Ever since I saw The Ten Commandments as a child, I was fascinated with the story of Musa (Moses, peace be upon him). Once I started to learn the Quran, I realized that this great Messenger of Allah is mentioned more times in the Holy Quran than all other prophets, including Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Yet, his story as depicted in Western movies and books was not right. I am not even talking about the finer technical points – that it was Aasiya the queen who picked the baby from the river and not the Pharaoh’s daughter, and others like it – but the very fact that they often get the character of Moses wrong. They show him as a lustful prince, or a cold blooded killer, or someone who challenges God, or is angry at God, and then they show God as someone vengeful and forgetful! If only there was an Islamic depiction of Musa (peace be upon him)!
By the grace of God, I am now bringing to you Surah Ta Ha, completely illustrated and detailed with explanations and stories of the verses. It also details the complete story of Musa (peace be upon him) from the moment he encounters the burning bush to after crossing the Red Sea. Never before has the story of this great Messenger been presented like this!
The book is thick – over 220 pages – and over 420 pictures. The incidents of Musa (peace be upon him) mentioned in other places in the Quran have also been depicted. From the burning bush, to the dialogues with the Pharaoh, the duel against the magicians, his leadership of the Children of Israel, the plagues on Egypt and the Exodus, all are illustrated using high definition images.
Here are the links to order the book:
For those living in the Greater Toronto Area, if they wish they can place their order through me and it will cost them only $28 (save on the taxes and shipping). To do that, please email me with your contact info so I can get in touch with you.
Here are some pictures of the book:
Here’s the book trailer:
Please note: that in keeping with Islamic traditions, in most images the face of Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) is not shown clearly. Certain scenes will show an outline of his character from the back or from the side.