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Stories In The Quran –
Story of Yusuf_ The Dream; Wife of the Azeez; Prison; The Kings Dream

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam. ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi. Germaine even left Today we will be going over a story in the 12th Jews, the 12th Jews has a lot of different stories allegedly while you mentioned the stories of the NBA. The story we want to touch on today the evening is the story. When we look at the story we find an amazing story. Allah Allah Allah calls it the best of stories in the Quran.

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Oh, you should Alhamdulillah all well how will you

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come the law? How's everything going? Your mother hamdulillah Allah well, trying to do a few things. inshallah We ask Allah to make us from those who make the most of this month of Ramadan. And how about you how you're doing

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Alhamdulillah lights? Well Alhamdulillah hamdulillah like, I was saying that in the 12th of June, we find a lot of the wirelend mentioned many different stories he speaks about the MBA. He speaks about new Halle salon who directs lm sorry, la salon, and other stories about him at a salon trade balance. And then he mentioned the story of Yusuf Ali Salaam surah Yusuf begins evening law Today we will just touch on sewer use, and we will go through the surah look at you know some of the things that occurred Why does the last panel hotel and mention it as being the best of stories addressing Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says not non apostolic assignable causes this story. Oh

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Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that we are giving you we are narrating to you we are revealing to you is the best of stories. The one who looks at surah Yusuf as a whole would find that there is a message for almost everybody. You find that Allah Allah Allah speaks about going from hardship, to ease, he speaks about a father who has some physical disability, he's lost his eyesight. And again, that's a message for everybody who has some sort of physical disability, alleging Oh Allah is the one who can kill you. He speaks about use of Allah His solemn who had a Miramar or who was favored who had some sort of bounty, and people were jealous of him. He speaks about how he chose us to

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value his salon. And after that, this selection of for him to get to the top he had to go through difficulty in to be the Son of man to be the son of an OB his father and grandfather were all ambia and for him to get to the top, he was sold as a slave. He was then put into prison and being in love. We will go through the story in a bit more detail. cefa beginning when we look at the story at the beginning we find

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a legend of Allah begins by talking about Yusuf Ali Salaam, jacobellis salam, how he favored them. He then mentions the dream, Yusuf alayhi salam, as a young boy, he sees a dream. He tells his friend and he tells his father the dream, he says, Yeah, he says, in your 80s, I had a shallow coconut, I've seen 11 stars, what shamsur will come on, or at least LGD and the sun and the moon I see them, you know, bowing or frustrating to me, his father, knowing how to interpret dreams, he tells his son because he knows that this means that my son may vanilla will have a high status he'll be a person who's given from Allah subhanho wa Taala given different bounties and people will be jealous of him.

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So the first thing he tells his his son is that do not narrate the stream to your brothers.

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Shiva Are you still with us?

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Okay, I think it was stuck a little bit. So when we look at the dream we find for me what stands out is Allah jacobellis salaam tells us this is Anna Murdock so Sonia gala for Yaki do like a Qaeda don't tell the stream not even to your brothers, because, you know, they might plot against you, they will plan against you. Why because shavon is the one who comes between the brothers. For me what I take from this as mentioned by some of them facility, is when you have a near man, a bounty, don't go and show it and tell everybody that you know what, I got this and I got this and I got this because they will people, they are people who will plot against you, they will they are people who

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will try to bring about your downfall. So you've got to keep certain things to yourself, use them to the best of your ability and carry on.

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Yes, that's so true. You know, we tend to go out and just tell people, everything that we're involved in and we want to literally you know,

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You know, place everything out there on social media etc. I think what stands out for me is that this Nabhi of Allah subhanho wa Taala yopu he tells his son that don't tell the story to your brothers. So they may end up plotting and planning against you fakie do like Acadia, so they'll plot and plan against you. So the fact that he knew his sons, and he told his, this, this son to be careful and not tell his brothers, he was pretty protecting him from the brothers. But at the same time, he told him that in misshapen alley in San Diego movie, indeed, shaytan is a clear adversary to mankind. So he's blaming shaytan, for what's happening and what may happen. Like, look, if you go

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and tell your brothers, they'll plot and plan against you, he protects him. But at the same time, he doesn't want him to have enmity against his brothers. So he says che bond, you know, is the one who causes this type of discord. And he blames it on shade bond. And I think in this, there's a lot of wisdom and hikma because we can learn how to approach differences in a family or in a closed circle of friends. When you have something you have a situation that you want to attend to make sure you don't blame certain people and make them seem to be so evil, that you know people turn against them or it will cause a lot of, you know, animosity and hatred, and a fight will then ensue amongst them.

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rather try to defuse the situation, but at the same time, protect those who are in danger. Like how Yusuf alayhi salatu salam is being protected from the danger of his brothers by his father.

