Monthly Archives: August 2014

The use of the title “Pharaoh”

In the Old Testament, the Egyptian ruler during the period of Prophet Abraham and Prophet Joseph are named “Pharaoh.” However, this title was actually employed after the eras in which these two Prophets lived.

While addressing the Egyptian ruler at the time of Prophet Joseph, the word “Al-Malik” in Arabic is used in the Qur’an: It refers to a ruler, king or sultan:

(Qur’an, 12:50) The King said, ‘Bring him to me straight away!’…

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