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Stories In The Quran
Story of Yusuf_ In Authority; His Brothers; The Missing Cup; His Family

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh smolov Mahima hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi. Germaine, yesterday we began speaking about the story of Yusuf alayhi salam. We spoke about some of the difficulties he went through. It says though he was going from hardship to hardship, even though at the beginning of the surah, Allah Allah Allah says that Yusuf Alayhi Salam was chosen, and he was a nubby SON OF A Nabi, a son of even his great grandfather, Ibrahim alayhis salam was a big, we let the story of where Yusuf Alayhi Salam had entered into the prison, and they had come to ask for the interpretation of the dream. So we find

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use of alayhis salam after being thrown into the well, being sold as a slave being accused of something he didn't do then being put into prison. Now we find that from these hardships, we can slowly see this ease and we can see his you know, his doors opening Salam

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or aleikum wa Salaam off to live cattle. How are you? hamdulillah Well, how are you? Alhamdulillah good.

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Yesterday we left off the story of use of Allah His Salam we stopped by way the person who was working by the king, he came to ask for the interpretation of the dream use Valley Salaam gives the interpretation and gives them you know the plan how to address or how to deal with the difficulty that's going to come up later on. So this person goes and he conveys that dream and the king is very happy and he wants us to valet his salon out eventually use a valid salon you know there's a bit of a he wants to clear his name, his name is cleared and he comes out. We resume the story today way Yusuf Ali Salaam has come out and the king has he's basically with the king at the time. We find

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Yusuf Alayhi Salam says, after the king says wirkkala Maluku, Tony de esta His Holiness, the king basically once use of Allah His salon for himself, Yusuf Ali Salaam, then tells the king to put him in a certain position. He says Kala JAIMEE, Allah has

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put me basically in charge of these natural resources. Remember, Yusuf Alayhi, Salam has given the interpretation of a dream with regards to general or public wealth and crops, etc, how to use it, how to go about it, how to grow it, how to store it, how to give it out to others. So use Valley salon housing put me in charge of all that work. And he basically Yusuf Ali Salaam says that he is somebody who is honest and trustworthy, and he is, he has knowledge when it comes to these things. Yesterday, we touched a little bit on the wealth aspect of things, and how the NBA, you know, they knew how to deal with certain Money Matters today, you know, building upon a point which is similar

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when you say Ali Salam says that he is Aileen. He has knowledge about this. Also, for me, what I take away is that it's important for us, especially in the world we live in today to have multiple skills. Remember, you can go to an institution and your certificate at the end of the day, that doesn't really count. It's what you yourself have is what you've learned what you able to apply. And you know, there's so many simple things we can learn in our day to day lives, you learn how to fix something in the house, you learn how to operate a gadget or a software or an app. And that's extremely important. And when we look at the MBR Salatu was Salam we find they had more than one,

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you know, trade or talent, they were gifted or talented in more than one thing. So you find Yes, they call to Allah. Yes. They told the people to, you know, worship one Allah stay away from sin. At the same time, you know, Allah, his salon was able to build the ark Ibrahim alayhis salam was able to build the Kaaba Yusuf Ali Salaam, here is telling the king that even when it comes to matters of finance, and, you know, balancing the budget, balancing resources, allocating resources, he also has knowledge when it comes to this. And I think especially in the world we live in, it's important, you know, not to learn in an institution where you learn for so many years and you get a certificate,

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that certificate really means nothing. Yes, it may be it may be beneficial for you in certain places, but more importantly, skills that you can use right now.

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Is that that's so true. And what you mentioned that the end makes sense because a lot of certificates are made in order to build other people's businesses. So like we were discussing previously, where, you know, these certificates were made such that you can be plugged into an organization and build that person's dream rather than your own. So if you've got a certificate fine, that's good, but you learning from your job

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You should actually be trying to learn how to establish your own and build your own and make sure that you can have a dream of your own and employ others as well. Because ultimately, there's only so far that you will get in it in a job, there's very few jobs that will take you to the level of partnership or, you know, further beyond. So I think that's very, very important. especially seeing that the muslimeen today are more in positions or in a lot of places, the muslimeen are workers rather than inventors. Whereas that wasn't always true in history. So like you were saying, when we look into history, we should be doing something about it today learning from the inspiration and how

