While Donald Trump may not be killing babies, there are some disturbing similarities between him and Fir’aun (the pharaoh during the life of Prophet Moses (AS)).
1. Born into wealth
Fir’aun was extremely wealthy, and was likely born into this wealth, as most Egyptian Pharaohs were (they were considered divine, so their descendants naturally gained the position after them). Trump was also born rich, and inherited millions from his father.
A point to note, though, is that Fir’aun’s wealth wasn’t enough to save him at the end. When the sea parted, he drowned, along with his followers.
Fir’aun was egotistical to the point of calling himself God (Qur’an 79:24).
Donald Trump may not have called himself God, but he does think that he is a gift of God to America.
He has bragged, “I am really rich,” with a nonchalant wave of the hand. He then pulled out a paper with his net worth written on it, announced it to his audience in front of cameras. Then he said, “I’m not doing that to brag, because you know what? I don’t have to brag. Believe it or not.”
Trump once tweeted, “Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest — and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure, it’s not your fault.”
In one interview, he said, “Part of the beauty of me is that I am very rich.”
In another interview, Trump said that Mother Teresa and Jesus had “far greater egos than you will ever understand.”
I could go on and on, but I think we’ve all had enough for today…
3. Lack of respect for women
Asiya, the wife of Fir’aun, was abused by her husband, both physically and emotionally. Fir’aun also abused the women of his country, by using them as baby-making machines and killing their sons.
Trump has called women disgusting names and said derogatory things about them. He has been accused of sexually assaulting women. Somehow, though, he still has the audacity to claim, “I have great respect for women. Nobody has more respect for women than I do.”
Yeah… I can see that.
4. Power hungry
“[Fir’aun] said, ‘If you take a god other than me, I will surely place you among those imprisoned.’” (26:29)
and then there was:
“[Fir’aun] said, ‘You believed him before I gave you permission. Indeed, he is your leader who has taught you magic. So I will surely cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides, and I will crucify you on the trunks of palm trees, and you will surely know which of us is more severe in [giving] punishment and more enduring.’” (20:71)
John Dalberg-Acton said, “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
If Trump is given the power of the position of President of the United States, it will absolutely corrupt him (further).
Trump has said that a protester at one of his rallies “should have been roughed up.” This is only one comment at one of his rallies. There have been numerous incidents of protesters getting physically and verbally harassed by Trump’s supporters at his rallies.
Trump also said, “I love the old days. You know what they used to do to guys like that (protesters) when they were in a place like this? They’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks.” He has also stated that, “you have to take out (terrorists’) families.” Even if they are innocent. On more than one occasion, Trump has said, “As far as I’m concerned, waterboarding is absolutely fine, but we should go much further.”
This man also has a twisted understanding of what leadership really is: “I’ve always been a leader. I’ve never had any problem leading people. If I say, ‘do it,’ they’re going to do it. That’s what leadership is all about.”
There’s a reason Trump’s tagline in The Apprentice was, “You’re Fired.” He has even said that line to President Obama. Talk about being on a perpetual power trip.
5. Uses fear-mongering tactics
“[Fir’aun] said, ‘Have you come to us to drive us out of our land with your magic, O Moses?’” (20:57)
Fir’aun said this in front of other people, not because he actually believed it, but because he knew they were afraid of magic and magicians.
“But no one believed Moses, except [some] youths among his people, for fear of Fir’aun and his establishment that they would persecute them. And indeed, Fir’aun was haughty within the land, and indeed, he was of the transgressors.” (10:83)
Trump said about Mexicans: “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” He wanted people to be afraid of Mexico and its people, enough to want to build a wall to keep them out.
He has also said, “Islam hates us,” in an attempt to gain support for his proposed ban of Muslims entering the United States of America (again, using fear to do so). Trump was even called out for this by being asked, “Did you mean all 1.6 billion Muslims?”
This cheap tactic is not something unique to Fir’aun and Trump, but it is definitely something they have in common.
6. Considered a God by some
Fir’aun had brainwashed his people into considering him a god for years and years. This was even a norm amongst pharaos.
But Donald Trump in 2016? C’mon, there really is no excuse.
Unfortunately, his sickening comments towards other, and his over-the-top, power-hungry behavior has not stopped Trump’s supporters from calling him a god. Apparently, he’s going to “come down and help us all.”
No, thanks. I think I’ll pass.
7. Blind support from followers
It literally took a miracle to get Fir’aun’s followers to believe in the Truth (7:120). And even then, not all of them denounced their loyalty to him.
Trump’s supporters are no different.
He has said, “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters.”
Sadly, I believe him.
Trump’s supporters have stood with him through everything stated above in this article. It hasn’t phased most of them at all. So, no amount of debating will change their minds, because they already know the facts.
I think we need a miracle, too.