Dramatic Situations

Thus while the Qur'an asserts the absolute oneness and uniqueness of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala) and the humanity and mortality of prophet Muhammad, it confirms the great prestige and honour of that best human that ever trod the earth.

Here are some dramatic situations between Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala) and his chosen ones the prophets as portrayed by the Qur'an:

Then when Moses had fulfilled the term, and as he was travelling with his housefolk, he saw in the distance a fire. So he said to his housefolk: stay here! I see in the distance a fire. I hope i shall bring you tidings from it or a brand from the fire so that you may warm yourselves. When he reached it he was called from the right side of the valley in the blessed place of the tree: o Moses! I even i am Allah, lord of the worlds. Throw down your staff. When he saw it shaking as if it had been a demon, he turned to flee headlong. O Moses! Draw near and fear not. You are of those who are secure. Thrust your hand into the bosom of your robe, it will come forth white without hurt, and press your wings (arms) to your body in case of fear. These shall be two proofs from your lord unto pharaoh and his folk. They are evil - living people. ( 28:29-32 )

After this dramatic experience Moses had in the presence of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala), he started conveying the message of the one lord; but after he spoke to Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala) more than once, he was curious to see Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala) if at all he could:

And when Moses came to our appointed place and his lord had spoken to him, he said: my lord! Show me, that i may gaze at you. He said: you can not see me; but look at the mountain! If it stays in its place, then you will see me. So when his lord revealed his glory to the mountain he sent it crashing down. And Moses fell down unconscious. When he awoke he said: glory unto you. I turn unto you repentant and i am the first of believers.( 7:143-144 )

Another dramatic situation is that between Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala) and his prophet Jonah:

And mention zan-noon (Jonah) when he went off in anger and imagined that we were not going to press him further, thus he cried out in the darkness saying: there is no other god save you. Be you glorified. I have been indeed a wrong doer. So we responded to him and saved him from the anguish. Thus do we save believers.( 21:87-88 )

Source: Muslim World League - Canadian Office