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Haman (Islam)

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Haman (Islam)

In the primary scripture of Islam, the Quran, Haman (Arabic: : هامان‎, pronounced: hāmān) is claimed to have been close to the Pharaoh at the time of a religious prophet, Moses. The name Haman appears six times throughout the whole Qur'an,[1] four times with Pharaoh and twice by himself,[2] where God sent Moses to invite Pharaoh and Haman to monotheism, and to seek protection of the Israelites Haman and Pharaoh were tormenting. Referring to Moses as a sorcerer and a liar, Pharaoh and Haman rejected Moses' call to worship this God and refused to set the children of Israel free. Haman was commissioned to build a tall tower, using burnt bricks, for this Pharaoh to climb up to the God of Moses.

The same 'Hamon advised Pharoah' story appears in Tacitus's History (book 5 chapter 4).

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  1. ^ A-Z of Prophets in Islam and Judaism, Wheeler, Haman
  2. ^ Qur'an 28:38 and Qur'an 40:36
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