Location where Prophet Musa lived for 10 years in KSA

As we all have the knowledge that Prophet Musa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ whom Christians know as Moses was the prophet of Allah sent to Bani Israel. Many people don’t know that Prophet Musa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ spent around 10 years in an area which is in Saudi Arabia now.

Once Prophet Musa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ killed an Egyptian while supporting someone from Bani Israel. The Pharaoh passed the verdict that Musa should be captured. When Prophet Musa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ 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, Prophet Musa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ helped them. 

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After returning to their father, they talked about Prophet Musa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ and requested their father to reward him.

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He saw that Prophet Musa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ was courteous so he asked him to stay with them for 8 years which was later extended to 10 years. Prophet Musa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ was married to one of his daughters.

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In history, we have read that Prophet Musa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ was born in Egypt and was brought up in the palace of Pharaoh by Pharaoh Wife. Prophet Musa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ ran away from Egypt and found his way to stay in Madyan. This place is called Magha’er Shoaib nowadays.

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Magha’er Shoaib is a historical place that lies 225 km northwest of Tabuk city in Saudi Arabia. Very few know about this site. This city is illustrated in the Quran by the name Madyan. This place signifies the name of Prophet Shoaib.

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.

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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 Prophet Musa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ and Shoaib.

GPS Location: Google Maps

Source: Al Arabiya

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.