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Yes, you know, as you mentioned, that point Another point that came to mind is usually jacoba salaam is addressing his son who's still young. And sometimes when it comes to children is a way you've got to tell them, you don't have to tell him so much. You don't have to frighten them. You know, he told him Don't mention this to them. Why? Because shaytan can shape outcomes between the brothers, and he is the one who plots so I think there's also a way to tell the children certain things. And after that you leave it

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Shannon moving on unless you want to add anything. No one

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alleging the wireless speaks about how the brothers then came, you know, they came together and they started planning. They wanted to they felt that you know what, Yusuf Ali Salaam Yes, he's got his standing in our father's eyes. He's He's a person or he's a boy who they saw he's better than them in so many things. So they started to plot against them. Eventually they came to the conclusion let's let's kill him off.

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or throw him into the well. What's interesting some of them are facility mentioned that what made this evil deed easy for them is after a green on this plot or plan, they then said, After we finished with him will become Sally Kane will start doing good deeds will make Toba we'll come back. We'll try and get our Father's love again. And this teaches us sometimes shavon comes to us and he tells us to commit a sin. In order for us to commit the sin. He reminds us that you know what, you'll end up doing Toba? later on. You end up doing Toba later on what happened to the brothers. After trying to get rid of use of alayhis salam they didn't have to lie. They then went through so

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much difficulty. So this teaches us that your son only needs to Mohsen don't think that you know what, I'll come and listen and then do tell but only if Allah Subhana Allah wishes he can save you a tremendous try and stay away from it in the first place. You don't know what ends up happening after that.

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That's so true. You know, adding on to that there's a there's a shift I was listening to and he says that, you know, don't plan to disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you happen to commit a sin, then seek is still powerful. But don't plan and decide that you know, on such and such a day, I'll get together with friends and I'll do this disobedience or engaging this disobedience or do it on my own, whatever the case may be, don't plan to do it. Because at least you have that much, you know, respect for the sanctity of Allah subhanho wa Taala or his the sanctity of his commands. So

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Yusuf alayhi salatu was salam, we find that the brothers were so jealous of him that it started with a thought they said it's particularly useful for those who have bought either Amina Amina, or nationals, but yet we are strong and we are a group, in a band and a few by learning more

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Indeed, our Father is in clear misguidance. So they felt that Yousuf was more beloved to the Father. And it started with a thought. But that evil thought led them to the plot of murder. And they cut it off there and said, Okay, this is wrong. You know, how do we even think like this, we can't allow ourselves to think like this, they wouldn't have gone on to plot and plan murder it later on, they were saying to us have killed us. So it's very important for us when we think of something wrong or bad to seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And immediately cut that thought, right, they don't go further with you don't follow up. Because the minute you follow up with action, then there's more

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likelihood of you executing that deed. And in this case, it started with just a lot of jealousy, and it ended up with a lot of murder. So it shows you how far jealousy can go. Be very careful, don't think that it's something small. And this is why the hadith of Rasulullah saw Selim says that it eats away at good deeds like fire eats away at the player would. So be very careful, it can actually end up destroying all the rest of your good deeds.

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You know, a lot of the times as you mentioned that what's in the heart eventually becomes apparent and what's in the heart the thoughts you have translates into action later on. That's why when a legend Oh, Allah says, yo Metropolis Salah. On that day, the day of TMI, everything that you hid in your heart, you try to keep it a secret, it will come out. Some of the scholars mentioned that that verse, the reason you use Siri or something secret was because this secret thought the secret that what was secret in your heart, is what translates into action. If it was good, even in law, you end up doing good deeds. And if what's in your heart is bad and evil, and you're only thinking about,

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you know, plotting against this one, and that one, it eventually comes out in actions. And as we saw, the brothers started to justify it. They started justifying that Oh, use of has a better position, a better status in our father's eyes than us and we are strong and we are young. Also, they

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got to the point where they said that, and even if we do something wrong, will then make Toba. So I think that's a very valid point. And an extremely important lesson we take from that. Moving on, Shana, we find that the brother's high to get used to Valley salon so they tell the father that you know what, send him with us, you know, we play and we'll go and we eat, we'll do so many things, eventually was there, they take him and they throw him into the well. They didn't return to Yahoo Valley salon with a story they've got the shirt or the coat of use Valley center. And they put some blood on it. They give it to the Father and they say that you know what you're feeling the wolf

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coming, it's actually coming. It's eaten use of Valley center, Yahoo Valley center immediately being a Nabhi. Also being somebody of intelligence, he's able to see that you know what this story doesn't make sense. It's not adding up. But he says for suffering gentlemen, one of the interpretations or one of the translations of southern Germany, it means I'm being patient without complaining without saying anything without questioning the decree of Allah. So I think that's extremely important.

