The name ‘Haamaan’ was not known until the decoding of Egyptian hieroglyphics in the 19th century. When the hieroglyphics were decoded, it was understood that Haamaan was a close helper of the Pharaoh and was ‘the head of the stone quarries.’ The most important point here is that Haamaan is mentioned in the Qur'an only as the person who directed construction work under the command of the Pharaoh. This means that information that could not have been known by anybody else at that time was given in the Qur'an.
Haamaan is mentioned in 6 places in the Qur'an, in which it informs us that he was one of Pharaoh's closest allies. Surprisingly, the name ‘Haamaan’ is never mentioned in those sections of the Torah pertaining to the life of Musa alaihis salaam. In the Old Testament Haamaan is called the helper of a Babylonian king about 1,100 years after Musa alaihis salaam. The Qur'an only contains the word ‘Haamaan’ in reference to the life of Musa alaihis salaam. Egyptian hieroglyphic script was deciphered about 200 years ago, and the name ‘Haamaan’ discovered in the ancient scripts. This name is referred to in a monument in the Hof Museum in Vienna. The same inscription also indicates the close relationship between Haamaan and the Pharaoh. In the dictionary of People in the New Kingdom, based on the entire collection of inscriptions, Haamaan is said to be ‘the head of stone quarry workers.’ The Qur’an tells us: Pharaoh said, ‘Haamaan, kindle a fire for me over the clay and build me a lofty tower (28:38).

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