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they behaved, you know,

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for me, What amazed me is that Allah subhanho wa Taala says, yet about what will mean hi to your shirt, Before that, he says, What can you come up can make use of a pillow. And in this manner we established use of in the land. And earlier on, he also says that what can only come up can now use a pillow. But the conditions were very different. One USB, thumb, or being put into seven tunes into a home where he would be a seven to take him as a child, he had just been sold by someone. So that was the condition at the time. Yeah, a lot, some kind of mortalis telling him that we have established you on the land, yes, he was in a position of leadership. So

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at that time, he didn't know that he had to go through all of this in order to get to this position of leadership yet Allah subhanho wa Taala knew. So the experiences that he went through will literally molding him for the leadership that he was going to take and eventually become established in the land. So sometimes we don't understand the plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala, how it's going to impact us and how it's going to mold us in our lives. But him going through the prison experiencing all of this was actually good for him. Because ultimately, it was the interpretation of dreams that he had an experience of in the prison that led him to his, you know, escape from the prison, so to

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say, not escape, but removal from the prison. So I think it's important for us to focus, you know, to think about this, that trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And understand that he has a plan for you that is a basic better and greater than your plan for your own life.

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It's ultimately, as you mentioned, before, that sometimes in our lives, we have to zoom out, look at the bigger picture. And you'll find that whenever you reach a result, generally in life when you achieve something and then you have to rewind, take account of what happened, you'll find there were certain hardships that came and difficulties and certain doors that you saw were closed, and then you have to go look at other doors. And yes, from Allah, Allah, Allah. But at the same time, if these those who are not close, you wouldn't have reached, you wouldn't have gone on this route or route and reached your destination or the place where you want to go. So it's extremely important as

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mentioned in the story of use of alleys. Moving on, we find a legend Oh Allah speaks about how Yusuf Ali Salam was not established in the land. And his brothers now came because this famine, you know, it was difficult for the people who were by Yusuf Alayhi Salam as well as those who are on the outside maybe we could say in different cities of different countries, whatever it may have been. So these people they heard that there is a person in way use Valley Salamis. They basically heard of use of not knowing that it's their brother, and he gives the people food and he helps them etc. So Allah, Allah, Allah says, what we used to suffer the Hunter Valley, these brothers, same ones who

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flame in the well, you know, they entered now, and what happens? They see you soon, but they don't know it's him, Yusuf Alayhi Salam immediately knows who they are. But

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they don't know. Allah, Allah, Allah then mentions what happened and how you serve Ali salam, you know, he doesn't tell him who he is. At the same time, he honors them, He gives them all that they need to be given in terms of food, etc. And also whatever wealth they came with in order to buy it, he returns it back in their saddles or in their bags, and they only realize when they get home, but before they leave, he tells them that they you have one more brother, and you must bring him on the next trip. For me What stands out is you know, I can only imagine how use of Alan Salah must have felt at the time seeing these how many ever they were we know they were 11 Brothers, excluding me

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and say 10 all these 10 probably plotted against him. Imagine you in a place of authority and you have a say and these 10 now come in what would we have done?

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I think probably, you know, lock them up or prevent them from getting anything, no matter how much they want to pay the use of a salon, you know, allegedly while advancing the trophy, to remain calm and level headed. And he, you know, he makes the most out of the situation, in a good way he honors them keeps their honor and he gives them their wealth back. I think that's, that's amazing. If you have to think about the emotion that use use of Allah Salah must have gone through at the time. I think it's totally amazing. Yes, well, he so to also talk about the same thing, actually to say that he knew them. And yet he still showed them goodness, he still gave them the measure in full. And he

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returned the wealth to them. These were people who had plotted to mentor him, people who had abandoned him in the bottom of a well didn't really care about him. Yet, he was a young boy, innocent, he had nothing, no crime, he hadn't committed any crime at all. Yet, they did all of this to him. And when he when they come to him, and he knows who they are, he doesn't even tell them that I know who you are, and what you've done. It just gives them the wealth back gives them full measure, and lets them go. So where he has a chance to give them life, so to speak, you know, a chance at life, he does so and he gives them measure the full measure and allows them to live if

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they wanted to kill him off and destroy him so that the sun at its at its peak.

