Pharaoh said, "Not guilty. Saying that I wronged the Egyptians
is incorrect because I was merely instructing them. The Egyptian people are
never satisfied with anything and that is why they needed strictness in guiding
them to the right path. And guidance can never be provided without
It was said to Pharaoh, "You are charged with killing
the magicians when they believed in Allah and so prostrated to Him. What do you
have to say about this Guilty or not guilty?"
Pharaoh said, "Not guilty. As for those magicians
there are many vague points that have to be clarified. First of all, Haman told
me that there was a conspiracy between Musa and those magicians, and the
intelligence agency confirmed this conspiracy. Thus my jurisdiction enabled me
to act in the way I saw best in handling the matter, so I had them crucified on
the stems of palm trees. All I have done was to implement the law that I
represented. That is all."
Pharaoh was asked, "Have you finished talking? Did you
say all you have to say? Are you done talking?"
He answered, "Yes."
Then it was Haman's turn to testify. '
Haman said, "Pharaoh is trying to pass the blame of
his crimes onto me. He is trying to make it appear that I am the one responsible
for all those crimes, while the truth was that we were only executing his
orders. And I bear testimony to the fact that Pharaoh has lied in all he has
said. Besides, it is unmanly to discharge himself from all his crimes and
accuse us instead."
At this point Pharaoh was ordered to defend himself.
So he started to blame his viziers, the army and the
leaders of his army. He was trying to prove that he was the last person to know
the reality of what had happened.
When Pharaoh had finished testifying, the time for hearing the
testimony of his organs and senses had come.
As soon as Pharaoh finished speaking, his tongue ceased talking
and his senses were ordered to speak; so his skin, hands, and legs talked. Both
his mind and heart admitted that he had lied in all he had uttered. The
judgment was pronounced that he was to be among those to be cast into
Hell-fire. What an awful wood for fire they are!