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Yes, sometimes we find that people think that sunburn requires you to just be patient and do nothing about it yet. Later on, we find that jacoba It's similar to a senate since his children out to look for use of and his brother. So it's important for us to also do something about it, but at the same time, be happy with the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala for us and bear patients on that situation. Um, you know, what stood out here is that Allah subhanho wa Taala says, wotja, abelton reisha. And yet, after having thrown him into the wild, they come to the Father, at night crying, they were crying at the time of Russia. So at night, they were crying. And they were so emotional,

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and they came to the Father or they portrayed themselves to be emotional. Now,

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this teaches us that not everybody who comes to you crying or emotionally saying something actually means it. Sometimes they're trying to manipulate you. So this happens a lot of times in a relationship between a girl and a boy, or you know, people who are supposed to love each other. They say, I love you, I love you. And at the end of the day, they want something from you. And they get that particular item and they leave, they're gone. So these people had an agenda, they wanted to prove to the Father that we haven't done anything bad here. So they came came and they came with false blood. So they went to all of this extent, to manipulate

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In the emotional state of a father, so sometimes people will do this to us. And we need to recognize when it's happening, you don't always have to respond in kind, or, or make it blatantly clear to them that I know what you're doing here.

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But you need to protect yourself and know that when people are manipulating you, you know, that's such a deep steamboat and extraction or a benefit that's been derived from that first emotional blackmail, where people try to manipulate your feelings and you know, they not really sincere inside, only Allah knows what's in the heart, obviously. But sometimes we in fact, all the time, we've got to be careful when it comes to this situation of these types of people. Moving on a legend Oh, Allah is speaking about the snobby Yusuf alayhi salam, a son of an OB a son of an OB his grandfather, also a newbie. At the beginning, he told us how he had selected and chosen Yusuf alayhi

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salam, after the selection. People might think that Oh, Allah says that, you know, what use of Allah Salama, was chosen. And then his story goes, and everything goes well here we find that the brothers were jealous against him, they plotted against him, they threw him in the well. Eventually, he's in the well, and he's taken as a slave.

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The people who are passing the caravan are passing, they're looking for water, they pick him out, and they say, Oh, he's a young boy, let's take him with us. They take him and sell him as a slave and he ends up in the house of the Aziz. In this house, we find, because Yusuf Ali Salam was very good looking young man. The wife of Aziz, you know, she was tried and tested with him. Basically, she fell in love with him and she wanted to commit a sin with him. So we find again, Yusuf Ali Salaam, going from difficulty to more difficulty from hardship to even greater hardship. So the wife tells him she tries to lock him up in a room, and all the everything that a person needs to commit

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sin is present. There's nobody there to see the doors are locked or unlocked until everyone walk on it hated a woman of wealth a woman of you know, beauty. One of the scholars mentioned this verse, He said that how do you know that his wife was beautiful. It's not mentioned in the deficit. But what's usually known is that people of high caliber Aziz somebody in charge, they usually marry beautiful women. So Yusuf Ali Salaam, here, the sin is ready to be committed, and he stays away. He knows that from Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah is not allowed to do this is prohibited for him to do this. He knows that that Aziz has honored him by buying him as a slave and then putting him in the house. So

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he can you know, work and help etc. So he doesn't want to disobey or, you know, reject this favor and do something wrong and stab him in the back. So use of Allah His Salaam, he prevents himself from committing the sin. And allegedly, Allah says that one of the reasons for this is he was from the muffler scene. He was somebody who was sincere. He was somebody who, when things were in front, and apparently he first put what Allah wanted before what the people wanted.

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Yes, well, like that's so true. You know, I was going to talk about that as well. You know, his loyalty, and how he was loyal to his, not only Allah subhanho wa Taala his feelings, you know, his relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. But he was also loyal to the person who had been good to him. He knew that in the in the world be aksana mathway Indeed, he is my master who has perfected my stay here. So why should I then go against him by you know, deceiving him behind his back, rather, I'll be careful. And you know, later on when Allah subhana wa autolysis was tabacon birth, and they, you know, ran towards the door.

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pocket that come in so booming during wildfire say either Hannah Dunbar and she tore his shirt from the back, and they found the master in front of the meaning her husband in front of him.

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Then she immediately says that what is the recompense of the one who matches up are the big castle and Illa and use Jen, what is the recompense of the one who wanted evil for your family, except that he will be imprisoned, or other than a lien or a painful torment? She knew that she was wrong. She knew that she had done something bad and evil, yet she's saying that what is it? What is the recompense of one who wants to do evil against you and she tries to flip it against Yusuf alayhi salatu salam, people, when they are caught in a corner will do anything at time someone will do anything to get out of that corner because he or she is it embarrassing. She's been

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She's in front of her husband is right there. And she turns the situation around him around against him. But because of the sincerity of Yusuf alayhi salatu was salam, O Allah subhanho wa Taala tears his name. And you know, there was some Another point that I wanted to mention as well.

