Haman (Islam)

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In the primary scripture of Islam, the Quran, Haman was the grand vizier, high priest of the pharaoh, and associated with him in his court at the time of prophet, Moses. The name Haman appears six times throughout the Qur'an,[1] four times with Pharaoh and twice by himself,[2] where God (Allah) sent Moses to invite Pharaoh, Haman, and there people 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, Haman, and there army pursuing in war chariots the fleeing children of Israel drowned in the red 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.