Claim that wife of Pharaoh will be married to the Prophet, peace be upon him, in Paradise

Question

I heard in one of the lectures that the wife of Pharaoh, Aasyah, who accepted Islam, will be married to Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, in the Paradise. Is there any truth in this statement?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad peace be upon him is His slave and Messenger.

There is no doubt that Pharaoh’s wife was a believer as stated in the Quran and the Sunnah. Allah Says (what means): {And Allah 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, Imam Ahmad may Allah be pleased with him   reported that Ibn ‘Abbas may Allah be pleased with him narrated that the Prophet peace be upon him said:

“The best amongst the female dwellers of Paradise are Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid may Allah be pleased with her (the Prophet’s peace be upon him first wife).

Fatimah Bint Muhammad peace be upon her (the Prophet’s peace be upon him daughter), Aasyah Bint Muzaahim, (Pharaoh’s wife) and Maryam Bint ‘Imran (Jesus’s mother).” Shu’ayb Al-‘Arna’oot said that its chain of narrators is Sahih (authentic).

Moreover, Al-Bukhari may Allah be pleased with him reported that the Prophet peace be upon him 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 ‘Imran.”

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

However, At-Tabarani may Allah be pleased with him   reported in a Hadeeth with a chain that has some weakness, and which was narrated by Abu Buraydah about Allah’s Saying (which means):

{Previously married and virgins} [Quran 66:5], that Allah promised his Prophet that He will marry him to the virgin Maryam Bint Imran and the previously married woman Aasyah Pharaoh’s wife.” This Hadith with this chain of narrators is Dha’eef (Weak).

Also, Ibn ‘Asaker reported that Ibn ‘Umar may Allah be pleased with him   said: “(the angel) Jibril came to the Prophet peace be upon him and Khadijah passed by, so Jibril said:

 “Allah 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).

Allah Knows best.

Almighty Allah is the highest and most knowledgeable, and the attribution of knowledge to him is the safest.

Right from Almighty Allah and wrong from me and Satan

Prepared by Mohamad Mostafa Nassar- Australia.

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