Haman (Islam)

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Not to be confused with Haman (Bible).

In the primary scripture of Islam, the Quran, Haman (Arabic: : هامان‎‎, pronounced: hāmān) was associated with the court of Pharaoh at the time of a religious prophet, Moses. 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, Pharaoh and Haman rejected Moses' call to worship this God and refused to set the children of Israel free. Haman was commissioned to build a tall tower, using burnt bricks, for this Pharaoh to climb up to the God of Moses.


  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.