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Yes, you know, when you can do something good, somebody who's done bad to you. That's another level altogether. And you know, it takes a lot of subtle a lot of art. And before that tofield from Allah Allahu Allah to be able to do that. We find after that these brothers returned home, and they tell their father they excited they show him the wealth that they've been given back as well as what they got in terms of probably the food stuff. They didn't tell him that you know what? He wants one thing and he wants us to come on the second time when we go we must go with Vinnie. I mean, at the beginning Apple Valley, his salon, you know, he outright refuses. He says that, how can I trust you

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with Binyamin and when it came to us so we couldn't even trust you. And basically they knew and he knew that a story was made up and they tried to get rid of use of a salad.

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Chef, is there anything you'd like to mention before I get to the point where the cup goes missing?

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Uh, well, we see that how he says to the brothers that are not going to send him with you. Until you give me a promise from from Allah subhanho wa Taala or a covenant with Allah subhanho wa Taala that you will bring him back, let him turn any V in your house, unless you are surrounded. And there's no way that you can really bring him back. So Yahuwah salatu salam did it just trust them? And say, okay, you can go because he had been bitten once before. He knew that, you know, they took one son already, he's gone. And he never came back. I've got to take some extra measures in order to make sure that they bring this son back at least. So he made them promise. And at least they tried to

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fulfill the promise, but we find that what amazes me is that he didn't just trust him. Once again, people tend to give another person you know, people that have deceived them or lied to them another chance that's good, you should give them another chance but take extra precaution when doing so if this person has taken your money and not returned it at some point, then at least take a security make sure that you've covered yourself. So trying to take some extra precaution when trusting a person was deceived you or done something wrong to you in the past.

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You know, you mentioned such an important point that basically a believer doesn't get bitten from the same hole twice. We then find the Acropolis salon after agreeing to let Binyamin go he gives the children some advice and he says when you enter the city when you enter the doors of the city don't all enter from one door enter from different doors. What's amazing is a lot Allah Allah says that jacobellis Salah, he says that, basically, yes, he told them to take their precautions but at the end of the day, the precaution itself doesn't help unless Allah wishes. So if there was some sort of harm decreed for them, it would have reached him. Yes, you take your precaution but at the end of

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the day, if something happens is from Allah Jalla wa ala you make your and you try your best to remove it. He says that, basically telling his children with aluminium, Huawei, Motorola, takahama, oneone, camino Mohamad shade in inland Illa. Basically everything is or the final match and the final say

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is from Allah Allahu Allah, he's the one who decides, but at the same time he gives them that advice. Moving on, we find that on the second trip, the cup is taken away, the cup of the king at the time or the cup of use of Allah, his Salah is taken and put into the saddle or the sack of Binyamin. They didn't call out and they tell these brothers before they're about to leave, and they've gotten everything. They say, you know what we are missing a cup.

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Maybe one of us basically, maybe there's one of us who've taken so let's start opening and looking in these saddles. And we finally open the brothers and this they know or they feel that there's absolutely nothing wrong, they've done and we get to the saddle or the sack of Binyamin and the cup comes out from the before this use of alayhis. Salaam, I told his brother that you don't worry, I'm your brother, and just be patient, don't worry, what happens basically, he then says, well, they didn't tell the people that whoever can find this cup before it came out of veniam insider demand job he handled it in one of the design basically will be a great reward for this person, you know, a

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full saddle or full animal which is set and ready. It's fully prepared. Right? I think there's a few muscles in we take from this number one a 50 massala, that there's something called a jury in the area where you are allowed to lay down a challenge. And you tell the people that you know what, or anybody or for somebody who does this? So let's say you give a question, when you give a task, you say whoever can climb this mountain first and come back down, I'll give them so much money. Right? A lot of the scholars say that this is called a journal, a drama, where you lay down a challenge and giving the person who, you know, wins this challenge, a prize. And one of the appeal level this so

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one of the evidences for this is in the Sherry and in the story of use of Ali Salah. Basically, he said that whoever comes with it, I will reward it. So I think that's very interesting to note. And also there is a big difference between this and betting, also mentioned in the books of fake and the books of Hadith. And inshallah maybe later on, we'll go into it in more detail. What I'm trying to say is that this competition, or where you tell somebody to do a task or a challenge, and then you reward the first person who does it or you reward everybody who does it. It has its place in the Sharia

