Lessons on desires from the story of Yusuf

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Ibraheem Menk

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Lessons on desires from the story of Yusuf (peace and blessings be upon him)

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen illa Allah Al amin wobbliness 13. One also Leon Selim, Allah has Emil ambia even more serene Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi adjumani

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along Marisa Allah Allah Masha Allah husa Allah wa onetouch idol hasn't either she just about BSc Wallah to see what's happening bill hi Robbie canister in. We thank Allah herbalist

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for having gathered us here today in this beautiful city of Stockholm. And we ask Allah Subhana Horta, Allah to surround us with the Mullah aka, and to cause his mercy and His Sakina to descend upon us, and to raise us with the MBR Allahumma Salatu was Salam and those whom he has mentioned with them. Yusuf Ali, his Salatu was salam, the son of a newbie and he himself was a newbie of Allah subhanho wa Taala The reality is, Allah horrible is that you will learn he chooses whomsoever He wishes and his choices not to be questioned. You said one, my friend, will whom you alone, he is not to be questioned as to that which he does, yet we will be questioned a lot of Boulez that he says in

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a lot of stuff.

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Indeed, it is Allah who chose them and he chose No, and he chose the son of he chose the family of Ibrahim, al al al amin, above all of mankind, obviously this was at their respective times. So Allah horrible is that you Angela and chose new alayhi salatu salam had certain characteristics. And all of these MBR alayhi salatu salam had characteristics that Allah recognized, meaningful piece of Buddhism was words from above the seven heavens, and this is why he chose so they were chosen for certain characteristics that they had no highlight his salatu salam, he's there and his son, his own dear son is standing on the divide on the other side with those who disbelieved and he's telling him

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Yeah, Buddha, your Camana. Oh, my dear son, come ride with us. One or two Kemal Catherine and don't be with those who are defiant his son decides to how we eat jelly Simoni minella I will go and seek refuge in a mountain that will protect me from the water what he did not realize is that the water was from Rob Boulez that you Angela, the mountain belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala so way are you going to seek refuge law semen young man in amarilla in Amara him, there is absolutely no one to save you from the matter of Allah except for whomsoever He wishes, except for whomsoever He has mercy on

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new Holly who Salatu was Salam lost his son.

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And he turns to Allah subhanho wa Taala heartbroken

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have been who have been Ebony min le Oh my dear. Oh my god. Indeed My son is from my family. Well, you know what will help and indeed your promises true. You have promised to save my family. So your promise is true. What will happen came in and you are the best of judges. This heart wrenching moment for you know how to use salatu salam, he's asking his Rob in a beautiful manner. And Allah blesses that you will gel Allah tells him in hula salmon Alec, indeed he is not from your family even though biologically he may have been from your family, but he is not from your family in terms of the belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala. So no Hallo Salatu was Salam says Kala rabine Rubik and

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Allah Malli Sally be here in I seek refuge in asking you that which I have absolutely no knowledge of, what a lot of vividly What are honey, a communal ha serene and if you do not forgive me, and you do not have mercy upon me, then I will be from amongst the losers know alayhi salatu salam gave up his family Thai for the sake of his tie with Allah subhanho wa Taala

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He understood that what was more important to him was his link with his maker. And when his maker himself is telling him that this young boy is not from your family, then he accepted this. The question is, do you have brothers and sisters in Islam? Yes, most definitely. We don't receive why we don't receive revelation, but which one of us is ready to sacrifice for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala Musa alayhis Salatu was Salam. He goes through hardship, he is kicked out of his home, he comes to Meridian, and he is a refugee. He is in need himself. Yet he turns to these two women that were there and he tries to help them out. He himself is in need. He could have gone to

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them and said, you know, please help me out here. But he saw that they needed some help. So he helped them out first. This was the character and the quality of Musa alayhis salatu salam. So all of the MBR alayhi wa salatu salam had certain characteristics that Allah subhanho wa Taala recognized, and that is why he chose them. That is why he chose them. Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam.

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He has a characteristic that Allah subhanho wa Taala recognizes,

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and we know the treachery that he had been through with his brothers. They took him they tied him they lowered him into a well as he is falling down holding on to the sides. They literally stomped on his hands so that he falls into the well completely ready to drown. Literally, they will ready to drown this young boy

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Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam gets up onto a rock, he is saved. And the people that save him also are not sincere. They sell him off, and they sell him off to a man who was actually nobility in society. He was a minister at the time. wacol and

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Salima team, a creamy metha.

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a foreign

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worker

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so far fill out the one who bought him from Egypt said to his wife, make his stay comfortable, make it easy for him. Perhaps you will benefit us all we will take him as a son, we will adopt him as a son. So yes, those who picked him up from the well, they actually had insincere intentions. They were not intent well intended. But the one who bought him, yes, it was wrong for him to buy him as a slave because slavery is wrong. But he said, make him stay comfortable. At least he had this much of humanity in him. He told his wife make his stay comfortable, perhaps he will benefit us or we will adopt him as a son. So his intention changed. And he decided to look after this young boy naturally

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like a son. Now, it continues. The story continues. When Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam became a young man in the peak of his youth, he had a burning desire within him. And this is well known for anybody who reaches the peak of their manhood a woman would you naturally have a desire that inclines towards the opposite sex of or of a gender that your own soul naturally inclines towards? So this man, this young man, he had this burning desire within him.

