Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Pharaoh began to say himself god

Quran Chptr 10-75 (Pt-11, Stg-3) (L–1310)درس قرآن

Pharaoh began to say himself god

Surah YUUNUS – 10 (JONAH)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful


75.  Then, after them, We sent Moses and Aaron unto Pharaoh and his chiefs with Our Signs but they were arrogant and were a guilty folk. 75.  Summa  ba-‘asNaa  mim- ba’-dihim-Muusaa  wa  Haaruuna  ‘ilaa  Fir-‘awna  wa  mala-‘i-hii  bi-‘AayaatiNaa  fas-takbaruu  wa  kaanuu  qawmam-muj-rimiin.




After the narration about Prophet Noah (peace be upon him), mention of which nations and their Prophets (peace be upon them) is coming in Holy Qur’aan, those are:


  • Tribe of A’AD – Prophet HUD (peace be upon him) was sent unto them.


  • Tribe of THAMUD – Prophet SALIH (peace be upon him) was sent unto them.



  • Folk of ABRAHAM (peace be upon him).


  • Tribe of LOT (peace be upon him).


  • Tribe of MIDIAN – Prophet SHU’EYB (peace be upon him).


They all adopted the act of revolting as the people before them and falsified their Prophets (peace be upon them). At last they were ruined. After all of them, Prophet Moses and Aaron (peace be upon them) came unto the Children of Israel for saving them from the tyranny of Pharaoh and his chiefs of Egypt. With effect from this verse, their mention has begun; which is lengthy enough.


It is commanded: After Noah (peace be upon him), Prophets (peace be upon them) used to come unto their people and cause to understand them, but they did not listen to their Prophets (peace be upon them) and were smitten by the wrath of Allah Almighty. Then after a long time in Egypt, Pharaoh and his rich people and effectively chieftains chose the way of haughtiness and rebellion.


The Children of Israel, who came in Egypt during the time of Prophet Joseph (peace be upon him) and settled here, became victim of their tyranny and injustice.


Here, Pharaoh’s mutiny, circumstances of Prophets Moses and Aaron (peace be upon them) have been described for showing that the mankind chooses the path of refractoriness again and again. It is commanded that Moses and Aaron (peace be upon them) came unto Pharaoh with the message that he should give up rebellion and arrogance. He is not most powerful. The most Powerful is Allah Almighty; in Whose Omnipotence is the entire universe. He (Pharaoh) should prostrate before Him and obey His Command. He should treat all people equally and with justice; instead of molesting the Children of Israel.


Pharaoh and his courtiers had reached the end in refractoriness. Pharaoh, himself had become god and his chiefs used to praise him falsely and give him religious offering. They did not regard the instructions of the Prophets (peace be upon them), and continued committing in such evils of which they had been habitual.


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif) .  https://youtu.be/g4n4tc6LmVc