This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
Thoughts from the Holy Qur’an
ﻠﹶﻰﺎ ﻋﻄﹾﺑﻟﹶﺎ ﹶﻥ ﺭﻱ ﺑﹺﻪ ﻟﹶﻮﺒﺪﺕ ﻟﹶﺘﻰ ﻓﹶﺎﺭﹺﻏﹰﺎ ﹺﻥ ﻛﹶﺎﺩﻮﺳﺍﺩ ﺃﹸﻡ ﻣ ﻓﹸﺆﺒﺢﻭﺃﹶﺻ ﻨ ﺃ ﺇ (28:10) ﹺﲔ ﺆ ﺍﻟ ﹸﻮ ﹶ ﺎ ﹶ ﹾﹺ ﻣﻨ ﻗﻠﺒﻬ ﻟﺘﻜ ﻥ ﻣﻦ ﹾﻤ
In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Compassionate By the morning an aching void came over the heart of Moses’ mother, and she would indeed have disclosed his identity had We not strengthened her heart so that she could continue to have faith.
What about Moses 'mother: She did as she was told and threw her child into the river. Where is he now though? Where has the river carried him? She might well have asked herself how she could have done such a thing. How could she even hope that he would find security in the midst of such danger? It is a telling picture of a poor mother’s anxious heart. It is “a void’, one whereby she is unable to think or act. “She would indeed have disclosed his identity,” betraying her own secret. We can imagine her being driven in a moment of despair to give the whole thing away: “Had We not strengthened her heart,” giving her added strength to deal with this very difficult situation. “So that she could continue to have faith.” (Verse 10) She needed to have faith in God’s promise, to be patient in the adversity she was faced with and to continue to follow His guidance.