‘A-‘uu-zu Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim. (I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast.)
the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.)
Surah Yuusuf (Chapter Joseph – peace be upon him) presents
an imaginary map of the house of a Prophet and his family. Two groups had been
born, from the beginning, among twelve sons of Prophet Jacob (peace be upon
him), due to difference in their temperament. Joseph (peace be upon him) and
his brother Binyamin were in one
group, whereas other ten elder brothers were in the second, who were very
robust and strong.
Prophet Jacob (peace
be upon him) was desirous to train all of them in accord with perfect Islamic
principles, by which a mankind confronts all matters with stability and
determination. In such confronting, many difficulties come before him, but he
uses the weapons of patience and forbearance in such conditions.
It seems that Prophet
Joseph (peace be upon him) reaps the real advantage from the teachings of his
father Jacob (peace be upon him). He sees through conduct and behavior of
Joseph (peace be upon them) that this boy is encouraging. Joseph (peace be upon
him) received full influence of ethics from his father Jacob (peace be upon
him), and he tried to adopt that path; on which he saw his father. It is
unavoidable that the father, who desires to train his son correctly, will love
Trend of other sons
was unto the worldly life more than enough and they used to consider that “we
produce more worldly provisions by our strength and intelligence; therefore we
are more prominent than Joseph (peace be upon him)”. Consequently, Joseph
(peace be upon him) completed his religious requirements, but his elder
brothers were lovers of the life of this world.
By the blessings of
the religion, good manners like mildness, knowledge, liberality, large-minded
and patience had been created in Joseph (peace be upon him). But due to bad
presage of the world, envy, fear, perplexity, niggard-ness and selfishness
appeared in his elder brothers.
Both groups worked in
their lives according to own ways. Resultant, Joseph (peace be upon him) rose
also in the world due to his good manners, but his brothers fell down due to
inferiority of their manners, and at last they observed “there is no expedient
save obedience of those who have good disposition”.
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/OHeAJvKNU1Q