Islamic History Podcast 1-7: Three Queens Part II | Asiyah

Islamic History Podcast 1-7: Three Queens Part II | Asiyah

  • Asiyah was wife of Pharaoh during time of Moses
  • One of the best women according to hadith http://sunnah.com/urn/637660
  • In Islam, she rescued Moses from basket in river
  • Bible says woman who rescued Moses was actually Pharaoh’s daughter
  • Jewish texts also say she was exiled for rescuing him.
  • Moses’ sister suggested her mother to nurse Moses as a baby
  • Asiyah was a righteous woman but married to an evil man
  • Prayed to Allah to rescue her
  • Some Muslim sources say she was tortured to death by Pharaoh
  • Pharaoh gave her an ultimatum to leave Musa’s faith but she did not
  • He ordered her stoned but she was shown her house in paradise and her soul was taken before stone landed
  • Hence the verse about asking Allah to build a house for her in Paradise 66:11
  • Other sources say she left during the Exodus with Musa and the Children of Israel
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