As we all have the knowledge that Hazrat Musa A.S. whom we Christians know as Moses was the prophet of Allah sent to Bani Israel. We all have studied Musa A.S in Quran and in religious history. Yet many peoples are unaware of the historical stay of Hazrat Musa A.S. in Saudi Arabia.
In Quran, the story of Hazrat Musa A.S. is told in detail. Once Hazrat Musa A.S. killed an Egyptian while supporting someone from Bani Israel. The Pharaoh passed the verdict that Musa should be captured. When Hazrat Musa A.S came to know this, he left the city immediately to Madyan.
After reaching the city of Madyan, he went to a well to drink water. He saw two girls waiting for their turn to fetch water for their herd, Hazrat Musa A.S. helped them. After returning to their father, they talked about Hazrat Musa A.S. and requested their father to reward him.
He saw that Hazrat Musa A.S. was courteous so he asked him to stay with them for 8 years which was later extended to 10 years. Hazrat Musa A.S. was married to one of his daughters.
In history, we have read that Hazrat Musa A.S. was born in Egypt and was brought up in the palace of Pharaoh by Pharaoh Wife. Hazrat Musa A.S. ran away from Egypt and found his way to stay in Madyan. This place is called Magha’er Shoaib nowadays.
Magha’er Shoaib is a historical place that lies 225 km northwest of Tabuk city in Saudi Arabia. Very few know this site. This city is illustrated in Quran by the name Madyan. This place signifies the name of Prophet Shoaib.
The beauty of this place is carved mountains that are also the witness of the beautiful and immortal story that took place in Al Bida governorate which is the present name of this city that lies near Red sea. This place is still preserved by its historical carved facades.
Doctor Ahmad Al Aboudi Associate Professor of Department of Archeology at King Saud University has said according to his belief this place is, even more, older than Madain Saleh. It is located in the province of Al Bida and is the part of northwestern part of Arabian Peninsula.
This place bears great secrets, sites, and inscriptions that most of us are unaware of it. Many travelers documented Magha’er Shoaib in their Books and referred to the location of this place linking the story of Hazrat Musa A.S. and Shoaib.
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Source: Al Arabiya