The Prophets Series #19 Yusuf (AS) PT 2
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Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Nabina Muhammad Ali he will Safi
my brothers and sisters in Islam Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatu.
So today Insha Allah, we're continuing the part three of the story of Yusuf Ali's salah, and we're learning the lessons from it. It's not just a mere story, we learn the message that Allah gives us from the stories.
So now we continue from where we left off last week,
king had seen the dream, we all know that story.
And is the ex prisoner remembered use of Alayhis Salam. So he goes and tells him about the dream, use of Alayhis Salam not only interprets the dream, but it also gives a solution to the problem that is going to face Egypt. To recap, it's important for us to remember what this problem was. The dream was saying that Egypt is about to go through seven years of abundant, abundant agricultural growth, there's going to be lots of growth, that lots of crops, lots of weight, lots of everything, because it's going to be a lot of rain. And that's how it survived.
And then after the seven years, they're going to be seven years dry, and they are going to
what is equal to seven years of growth for another seven years,
where people will struggle in their life, crops won't grow, people won't have food, their survival is going to be
And then there will be one more year, the 15th year in which people will be able to press and extract from their grains in their weight, oil, and other things which they can use in the long term, which shows us that it's going to be a year in which things will go back to normal again. After that year normal again, what's important to us are the first seven years or the second seven years of drought. Allah subhana wa dialler then talks with the rest of the story on the seven years afterwards. But before that happens, let's see what happened to use of Valley Center. Last week, we said that when the king heard the interpretation, and the solution that used to parlay his Salem
gave, and this is why we say when we tell us tell the stories of the prophets, when Allah tells us their stories, there are people who merely just take a story
for entertainment, like watching a movie that has no real significance, and then walks away. That was entertaining.
It is impossible for a lot to send the book down from about seven heavens just to tell you a tale or a story.
But let me remind you that everything in the Quran has a message it has a profound message, a moral and ethical code of life. Moral right and wrong. What you are here for?
Where are you going after here?
Why did Allah make everything?
Why is all this here for us? What are the signs that he left for us?
How is he telling us that he is with us? And what should we be doing towards him? And what does he do for us?
How should we think in life?
How do we connect with him?
is not just a book that tells you how things work. It's not a scientific book. Science helps you understand life, like the way the universe works, but it doesn't teach you morals and ethics.
For example, in science, just a very quick lesson, who started science here, who goes to school here? Who goes to school, he goes to high school. So you guys would know what I'm talking to you study going to science? Who goes to university, go to university, who works in the field of something academic, other than trade.
In trade, you also have logic. But when you learn about science, you'll understand that they try to separate religion from silence. First of all, we have a problem. Islam. In English we say religion because no one because it's how everyone else says it. But religion is not really the word we use in Arabic.
The word Deen does not mean religion.
Religion, the word religion was made up,
which turned which, you know, the secular world.
It sort of came from that it didn't come from the Arab world or the Islamic world, the word religion, it didn't even exist before Muhammad sallahu wa sallam. The name is to say religion, even Christians and Jews name is a religion. A religion was brought up to separate you from secular and religion, to make you feel like religion is one thing. And the rest of the world is another. You go to school and Islamic school, you have religious studies and everything else. It's like the two separate worlds. No,
mark my words, Islam is all of it together, it's integrated with our life. So it talks about the sun and the moon. It's integrated with science and its methods.
In science, you experiment to find out if what you thought was right or wrong. And you challenge
the Quran tells you put it to the challenge. Put it through this what you call the scientific method, if you like, and see if you can prove it wrong.
And the Quran has only ever done so that use of has been is actually one of those experiments, which his people Mohamed Salah Santos people tested him with, did you know that for them, if I brought Quraysh the people of the precise element to here to our time, and they learned all this knowledge and it became modern. Right? 1400 years later,
you can say that they gave the Prophets Allah Salam, a scientific test.
They experimented to see if he is really a prophet of Allah or not, is he really a messenger from God, as he claims? So remember, when we said in part, one of source story of use of the courageous people came to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam to put a difficult challenge to him to disprove that he's the messenger of God, what did they do? They went to the Jews. And they asked him for a question that they can ask Mohamed Salah sentiments from Arabia, something that they know he will not know the answer to? impossible for him to know the answer to something that only these robots knew.
You gotta take self 1500 years ago to see the dynamics not like today we have social media and everything is at the tip of your hands. It's impossible for the process. I'm to note the information about the Jews while living in Mecca
and never interacted with them. And they came to him and said, Ask him why the Israelites went to Egypt. The Israelites were originally Palestine.
Why did they go to Egypt? How did Israelites end up in Egypt?
Not a Prophet SAW Selim didn't even know that the Israelites had ended up in Egypt in the first place. So what is the story, and he recited the entire sort of use of to them
the sort of use of came with information that the Jews knew and knew information they didn't know, which makes sense, when you read the whole story makes more sense and fits in better. And it corrected some information which they were confused about.
The three things brought information that only the Jews knew, brought new information that they didn't know which fit perfectly with the story, and corrected some information they had that didn't fit with the story. And the CRAM brought the proper information
and that outwitted everyone.
But when somebody doesn't want to know the truth, doesn't want to follow it.
They're just full of arrogance.
They'll bring you another test and another test and they know that you're right. But they don't want you to be right there. Because they got some desires, they want to live a different life. We're going to come to the end versus last page of sort of use of what Allah just gives you a brief lesson of the whole story in what I just said, He gives you the point. And it's so marvelous.
So use of other his Salah gives the solution to the to the dream as well. He knows what it means. This is where the wisdom comes.
And the king loves his answer.
The king thinks this guy
is an intelligent, marvelous person who has knowledge that even his VCRs and his most elite of intelligent people could not answer. And it makes so much sense. Not only did it make sense, he said this guy can solve the problems of Egypt.
