Tayyib al Ism

One of the magical natural wonders of Saudi Arabia, Tayyib al Ism is said to be the place where Hz. Musa عليه اسلام crossed the Red sea from Egypt to Saudi Arabia to escape from the tyrant Firawn of Egypt

Saudi Arabia

Coordinates: 28.559878, 34.802114

Wadi Tayyib al Ism is one of the best tourist place in Saudi Arabia.

This is the area where Hz. Musa عليه اسلام crossed the Red sea from Egypt to Saudi Arabia to escape from the tyrant Firawn of Egypt.

This is one of the significant place for the people of Major religion of the World (Muslims, Jews & Christians).

This incredible natural feature of Tabuk Province is located on the Gulf of Aqaba, just 15 kilometers north of the coastal town of Maqna.

One can walk along the stretch of around 9 km between the mountain starting from the Red Sea to get the view of beautiful tantalizing natural brooks, grass fields and scenery.

Thanks to the shade and the fresh water the temperature inside the canyon is always more pleasant than few meters away thanks to shade from the sun and the evaporation from the warm sea.

The sea divided along with rocky mountain split apart in front of Hz. Musa عليه اسلام and his followers where Firawn and his army sank in water.

The Parting of the Red Sea (Narrated by Ibn Kathir)

The impatient children of Israel became agitated as Firawn’s army was approaching them and Hz. Yusha Ibn Nun عليه اسلام, exclaimed:

“In front of us is this impassable barrier, the sea, and behind us the enemy; surely death cannot be avoided!”

Hz. Musa عليه اسلام replied that he would wait for further guidance from Allah. These words filled them with some hope, but man is always impatient for results: they were willing to surrender themselves back into slavery.

At that moment Allah revealed to Hz. Musa عليه اسلام: “Smite the sea with your staff!” Hz. Musa عليه اسلام did as he was commanded. A fierce wind blew, the sun shone brightly, and in a flash the sea parted, the crests of the waves standing like mountains on each side.

Hz. Musa عليه اسلام led his people across. This miracle proved Hz. Musa’s عليه اسلام oft-repeated claim. “Verily! My Lord is with me!” As they looked back, they saw Firawn and his army approaching, about to take the very path which had been opened for them.

In great fear and panic, they pleaded with Hz. Musa عليه اسلام to ask Allah to close the sea. However, Allah commanded Hz. Musa عليه اسلام not to smite the sea with his staff again, for Allah’s decree was already in action.

The Death of the Firawn

Firawn and his army had seen the miracle, how the sea had parted, but being the pretender that he was, Firawn turned to his men and proclaimed: “Look! The sea has opened at my command
so that I may follow those rebels and arrest them!”

They rushed across the parted waters, and when they were midway, Allah commanded the sea to return to its former state. Terror-stricken Firawn, realizing his end had come, declared out of fear: “I believe that there is no god worthy of worship except Allah in whom the children of Israel believe, and I am of those who surrender to Him.” But Allah did not accept this declaration from the tyrant, and the waters closed over him, drowning him and his entire army.

Almighty Allah said in Quran:

So they pursued them at sunrise. And when the two hosts saw each other, the people of Musa said: “We are sure to be overtaken.” Musa said: “Nay, verily! With me is my Lord, He will guide me.” Then We inspired Musa saying: “Strike the sea with your stick.”

And it parted, and each separate (part of that sea water) became like the huge, firm mass of a mountain. Then We brought near the others (Pharaoh’s party) to that place. And We saved Musa and all those with him. Then We drowned the others. Verily! In this is indeed a sign (or a proof), yet most of them are not believers. And verily, your Lord! He is truly the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful.”

(Ch 26:52-68 Quran)

Know This

There are no shops or hotels near to buy anything. So you need to take all essential things including water. You can walk around 10 km thorough the valley.