Pharaoh’s wife .. a model of optimism and an example of patience

It was proved that the name of Pharaoh’s wife was “Asia,” and it was said that her father’s name was overflowing, and God, the Blessed and Exalted, gave her the sponsorship of his prophet Moses, peace be upon him, when she was young, and she believed in him as an adult, and the Almighty also helped her to endure damage to be steadfast in religion, so her reward was with God. Great, the Holy Quran told us of an honorable position of this woman before her faith in her defense of the prophet of God Moses, peace with him, with Pharaoh and her understanding of him when Pharaoh wanted to kill him, and he is the one that made her a great reason for his salvation from killing and saving his life, and he grew up after that and God sent him as a messenger.The destruction of Pharaoh and the survival of the children of Israel was in his hands. (The educational role of women in the story of Moses, Jawharat Abdel Aziz, p. 93).

And because of the merits of “Asia”, the wife of Pharaoh, and her high status and exaltation in this world and the hereafter, may the messenger of God give him blessing and peace, counting her among the perfect women, and among the best women. of the worlds and the best women of Paradise. On the authority of Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari, the Messenger of God, peace and blessings be upon him, he said: “Many men were perfect, and only women were perfect.” Asya is the wife of Pharaoh and Maryam, the daughter of Imran, and the superiority of Aisha over women is like the superiority of porridge above all other food.

On the authority of Abdullah bin Abbas, may God be pleased with both of them, he said: “The messenger of God, peace and blessings upon him, wrote four lines on earth, then he said: Do you know what it is? They said: God and his messenger know best. The Messenger of God, peace and blessings be upon him, said: The best wives of the people of Paradise are Khadija bint Khuwaylid, Fatimah bint Muhammad and Maryam bint Imran, and Asiya bint Muzahim, the wife of Pharaoh.

model of optimism

It came in the Book of God Almighty: “An eye has pleased me, but do not kill him, for perhaps he will benefit us or we will adopt him as a son” (9: 9). ). On the authority of the little child, and she cried without him, and the family of Pharaoh loved him, and God gave her heart to him and his goodness and love for her as the most intense love “I have an eye for comforted you and me “from which the benefit came and the goodness was described in him. And from deception to light, and increases his status and station in this world and the hereafter.

And this wonderful speech in his power, paper and persuasiveness: “I have a clear eye for me, but you must not kill him so that he does not benefit us, or we can adopt him as a boy” has a impact on the greatest tyrant of mankind, whom Moses has known and loved throughout history.

And in the words of Asia, the wife of Pharaoh, “I am content with the eyes of you and me,” the virtue of a good omen, was given to her the advantage she had hoped for; As for the world, God led her through it and made her the best praise in others by saying, “And God set an example for those who believed, Pharaoh’s wife, when she said, ‘My Lord, build me a house in Paradise with you, and save me from Pharaoh and his deeds, and save me from the unrighteous people. ” And her patience.

And Asia Bint Muzahim appeared in the life of Moses, peace with him, with a role, and what a role! It is the role of the mother, the educator, the cherished, and then the believer in the message of denial of Pharaoh and his work, that calls to God Almighty to satisfy her out of her shortness in this world with a house in Paradise . (The educational role of women in the story of Moses, p. 97).

Example of patience

Asia has been patient with the cost of faith and is subject to harm and torture, and on the authority of Salman al-Farisi, may God be pleased with him, he said: “Pharaoh’s wife was tormented by the sun, and if they turned away from her the angels shielded her with their wings, and she always saw her house in Paradise. ”

And one word would save her from the horrible murder and bring her back in bliss, so what did Asya bint Muzahim choose? She chose God’s pleasure and closeness to Him “Lord, build for me with You a house in Heaven.” She chose, as the scholars say, “the nearest in front of the house.” God hopes and hopes after she has been patient with suffering and sacrifice. (The educational role of women, p. 103).

Faith is not a word that is said, but rather a reality that carries costs, trust, burdens and jihad that requires patience and endurance. Between it and these cheap elements attached to it, and it is the linguistic origin of the word, and it has its meaning, shadow and inspiration, as well as the creation of strife in the hearts. (In the Shadows of the Qur’an, 5/2720).

The Pharaoh’s wife, “Asia Bint Muzahim,” believed in God Almighty, and saw the light with her heart, and Pharaoh tortured her, but she was patient and attached to God Almighty and his survivor and called him , so God answered her plea. Pharaoh and his deeds and save me from the wrong people (Al-Tahrim: 11).

The Noble Qur’an told us of a model from the world of women who chose absolute service to God Almighty so that she realized that on the day she was sincere with God, so God spoke truth to her; The woman in the Qur’an is righteous from man’s corruption and tyranny, and she is righteous from man’s righteousness and piety, since she has an independent responsibility with regard to her affairs before God. There is therefore no doubt about the Qur’an’s interest in women in terms of its equality between men and women before the legal mandate and the punishment of the Hereafter, and that each is responsible for himself independently of the other. (The educational role of women in the story of Moses, p. 104).

This is Asia, the daughter of Muzahim, the wife of Pharaoh and the first lady of Egypt. and torture. patience and steadfastness. The woman who is not deceived by her beauty and her authority, the woman who abandons mortal pleasure and fleeting symptoms and looks forward to what is with God Almighty.

Asia is that woman who rises to the highest levels in the world of women, and her mention is associated with Maryam bint Imran, Khadija bint Khuwaylid, and Fatimah bint Muhammad, peace be upon him. She did not reach this high position with her beauty, money or authority, but she did reach her with her faith, good deeds and her call to truth. Do we not in our time need such wonderful examples and these good examples. (The Woman in the Qur’anic Stories, by Al-Sharqawi, 1/427).

Asia Bint Muzahim was a model of steadfastness, firm faith and strong faith, and her husband’s unbelief and tyranny did not harm her, as she believed in God, because one of God’s provisions in his creation “Do not tax a others do not burden. ” (The educational role of women, p. 105).

Note: The article relied on the book “Moses, peace be upon him”, by Dr. Ali Al-Sallabi, and benefited greatly from the book “The Educational Role of Women in the Story of Moses, Peace With Him”, The Jewel of Abdel Aziz.

the reviewer

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  • Women in Quran Stories, Ahmed Muhammad Al-Sharqawi.
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