So he said in his one of his
men, one of the
kingdom, one of the men of the kingdom, to use the valleys. Why did you send the man of the kingdom to honor your safari Salamina when you're when you're going to be honored you send someone important from the government
To the Pharaoh sent someone he pulled from his government. He says, The King wants to see you
and what have you so funny celebs reply he says, I'm not getting out of prison
says why? Just go back to the king
and ask him to open the case reopened the case of the women
my original master
he knows well my case he knows I'm innocent. Why did you survive SLM refused to get out of prison until his innocence is proven? Well, use of our latest two things. Allah wanted to show the world that use of Allah His Salaam is not only an intelligent man who can solve things, but he's also a trustworthy man with amazing morals, with an amazing value beyond other people,
which usually people hire you for they hire you for your attitude and caliber character, are you? Are you do you? Are you honest? Are you trustworthy? Are you intelligent, not just the qualifications. So useless, I was qualified to know. But he also had the integrity, the morals, the ethics, the values, the character, the attitude, to make Him a king.
Right. And secondly, Allah wants to put your safari seller in a very high position. Because if he had come out the first time to go to the king, the first time, just like that, the king was gonna give him an award or reward, and make him a special man to the government. And that's it. And then he goes, maybe gives a bit of money, a nice housing, lives, his life, people respect and that's it. But Allah wants to bring out from this whole test that Yusuf has gone from this whole, this whole thing that has happened to us of all this struggle and all this pain. Someone would think that why is God doing this to him, it's bad. But Allah says, You may hate something when it's good for you.
And you may love something when it's bad for you, and Allah knows and you do not know. So don't ever give up on Allah subhanaw taala you might go through a bit a bit of time of hardship. But then Allah mother brings about a relief. Allah wants to has a bigger plan for use of a sinner.
And today, we have Muslims around the world who are suffering all the time. At the present moment, Kashmir,
still in Palestine is ongoing as well. And everywhere else around the world. metallers pantalla, relieve them. But this is all just a temporary moment. Insha Allah may Allah subhanaw taala be with our brothers and sisters in Kashmir at the moment and everywhere around the world. May Allah relieve them from their hardships. I mean,
Muslims persecuted everywhere but the relief is coming soon. Just hold on to your values. Hold on to your deen and know that way for each other, like somebody can leave each other. If we do, they're mostly lost through my brothers and sisters in Islam. Use of Alayhis Salam, then the king, what does he do? He brings the women while Yusuf is in the prison. And the women gather the women who did work. The ones who remember they cut their hands when they looked at him. And the one who plotted this whole thing
elite person's wife,
the master his master, who seduced him,
the king brings them and it says if a little court had been happening in the absence of use of Friday's
and the king investigated at once again, Allah says the king said to the women, man, heartbroken, you cut your hands we know about your story. What's the issue? Bring it back. This was like,
what, 10 years ago? What happened?
And they all said
he is an innocent man.
We do not know anything bad about him.
You understand? Man? I didn't know him and so we don't know anything bad about him. Oh my god. That's the whole women who she brought to help her now have thrown her under the bus.
So then he calls the disease's wife, the treasurer or the minister's wife. And she says an Anna hast Hassan hawk. Now the truth is clear.
And are our two one Neff? See? I am the one who seduced him with a novel let me know sonically he is among the most honest and truthful. Wow. Hey guys, this is the king hearing from not just normal people, his hearing from the elites. The people whom his government relies on his own people are saying he's an honest man.
So what's in store for him is with Allah something enormous.
us he's going to be a leader is going to be like a king soon
and she admits that her knifes was weak and that she listened to her knifes.
What is a sin My dear brothers and sisters, the prophets Allah has told us Hadith in Bukhari and Muslim and you'll find it in the book of 40 Hadith of Imam nawawi prasa Salah said what is a sin? Al ithumba Sin ma HackerEarth enough's we're carrying the annual Thalia Isla hiddenness. It is what scratches that your inner conscience, you feel guilty about it, you know it's wrong.
But you don't want to admit it. And you don't want people to know
that your conscience is scratching me.
You've got guilt about
a lot of people aren't like that today. And actually this generation that we live in, is more like that. Hypocrisy
is as much as the salt brands in the ocean these days.
The two faced style
with the the defense system, don't judge me, don't judge me yet. It stands to say to dodge the house. But everybody that people now have grabbed this word as a weapon or a tool to continue to do immoral things. It's like a way out like what children do. Don't judge me. Because you want to do what you want.
You want to continue to need a moral act.
So the person murdering someone I'm killing someone, you're not allowed to judge me. You don't know what I've been through to kill this guy. And then and then suddenly I'm I'm a victim.
put myself in such unnecessarily I'm the victim. So let's not work, let's not go into that terrible attitude.
Right is right, wrong is wrong. And we judge just openly on what the actions that we're not just the person who does the action, the action is right or the action is wrong.
So she says my knifes was the one that told me the one inner conscience and I and I hit it off. She hit it to the point where she made us Visayan to prison and get punishment. People were being and get tortured for no reason.
And now she says he is honest.
One that will better no one ever see.
I am not innocent.
So she admitted, because you know why? The context of the verses are telling us that she was going through a self torture all these all these years. And so were the women. They couldn't live with this guilt. The moment the moment you accept you're wrong, and you own your mistakes, is the moment you will be freed from them.
But so long as you know the truth and you're ejected deliberately. It is the worst life you can have. And I dare to say it is the major cause of people going on intoxication drugs, and and some of them even suicide because they lose their identity. And that can't be who they are sometimes, and then they get lost and can't find themselves.
But Allah says just open your heart. Just come to me. Run to me. Allah says in the Quran for Pharaoh Inaba run away to Allah.
When do you use the term runaway?
When something is harming you, you run away from it. So Allah is telling you to run away, because everything other than Allah will harm you. And what does he say Run to Allah.
Run to Allah by starting to change your life, to become a type of person
who listens to what Allah has to say, how you should live your life, to the best of your ability.
