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THE BEST WOMEN OF PARADISE: MARYAM BINT ‘IMRAAN AND AASIYAH BINT MUZAAHIM

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Ibn ‘Abbaas related that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “The best women of paradise are Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid, Faatimah bint Muhammad, Maryam bint ‘Imraan, and Aasiyah bint Muzaahim, the wife of Pharaoh.” Collected by Ahmad, al-Haakim and at-Tabaraanee in al-Kabeer [S.J.S. 1135]. Mishkat Al-Masabih, vol. 2, no. 1361. MARYAM BINT ‘IMRAAN: The mother of Prophet Jesus (PBUH). She is referred to as “the daughter of ‘Imraan” in the Qur’aan, 66:12, and the “sister of Aaron” in 19:28, and her mother is referred to as “the woman of ‘Imraan” (3:35). AASIYAH BINT MUZAAHIM: The wife of the Pharaoh to whom Prophet Moses (PBUH) was sent and with whom he battled. She is identified in the Qur’aan as a true believer (66:11). Tafseer books mention that Pharaoh had her killed. See Tafseer Ibn Katheer, vol. 4, p. 420.