – Part 2.

So in part two of the series, Prophet Moosa (AS) invoked Allah and begged Him to destroy Fir’awn for the disbelievers are aiming to destroy the believers of Allah.

And He (Most High ) says, And We inspired Moosa, saying, “Take away My slaves by night, verily, you
will be pursued.”

Then Fir‘awn sent callers to (all) the cities, (saying), “Verily! These indeed are but a small band. And verily, they have done what has enraged us; But we are host all assembled, amply forewarned.”

So, We expelled them from gardens and springs, treasures and every kind of honourable place. Thus (We turned them [Fir‘awn’s people] out) and We caused the Children of Israel to inherit them.

So they pursued them at sunrise. And when the two hosts saw each other, the companions of Moosa said, “We are sure to be overtaken.” (Moosa) said, “Nay, verily! With me is my Lord, He will guide me.”

Then We inspired Moosa (saying), “Strike the sea with your stick.” And it parted, and each separate part (of that sea water) became like the huge, firm mass of a mountain. Then We brought near the others (Fir‘awn’s party) to that place. And We saved Moosa and all those with him. Then We drowned the others.

Verily! In this, is indeed a sign (or a proof), yet most of them are not believers. And verily, your Lord! He is truly the Almighty, the Most Merciful. (Soorah Ash-Shu‘ara’ 26:52-68).

Scholars of Tafseer said: when Fir‘awn and his army set out in pursuit of the Children of Israel, he headed a large force.

However, it was said that the seawater parted into twelve paths, one for each tribe to proceed. So
the water was standing still, like mountains, held back by the Mighty Power which emanates from the One Who says to a thing,

“Be!” and it is. And Allah ( Most High), commanded the west wind to burned the black clay of the sea so that it became dry and did not stick to the hooves of their horses and the feet of their camels.

In short, Allah (Most High) says,

And indeed We inspired Moosa (saying), “Travel by night with ‘ibadi (My slaves) and strike a dry path for them in the sea, fearing neither to be overtaken (by Fir‘awn) nor being afraid (of drowning in the sea).”

Then Fir’awn pursued them with his hosts, but the seawater completely overwhelmed them and covered them up. And Fir’awn led his people astray, and he did not guide them. – Soorah Ta-Ha 20:77-79.

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