Haman (Islam)

Haman (Islam), Islamic portrayal of Biblical Haman.

Haman (Arabic: هامان‎, romanized: Hāmān) was the grand vizier and high priest of the pharaoh, and associated with him in his court at the time of the Israelite prophet, Moses as recollected in the Qur'an. The high priest is not to be confused with Haman the main antagonist in the Book of Esther, which takes place hundreds of years later in Persia. Qur'anic Narrative The name Haman appears six times throughout the Qur'an, four times with Pharaoh and twice by himself, where God sends Moses to invite Pharaoh, Haman and their people to monotheism, and to seek protection of the Israelites Haman and Pharaoh were tormenting. Indeed, Pharaoh arrogantly elevated himself in the land and divided its people into subservient groups, one of which he persecuted, slaughtering their sons and keeping their women. He was truly one of the corruptors.
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