Musa (as) & Khidr – The Path to Knowledge | #MyAnbiya

Bismillahir rahmanir raheem

The story of Musa (as) and Khidr is a fascinating one and one of my favourites from the Qur’an. It is recalled in Surah Kahf, the surah we should recite every Friday (Jummuah) to receive the blessings of Allah swt because it holds so many lessons essential to our everyday life.

Allah swt informed Musa (as) that there was a man that was more knowledgeable than him. Musa (as) said “I will not give up (traveling) until I reach the junction of the two seas or (until) I spend years and years in traveling.” [18:60]

This shows the importance of travelling to seek knowledge. It’s easy in our day and age to sit in front of the TV or the laptop watching khutbahs and lectures but travelling to seek knowledge is an amazing task. For every step you take towards that gathering there is barakah, and when you reach there and sit in the remembrance of Allah swt, the angels surround you. Musa (as) knew the importance of travelling to seek beneficial knowledge.

When Musa (as) finally met with Khidr he said “May I follow you on [the condition] that you teach me from what you have been taught of sound judgement?”. Khidr replied “Indeed, with me you will never be able to have patience. And how can you have patience for what you do not encompass in knowledge?”

Musa replied “You will find me, if Allah wills, patient, and I will not disobey you in [any] order.” To wihch Khidr replied “Then if you follow me, do not ask me about anything until I make to you about it mention.”

This exchange is an excellent example of how we should look to find knowledge – with sincerity. Too often, we go to lectures or khutbahs and we assume that we know it all or what’s being said doesn’t apply to us. We read the Qur’an and skip over things, not realising that every time we pick up the Qur’an, we’re asking Allah swt for guidance and new fresh guidance comes every time, Allahu Akbar.

The relationship between the student and the teacher  is an important and vital one. The student must have good manners as well as the teacher. The teacher should speak to their student on a level they can understand whilst not undermining them. This, is what makes an amazing teacher, mashaAllah.

Three incidents happened whilst Musa (as) was with Khidr and each time, Musa (as) questioned Khidr’s motives after saying he would be patient. Sabr (patience) is an important quality every believer should have, in every aspect of life.

We also learn the value of knowledge and humbling ourselves to learn from someone greater than you. Stay in the company of learned people and seek their companionship. A true friend is the one who will help you grow in knowledge, may Allah swt bring us all friends like that, Ameen.

It is an obligation upon every Muslim to seek knowledge. Doing so in the correct way is not only part of the sunnah, it’s pleasing to Allah swt.

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0 thoughts on “Musa (as) & Khidr – The Path to Knowledge | #MyAnbiya

  1. ummbilal01 says:

    Awesome stuff sis. It is true sometimes we attend lectures thinking its same old same old I have heard it all before when even the same sheikh does not attack a topic the same way twice. Also the importance of good friends cannot be overemphasided. Barakallahu feeki

    • ChristalBlogs says:

      Wa iyyaki sis. It’s true, I’m guilty of this myself but it’s just like reading the Qur’an. The same story may be told 6 times but never in the same way twice subhanAllah. It’s just another ayat from Allah swt that He truly does indeed hold all the knowledge and we know only that which He has revealed to us if we are people of understanding. Jazakillahu khayrun for the comment sis

  2. Muslim Mummy says:

    It may be easy to sit in front of the TV and learn but I guess back in those days they didn’t have access to these things. Some people can’t travel but still learn alot by watching TV and listening to online lectures….I know I have

    • ChristalBlogs says:

      No doubt you can learn a lot but it’s from the sunnah to travel to seek knowledge and to learn from an actual person. I love watching lectures but hearing it whilst sitting with people of knowledge has so much khayr in it alhamdulillah. Angels surround you when you sit in greetings where the name of Allah swt is mentioned, you miss out on that if you just watch on TV. Jazakillahu khayrun for the comment sis

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