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Perhaps you can mention yours before I do

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this racing away from this fitna. From this we learn, I think that not only here, not only when he was in the room, also later on, the wife gathers all other women to come and sit and she gives them some fruit and she makes use of Allah, his solemn pass, and they eventually cut their hands instead of the fruit because he was, you know, so handsome. What's important to mention is this fitna, or this problem, this place of sin, will Yusuf Ali Salam was being called to commit a sin first. And he's being shown to the other women. And they all being you know, tried and tested with him. What does he do? Does he remain in that environment? In the first instance, he's he's running out of the

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room, he's running away. He's not trying to negotiate with a suit with her talk with and say, no, maybe this because he knows. And as we take from the other lessons in the forum, that anytime there's a fitna, I don't think your Eman is too strong, or you too is or you've got so many good deeds, no shaytan comes to anybody so he ran away from it. Same thing when things were occurring in the palace, and she was calling all the women. Immediately he said hello decisional I haven't bought a lay, Oh Allah, this prison is more beloved to me than what these people are talking, talking or calling me to. So this shows us that sometimes we have a place where there is fitna and facade don't

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think that you're too pious and you know, you are the one who will be able to rectify everybody. So many times, we try to save everybody else. And we ourselves drown in the same water. You know, one scholar put it very amazingly, sometimes, somebody who's trying to go to goodness, they themselves have a bridge, they put themselves as a bridge over the fire, they let everybody pass, but then they themselves fall into it. Your job is not to save everybody else. If you haven't saved yourself. If you haven't saved yourself, your job is not to save everybody else. And sometimes in trying to save everybody else you should know your position, you should know your knowledge you should know your

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standing. Maybe you yourself will fall into this fitna. That's where a lot of times people without knowledge in certain fields, especially when it comes to things like atheism and belief. They think that they will just go and learn and read one two books, they themselves end up doubting, who's Allah after that they themselves because you know, it wasn't their position. It wasn't their field, they didn't learn enough. And ultimately, it's that guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala is valid Salam was sincere.

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That's so true in the last point that you mentioned about, you know, people reading books of atheism, etc. I think that's important, because knowledge is not we can't encompass all of knowledge. Nobody can encompass all of knowledge. So how are you going to then know all of the angles, when you go to this book, if you have sufficient knowledge of the deen and you've really studied it well enough, and you know, your position in a strong manner, then maybe after years of studying, you can now start considering studying the books in order to respond to the arguments. But, you know, this is very, for very few people. This is not for anyone and everyone. So it's a

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very, very, very important point that you mentioned there that, you know, sit now we shouldn't think we too,

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we too strong for a fit. Now we can fight it out, you know, to the extent that some people feel that they want to see the Antichrist and that journey, but the scholars tell us that we should ask who seek refuge from the fitting of the job, nobody wants to see him why because you don't know which way you will go how strong your Eman is,

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rather, seek the refuge of Allah subhanho wa Taala from such a situation. So I think that's that's a very important point. You know, going back to where they were racing to the door, we find that they were both moving in the same direction. So it will be both moving towards the door. But their hearts were in different places. So one, one person is moving towards the anger of a loss of kind of water Allah, Yusuf alayhi salatu salam is moving towards the pleasure of lots of kind of mortality, same direction, but different outcome. Why? Because the intention was was pure.

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I find that amazing. I find that I that's just mind blowing for me that they moving in the same direction but different outcome all together solely because the hearts were in different places. Love are such a powerful point. That's why some of the scholars also mentioned in Sunnah you find two people standing together. Sure.

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To show that but in reward, you find that the difference in reward is the distance between the heavens and the earth. One is not really concentrating is not really wanting to read salon, the other is full of assured full concentration, performing his Salah the way he's supposed to perform it. So you mentioned a very powerful point, not everybody going in the same direction is of the same level and their hearts are not all the same.

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We find that Yusuf Ali Salaam is then taken again, we said that the brothers plotted, thrown into the well taken as a slave and it's only getting worse is now being accused of doing something he didn't and he's put into prison. Allah Allah Allah speaks about this, his stay in prison and how they were two people who came to him, what Allah who didn't fit in, and then they had dreams. So one of them started telling Yusuf Ali Salaam, the dream, and then the other tells him his dream. And a few interesting points in this prison are a few interesting scenarios and instances that we can take or we can look at what that happened in this prison. First is they tell you to Valley Salam in Manoa

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camino, Marcin, we see you as being a person who is a blessing, a good deal. Later on when Yusuf Alayhi Salaam is given, you know, status and rank after his come out, his brothers telling the same thing they say that we see you as somebody who is a good Dude, look at how his surroundings didn't affect or change his personality make him into a different person, while he's in the prison. The people in the prison are telling him that you are good. That you know what we see you as somebody who is doing good, somebody who's a pious person. So don't be a person who you know, at certain places or in certain situations, you are pious, and then elsewhere, you are not.