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law. So true, I didn't actually think of that. It's amazing how Allah subhanho wa Taala says that Lehman Java hangover, even more enemies. So it's amazing that you this is Tim Bob is so powerful, that you can actually have a reward or for something, you know, some challenge that you put out there. And I think we can bring this into the context where a person has lost something and they say, look, if you if you find this in I'll give you x amount of money or a reward of this nature, you can actually apply this in this way as well. So that's something that I found that I find amazing Subhanallah you know,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about how he plotted and planned for use of Allah His Salatu was Salam or karateka kingdom any use of in this manner we planned for use of Alec solid was set up. So when you pass the tests of Allah subhanaw taala, ultimately, you will plan your life out for you. And he will plot a way forward for you look at how he returns his brother to him. And then later on. So first of all, He grants him leadership and he returns his brother tweet. And then later on, he brings his whole family, his entire family to him, literally, literally making his dream come true. His entire dream come true. Okay, that he can kidnap us in this manner we planned for Yusuf alayhi

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salatu was Salam. Imagine when you have a lot of kind of what Allah planning for you plotting for, you know, not plotting, but planning for you, your life ahead of you. That's something amazing, you know, it teaches us that having sobor on the commandments of Allah subhanho wa Taala means that ultimately Allah subhanho wa Taala will become your welly and your guardian, and you will find that all of your affairs become easy for you. You're able to navigate life much more easily than you were before. So this is something that Allah just stands out in the in that verse whatever Erica kidnapped us, in this manner, we planned for use of Allah so that was,

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you know, amazing. You mentioned that verse catolica. kidnap you. So we find immediately after that Allah, Allah says, Man can Eliyahu the aha woofie de Neale Manik, Illa Allah basically according to the law at the time, there was no chance the law of the land there was no chance that Yusuf Alayhi Salam was able to take his brother, no chance but

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If Allah wishes there is a chance. So basically in those days, if somebody did wrong, you know, you couldn't take them but he knew that amongst his people and amongst his brothers the law was that if somebody did wrong, you know, his punishment would be that he remains that he is taken only. So it's amazing how this no apparent solution and no apparent way Makana Leah for the Javi Dini Malik, inlet. Ania sha Allah but if Allah wishes, you know, a way will open a way which you didn't imagine it opens. That's amazing. Another point that comes up straight after that is when the brothers see that Binyamin has stolen they think he's stolen, and we know he hasn't stolen. They didn't say

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Carlos yesterday. If he's stolen about salata, one level in common, then his brother used to have must have stolen before there's a lot of stories mentioned monster receiving why they said that. But you know, imagine Yusuf Alayhi Salam at that time again, you know, he's forgiven them, he gave them all their wealth, they came back, he's honoring them, and they retelling a blatant lie against so the upper level men trying to distance themselves from Binyamin and put the blame on Yusuf and his brother, whether they were blood brothers or not. Some people mentioned that because these 10 they were blood brothers and use of nvdia Meanwhile, blood brothers and together they were not all you

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know from the same mother and same father as mentioned. So they were trying to associate this disgrace with the use of and his brother gazzara hola whom in common What does use of to somehow use to fulfill NFC while I'm up at Harlem use Valley, Sam just kept it in, he held it in color and to short room McKenna will love Ireland will be my classic one. And ultimately, Allah knows basically what you say. And again, it takes leadership, it takes a person of a certain caliber and stature to you know, reach that point and not throw out their emotions.

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Yes, well, I think that's so true, because he kept quiet and he kept it within himself. And this teaches us that not always do you have to make it apparent and clear to people, what you know about them, you know, you know something about this person, and they saying something else, just keep quiet and listen and watch what's happening. And learn how to deal with that person. Because you would have known something about them that they don't even know that you know, yet you you've remained silent, you kept quiet. So, sometimes just remaining silent and watching how people behave in situations is actually a, a teacher in life. It can teach you how to, you know, navigate your own

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life and how to deal with certain situations. Not always, when a person has harmed you or done something wrong to you. Do you have to go to them and say, you know, I know, I know you did X, Y and Z. You can even let it go and forgive them without them knowing. Yet at the same time, you have full knowledge of what they've done.