Not just select the Quran, none of Islam is a whole life. Deen means lifestyle, way of life, in your business, in your trade, in your school, in your work in your home. Even when you go to the toilet.
Even when you go to the toilet, there's a way into the left foot. It's better not to talk in the toilet. Right? You come out with your right foot. You say some words remember a lot when you eat all of the most. So my brothers and sisters in Islam, she then says so that my husband or my men doesn't think that I betrayed him.
her husband always thought that she cheated on him.
And she sensed that from him all these years. So she said I'm saying it now said he knows that I didn't cheat on that was also another guilt that she put herself in.
Always remember the sisters if you do wrong, it's always going to haunt you until you fix it.
You do something about, oh, you admit it, or you own it.
My Brothers and Sisters in Islam, and so use of our leaders, Sudan was freed, not only with honor, not only
just now being innocent, but rather now He, Allah changed what he was into the complete opposite, the highest of the high materialistically meaning to the world, and religiously, or in his character, and his virtue, an honest, integral, trustworthy, intelligent, Knowledgeable, Wise, strong man.
And the last panel to Allah then changed his position, because use was very patient, you know, when he was told to get out, and he says, no, no, until until my innocence is proven. The Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam comments on that. He says Rahim Allah Allah for us, that Allah had mercy on my brother, Yusuf Walla, he helped patient was he mouse button help patient is here, me Hamsa admits, says I admit, if I was in his place on through all this, I would have got out the prison without hesitation just like that band Lt. I'm getting out. I will not say what he says. Muhammad, himself says that useless. And it's something amazing he admits that if I was in his place, I would
have just gone out, I would just sit there saying prove my innocence.
But obviously, every prophet in every messengers post placed in the plot and the position that they are meant to be in, and the proper place for use, Why sell them is here. And the way that Allah is going to raise him and lift him is the Muhammad SAW Sam is a different story, different people. So Allah then takes use of valleys salah, out of the prison, he goes to the king, and the king says to him, You are Latina, Kenan Amin, you will be with us in a strong station, strong position, and you will be protected. And don't worry, you are on it. And then you smash him system, something interesting. He says each island, the island has an important make me in charge of the treasures of
the land, making in charge of everything
of the economy, they'll have the finance, the crops, the lands, everything. In the half, even Eileen, I am trustworthy, I am able to run this entire country and not waste any of its resources, I will be able to preserve it.
And I'm able to sustain it. Sustainability. I'm the master of it.
I am an expert in sustainability. And you can trust me on that I lean and I'm very knowledgeable, I can do it. Now you might be questioning, Isn't it bad for a person to ask for a high position like a kings position. That's not good of a Muslim spiritual humble themselves. Right? Especially that the Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam said, whoever asks for leadership, don't give it to him.
Because it's a matter is like after leadership or power position. But in this situation, it was the most noble thing, and the obligation of your supply center to do how, when you know that you have the skill,
and you are honest, and you know that no one else is able to do it really, we're not talking just because you think you're the best. Really, you do have that skill and you know, factually that others don't have it. Then you must know that Allah has given you something that he wants you to use in the right place, then you can ask for a position that is high, but make your intentions right. The intention of yesterday said that was trustworthiness.
And that he had the skill and obviously he's a prophet of Allah. This was the pathway for him, to help people be guided and return them to the laws of Allah subhanho wa taala. He had to take it. So he took it. And suddenly Allah says,
What can early come up can the use of a filament and so everyone, this is how we made use of become through the whole story that you just heard. This is how we made us become the strongest and powerful person in the earth.
How did he make him through hardships, struggles, patience, resilience, pain, torture, emotional struggle, everything. Don't ever my dear brothers and sisters assume that if you go through a hardship that Allah has left you alone, be patient and continue and always know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Do not give up from the Mercy of Allah and connect with him. For Allah is always with you and there is a plan.
It's only you, who destroys yourself, just with your thoughts.
Allah says, Get your support, come to me, always know that there is a lot of into the tunnel. And just by the mere fact that you think like that you start developing your pathway forward. Everything starts with a thought you make your pathway go forward. That's why surround your people with yourself with positive people. If your family is with you, that's fine. Keep your connection, but also surround yourself with positive friends. Because the friends that are around you
make you think the way you think their negative friends, you're gonna be the first positive is going to be a positive person, and so on. There's a lot to talk about this. Anyway, Yusuf Ali has set out now sees he knows the light at the end of the tunnel, and he becomes almost equivalent to the king of the land. Actually, I'll tell you something, the owner Matt said that all of them have a super special property, he says that he actually became more powerful than the Pharaoh himself.
Why? Because the Pharaoh didn't know he wasn't in charge, he wasn't calculating anything, he gave a completely to yourself, eraser to control all the wealth of the country. Everything was with him, he can do anything he wants, and no one can be above him.
And so use of valet his center became that
treasurer or that minister of the country.
He did exactly what he knew he had to do. The seven years past, he kept the weight inside their ear, the of the mother stem so that they stay in preserved.
And 70 years later, whatever they preserved the the wheat they started to use in their country, and their country continued to thrive, wheat and crops. Now,
there was poverty everywhere else.
in Palestine, in Georgia, trans Jordan, and Syria, those places that whatever they were called that time, all of those places were in poverty. And certain kings around the world.
They weren't exploiting people, they had some wealth. And what they were doing was charging people double, triple, quadruple business people as well. They were exploiting people, they were taking advantage of people's poverty and charging them triple, quadruple.
All except profit use of our data center was fair and just and generous. Everybody found out that use of that there was a king, like a king, a minister, a big man in Egypt, who was selling
crops and food, non charitable, charitable, like long lasting food,
for the same price that they used to be before the drought. So everyone rushed to Egypt.
But he also I said was very smart and talented. He was very wise. He didn't just sell whatever people can afford, he placed the limit, he said, every one person can only get the maximum of a cannon load. Not more than that. Why? Because he knows there are evil businessmen who will take advantage of this and buy all the products and then charge people more.
