*Four Complete Women* by
🌸 Note 4⃣
*Asiya bint Muzahim – wife of Firaoun*
(آسية امرأة فرعون)
🌿 Asiya bint Muzahim is the wife of Firaoun, the greatest tyrant ever. He would kill babies and oppress others. Since she is the wife of Firaoun, the ruler of Egypt, she is living a life of luxury. She also has a say in making Firaoun listen to her. This happened when Musa (as) reached Firaoun’s palace as a baby. When he was found, he was taken to Asiya, but she fell in love with this baby. They wanted to kill him, but she said
🔹Surah Al Qasas 9:
(وَقَالَتِ ٱمۡرَأَتُ فِرۡعَوۡنَ قُرَّتُ عَيۡنٍ۬ لِّى وَلَكَۖ لَا تَقۡتُلُوهُ عَسَىٰٓ أَن يَنفَعَنَآ أَوۡ نَتَّخِذَهُ ۥ وَلَدً۬ا وَهُمۡ لَا يَشۡعُرُونَ)
_(And the wife of Fir’aun (Pharaoh) said: “A comfort of the eye for me and for you. Kill him not, perhaps he may be of benefit to us, or we may adopt him as a son.” And they perceive not (the result of that)_
🌿 Though this baby is the very one who will destroy Firaoun, but Firaoun melted and listened to her. This shows that Asiya has a position with Firaoun, she is not a wife that is ignored by her husband.
🌱 While she was taking care of Musa (as), she accepted Islam without anyone knowing. And the hairdresser of the Firaoun household also accepted Islam without anyone knowing. Once her comb fell on the floor, and she said ‘Bism Allah’. When this was heard, it angered Firaoun that a Muslim would be in his household. Firaoun took boiling oil, and placed her four children one by one in the boiling oil and made her see this, she didn’t give up on her deen and was then placed as well. She remained firm on her deen, and the Prophet (ﷺ) said when he went in Isra’a and Mi’raj, he said he could hear them laughing in paradise, subhan Allah. They died as martyrs.
🌿 When Asiya saw this incident and how her servant was so strong in her faith, she thought, ‘I am a queen, so why should I be scared?’ She declared (لا اله الا الله) to all – she knew Firaoun is not your great lord. Don’t give away your deen for anyone, and no one can torture you how Firaoun tortured his wife. When he knew she embraced Islam, he tortured her like no other. She left her luxury, her palace, and servants all for the sake of Allah (swt) and she wasn’t scared of Firaoun.
🌿 She left her life for (لا اله الا الله) – she didn’t do so many worships, but perfection is to hold on firm to your faith. Being a slave to Allah (swt) is what makes you complete, it’s not because of your beauty, or who is your husband, or your house, or your family background. Some women think perfection is how their body looks, but *perfection is your obedience to Allah (swt).*
🌱 Allah (swt) mentioned to us her last statement before she died, and this shows she was being tortured until she died. This last statement made her complete.
🔹Surah At Tahreem 11:
(وَضَرَبَ ٱللَّهُ مَثَلاً۬ لِّلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ ٱمۡرَأَتَ فِرۡعَوۡنَ إِذۡ قَالَتۡ رَبِّ ٱبۡنِ لِى عِندَكَ بَيۡتً۬ا فِى ٱلۡجَنَّةِ وَنَجِّنِى مِن فِرۡعَوۡنَ وَعَمَلِهِۦ وَنَجِّنِى مِنَ ٱلۡقَوۡمِ ٱلظَّـٰلِمِينَ)
_(And Allâh has set forth an example for those who believe; the wife of Fir’aun (Pharaoh), when she said: “My Lord! Build for me a home with You in Paradise, and save me from Fir’aun (Pharaoh) and his work, and save me from the people who are Zâlimûn (polytheists, wrong-doers and disbelievers in Allâh).)_
💍 Asiya had treasures, authority and a palace before but that didn’t make her complete. Her submission and devotion to Allah (swt) made her complete. This is an advice to all women who went through oppression with their husbands, and no one went what Asiya went through. Her patience and her dua’a made her complete.