One of the most popular archaeology site for Egyptology, 64 tombs just in the Valley of the King, certainly the Pharaonic Kingdoms were the most wealthy ancient community on earth. The story of Moses and Pharaoh can be illustrated with the monument of Abu-Simbel & Rameseum, in addition the story of Yusuf (Aleyhi Salem) that blew the mind. This young and beautiful messenger who happened to have a difficult life to bring peace and serenity during his time. The Qur'an dedicates a whole chapter to Yusuf story, and even a particular detail is not to be missed in verse 43 or 50 it is mention an encounter between Yusuf and a King who will later give him the role of Minister of Egypt.

The king said: "Bring this man to me." But when the royal messenger came to Joseph he said: "Go back to your master and ask him about the case of the women who had cut their hands. Surely my Lord has full knowledge of their guile." (12:50)

In Ancient Egypt there was only Pharaohs in power, nevertheless researchers such as Kenneth Kitchen who provides evidence that during the time of the Second intermediate period, some foreigners from nearby land infiltrated the country and took over Egypt. Therefore with strong believe researchers argument that Yusuf must have entered the land too at this period -Muslims believes that the Holy Qur'an already claim this information by mentioning a "king" in power and not a "pharaoh". The difference between the two title is that the status of "Pharaoh"  is believe to be half human/half God and "a King" is only a human who rule a land. The argument that the Quran uses the specific word King instead of Pharaon (such in the story of Moses) favour the believe of a Divine Scripture.



Taiba Riaz holds a BA (hons) of Arabic and Islamic Studies at SOAS University of London. Currently a Master student of Civilisation studies at Ibn Haldun University in Istanbul. Her travels are detailed throughout this website, she provides a depth understanding of the Muslim community. The range of theological perspectives within the Islamic dogma. In addition to the various historical sites that recalls the narration of Prophets and Saints in the Holy Qur'an.


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