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Wow, that's amazing. It really is amazing, because

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usually our circumstance affects affects us and that which is surrounding us. So if we are in a difficult situation, we find ourselves behaving differently. Yet this is amazing. Even in that situation, he took the opportunity to you know, gain closeness to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So I think that's amazing. Yeah.

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Something that we can really ponder upon, you know, a lot, some kind of autolysis that Lumumba della min birdie mala will at least use gentlemen who are less human than who had to eat, then it appeared to them after some time, that after they saw the signs that they should imprison him up to a certain period of fixed time. So

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I find this amazing that this, Aziz knew that his wife was wrong. But even though he knew that she was wrong, he wanted to imprison Yusuf alayhi salatu. Salam, why, to save face, in community and in society. So sometimes what we will do in order to save face, you know, our children have done something wrong, instead of, you know, saying that, look, everybody does something wrong, we go to great lengths, yes, sometimes you want to cover the honor, you want to protect them. You want to make sure that people don't find out what they have done, that's fine, that's normal. But when you go to great lengths, and starts oppressing others, and you know, in order to protect them, then that

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becomes wrong. At that point, you're committing an injustice, Yusuf alayhi salatu salam is being imprisoned for the claim of another person, that that's completely wrong. I mean, just to save the face of the Aziz and the woman that had done this, they're imprisoning him. So I think it's important for us to make sure that even if and this happens a lot in the context of children, when they've done something wrong, we start blaming their friends or someone close to them, Hey, you know, it must be this person, or they've done this or they've done that. Now hold on. It may have been my child, maybe they made a genuine mistake. let's address the issue and move forward from

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there.

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You know, you mentioned such a valid point and such an important point that, yes, it's important to cover you know, your family and peoples wrongdoings, whoever it may be, but not at the expense of others, not oppressing somebody else who hasn't even done anything. Again, moving on, we find that in this prison, Yusuf Alayhi Salam being a newbie of Allah, being somebody who is a good dude, he takes the opportunity to call these two prisoners to Allah is carrying out his dialogue. I think what stands out for me is the way the method in which he carried out his that work. Remember, people have different levels of intellect people, they are those who are closer to the dean. They are those

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who are further away from the D they are those who are in who are Muslims, but maybe not as practicing as others. You have to choose your words carefully. You have to take the opportunity when it arises. You have to know where to slip in.

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the right words here this, these two people, they've asked one interpretation of a dream what is used to balance LMC? First he says no problem laity Kumamoto satomi Elana. But to come up with a really don't want to your food won't come to you before In fact, before it comes, I would have told you the interpretation of the dream. He then gets into what he wants slowly. He says that this interpretation, very common man, Alemany oh my lord, the one who created me is the one who taught me this. He didn't say, Okay, so now you must believe No, no, slowly, slowly he's getting he's getting to his point. You know, he's freaking the conscience. And they're in a state because they all

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imprison This, this, you know, nothing of the dunya to distract them. So he's got them where he needs them to be basically. So he starts slowly calculated value Kumar, mingma, Alemany hobby, you know, this interpretation I'm going to give you it's not from me, it's from the Creator, then he starts telling them in me talk to me, let me let me know now, basically, I've left the people who are the way of the people who didn't believe in Allah and I followed the way of my father and my forefathers, you know, your hope and his heart. And Ibrahim Ali Salah, even says, he calls them to a logical, you know, start using your intellect, logical debate, mentor would want an Indonesian Illa

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smart and suddenly to more heart, but you worshiping is actually just names that you know, you've given to certain things you and your forefathers, you've just given them these names in the asthma and some major motor and from what other man's will allow him to write, he didn't start mentioning the effect of Allah subhanaw taala. It's not mentioned later on whether they believed or they didn't. So quite a few lessons we take from this is use the correct strategy. These are prisoners, he's used a way which is suitable for them to understand. It's not forcing them to say you know what, you must believe you must do this. No, he's got his way of doing it. And his enemy he's taught

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or he's helped by what he and revelation of Allah, Allah Allah. And I think this is an extremely important lesson for any diet to take. Yes, you do not work anywhere and everywhere. But there's a way of doing it. This words you use, you know when to say certain things and when not to say certain things.

