Is Pharaoh a name or a title?

Rakib Islam asked 4 months ago

Is Pharaoh a name or a title? Ans was the Quranic pharaoh was from Egypt?  Because most of the classical scholar said that the pharaoh was not Egyptian he was from Arab and his name was Al Walid ibn Musab.

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Ashraful Nafiz Staff answered 4 months ago

Pharaoh is basically a title. "Pharaoh" is not a person's name. This is the title of the emperors of Egypt at that time.

There is a lot of disagreement among Muslim scholars, biblical scholars, and historians about the name of the Pharaoh who was in the time of Musa (peace be upon him) in the Qur'an, how many Pharaohs there were, whether the oppressor and Pharaoh who died in the Nile are the same.

Since this is not explicitly stated in the Qur'an and Sunnah, we cannot say anything strongly about it.

And it is not possible to say that the corpse that is now called the body of Pharaoh is the Pharaoh mentioned in the Qur'an, because there is no such assurance from the sources of the Prophet.

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