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Place in Saudi Arabia where Prophet Musa (AS) has been staying for ten years.

Prophet Musa AS (Christians know him as Moses) was a prophet whom Allah sent to Bani Israel. Many people do not know that Prophet Musa (AS) spent ten years of his life in Saudi Arabia.

When Prophet Musa (AS) killed an Egyptian while helping a person from Bani Israel, Pharaoh ordered that Musa be captured. When Musa (AS) found out about this, he decided to leave the city for Madyan.

Upon reaching the town of Madyan, he (AS) went to the nearby well to drink water. He saw two girls waiting for their turn, so they could get some water for their sheep herd, and then Musa (AS) helped them.


After Prophet Musa (AS) had taken the water for the children, they went to their water and told him about Musa (AS and asked him to reward [Musa] for his help.


He [Father of the Girls] saw that Musa AS was courteous so that his father asked him to remain with them for 8 years, which was extended to ten years later. After that, Musa AS married one of the ladies, and the father of the girls was Prophet Shoaib AS.

The daughter of Prophet Shoaib AS, who was married to  Musa AS was Zipporah.


We have read about Musa AS that he was born in Egypt and brought up by Pharaoh’s wife in the palace of Pharaoh. The place where he stayed known as Maghaer Shoaib these days.

This location can be found 225 kilomerters from the northwest of Tabuk, Saudi arabia.

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It is situated in the province of AL Bida, on the northwest side of the Arabian Peninsula. When you’re visiting Saudi Arabia for Hajj or Umrah, don’t forget to visit this place. Indeed this is one of the most historic locations in the world for Muslims.


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