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Pamela Moving on, we find Yusuf Alayhi Salam what happens with the brothers of Yusuf, they didn't gather amongst themselves, and they've got a problem they've taken and the first got tried to get rid of useless now Binyamin is gone, and they've taken an oath with their father. How do they show face now? So they basically discussing amongst themselves, and the big ones is called a cabbie room element Alamo, another competitor have Alico mafia come in a lot. Basically, with your father, you've taken an oath by a law and a covenant that you will bring Binyamin back. So this son also didn't want to return. He didn't want to go back home because it's embarrassing, and it's a problem.

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They've already broken this covenant once before, and now they're coming back home without any I mean, what happens when they reach home? jacobellis salaam being an enemy of Allah being helped by revelation? You know, he remains optimistic. He has hope. Yes, he's hurting and his patient but he's he tells them Oh, he says for several in Germany as Allahu ala T and he became Jamia basically indeed, allow bring them all back. Not only use you also bring Binyamin back, you bring them all back, he then tells them that go out and look for you to find his brothers that has so many uses our feet, while assuming rohilla Don't lose hope, you know, in the mercy of Allah, Allah, Allah, the

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ability of a legend or Allah, he's able to, you know, in this instance, he's able to bring them back. And I think that's, that's amazing. And that's a point that stands up for everybody in the story, even though we read it and it stands out, but, you know, we just have to put ourselves in the shoes of jacobellis salam at the time of his emotional state. What must he have he been going through the last use of a new super still very small remember use of now is

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Big an old and not oldest, he's a strong man. So it's been years, his last veniamin another son has gone.

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I just wonder what happened at the time because here he's, he's remembering Yousuf and he must have been remembering us all the time as the brothers telling you carry on remembering us until, you know you will suffer to death, basically. So amazing, he doesn't hope. And he tells him go out and do something about it.

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Yes, yes. Well, you know, the fact that he doesn't give up hope, after so long means that even those who, who have people missing in their families, someone who's gone, never come back, just disappeared. Don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You never know that person may come back later on in life. And if not, if not, which in a lot of cases, it doesn't happen when the person comes back then at least you will be reunited in general has that hope of being reunited in general, and being with that person in the afterlife? I think that's something we which people can hold on to, from the story of the Yakuza and use salat wa salam.

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As you mentioned, it's so right. Moving on, we find that the brothers of use of again they go back to him trying to plead with him they still don't know It's him. And they basically saying that you know, what difficulty has, you know, struck our family and our father and you know, things are hot, and use of alayhis salam at that moment. Now he sees them in a in a state of weakness now, complete and utter weakness. They can't do anything. They are begging him for something this valet salon doesn't make conditions he doesn't tell them that No, do you remember this? He doesn't embarrass them is he basically says that Do you remember what you did to us of Allah His Salaam and eventually

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they realized that it's him and they asked basically they asked us a color in the color and the use of our you use because they knew that nobody else knew what happened at the time. It was only them even says color and I used

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indeed I am useless. I am used with that same use of it flew into the well. And eventually the same use of who was taken as a slave and put into prison and went on this roller coaster so to say and he's the use of honoring them, you know, trying to help them out. And then he then given says, Allah Anna useful Have you had men Allahu Elena, Allah has bestowed his favor upon us in Romania tepee, while your spirit, those who have Taqwa and those who are patient, but in Allah Allah, Allah mercy, allegedly, Allah doesn't waste the reward of a good tool, you might have done something good years ago, and you find me even in law, that good deed is a reason for one of your problems being solved,

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or somebody making dua for you and your problem being solved, even the left. Don't ever look down on any good deed you may have done. And remember, just be patient, the time will come it most definitely will come if there's anything we take from the story of Yusuf Ali Salam is that and that ease and comfort and the you know, the breaking away from this difficulty it always comes just hang in there and hold tight and obey imagine and it will come.

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Yes or lucky. That's so true. A lot of what Allah says that and the scope, sorry. And he says hello to us with our E and two J. Do you know what you have done with Yusuf and his brother whilst you are ignorant? In this very statement that Yusuf alayhi salatu wa sallam made is making an excusable whilst you were ignorant. Right now you've come to me and this is the situation. So he's literally making an excuse to say it doesn't matter now, what's gone and what's past is over, but let's move forward. So in the same manner, when we've got someone who's come hand in hand, at times they've come in, you know, they even lower position, don't begin to remind them of what they've done, etc.

