Harun Yahya

Haman and Ancient Egyptian monuments


Some of the information about ancient Egypt contained in the Qur’an reveals historical facts that had remained hidden until only recently. These facts show that there is specific wisdom in every word of the Qur’an.

One of the people referred to in the Qur’an alongside Pharaoh is "Haman." Haman is described in 6 verses of the Qur’an as one of Pharaoh’s close retinue.

This information in the Qur’an was confirmed by archeological discoveries made centuries later:

Until the 18th century it was impossible to read monuments and inscriptions written in the language of ancient Egypt. Because that language was written in hieroglyphics and had been forgotten many centuries before.

Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics were deciphered in 1799, with the discovery of a monumental text dating back to 196 AD, called the Rosetta Stone. With the decipherment of hieroglyphics, one very important piece of information came to light: The name "Haman" really did appear in ancient Egyptian texts. In addition, the same test stressed Haman’s close proximity to Pharaoh.

In the dictionary of People in the New Kingdom, based on the entire collection of inscriptions, Haman is said to be "the head of stone quarry workers."

In the Qur’an, there is a verse that describes how Pharaoh asked Haman to build a tower, and this is in full agreement with this archeological discovery:

I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed satan

Pharaoh said, "Council, I do not know of any other god for you apart from Me. Haman, kindle a fire for me over the clay and build me a lofty tower so that perhaps I may be able to climb up to Moses’ God! I consider him a blatant liar." (Surat al-Qasas, 38)

The finding of the name of Haman and his profession in ancient Egyptian writings once again revealed that the Qur’an was sent down from the Presence of Allah. The Qur’an has miraculously handed down to us historical information that could not have been known or obtained during the time of our Prophet (saas).

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