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Sura 19
Aya 51
وَاذكُر فِي الكِتابِ موسىٰ ۚ إِنَّهُ كانَ مُخلَصًا وَكانَ رَسولًا نَبِيًّا

Yusuf Ali

Also mention in the Book (the story of) Moses: for he was specially chosen, and he was a messenger (and) a prophet.1
  • Moses was (1) especially chosen, and therefore prepared and instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, in order that he might free his people from Egyptian bondage; there may also be a reference to Moses’s title of Katim God, the one to whom God spoke without the intervention of angels: see 4:164, and n. 670); (2) he was a prophet (nabi), in that he received inspiration; and (3) he was a messenger (rasul) in that he had a Book of Revelation, and an Ummah or organised Community, for which he instituted laws. (R).