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Yes, he tells them that you did it, but you did it whilst you're ignorant. Now you must be having better knowledge and being better people. So he's giving them this this excuse to try to make excuses for the people and empower them to lead the lives in a better way as well.

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Pamela, we then find the use of Allah His Salam after the whole, basically he reveals who he is, he then gives them this shirt. He says even hub will be coming so he had a Falco viola, which he added yet he was throw it on my father's face, and he'll be able to see again, he then says what to Navy African Marine, you can you should come with me. You should come back to me, yourselves and all your family, everybody bring them all now. I think the very not the very same shirt but at the back

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Beginning of the story, it was a shirt or a coat. That was the first thing that entered this sadness and this problem with iacobelli salon we find that it was a shirt they brought and they like to say Yousuf was eaten with a wolf. And we find that the end his eyesight comes back Bismillah with a shirt also I think that's, that's quite amazing. And the Buddha and the power of Allah, Allah Allah. Yes, he can hear without his shirt, no doubt. But I think that's amazing. So many times you find things happen through the certain Avenue problems, and you find sometimes also the fudge or the the ease comes from something similar to Panama.

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Panama, Panama. And that's an amazing extraction. The I didn't actually think of it from that angle.

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Yeah, the fact that it was a shirt, you know, that it started with an L shirt that it ends with actually, is something for arms. And

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like you mentioned, you know,

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ease can come from the same avenue that difficulty came from. And this happens sometimes with people where a person who started the problem for you might be the one who ends up solving it for you. So it's, it's just amazing. Yeah.

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What I find interesting in this instance, is that the he first he first fields, he says, Well, I'm a fossati real color in Mila edgy Dori, how are you? So Lola and to finally do that, I find the smell of use. And then later when the brother comes, he puts the shirt onto his eyes, his eyesight comes back. And then they go to meet Yusuf alayhi salatu salam. So the sequence of events, perhaps there's something that we can learn from it, that when you breaking news to an old person, a weak person, someone who's in a weak position, don't just do it immediately in a rash manner, that he such and such a person who has died, your son died, or your you know, your grandfather, your your, your,

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your, if the person is older than you know, someone close to them has died. Don't just break that news immediately. But, you know, break down the whole situation slowly but surely, you know, begin by explaining to them that life is fragile, etc. And, and you can do something of that nature. I find this amazing because, you know, sometimes you go and surprise an old person, and they get so surprised that it shocks them and how to fix the health or they can end up having a heart attack. You've got to be careful with the way you break news to them. Who can hold us accountable to Allah says that he found the smell of use of best then the shirt and then later on, he goes on to see

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Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam.

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It's such a powerful point and such a deep symbol and you know a benefit that you were able to derive from that verse. Moving on, we find that they eventually reach use of Allah His salon. Before that the brothers had asked their father they knew he was a newbie, basically seek forgiveness for us we were wrong, you know, we made a mistake. And we find that they all go out of the way he allows you to basically use Valley his salon, you know, he honors his parents, he's put them on the throne. And he finds that you know, his dream that he saw at the very beginning, the one he told his father about this this dream, Allah used as a reason for him to be thrown in the well and taken out and

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sold as a slave and all the difficulties he went through is now seeing its interpretation how many years later only Allah knows. But this shows us that you know sometimes Yes, you know, I may be accepted you may see something that looks like you're about to get there. But you have to take this long journey this journey full of hardship and difficulty until you reach the end. That's amazing way he says one of the way he allows you to level sujeto basically all of them they frustrated to him. And then he tells his father that this was the interpretation of my dream. Oh yeah, I bet you have that that will aim in public agenda be haha. Allegedly. Oh, Allah is the one who made it come

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Yes. And throughout that difficulty and hardship we need to hold on to our dreams. You know, no matter how low you are, you're writing salatu salam was in the bottom of a well, he was in prison. He was accused of what he didn't do. Yet he never gave up hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the same way in our dreams, we've got a dream. You've set it there and you think that you know I need to get there. It seems very fine. Very easy.

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high up, but never ever give up hope no matter how low you are, always struggled to come back and

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reach and, you know, fulfill that dream of yours because yeah, Yusuf Alayhi. Salatu was Salam in a different land, far away from his parents and his parents are brought to him in order for this dream to be fulfilled, of his. So the interpretation comes true.