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Yes, well, that's so true, I was going to talk about the same point actually, but from a different angle, Mashallah, you've all this similar angle, you've expanded on it much, much further than I was going to go. So a lot some kind of water analysis

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that led to my time total sacani, that, you know, the food will not come to you, that will be sustaining you, except Elon, Elon about to come and eat that we accept that I would have given you the interpretation of your dreams. So

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he used the circumstance and situation to say that, look, I'm not going to delay you too much. I'm not going I'm not going to take too much of your time, it's it's going to come before your food comes, you'll have the interpretation of the dream. So as much as he put the data forward, and he used the opportunity, he didn't delay them too much to the point where they become tired, and they wouldn't listen, or they wouldn't want to pay attention to what he was saying. Rather, he just told them that look, give me a few moments of your time to listen to what I have to say. And then you can attend to the rest, whatever you want to do, you can do you want to eat, you can eat your food will

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be there, don't worry about it. So he used the situation and circumstance in the right way.

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And after that, we find that he sticks to his word. And he gives them the interpretation of their dreams. Basically, one of them will be killed or crucified, the other will be free and he will get back into the palace or he will go to the palace and he will be a person will give a drink to the king. Eventually this king has a dream. He sees a dream. And this is after a long time Yusuf Alayhi Salam telling this person who will be saved he said, You know what, when you go out, we mind the king that you know, I'm still here for you know, for nothing. I've been my matter and it hasn't been looked. I'm just sitting in the prison. So we'll remind him mentioned me basically. So this king

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eventually has a dream and this person who was told to remember Yusuf Ali Salaam forgot about him completely living in the palace, you know, doing whatever he wanted to do. Eventually, when the when the dream comes and nobody can can interpret it. He remembers that there was somebody in the prison who interpreted my dream and it came true. So let me go with this dream and give it to us of La salon. So he goes to the prison and tells us that you know what you should ask Tina to give us a fatwa basically give us the interpretation of the stream. You can tell him the dream. What does he say Valley Sam do use Valley Salah having been you know he's been sitting in prison for nothing. For

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a very long time. The guy himself forgot the goodness that use Valley is

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Sallam told him and she doesn't sit and say, you know what you the same guy who forgot me? Well, you didn't do this or you didn't say that? No, he knew a few things. Number one, that this dream was important to interpret because it wasn't only to do with one person, this was a dream that was giving an indication of something that would come that would affect the whole community. So he put everybody else's interests before his own. So he gives him the interpretation of the dream immediately without asking for money without, you know, reminding him and he gives him this interpretation.

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This and you know, as a result, we find that later on, the king actually says, we'll call in many to needy, bring him you know, so the result of his sincerity and goodness and straightforwardness. He passed on, even though he passed that information on he could have leveraged it to say no, go and tell them that remove me from the prison and then I'll give you the information. So he gave the information and as a result, he knew that Allah subhanho wa Taala will remove him from his situation. So the king himself requested that he come, come to the you know, come bring him to me. So the king wanted summoned him rather than Yusuf alayhi salaatu wa sallam begging or asking for his

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freedom. It was given to him on a plate of honor. So Allah subhanho wa Taala rewards such sincerity and goodness, when we selfless and put like you like you rightfully mentioned put others before ourselves, then Allah subhanho wa Taala rewards such a you know, selflessness.

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You know, he then mentioned when interpreting the dream he says our that is our own SRC Nina da da, da da ha septum Federico, Goofy somebody in la comida minmatar, Kowloon, basically giving them the plan, how they going to do it. You know, sometimes when you go to a person of the religion, etc, you ask them something about the dunya. And yes, the part of the answer is get close to Allah, you read your Salah, give us a car, give charity do good deeds. But a lot of the times we lack this experience, and the skills required to manage our lives in the dunya, Yusuf Ali Salam didn't just tell him that you know what, now you must just read Salah for seven years, or you must, you know,

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make you out for seven years. Yes, be good all the time. But he's then giving them the practical solution. So you need to grow for so many years, because there's going to be a drought that's coming for so many years. So what you've saved, you're going to eat this so much that just in these few verses we can take from I think the point I want to mention is that as Muslims, our religion is complete. Every aspect that we need in our lives, whether in terms of Deen the religion, or dunya, your worldly life, there is some sort of guidance that was given to us, whether it's marriage, buying and selling, judging between people, these always been guidance and rules set out. Yes,

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specific things, new things that come out, we go back to these rules and derive a ruling so many times we guilty of not knowing how you know the system works. Look at them via Alabama Salatu was Salam Yusuf alayhi salam, yes, he's got Ye, Allah, Allah, Allah gives him inspires him gives him this revelation. At the same time. He knows how to plan. He knows how to balance the whole you know all the resources in this city or this country. He knows how to advise the people delegate to the people tell him do this do this. Even Amir Ibrahim Ali Salaam, yes, we knew he booked the cabinet. And that also means whether Allah taught him or he knew from before, yes, ultimately Allah told him,

