SHAFAQNA – An example of Divine assistance is the Prophet Musa’s (AS) stick. At one stage it dries the sea as mentioned in Ayah 63 of Surah Al-Sho’ara: “Then, God revealed to Musa: Strike the sea with thy stick. So it divided and each separate part became as a huge, firm mountain.” And in another stage, 12 springs gushed forth from hard stone, as described in parts of Ayah 160 of Surah Al-A’araaf: “God divided them into 12 nations. God revealed to Musa when his thirsty people asked him for water: “Strike the rock with thy stick. Out of it gushed forth 12 springs; each group knew its own place for water.” One Prophet Musa (AS), one hand, one stick but two opposite effects.