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Aasiyah the wife of Pharaoh
By:Nurul Huq, Blgium
Date: Monday, 6 January 2020, 9:43 pm

Aasiyah the wife of Pharaoh.

(Source: Narrated and classed as Saheeh by al-Tirmidhi H # 3878)

Aasiyah bint Mazaahim (R.A)
[The Wife of Pharaoh ]

The Qur`an has presented Aasiyah bint Mazaahim (R.A.)

as one of the best role models for women.

Aasiyah's (r.a.) greatness is in the fact that although
she was the wife of one of the most powerful,
arrogant and a tyrant ruler of Egypt ,
she was able to see and accept the truth in the message
of Prophet Musa [Alaihis Salam].

For her, wealth, beauty or status was not
the main criterion of human excellence;
she realized that without faith in Allah,
a human being has nothing....!

[ALLAH had chosen her to provide refuge to
Musa { Alaihis Salam } when he was an infant.]
When her maids brought the cradle of Musa [A.S.]
from the river, she insisted to Pharaoh that she
wanted to adopt that infant as a child....!

The wife of Pharaoh said...

'Here is joy of the eye, for me and for thee:
slay him not. It may be that he will be use to us,
or we may adopt him as a son.'
{Source ~ 'Qur`an'~ Surat Al-Qaşaş (The Stories)~ 28 A #9 }

Aasiyah bint Mazaahim (r.a.) had declared her faith
in the message of God after witnessing the miracle of
Musa [Alaihis Salam]
in the Court of the Pharaoh...
and after witnessing the death of another
believing woman under torture.

Pharaoh tried to turn her away from the God of Moses
and sought her mothers help.
But Aasiyah (r.a.) refused to reject the God of Moses...

Pharoah said...

' Believe ye in Him before I give you permission ?
Surely this must be your leader who has taught you
magic , be sure I will cut off your hands and feet on opposite sides, and I will have you crucified on
trunks of palm trees.
so shall ye know for certain, which of us can give
the more severe and the more lasting punishment'.

{ Source: 'Qur`an'~ Surat Ţāhā (Ta-Ha) ~ 20 A # 71 }

On Pharaoh order...
she was tortured to death {!}

The Qur`an sets her as an example for the believers
to stay away from evil and sin despite the full
assault of the devil:
Allah sets forth an example for those who believe-
the wife of Pharaoh who said...

' My Lord, build for me with
You a house in Heaven ~
and save me from the Pharaoh and his doings,
and save me from an unjust people.'

[Source~ 'Qur`an'~Surat At-Taĥrīm (The Prohibtiion)~ 66~ A # 11]

Rabbibni lee 'indaka baiytan fil-Jannah


A Lil Note....

In this Lady, we see the example of
supreme sacrifice.....
By marrying Pharaoh, Aasiyah bint Muzahim (r.a.)became the Queen of Egypt,
she gained everything that she wanted in this worldly life
from the materialistic point of view:
the best of clothes, food, palaces, jewels, servants and maids, etc.

But she sacrificed all that to be closer to Allah {Azza Wa Jall}
And that is why we see her included by the Prophet [Peace be upon him]
in the list of the four women who attained the level of perfection .

My 'Salaams' to All.