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but can you how to build, he knew how to build he had the skill in life, no Holly Salah. He knew how to make the ark. He knew how to do it knew how to make certain things. That would be his Salah when it came to the steel. So many times when we become religious so to speak, or we try to get closer to the deen we forget that also, knowing that dunya was the correct intention becomes a good deed. And it's extremely important. And that's one of the reasons why we find that ourselves. We have a lot of talk, we want to tell the people you know, come to salah and come to soccer. The people then ask us that, okay, in my day to day dealings, I've got in my business, I've got this, and I'm dealing with

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the bank like this. And I've got so many different contracts in my marriage, what happens and we find that we don't have answers and sometimes because we don't know there's nothing wrong in not knowing. But because we don't know we say that no, you're not supposed to concentrate on that. The guy is asking a question he has a right to know. So it's up to us not only as you know people speaking about the deen but also Muslims to be dynamic to know what's going on in your religion as well as in your surroundings around you. And that's the whole fruit of knowledge. The fruit of knowledge is not only to know, to know you know, Allah, Allah Allah said this and Hamas Allah, Allah

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wa sallam said

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Yes, that's part of it. How do you apply it in your life? How do you help the people to understand this in the day to day circumstances that they go through. So this is extremely, extremely important. Another point when it comes to this planning, how he told the people that you know what you need to plan for so long later on a legend of Allah says, Yusuf Alayhi, Salam himself, he tells the king or the one in charge, you join me, Allah has made me the one who's in charge of all these resources. That can only mean he knew how to handle them. He was strong, and he was honest. And he had this knowledge when it came to managing these things. That's extremely, extremely, extremely

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important for us to know. We should know it's important for us to know about the economy that we live in, how does it affect us? When do we save when we don't save when do we spend and I think that's could be a topic for another day even Illa.

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Vanilla but you know, you mentioned so many valid points and I think it's very very important that we know our Deen because part of the deal is to know all of this and we tend to think of it as something beyond the deen that okay, the deen is in the masjid and it's in the on the masala like you 100% hit the nail on the head that we give people solutions as perform your Salah you know go to yes that is a solution. 100% but at the same time this guy needs a solution of practical solution in his life, which is also part of the deen It doesn't mean that that is not part of the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala rather we find Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave the companions

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different strategies when they were at war or in different facets of the lives he gave them different solutions and strategies to approach different situations. So even

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though there was a point that I wanted to mention, with regards to a situation that happened Yes, when it came to the farming and they they had problems with the crop etc. They came to also Lawson and he offered them a solution. It doesn't mean that you know, you've got to always say, perform your Salah, only perform salah and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala yes do that. But in addition to that there is a practical solution that you should take. So I think that's a very very, very solid point there Mashallah. Yes, we're not saying do something Haram. You know, it's mentioned that when the messenger salallahu alayhi wa sallam came to Medina, he found that the people were taking the palm

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trees. Now for those who know that dates you've got basically we can say the male tree and the female tree, then dates are one of the only trees that the trees need to be fertilized manually. So the pollen doesn't move from plant to plant to tree to tree, you have to take it and put it manually and put this male and female together. After that, it gives dates that you can actually eat. So in the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came to Medina and he saw them doing this first thing he told him was, what are you doing? And they said, we're doing this this this? He didn't say that? No, I think that this won't really help. So leave it and they left it. That same year, there was no

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harvest, the dates didn't come. So he asked about the dates. And they said that you know what, you told us not to do this. So there's no dates. He then mentions that in certain matters of your dunya of your worldly things. You are more knowledgeable in these things. So basically, after that is trying to tell him that what's not haram and what you need to do something mobile and permissible, do it in terms of your dunya look at how the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you know he was sallallahu alayhi wa sallam obviously the best of creation, he was humble enough to tell them that you know what, when it comes to this, okay, maybe what I told you at the beginning wasn't really the

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right way of doing it. So do it the way you know how to do it. So we get food. You know, not every chef or every knowledgeable person knows everything that's going on in the dunya. In fact, everyone who even works in the dunya works with things in this worldly life. They don't know every single thing. Sometimes they'll give you advice, and it's a mistake, but we we are wrong at times is where we give the wrong advice. And then we try to stick to this wrong advice.

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Yes, well, it is so true. I mean, if that was

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telling them that in certain matters of these dunya, you know, better you know, do what you know, then what of us? Why do we have to know everything and feel like we have to give an answer to everything rather refer people to the professionals of their fields. At times, you find the person like a doctor, for example, in the situation that we in, they know the current circumstance and situation and they're giving you the right advice. Don't don't go to a chef to get advice in that situation. get advice from the people that know and the people that have no idea. So it's very, very, very important point.

