Haman (Islam)

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Not to be confused with Haman (Bible).

In the primary scripture of Islam, the Quran, Haman (1211 - 1303) was the minister of the pharaoh and associated with him in his court at the time of prophet, Moses. Haman was the son of Hammendatha the Agagite (1178 - 1265), The name Haman appears six times throughout the whole Qur'an,[1] four times with Pharaoh and twice by himself,[2] where God sent Moses to invite Pharaoh and Haman to monotheism, and to seek protection of the Israelites Haman and Pharaoh were tormenting. Referring to Moses as a sorcerer and a liar the Pharaoh rejected Moses' call to worship the God of Moses and refused to set the children of Israel free. The Pharaoh commissioned Haman to build a tall tower using burnt bricks so that the Pharaoh could climb far up and see the God of Moses. The Pharaoh and his soldiers pursuing in war chariots the fleeing children of Israel drowned in the sea as the parted water closed up on them.

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  1. ^ A-Z of Prophets in Islam and Judaism, Wheeler, Haman
  2. ^ [1], Qur'an 28:6, 28:8, 28:38, 29:39, 40:24, 40:36.