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28:24 Moses’ prayer

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So he watered (their flocks) for them; then he turned back to the shade, and said:”O my Lord! truly am I in (desperate) need of any good that Thou dost send me!”

The maidens are gone, with smiles on their lips
and gratitude in their hearts. What were the reflections
of Moses as he returned to the shade of the tree?
He returned thanks to Allah for the bright little vision
which he had just seen. Had he done a good deed?
Precious was the opportunity he had had. He had slaked
his thirst. But he was a homeless wanderer and had a
longing in his soul, which he dared not put into words.
Those shepherds were no company for him. He was truly
like a beggar in desperate need. For any little good that
came his way, he was grateful.
But what was this? -this vision of a comfortable
household, presided over by an old man rich in flocks
and herds, and richer still in two daughters, as modest
as they were beautiful?
Perhaps he would never see them again! But Allah was
preparing another surprise for him.


Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 28 verse 24)Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (

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