"My Lord, build for me with YOU a house in Heaven"[Quran]+Aasiyah bint Mazaahim
"Bismillah Hir Rehman Nir Raheem "
'Assalaamu Alaykum Warahmatulla hee Wa Barakaatuhu '.
It was narrated that Ibn Abbaas said:-
theMessenger of Allaah [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him]
drew four lines on the ground, then he said, "Do you know what this is?"
We said, "Allaah and His Messenger know best."
The Messenger of Allaah[peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said:-
"The best of the women of Paradise are
# 1/ -Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid,
# 2/ -Faatimah bint Muhammad,
# 3/-Aasiyah bint Mazaahim [the wife of Pharaoh]
#4/- Maryam bint Imraan –
[may Allaah be pleased with them]
[Narrated by Ahmad, 2663. Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani
in Saheeh al-Jaami, 1135]
It was narrated from Anas that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:-
"Sufficient for you among the women of the world are Maryam the daughter of Imraan. Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid, Faatimah bint Muhammad and Aasiyah the wife of Pharaoh." (Narrated and classed as saheeh by al-Tirmidhi, 3878)
Aasiyah bint Mazaahim [The Wife of Pharaoh
The Holy Quran has presented Aasiyah bint Mazaahim as one of the best role models for women.
Aasiyah greatness is in the fact that although she was the wife of one of the most Powerful, arrogant and tyrant rulers of Egypt, she was able to see and accept the truth in message of Prophet Moses.
For her, wealth, beauty or status was not the main criterion of human excellence; she realized that without faith in God, a human being has nothing.
God had chosen her to provide refuge to Moses when he was an infant.
When her maids brought the cradle of Moses from the river, she insisted to Pharaoh that she wanted to adopt that infant as a child:
The wife of Pharaoh said: "(Here is) joy of the eye, for me and for thee: slay him not. It may be that he will be use to us, or we may adopt him as a son." And they perceived not.
[what they were doing]
Aasiyah bint Mazaahim had declared her faith in the message of God after witnessing the miracle of Moses in the Court of Pharaoh; and after witnessing the death of another believing, woman under torture.
Pharaoh tried to turn her away from the God of Moses and sought her mothers help.
But Aasiyah refused to reject the God of Moses.
Pharoah said "Believe ye in Him before I give you permission? Surely this must be your leader who has taught you magic! Be sure I will cut off your hands and feet on opposite sides, and I will have you crucified on trunks of palm trees: so shall ye know for certain, which of us can give the more severe and the more lasting punishment!" [The noble Quran 20:71]
On Pharaohs order, she was tortured to death.
The Quran sets her as an example for the believers to stay away from evil and sin despite the full assualt of the devil:
God sets forth an example for those who believe- the wife of Pharaoh who said:-
"My Lord, build for me with You a house in Heaven, and save me from the Pharaoh and his doings, and save me from an unjust people."
[The Noble Quran 66:11]
In this lady, we see the example of supreme sacrifice:
By marrying Pharaoh, Aasiyah bint Muzahim became the Queen of Egypt, she gained everything that she wanted in this worldly life from the materialistic point of view: the best of clothes, food, palaces, jewels, servants and maids, etc.
But she sacrificed all that to be closer to Allah.
And that is why we see her included by the Prophet in the list of the four women who attained the level of perfection.
- My ' Salaams ' To You All.
Y a s m i n.
"Never Despair Of The Mercy Of Allah"
' Son of Adam! You are nothing but a number of days, whenever each day passes then part of you has Gone.