It doesn't just exist today, it's always been the case. And Islamic Sharia has put in place laws to take care of this so that every is there is fair trade.
So no Sharia use of Allah, His salah, then invited, anyone who comes any second condition was you have to bring
like for each person has to be present in front of him. So if you want to get for your family, each member of the family has to present themselves physically, because people can lie. There's no documents to prove that you have 10 members of your family those days. It's nothing electronic, so that he had to have them present. You say you've got 10 members of your family bring all 10 members. Otherwise, I'll only get for every one person accountable. Now the way they used to buy was not with currency or money. They used to exchange something any merchandise they had in exchange for the food. That's how they bought it.
So I lost my dollar now cuts the story short and tells us Okay, so in other words, Yusuf Ali said I grew up with a handsome man, he obviously his form had changed. He wasn't he was mainly in his in his mid 30s. And he was now the basically Basically speaking, let's just say the king of the land because he controlled everything.
Allah says what is what to us?
And now, the brothers of use of cane.
Come back now to the guys who nearly killed him.
he knew them immediately. Welcome low monkey don't. They didn't know him. They didn't recognizing how can I recognize him? That's roaming the world. He's gone. And secondly, he had grown up now. And thirdly, we've never imagined that our brother who we threw in the distance is now the king of age.
Come on. So it never ever, ever, ever crossed their mind that he is the king of Egypt.
Remember when I say King, I don't mean ritually King, the pharaoh was the king. But he was the we'll just call him the Minister of Finance of the whole country, okay Minister of economics and finance.
And so he came in, he knew them, but he did not tell them who he is why?
He now has gone to devise a plan.
What is the plan, a noble plan?
He wants to bring his whole family to Egypt, and give them security and look after them.
But he was still afraid if he told his brothers who he is. Remember that jealous people envious that tried to kill him? If he had told them they might go and never come back? Or they might lie to him? They might do a lot of things as a Muslim process. I've said Allah you will double McMenamin Joffrey Murata in
a movement does not get stung by the same snake hole or borrow twice.
So you have to take his precautions, a Muslim has to take these precautions. We're not just sit there naive and stupid and let people step all over us. No, you take our precautions, and you learn You're not stupid. So use varicella because, okay, obviously interview them. They weren't there must have been a great interview interview, first of all, to make sure that they are honest, he would have asked them how many members of your family do you have? And they would have told him we have a father, who was very old and we have a brother who is still with him. Right? And he would have said to them, okay, well, I'll give to each one of you. Only I won't give anyone if they're not here. And
then Allah says Allah Masha has a what a measure Hassan Bucha has the him when he filled there, when he,
when he gave them when he filled their cameras with crops and food.
He asked them
bring me your brother who is from your father?
Then she say that I'm very generous. And I'm equitable, unjust. So why don't you bring him home? And I'll give you more? I can't go against my law. You have to have him him. Why didn't you ask about his father though, because they told him, he's an old man, he can't get out. So he gave him the benefit of the doubt. But he said to them, however, as an insurance in case you're lying to me, if you don't bring me that brother back, then you will be excluded, you will no longer be allowed to come back and buy food. Because I will know that you're lying to me, bring me your brother to prove to me that you are truthful. And I'll accept that you have a father who can't come here. So an
insurance you have to prove it to him, you get it.
So they sit in a row we don't we will try to convince is that you suffer a salon has gotten a slight trauma from this. Nor are we do we will convince is that once you remembering
what they did to him, convincing their dad and he's afraid for his brother is afraid for his father. So it keeps it a secret and devises the plan and works with him. Very smart.
And what he did was he told his visitors is help us or wherever they are in the kingdom to put their merchandise back into their luggage without telling them. And he said maybe this will encourage them to come back. Because I know they're poor, I know they're not going to have enough to bring back and buy more food. So give them back their merchandise so that when they go there, they'll open it up and they can use it as proof for my father. See, your coop is farther and you also I started thinking the same he knows his father can't be fooled.
They can be fooled, but not his father.
So he knows how someone's gonna think, just put the merchandise back. I know they're poor. And in his mind is thinking because that's the context of the verses. My father won't be fooled. So maybe if they open it up, they can show that they've got their merchandise back. What they spoke about was true.
and they can go back and get it.
So they left
when they reached their father Jacoba his salah. They tried to convince him to send with them Binyamin, his other brother.
And what did his father What did their father say? Do you think? Over my dead body? In other words, never. He said
Allah He came and took
the use of human COVID Am I Am I able to trust you with him? By the way, I've trusted you with your brother before.
He's not asking them he already knows. He's just reminding them he's telling them. No, remember? In other words, you lie as you think check me for a fool. Look what you did to your brother thing I've forgotten about that. I've lived in misery thinking about this all this life. I've not in misery. I've lived in pain.
pain and agony all this time you think I forgotten just because I didn't complain to you?
Because who do you talk about? Some always complained to Allah. So they never He never showed them. That's a profitable law.
And they tried to persuade him over and over again.
He wouldn't be convinced. Suddenly they opened their luggage and they found their merchandise. They said, Kalia manopoly. Look, we're not lying to you. How could we get all these crops? Right? Just for free. Right? I mean, look, our merchandise has been returned to us. And we got these crops out. We can't get in from anywhere we want. We're telling the truth. This is a just and equitable man, no other king can will do this for us. We're telling you we're telling the truth. Look, here we are here I mentioned that we can go back they want us and he told us bring back a brother and otherwise we'll be excluded will no longer be allowed to go back farther. If we don't bring our brother will
be excluded. Look. Now when you have Kubernetes, Sam saw this, as I told his intelligent, he thought this is not normal, returning back the merchandise, being just unfair. Wanting proof of another brother.
Cooperation I'm always knew Allah has a plan. But because he's a human being. Yes. We do believe in Allah. We do believe in Allah cotta. Allah has covered and we have to rely on Allah. But Allah knows we are also humans with emotions and weaknesses and desires. We forget, we get scared.
