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Haman and Pharaoh

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The Quran mentions an important character named “Haman” who lived at the time of the Prophet Moses and the Pharoah. The Quran mentions him as one of  the Pharaoh’s closest ones since he is mentioned not least than 6 times along with the Pharaoh, which shows that “Haman” occupied an important place in Pharaoh’s hierarchy.

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The use of the title “Pharaoh”

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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:

(Quran 12.50) The King said, ‘Bring him to me straight away!’…

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Secrets of Pyramids

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For centuries, Egyptologists and geologists thought that the Egyptian pyramids were made of limestone blocks (up to 70 tons) that were quarried by chiseling limestone. Workers then carried those blocks up the pyramids on ramps. This building procedure was thought to be so superhuman that it made the pyramids become one of the Seven Wonders of the World. However today electron microscopes revealed that the blocks at the top have chemistries found nowhere in nature.

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