THE PROPHETS OF ISLAM Al-Huda Foundation
PROPHET YUSHA' BIN NUN
bin Nun carried out the first assignment of Musa on their first arrival at the
Promised land. After the death of Harun he accompanied Musa in the desert for
forty years and carried out all the assignments that were previously carried out
by Harun. When they returned to the
banks of Jordan River after their wretched journeys in the desert, Musa
appointed him his deputy and went up the mountain for the last time.
He never came back.
was Yusha' bin Nun who led Bani Israil into the city of Yareho (Jericho) and
arranged the settlement of the twelve tribes of Bani Israil in the land of
Kin'an. It was his responsibility to
personally see the burial of the remains of Prophet Yusuf amongst his
forefathers in accordance with his will.
died when all the task of settling the Israilites was accomplished according to
the Will of Allah.
bin Nun is known as Jashua in the Torah.
References: His name is not
mentioned in al Qur'an but is referred to along with the narratives of Musa in
Sura Maidah, Kahaf, Waqeah.