We sometimes lose ourselves, we get nervous, we get afraid. And that's okay. Just being afraid and nervous and Pentek recursion does not negate does not go against your belief in Alaska. It doesn't mean not relying on online.
So he wants to still take precautions. But now he's got a sense that something's going on divine. He goes,
go back my sons and take your brother.
But I have to take from you an oath.
I will not send them with you until you make oath each and every one of you by Allah's name, that you will guarantee his return to me, you're going to bring me back Binyomin
they seize you or arrest you. If they arrest you, then you're off the hook.
So they all swore by Allah, we will bring him back except if they arrest us or something went wrong, and we don't have any choice.
Allah says when they gave him his oath,
the oath Jacoba Alayhis Salam sent me a meal with him. And he said to them something strange. He said, Yeah, Benny. Oh, my children, my sons, because they were all the boys that were going. As we said he had one sister. But he wants and his sister is in the boys for this work. He sent them and he said, Don't enter from one door altogether.
Enter from separate doors. Doors doesn't mean to the palace. It means at the entrance of agents apparently there's like
fortresses and doors and ways that you can enter through Egypt separate and each one comes from a different avenues. Like maybe kilometers apart, like maybe in Toulouse, but not altogether. Why?
Because in Egypt,
Palestine is on its east, and it's on its borders. They don't know who's coming in. As far as they know, everybody's desperate. So they're gonna watch out who comes in to their borders, like immigration check. Visa check.
He got afraid that if all of them go in at once, they might mistaking them for highway robbers or thieves coming in groups like a gang, especially at the time of poverty, they might want to come and steal or do something right. So us Jacoba is taking precautions which again tells us a Muslim is always always takes precautions about things. It's not haphazard. Like even you know, when you go to a business agreement with with another person, let's say a Muslim anonymously, you both come to the masjid. You're both amazing people. Allah says when you do a business deal, or you lend money, even between really great Muslims, you must write it down. And you must get to witnesses that you let
it's not a meaning of distrust, but you have to because the show complex is wrong, we can forget.
So you take precautions. So they did that. They enter through different avenues. And Allah subhanaw taala. He said, You Jakob didn't do it because he didn't rely on God. He says it in the Quran. Allah has written financiar Koba called aha, this was a precaution which he had to take because he couldn't find it. He couldn't, like he couldn't. It was something was struggling with. He can't accept that they go without taking precautions. At the same time. Allah says we're in a whole nother element limit
alumna at the same time, he is full of knowledge with what we have taught him. What did the scholars say about this, they said it means that Allah is saying, learn from Jacoba, Allah has set out that reliance on Allah does not mean also taking material precaution. You can't just sit there and say, Allah will look after me that you're doing your part. Allah wants you to work, he wants you to do things he wants you to grow. He wants you to have self confidence as well. And then he will assist you so that both of you are in a good relationship, Allah's assistance, and the blessings that He gave you to assist yourself with he wants to see you using the stuff he gave you. And and that's
true, nurturing and true connection. Like parents, when they
teach you how to drive, they start putting you in the driver's seat in the pat in the driver's seat and you're in the passenger seat, and you got to let go a little bit right until they learn by themselves. You got to give them let them go out and do certain errands without you always being next to them as they grow older, wiser they can learn. It doesn't mean not supporting them, but you are nurturing them and letting them loose they can look after themselves. Allah wants us also to use what he taught us to look after ourselves. So relying on Allah means also taking precautions in worldly lives. Two together, con waterworks and as the statement goes, tie your camel and rely on
or use your brain and rely on Allah.
Okay, everyone. Next, they entered. And Yusuf Ali Salam saw his brother.
Now it looks like use of valet Sam had taken his brother somehow he ordered his VCRs and they wanted his help us to go and get
what do you call them? The people that work in the kingdom? What do we call them? They weren't slaves, no, no. Servants. Let's call them paid. Yeah, they were paid servants. Okay, they were working. They were employees, government employees,
ministers, but some of them are cooks and chefs and things like that. So he said, he sent his government employees to get his brother Binyamin alone. So they grabbed him, took him inside without his brother's seeing it. And remember that separated right they weren't all there at the same time to were coming before others, he sees his brother, he takes him aside before the rest of his brothers come in. To not make us suspicious, very careful, takes him inside a room. And he says to him, Do not be afraid of your brother's anymore.
It tells us that he and his brother was suffering from his brothers they had
family abuse, domestic abuse in its in its highest form.
Allah says our elite hit a ha. He brought his brother close to him, which means he hugged him very tightly. Number one, because he missed him tremendously. And number two, he is going to protect him. So don't be afraid from your brothers and their plots. on yourself. You are with me and safe. But we're going to do something.
I am going to do a trick. The only one I'm going to keep you here. I'm going to make it look like you stole something from the King.
And then it's going to look like you're a thief. And leave the rest up to me.
Guess fine. No one else knew about this plot. No one only him his brother. So when you when he was released immediately, only a few minutes. And his brothers didn't realize they come to the king. They're all happy. They say here's our brother see, we are honest, we're truthful.
And so Allah said and so he prepared them again and gave them a camel load for every person including Binyomin. And then
he himself used to buy Salam had placed the junk there's a special job that was had ornaments and gold and jewelry on it for the King, the Pharaoh. He placed it in his brother's merchandise and in his baggage without anyone know. Now the king he has chefs and cleaners and things like that come in and out always use why Salem didn't release the brothers until the pharaohs workers realized his famous cup is missing this cup everybody can see it. It's very expensive one because it shines. And when I realized the cup of the king was missing, someone called out a year to Kamala sorry, goon. Oh, you that
you people who have come here? The brothers Yeah.
You have stolen.
