51. The reason due to which Pharaoh (la) was named as [89:10] And (with) Pharaoh, the one with the of hosts

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حدثنا الحسين بن إبراهيم بن احمد بن هشام المؤدب الرازي رضى الله عنه قال: حدثنا علي بن إبراهيم، عن أبيه، عن محمد بن أبى عمير، عن ابان الاحمر قال سألت أبا عبد الله " ع " عن قول الله عز وجل: وفرعون ذي الاوتاد لاي شئ سمي ذا الاوتاد؟ قال: لانه كان إذا عذب رجلا بسطه على الارض على وجهه ومد يديه ورجليه فاوتدها باربعة أوتاد في الارض، وربما بسطه على خشب منبسط فوتد رجليه ويديه باربعة أوتاد، ثم تركه على حاله حتى يموت، فسماه الله عز وجل: (فرعون ذا الاوتاد) لذلك.


1. Al Husayn Bin Ibahim Bin Ahmad Bin Hisham Al Mowdab Al Razy narrated to us, from Ali Bin Ibrahim, from his father, from Muhammad Bin Abu Umeyr, from Aban Al Ahmar who said, ‘I asked Abu Abdullah (a.s.) about the Words of Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic [89:10] And (with) Firon, the lord of hosts (Al-Awtaad), for which thing he (la) is Called ‘Zi Al-Awtaad’? He (a.s.) said: ‘Because he (la) has tortured a man rolling him on the ground upon his face, and extended his hands and legs and pegged these with four pegs in the ground, and unrolled him upon a flat piece of wood, pegged his legs and hand with four pegs. Then he (la) left him on his condition until he died. So Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic Called Firawn ‘Zi Al-Awtaad’ (One with pegs), for that’.