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Moses, the most quoted prophet of the Quran and an authentic point of reference for the prophet Muhammad. A small introduction to one of the most extraordinary characters in the history of humanity and a small comparison with his latest successor.
The most quoted prophet of the Quran
The figure of Moses is without a shadow of a doubt among the most important and celebrated in Islam, his prominent role is also evident from a particular characteristic: he is the most quoted prophet in the whole Quran. As in other monotheistic religions, this figure with its epic history has been able to involve minds and imaginaries, finding extremely fertile ground in the Muhammad religion.
In Islam, in fact, it represents a key example for the Prophet of Mecca, also thanks to the incredible similarities that have often united the two great characters.
Moses like Muhammad
Both come from a people that has fallen into disrepair, the Jews under the Egyptians and the Arabs under the polytheism, and both will have to make a long journey before bringing the religion of God into the world. Both with the Hegira and with the Exodus, the world of religion changed drastically towards, taking sides definitively and unequivocally with monotheism.
Faith is marvelous precisely in that, often, it tends to make what previously seemed impossible become real and for this reason one cannot fail to mention another characteristic common to the two prophets: the ineffectiveness of the means. It is incredible that both of them initially had very heavy problems in communicating the Message. Moses had in fact grown up in court but, because of his stutter, he would never have been able to hold speeches so great as to lead a people to rebel; Muhammad the illiterate was instead entrusted with a book as a miracle. Faith is wonderful.
In the coming days we will deal more deeply with the life and figure of Moses in Islam.
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