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If true, why was Musa (AS) unable to protect Asiya (RA) from the wrath of Fir'aun which eventually led to her death?

وَضَرَبَ اللَّهُ مَثَلًا لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا امْرَأَتَ فِرْعَوْنَ إِذْ قَالَتْ رَبِّ ابْنِ لِي عِنْدَكَ بَيْتًا فِي الْجَنَّةِ وَنَجِّنِي مِنْ فِرْعَوْنَ وَعَمَلِهِ وَنَجِّنِي مِنَ الْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ

And Allah presents an example of those who believed: the wife of Pharaoh, when she said, "My Lord, build for me near You a house in Paradise and save me from Pharaoh and his deeds and save me from the wrongdoing people." Quran 66:11

  • First the Qur'an nowhere mentions her name, secondly its nowhere mentioned in the qur'an that she raised Musa pbuh it might rather be an employee or slave of hers, while pharao's wife -in the Qur'an- just uttered that she want to raise him or have him raised up close to her, thirdly I would expect from a person that believes in Allah to seek refuge by him not by one of his servants. – Medi1Saif Sep 17 '18 at 5:32
  • I don't understand your question. Pharaoh was a tyrant king with an army who probably persecuted and killed many. – UmH Sep 17 '18 at 8:26
  • IMHO it is a general belief among Muslims that it was Asiya bint Muzahim who had adopted Musa. I do agree that the Quran doesn't mention her by name (Quran 28:9) but based on Hadiths quite a few ulema propagate the same. If needed, I will try to compile them. I also understand that given the strong imaan she would have always asked help directly from Allah and not His creations. But if Musa was present in the court (which I don't know) it is but natural for son to step in to save his adopted mother. He may not have been successful but atleast he would tried & the incident recorded in history. – Ahmed Sep 18 '18 at 14:34

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