Now, the guy who said You have stolen he doesn't mean he they really have stolen until it's proven. But it was a natural human reaction. Like who also would have taken it we're not going to take it. It means you've stolen. It was an accusation. But it wasn't proof. Now use of RSM didn't say you stole
he just made the situation ready for someone to say you stole
they approached him the brothers and they said,
What are you missing? You say they didn't say we haven't stolen because they didn't steal. So the language changes when you're innocent. You can tell. They said What what are you missing? Meaning we didn't steal. But remember when I talked to that Father, even if we're truthful you unbelievers remember what they said when they tried to use a different language. One is guilty one is innocent.
They said We are missing the saliva the cup of the of the king.
our King use of a sudden had told us whoever can find the thief, whoever can find whoever took it will get an extra camera load of wealth to take with him as a reward or reward whoever finds the thief.
So they came forward, and they said, you know that we weren't we are not thieves. And we didn't come to cause havoc, you know, that this is how we came before it is now the speaking correctly. And they are scholars, right? His brothers are actually scholars, they're very knowledgeable people, they're not whatever. But Subhan Allah
because they were afraid. They were vulnerable. They were weak. They felt guilt, putting all that together, blinded their eye from the floor, the floor FL Oh, aw, that the mistake of yourself they couldn't catch him out. So they couldn't think straight. They said check us
so use of our ladies Sarah. He said okay. He himself started looking into their baggage, but he started with their baggage before Binyomin. Why? So it's not to make a suspicious because they can catch him out. If he had gone to their he knows that they're just not they didn't realize that they could realize that they could work it out.
But Allah says in the Quran,
would have used a different means, but he couldn't. What was the other means he could have used, Allah says manner can end up with a horrible feeling in medic.
The king, the Pharaoh had a law, a law of the land, which use of was under and he had to he had to apply the law. It was an anesthetic law, but he had to apply it, he couldn't change it yet. Slowly, slowly.
Now the law of the king of the land,
states that if somebody steals the punishment, the maximum punishment is death.
Or he must repay double the value of what he stole.
That was and this is agreed upon in the Bible and the Torah. And we first talked about
Allah says if he used the law of the land of the king, he can't take his brother, he will either have to kill him, or just make him pay double what he just said I want you want to keep it. Why does he want to keep him two reasons Seiken from his brothers, and the biggest reason
get his family here. If his father knows where he is, he'll come.
Allah says Indonesia Allah, except what Allah willed. If Allah had willed He would have made for him another way. But because Allah did not make for him another way, he had no other option, but to use what you might think is a manipulative tactic. Now I want to make a comment on this. Manipulation is haram. It's a major sin in Islam to manipulate someone.
But there is one case where you can use a form of trickery, trickery, and it is noble and you are rewarded for it and Allah loves
what is that triggering when number one the trickery is not going to harm anybody or take their rights. That's the first condition before you can trick someone number one, it can't harm anyone or take their rights.
it cannot be something
that is haram.
Like the means the end what you're trying to get out of it is haram. Like a tricking someone to get something haram or
what you're doing is haram.
Even if the end is good. Now
like for example if I steal to give to the poor
and don't justify the means and the means that justify the ends. If I go for example and borrow interest, money from the bank, to build a masjid
Allah doesn't accept that
You can do it to build the carpark or offices, but not the message itself.
If I want to lie
in order for someone to get away with a drug drug deal,
Right? Even if I have good intentions, a good means, but the end result is haram. Not on that.
I want to help my mates, I'll take him down to the pub, so you can drink.
It's nice to help you make but haram, what you're doing where you're taking into. So we don't do that. But what you saw as Sam was doing was, they'll the third condition is that you can trick if what's going to come out of it is noble and more beneficial than the current state you're in. And it's better for everybody. What use Vannessa mana to do was do a trick that doesn't harm anyone, and has a noble end. And there was no other means for him to do it. What was it to bring his family? What was he afraid of his brothers, stealing, killing and doing everything because they cannot be trusted.
So he did that trickery, therefore you're allowed to trick if you don't harm someone, and the and the cause the reason for it is noble and important to do and law, take someone out of hardship into ease.
Okay, out of hardship, into ease, or out of something bad into something better. You want to save someone's life, for example, you can use trickery, and it gets someone out of an oppression, you can do trickery, right? Somebody's being done kidnapped, somebody's gonna get harmed, and you gotta do a bit of trickery to get them out of that problem, then you can shell
so long as the harm that they're going into, they are innocent of the innocent. So my brothers and sisters in Islam. I hope you understood that. Trickery is only when you are not going to harm anyone. And when the cause is nice and good and low type and it saves a person from a problem when they are innocent. They're not criminal, the innocent and a good means is going to come out of it now use of value Sam did so. And so what happened
he took the cup out of his brother's baggage
and they immediately his brothers made the following reply.
He yesterday forgot to set up a holding company.
Well, if our brother this one Binyamin a stolen Well, He's just like his brother
who used to exist before
his brother also stalled in the past.
Now the Quran doesn't state why they said that. The Quran just puts it like as if they're accusing their brother they still have ill feelings towards him
some element of a certain said what they meant by it is they stole their father's love from them. So they stole that he stole their right to their father's love, which is Subhanallah it's just a lot of work but evil and other than that state well the narration could be true that when he took his grandfather's idol and hid it from his grandfather, so it doesn't worship but the guy who stole his grandfather's Ira when he was a little boy either way use the five acres Sam was very hurt by that Allah says for a Sandra I used to fulfill NFC he kept that in his in himself he he didn't he didn't want to loop the hell out we didn't tell them He just held on to a bit the bullet
and inside of him he said something like no one could hear he's talking to himself kind of an intro chakra oh my god oh no. You are the evil ones will allow that to see from Allah knows your chop your plots and he knows what you're doing. But he said it to himself. So if you think like that about someone and you're in the right that's, that's okay.
When you want to swear at someone,
just try to keep it as a thought. If you can't help yourself, okay.