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Now, as you said it you right, rightly put, also, when we look at the sequence of events, we find that yes, a lot of us when it comes to our day to day lives, we read the story of Yusuf Ali Salaam for those who know the meaning and emotional story from difficulty and ease, you know, and he eventually gets the What about us in our lives? I'm not saying we are like use Valley Salaam No, I'm saying also when we are going through difficulty, just imagine it's similar to how when use Valley Sam was going through his difficulty, maybe when he was in the well, when he was a slave when he was in prison begins Mila as we mentioned, you will get to just carry on, you know, persevering, being

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patient, doing what you need to do. And as you mentioned, you don't need to give up your dreams just carry on going, Yusuf alayhi salam, then, you know, he he acknowledges Allah as favors upon him, and he is humble is come from the very bottom all the way Allah Jalla wa ala brings him to the top and he's humble. He attributes everything to a legend of Allah basically he says, what are the X and a B is 100 journeymen a surgeon, Allah Allah Allah was good to me and he granted me goodness he is the one who took me out of the prison, but as a center being a surgeon, immunisation was a big communal do we mean by the anessa? shape Albania Albania what he is the one who also brought you to me. So he

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brought you from the rural areas or the further out areas he brought you guys to me. And this is a gift from Allah

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rajabi communal what we mean by the anessa shape and obey never been a hottie even after shavon had come between myself and my brothers. So I think it's very important again, when you at the top also be humble. And that's the whole theme in the in the stories of the prophets, Allium Salatu. Was Salam Suleiman Ali Salaam, again when he was given, you know, inshallah, we'll get to that story when the throne came. He said that this is a dilemma from Allah. He wants to see when I'm grateful. Why not Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he entered Makkah, after being thrown out so many years before. And we find again, he's humble, and you know, he doesn't he attributes everything to a

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larger level Allah.

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Yes, absolutely. And at the end of it, he makes a dua saying that, Oh Allah, take me away as a Muslim world helped me decide a hint, and join me with the righteous. So

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despite him being chosen by Allah subhanho wa Taala as a newbie, he's still asking Allah subhanho wa Taala. To take him away as a Muslim. Obviously, he was going to pass away on Islam, because he was in a Navy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But he still makes this drop. So no matter how righteous we are, we've got to always make this to our asking Allah subhanho wa Taala to take us away as Muslim in and with the Shahada on our lips, because this is the most prized possession in the studio, if you don't have it, you've lost everything. There's no point in, you know, existing for a believer, you know, from your perspective, there's no point in my existence, why should I be here, if I don't

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believe that there is an afterlife, there is something to come. So always ask Allah subhana wa Taala, to give you that, that that and that.

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Elijah, lo, Allah grant us all that and the best in this world as well as in the next I mean, chicken, any last points you want to mention, when it comes to the best of stories?

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I think there's a lot more that can be derived from the story. Because a lot of what Allah says that that character uses or if what he is, indeed, in use of and his brothers there is there are Signs for those who ask. So you've got to literally ask the story of question questions. And you will find that there are many gems that you can derive from the story, you can learn a lot about life and social situations, and how to behave in them from the story. But there's a lot more that you can learn than what that which is out there even. So you've got to go and look into it. ponder upon it deeply again and again. And the same, perhaps at times will give you different angles and you'll

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learn a lot more from it.

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I think as you mentioned, ultimately, we need to ponder over it and I think and Allah knows best. This story one of the reasons why it's the best story in the world and is whoever you are, and whatever your situation may be in life, you will find something in the story.

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that relates to your current life. I think so well, no more in the line Allah knows best.

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Absolutely, absolutely 100% 100 come to

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come, we've managed to cover solar use of in two days. And we've just gone over briefly. We didn't even stop at every verse, you know, there's a lot more that's been mentioned. I mean, I give you a point. Some of the scholars mentioned how to tell a story. To learn how to tell a story. You learn from our use of you learn from the stories of the program, and how to tell your story. Another thing that stands out use of alayhis salaam, you know how he has a clean heart, from the very beginning. You know, they came to ask him for the dream they came with this, the brothers into the same ones who plotted and you know, he carries on giving his patient and he has that Salama, too subtle, his

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his heart is clean. And as we mentioned this a lot more we've only scratched the surface. We ask Allah Allah Allah to grant us for goodness cefa inshallah we see you tomorrow, even Illa

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alikum salam, O Allah, Allah cat