The Firʿaun of Mūsā (alayhis salām) Was an Arab Tyrant from the ʿAmālīq Tribe of Arabs . Muslim sources (exegetes, historians, linguists) state that the Firʿaun mentioned in the Qurʾān in the story of the Prophet Mūsā (alayhis salām) was from the offspring of ʿAmlāq (Amalekites), an Arab tribe from the perished tribes (al-ʿarab al-bāʾidah) that no longer exist, similar to ʿĀd and Thāmūd. His name is given by al-Ṭabarī as Qābūs bin Muṣʿab bin Muʿāwiyah bin Numayr bin al-Salwās bin Qārān, bin ʿAmr bin ʿAmlaq. This is an updated, longer article from its first release and clarifies the intent behind the initial article. Download PDF.