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The Maid of Firaun's Daughter


Firaun’s daughter had a maid who was under her command. The maid had brought Imaan on Moosa (alaihis salaam). However, she did not expose her Imaan out of fear for Firaun. Once while she was combing the hair of Firaun’s daughter, the comb fell from her hand. When she bent down to pick it up she recited Bismillah. The daughter asked her, “What was it that you recited just now? Whose name is that?” She replied: “It is the name of the one who created your father and also gave him a kingdom.” Firoun’s daughter was astonished and remarked, “Is there anyone greater than my father?” saying this she ran to her father and related the entire incident to him. Firaun became angry, called for the maid and threatened her. She said, “Do whatever you wish. I will not leave my Imaan.” Nails were driven into her hands and feet and red hot ash was placed on her. Her child was even thrown into a fire. However she remained steadfast on her Imaan until she was also thrown into the fire. 

Lesson: We also need to be firm on our Imaan despite all tests and conditions. We should not allow any shortcomings and defect in our Imaan and deen on account of desires, motives, and difficulties. We should never do anything contrary to the commands of Allah Ta’ala and His Rasul (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). 

(Bahisti Zewar, pg. 684)