A Lecture By Imam Anwar Al Awlaki where he explains the graeatest women in Islam including Asiah, the wife of FIraun. Very interesting Lecture.
Heroine of Islam:the strong willed of Asiah
Despite their different beliefs, Asiah remained obedient to the Pharoah because he was her husband . But each day in the palace was a torment to her.She really hated to see Minister Hamman and his men worshipping the Pharoah.
When the Pharoah pushed Mashitah and her family into the boiling pot, he said to Asiah; " I hope you learn the punishment for a woman who disobey God."
Pharoah then called Asiahs's parents to talk to her so that she may change her mind. Despite all efforts,Asiah would not change her stand to worship someone other than Allah , the God of the Universe."
Asiah cut in:" I will not sacrifice my faith in Allah , my God and your God, and the God of all creations."
Upon hearing her reply, the Pharoah got even angrier. He instructed his guards to tie Asiah's hands to a pillar in the palace.She was then beaten with a rod. Though beaten mercilessly , Asiah remained calm.
Her lips never stopped praying:"O God, build me a palace by Your side in Heaven , and protect me from the Pharoah and his evil people,"Asiah finally died as a martyr.
Our Lord! And grant us that which you have promised to us by Your messengers and save us from shame on the Day of Judgement. Verily You never fail to fulfill Your promise. (3:194)
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