Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim. (I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast.)
the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.)
As Joseph (peace be
upon him) confronted the passions manly; that is a lesson for all of us. Until
a mankind does not possess moral courage, cannot succeed in the world. For the
young man and woman, in such environments, where preparations of stirring up
the passions exist in all around, it becomes very difficult to control oneself.
General agent of
the King of (Aziz) Egypt made room for Joseph (peace be upon him) at his
home like a son and permitted Him to live freely like a member of his family,
and he did not consider it necessary to keep feminine members of his family
behind the curtain. It was the result of living frankly that his wife fell in
love of Joseph (peace be upon him) because she was a free-thinker and delicately
nurtured woman of a rich dynasty.
Fear of Allah
Almighty only may be useful in the loneliness and private hours, and abiding by
the laws of the religion heartily only can save a person from committing evil.
Even then, in the Divine Law, it has been instructed to the Believers and who
fear God Almighty; that any stranger man and woman should be prevented from
meeting with one another freely. If it is compulsory for the women to go out,
they should go with simplicity; without adornment and make up, her spouse or
any one who is admitted into the women’s apartment, should be along with her. Desire
of showing her dress, tinkling in walking and mildness in speaking is not
proper for the woman before a man whom she cannot appear unveiled. The man and
the woman should keep their eyes down. These restrictions are for such people
who fear from the wrath of Allah Almighty, otherwise going out of the house by
the women in law-breaker bold men is not suitable.
In short, religious
hijab (curtain) is very necessary for the women even among the pure believers,
but when the people become full careless and fearless from the commandments of
God and His Messenger (peace be upon Him), then there is no other way save
strict curtain. Story of Joseph (peace be upon Him) teaches us that mutual
concordance of any stranger young man and woman, either ends on unlawful
relationship, or severe trial for any of the both, but some times it becomes
basis of shameful afflictions and misfortunes.
Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from
Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall,
Published by PaakCompany, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to
English by Muhammad Sharif). https://youtu.be/_guLU4xoEAc