What the Qur'an Says About Firawn
- This article expresses a pro-Islamic viewpoint.
Who is not familiar with the name of "Firawn"?. He was the ruler of Egypt, who considered himself a "god". The mummy in the picture belongs to the "Firawn", who ruled during the time of Hazrat Musa. He is the one who followed the "bani Israel" when Hazrat Musa was taking his people and leaving Egypt. This whole incident is mentioned in the Holy Qur'an. Allah not only drowned this "great infidel" in the sea, but also made him an example for the rest of the world for all eternity.
بِسۡمِ اللهِ الرَّحۡمٰنِ الرَّحِيۡمِ
وَجَاوَزۡنَا بِبَنِىۡۤ اِسۡرَآءِيۡلَ الۡبَحۡرَ فَاَتۡبـَعَهُمۡ فِرۡعَوۡنُ وَجُنُوۡدُهٗ بَغۡيًا وَّعَدۡوًا ؕ حَتّٰۤى اِذَاۤ اَدۡرَكَهُ الۡغَرَقُ قَالَ اٰمَنۡتُ اَنَّهٗ لَاۤ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا الَّذِىۡۤ اٰمَنَتۡ بِهٖ بَنُوۡۤا اِسۡرَآءِيۡلَ وَ اَنَا مِنَ الۡمُسۡلِمِيۡنَ ﴿۹۰﴾ آٰلۡــٰٔنَ وَقَدۡ عَصَيۡتَ قَبۡلُ وَكُنۡتَ مِنَ الۡمُفۡسِدِيۡنَ ﴿۹۱﴾ فَالۡيَوۡمَ نُـنَجِّيۡكَ بِبَدَنِكَ لِتَكُوۡنَ لِمَنۡ خَلۡفَكَ اٰيَةً ؕ وَاِنَّ كَثِيۡرًا مِّنَ النَّاسِ عَنۡ اٰيٰتِنَا لَغٰفِلُوۡنَ
And We brought the Children of Israel across the sea, and Pharaoh with his hosts pursued them in rebellion and transgression, till, when the (fate of) drowning overtook him, he exclaimed: I believe that there is no God save Him in Whom the Children of Israel believe, and I am of those who surrender (unto Him). (90) What! Now! When hitherto thou hast rebelled and been of the wrong-doers? (91) But this day We save thee in thy body that thou mayst be a portent for those after thee. Lo! most of mankind are heedless of Our portents.