Allaah (The Most High) said:

نَتۡلُواْ عَلَيۡكَ مِن نَّبَإِ مُوسَىٰ وَفِرۡعَوۡنَ بِٱلۡحَقِّ لِقَوۡمٍ۬ يُؤۡمِنُونَ

إِنَّ فِرۡعَوۡنَ عَلَا فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَجَعَلَ أَهۡلَهَا شِيَعً۬ا يَسۡتَضۡعِفُ طَآٮِٕفَةً۬ مِّنۡہُمۡ يُذَبِّحُ أَبۡنَآءَهُمۡ وَيَسۡتَحۡىِۦ نِسَآءَهُمۡ‌ۚ إِنَّهُ ۥ كَانَ مِنَ ٱلۡمُفۡسِدِينَ

‘We recite to you some of the news of Musa (Moses) and Fir’aun (Pharaoh) in truth” [because their story is remarkable and the information about them is amazing indeed (1)]; ”for a people who believe” [those who believe in this Qur’an, and in the Oneness of Allah(2)].

”Verily, Fir’aun (Pharaoh) exalted himself in the land and made its people sects, weakening (oppressing) a group (i.e. Children of Israel) among them, killing their sons, and letting their females live. Verily, he was of the Mufsidunthose whose intention is neither to rectify the religious nor worldly affairs, and this was from his corrupt behaviour in the earth; (3) committing unlawful killing, and being disobedient (to Allaah). (4)

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Refs 1& 3: See Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan

Ref: 2: Noble Qur’an

Ref 4: Zaadul Maseer of Ibn Jawzi