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something is amiss.

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Completely yes if you ask him for heroin and heroin, then you go to a person who you see as a scholar and you ask them how to do this, should we put our advert like this or like this? You know better it's good to ask people their opinions, ultimately you have a final decision. Another point I want to touch on, very quickly, we've gone a bit over time, but Yusuf Alayhi Salam again, we speaking about resources we speaking about wealth we speaking about, you know, being in charge, a lot of times we associate wealth as being something evil. This wealth is a means it's a means to do good and it means to do back is a means to attain the pleasure of Allah or a means of attaining his

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displeasure. When we look at a lot of rebar that our aka our sadaqa the Hajj we have to go to all these require wealth, a walk, the books of faith, as we mentioned countless times and Hades is a big portion of it. Speaking about money, money matters are extremely important I feel for Muslims to know. You know, it's you can be as religious as you want. At the end of the day, if you study the Sierra, you will find the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was the most knowledgeable when it came to Allah subhanho wa Taala. At the same time, he had certain skills to manage the country he was in liaison

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or their loved one from Germany. And we find that they knew when it came to the treasures that they got, whether it was from war, whether it was the dealing Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had with the Jews in Haifa, they knew how to take this wealth, they knew how to get more wealth, so they could give it to the people. This you know, management of wealth as Muslims is an extremely important topic for us to learn about. A lot of our worldly life revolves around it. Remember the food on your table, but a lot is because you've gone and you've done some work and you've added some wealth and you're able to buy it. If you want to do a good deed, you want to build a machine, you

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need that wealth, you want to you know, gather people's Zakat, and sadaqah and give it to people you need to know how to manage that wealth. So I think it's an extremely important topic that we need to carry on discussing, because we always talk about how we were once great, we talked about how knowledge is extremely important, our embedded Yes, that's extremely important. And it's only part of the deal. There's another part of the deal where we have to live as people, we have to live in a community, we have to try and help our community develop and go forward in life. And this requires us to learn certain skills in this dunya to know about wealth, to know the skills we have today, how

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to use the internet, how to use, you know, certain tools at our disposal. So I think that's extremely extremely, extremely important.

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Yes, and I agree with you on 100% that, you know, having wealth you shouldn't be apologetic for it. You shouldn't feel bad about having it. In fact, it's an animal for loss of animal retaliation, thank you. And if you using it in the right way and manner, then you're like killing yourself to the people that had well from amongst the Sahaba abubaker, a severe cobia lavonne, who has documented now with all the love and who they all they all had wealth, none of them were lambasted by the province of Santa for that wealth itself. But they they used it in the right way and in the right manner. So definitely so one shouldn't feel guilty or bad about the wealth that they have rather

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they should think Allah subhanho wa Taala and use it in it in the right way and manner. And that's I believe what you were talking about, which is how to mobilize these resources, use them and make use of them and understand them as well.

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The last point I'd like to mention the story of use of Allah His Salaam before we carry on with it tomorrow in the next use. The King man says to needy he has this whole NFC bringing to me so I can make him you know, one of my personal people are making for myself alone. What does Yusuf Ali Salam do? Does he jump at the fact that there's a king calling him the someone of position calling him? No, he remains steadfast and firm on his principles in he knew that he got him unjustly into the prison. And he didn't want people to feel that you know what, because of a favor because of this is coming out and he's still guilty. He remains, you know, steadfast on his principles, what he

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believes, and from a place of honor a place of iliza Allah, Allah while advancing the ability, you know, to demand that his case be looked into and his name be free from any wrongdoing before he comes out. And I think what we take from this is we've got to remain firm to the certain principles and certain beliefs we have, you know, not everybody have position or wealth if they call us to do something, and it's against the principle is something completely wrong. We don't have to obey them. You know what, hold your ground. Allah, Allah, Allah will grant you that it's about that conviction, the ability to stay steadfast, and he will provide for you at the end of the day

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is Allah

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point I, I don't really have much to add to that. Yeah.

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inshallah tomorrow we'll go over again the second half of the story of Musa alayhis salaam, the first half we saw how from difficulty to difficulty to difficulty now we see him slowly coming out of the prison inshallah tomorrow we will mention more when it comes to the story. Johanna, anything else you'd like to add any final words?

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shala No, I'm fine that hamdulillah I think we've had a pretty long session.

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Yeah, I'm only seeing the time now.

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But it's the story that gives you know just keeps giving again and again. So it's something that's expected a key.

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Handle the best of stories Gemini shala we see you tomorrow. barakallahu li kun

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shala zek Allah, Allah Malik.