You are not
Yeah, it wasn't the right time. So choose the you can't do things at the wrong time. So then they went back to their father.
They said when they went outside the oldest brother he remembered the oath he gave to his father he says Wallah here I will not return to my father. Have you forgotten the oath we gave him? Have you forgotten what you did to your brother youth of
Walla Hin and I will not leave this land. I'm going to stay here until either this is solved until my brother comes back with me or die.
It also says I skipped it that they tried with use of so hard, please. They said in an urban shape. Allah says this is a disease
Oh, Your Excellency. Oh, Excellency, he has an old withered father who is ill
please take one of us in his place, take one of us in his place,
In an arrow coming on my screen, we can see that you are among the best people you are a good door Subhanallah they are already
giving merit to the men. They hated Allah but how Allah is not that it makes the truth come on the tongue of the guilty.
You are among the good doors, the same brother they were tried to kill us as a bad person and they just called him a thief.
We see you know,
and you're so awesome, obviously. So that's a plan. You refuse, refuse, refuse, refuse, and he says no, no glory to God, I will never. Allah protect me from ever doing wrong to anyone we will I will only take it ever stop. Now you might be asking how did he take his brother if he didn't use the law of the land? Well, he said beforehand, I actually skipped this part. He said, Tell me if you say you didn't steal. What is the punishment?
If I find that one of your stone,
and they immediately said the punishment is that you take him? You own him.
Giselle, my wish Duffy, Ronnie, whoever you find the cup in the baggage for who wishes? Who that person who stole
will be the reimbursement you'll have to take it. That was the law
of Palestine of Prophet Ibrahim Allissa. That was the law of the Israelites.
The Islamic law at that time.
And Jakob Of course, when I say Brahim I certainly means all of them. The prophets, the communist Falcon, US will
now use what I said he didn't lie. He made them say what the punishment is. And so now he's free. No one can hold it against us as all right. I will take him according to the law that you said. And Allah says that he barely could kidnap the use of it was us who were helping him. Allah was helping us why Salah to blind them from finding this is from being suspicious. They could have said, Oh, hold on Nana. What do you guys do here? Because they were afraid. You take him as we know.
And so he took his brother outside, they realize that they've stuffed up big time. So the rest of the brothers went back. And he said to them, they said, What are we going to say to our Father, our coop, and their big brother says, Tell them the truth. Tell him that this is what happened. And that's what happened. And you can ask the people of the land, and this is what happened. Your son really did steal, what do we do? And this is not our fault. And we were almost going to be arrested.
So do you think it'll work? He says, Well, I'm not leaving here until my brother's back with me all day.
So the rest of the brothers went back to Palestine. As soon as they reach their father. He realized what had happened. And they tried to tell him everything.
But he didn't believe he said coilovers so whether to come full circle.
Again, your enough's has commanded you something evil
just like it did to your old the other brother. And Allah will assist me in your plots.
And Allah says, what went on?
And he turned away from them.
We'll call it a SFLA yourself. And he said, Oh, my sorrow for yourself. He's not talking to them, telling himself you know, somebody's really full of grief. He talks himself. Use of sorrow on use of second imagines crying is really his God will build a tiny home and
he was so sad that his eyes turned white. And he became blind from sadness.
And it's been like, what 20 years he has a sister.
And now this has been upset all this time. Sadness turned him blind.
For what Killeen and he tried
to hold himself and fight about feeling as much as he can.
Now because he always complains to Allah, his sons have no idea what he's going through. So that go to him.
The light of though does go to use of you still remember use of anshi over it. You're going to keep remembering it until it either kills you. Or you get a terrible sickness as a result. Subhanallah they, even their words were so harsh. They don't realize because they were insensitive.
And he said, In the magical birth
It wasn't that long ago. I'm not complaining to you. Leave me alone. I'm not I'm not I'm not complaining. I don't want you. I don't need your sympathy. I don't need you to tell me anything. I'm not asking you go away from me. I am complaining to Allah.
And that's it.
And I know from Allah that which you do not know.
Although he was said,
he still knew something.
This is peculiar. So he said, I know something you don't know from a wall.
So he when he got over a little bit, he was still blind. He comes up to them and he says, Yo, Benny, my sons, go back and investigate. Ask
about the use of and his brother for the first time now he mentions use of to investigate and find him. Why he's a prophet. He knows this all doesn't make sense. But still, he's grieved. It's too hard for him as a father. Again, somewhat sometimes you feel grief, you go through hardship. And someone comes and tells you your Eman is low. You're going through this depression because your Eman is low. No, not necessarily. Your society a Jacobo semi blind from sadness do we say is the man is low? It's a natural reaction. The person's immune is low when they start blaming Allah they start abandoning their prayers. They start forgetting about their Deen they start blaming everyone and
everything and hating this is this is haram This is the Lodi man. And usually that person is like that all their life.
But when you are sad, and you still have Allah
then that's okay.
So they went back
and they asked around until they reached use of Alayhis Salam
and they said to him
oh the use of Nigeria said the use of said Oh master
Oh His Excellency
Miss Sena Oh hell no
harm has come to us and our families. Was it now BB law had been was yet we have come to you with cheap merchandise. Look at us. We are at the brink of destruction. For Ophelia and allocate please give us a camel load of food. What the South Dakota Elena. Just be charitable towards we're begging now. They came back to us via Xlm begging in the lowest form.
Use of Allah is Sudan
full of integrity. Amen. Value character prophet of Allah, He is not like them. At this point, any one of us would have stepped on the neck and said suffer you this and suffer your beeps and
every word under the sun.
We would have said all these things. Now you can suffer when you did for me. I literally would have said all of this stuff. But instead, you're suffering said and could not handle their grief, even while seeing the same people tried to kill him.
He couldn't handle it. He loves them still.
And he says
Do you know what he did to us?
