Claim that wife of Pharaoh will be married to the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, in Paradise
Fatwa No: 90285

  • Fatwa Date:7-7-2005 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 1, 1426
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Question

I heard in one of the lectures delivered by the Tableeghi Jamaat member, that the wife of Pharaoh, Aasyah, who accepted Islam, will be married to Prophet Mohammed, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, in the Paradise. Is there any truth in this statement? Please advice.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

There is no doubt that Pharaoh's wife was a believer as stated in the Quran and the Sunnah. Allaah Says (what means): {And Allaah 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]

Besides, Imaam Ahmad  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him reported that Ibn 'Abbaas  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "The best amongst the female dwellers of Paradise are Khadeejah Bint Khuwaylid  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  her (the Prophet's  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) first wife), Faatimah Bint Muhammad  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  her (the Prophet's  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) daughter), Aasyah Bint Muzaahim, (Pharaoh's wife) and Maryam Bint 'Imraan (Jesus's mother)." Shu'ayb Al-'Arna'oot said that its chain of narrators is Saheeh (authentic).

Moreover, Al-Bukhari  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him reported that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "…Many men reached the level of perfection, but the women who reached the level of perfection are only Aasyah (Pharaoh's wife) and Maryam Bint 'Imraan …."

As for Aasyah's becoming the Prophet's wife in Paradise, then we do not know any authentic Hadeeth that proves this.

However, At-Tabaraani  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him reported in a Hadeeth with a chain that has some weakness and which was narrated by Abu Buraydah about Allaah's Saying (which means): {…previously married and virgins}[Quran 66:5], that Allaah promised his Prophet that He will marry him to the virgin Maryam Bint Imraan and the previously married woman Aasyah Pharaoh's wife." This Hadeeth with this chain of narrators is Dha'eef (weak).

Also, Ibn 'Asaaker reported that Ibn 'Umar  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him said: "(the angel) Jibreel came to the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) and Khadeejah passed by, so Jibreel said: "Allaah is greeting her and giving her glad tiding of a home for her made of gold in Paradise between Maryam Bint Imraan's home and Aasyah Bint Muzaahim's one." But its chain of narrators is Dha'eef (weak).

Allaah Knows best.

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