And when he turned towards (the city of) Midian (Medyen), he said: “I hope my Lord will guide (deliver) me to the designed way”.
And when he came to the water of Midian he found on it a group of people taking water, and he found besides them two women keeping (their flocks from water). He said: “What is the matter with you”? They said: “We cannot water (our flocks) until the shepherds take away (their flocks) from the water, and our father is a very old man”.
So he watered (their flock), then went back to the shade and said: “My Lord! Surely I stand in need of whatever you may send down to me as good”.
Then one of the two women came to him bashfully. She said: “My father invites you that he may give you the reward of your having watered (our flock)”. So when (Moses) came to him, told him his story. (The old man) said: “Do not fear! You are saved from the wrong-doing people”.
One of the two women said: “O my father! Hire him. Surely he is better, stronger and more faithful from those you hired”.
(The old man) said: “I surely like to marry one of these two daughters of mine to you on condition that you should work for me for eight years with wage. But if you complete ten, it will be (a favor) from you. And I do not wish to force you. If Allah wills, you will find me one of the improved ones (Salihin)”.
(Moses) said: “This is between you and me. Whichever of the two terms I fulfill let there be no enmity to me. And Allah is Surety over what we say”.