They looked up at him and said, our inner color and the use of Walmart you are yourself. Now it all makes sense. And he just couldn't hold it. It says Carla Anna Yosef. Yes, I am useful Heather I think and this is my brother Binyamin Codman Allah wa Halina, Allah has blessed us Subhanallah you will not find one single blame on him when his brother's not one. But instead he keeps mentioning Allah He looked after us He blessed us
as brothers are learning now.
In November you're talking about us when I give them dollar it says ever feels Allah and His patience in Allah Allah. Allah does not lose the reward of those who got good doors
and then they said to him
Well Allahu Allah has made you a Baba say yourself
but authentic Allah Allah when couldn't enter the hoppy and we are the mistaken ones. Forgive us. Forgive us our brother. And use of the mediately says God Allah does very
said all along
well, why don't have all hear me in our beautiful with us. Hi, Sam says to them, no harm upon you. Don't worry about anything. Don't worry about anything. No harm upon you. Don't worry.
Today, Allah will forgive you. And He is the Most Merciful. It has become easy now. Let's stop talking about it. Take my shirt and take it to my father. Throw it on his face. He'll be able to see again and bring me my parents and all your families here
what is the look is the prom
This example so we can live up to them as role models. That's the highest virtue. They immediately went. As soon as they left the Egypt. They hadn't even arrived in Palestine. Allah tells us that Jaco and I'm almost done brothers sisters, and it says that Jacoba Allah is sallam, he smelt the scent of his son Yosef, from like kilometers and kilometers away.
Because Allah says, As soon as they stepped out,
Jakob smelled the scent. And this is the divine thing from Allah, Samantha, and also tells us
that there's something about parents and their children, there's some intuition is something that connects them, especially the mother.
So the father Jaqua says, I can smell it. As soon as they arrived in, he repeated it again. I can smell use of scent unless you're tricking me. And they said,
you're still in your old habits dead. Oh my god, how long does jealousy need to get out of? How much? How long does evil need to get out of a person's heart? They still have to say something. But obviously our cook didn't pay attention. And then one of them came and threw it onto his face.
Immediately he could see.
See, you know, they tell us about medicine today that half the cure is happiness. Smiling laughter bringing good news and as Pope Simon says when you visit the sick, only talk good things like even when he visited the sick, you know how we say My Allah cure you and then we go in sha Allah.
May Allah kill you in sha Allah. Actually, you shouldn't say in sha Allah Rasul Allah Azza wa sallam said when he visited the Sikh lab as a whole, that's it, no harm. It is a pure it is a purification and didn't have the word in sha Allah. Because it gives the person hope that it is a purification there's no doubt about it. Obviously if Allah wills you don't need to say it because it's a confirmation Allah already said it now it also was also Mr. bring happiness is to say don't stay too long when the sick person to irritate them and be a helper and a supporter, especially for their well being more than if you can't help them physically. well being is a big cure.
And so, he they gathered their family gathered Iacobelli set up and use of stepper
and they brought them
or call them away. I mean, there was a kid they entered. And Allah says as soon as his father his parents and the his brother's entered use of it, his salon came down off his throne, grabbed his parents hand, took them up to the throne. I'm sorry, I said step by that's actually his real mother. And he took them up according to the correct narration, put them up onto his throne. And Allah says they involuntarily bowed to him.
While her role level Soulja
now sujood in Islam means to put your head on the ground. But before Mohamed salah is in for Islam, when I say Islam from Parmesan Salah, the word sujood did it mean that it meant to bow your head
so they didn't actually get searched on the floor? They bout as the custom of Egypt was towards the kings. Right? They just nodded their head or they bowed to the King, and that was allowed at that time.
And then use of ISIL ancestor him to his father. Yeah, liberty, that habit that we rely on uncovered. This is the interpretation of my dream. Remember, the one I told you when I was a kid, the sun and the moon and the planets prostrate, bowing to me. And so they're all bound to Salem, and such was the case. Now, Allah subhanaw taala says, beautiful verses in the end. He says, and this is how we honor the use of and we brought out goodness out of hardship, and we reward those who are good doors and are God fearing use of finding Salam said his last words, you will know what he said.
He said to his father, Oh, Father, look at what Allah has given us. He took us out of the desert into this built up land and from poverty, into richness and from hardship into ease. And then he started to thank Allah, thank Allah thank Allah, O Allah, You have blessed me, Oh Allah, you have honored me, oh Allah you have given me and he by the way, he never stopped saying that. But all thanks to Allah in the beginning in the end, and in the end use of Alayhis Salam says the following words
rugby My Lord, the word funny Muslim, all I want from you now. Let me die as a muslim.
So long as I die, I still believe in you. Wow. So what funny Muslim man and this is even this is even more amazing what he said after that will hit me beside him and join me with the righteous.
Join me with the righteous
the Messenger of Allah you will suffer lesson is there anyone more righteous than him in his father? Join me with the righteous. Let me just be among them wherever they are.
Just let me follow them please. Like even in the back rows,
is Angie worthy enough to be in the front rows do
you have to sign it? And this is how we speak to Allah, absolute humbleness and talaga Allah says failure to set good and for certain never praise yourself of a man who were up leveled the money.com He is the one who knows what truly is God fearing. And that's an example of use even as he's asking Allah is not saying, Oh Lord, I know I am righteous and I've been patient. I know I deserve paradise. No.
Oh Allah let me die as a muslim because I don't know it's gonna happen to me tomorrow
and make me be among the righteous. That's how we
Mantova it left here of Arkansas. I'm say the waiver humbles themselves for the sake of Allah Allah will lift
and summer and sisters the story of use of La Salam n is here.
And Allah gives one page of Lessons.
But since we've spoken for a long time, I'm sure you're tired, your backs break, I'm sitting on a chair, my back is broken. So I have to have mercy on you. We will talk about that last page of Lessons next week. Insha Allah with ILM, and then we will go into the story of the next Prophet given followed by
the next prophet to come.
I'll keep it a secret inshallah. Next week, we'll talk about
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