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And the woman comes to him now Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam was a very, very handsome young man.

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So this woman

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was

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actually enticed by him.

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She didn't know what to do with her desires when she saw this young man, even though he was actually she was married. She was married at the time to the Minister. And she decided, you know what, I've got to do something here. And when I say she decided that it was the woman, it was only the woman in this case, this happens a lot of the times with men as well. So we're not trying to differentiate between the emotions of man and woman in terms of their feelings towards the opposite gender, but we're actually trying to

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To tell you that in this specific case, it was a young woman. So she wore our that will let you and if we buy at her an FC and she in whose house he was tried to seduce him, well then look at him

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and she closed the doors. What Carla Hi.

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And she said Come to me, young man, Allah Akbar.

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Imagine yourself or myself in such a situation. What would you Anya?

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Would we just jump head in? first dive into the situation, not thinking about anything. You know, the reality of it is that this was a beautiful woman. She was extremely beautiful. And we know in the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that talks about those who will be shaded under his harsh water juden.

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attune to man sleeping with German sakala in the law, a man who a woman calls out to him a woman who is extremely beautiful. A woman who is in high position in society calls him hate luck. And he says ma de la May Allah subhanahu wa taala protect me. And again,

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it is not only a woman that does this, it happens from a man as well. But in this case, it was a woman. She was commanding him or telling him to come from a position of superiority. She was above him.

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She was the wife of the king. Imagine in today's world, you go to a country and you are a stranger they, nobody knows you. You are a guest in the house of the king. His wife is extremely beautiful. Or you are a guest in the wife or in the house of the queen and her husband, he or her husband is extremely handsome.

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And now

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she's she's decided or he's decided that this person is extremely beautiful, extremely handsome. Not only has she decided this, but she closes the doors was alacati a BB it is mentioned in some tougher series if I'm not wrong, that they will literally eight doors that she locked and bolted before she turned to use of either use salatu salam, a doors, while her Nakata, a verb who sees you who sees you at this point. There's nobody to see you, nobody to watch over you. But at this point, Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam in a foreign land, being invited by a beautiful woman, a woman of stature, and he says my law, may Allah protect me May Allah guide me literally in this situation, he is

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seeking the protection and the guidance of Allah Subhana

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Allah Akbar, you know why Yusuf alayhi salatu salam did this, because he understood who Rob Buddha is that he will jellal was and is in his heart. He understood that even though nobody sees me right now, it is the perfect opportunity. And this young man was single, he was single, he was not even married. Imagine the burning desire that was within him at this time. Yet, he actually turned away from the situation. And he turned around, in fact, before he turned away from it, a lot of bullies that he will gela tells us whether

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it's been a while, maybe

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Bing, he she had turned to him she had inclined to him she wanted him. Literally hammocks be she inclined towards him, will hum be ha and he would have also inclined towards her, teaching us that this emotion of inclination towards the opposite gender is natural, from within. It is equal when it comes to a man and a woman. Literally, your emotion of feeling toward the other sex is normal, it is natural, there is nothing wrong with with it, but when it is put into something illicit, illegitimate, then what will happen is it will

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You have a lot of problems.

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So this is why your Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says

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money Stata I mean khumba has a word, He who is able to get married from amongst you let him get married, let her get married. Why for in dueling dasari sonnenfeldt indeed it is easy for a person to lower the gaze from that which is illegitimate from that which they are not allowed to engage in that which they are not allowed to eat from literally what I saw Newlin Farrugia and it is more chaste for the private paths Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling us that your ardent desire your burning desire that is within you is not wrong, put it in the right direction, put it in the right place, and it will not be wrong and if you cannot get married woman Lamin Stata and the

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one who is unable to get married for Allah, He will soon let him keep away from the food let him fast. Why? Because when you're hungry, your desire is less for inilah luigia for inilah who reject it is literally a shield for him that will protect him from harm. What happens when you fast it weakens you to the point where if you are not satisfied in your hunger, you will not look at that which is illegitimate and illegal for you to engage in. Allahu Akbar. Use of Alinea. Salatu was Salam did not need this fast. He did not need anything besides the Hoshyar of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Besides the understanding that horrible is that he will Jalil is watching over me right now.

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He actually saw a sign from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Lola

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cannot be had he not seen that sign from Allah subhanho wa Taala he would have fallen into the deed, but he saw a sign from Allah subhanho wa Taala he realized that the Euro is more important for me. So he turned away from the situation. And not only did he turn away, he ran away from the situation was dubba dhamaka. Tommy

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de war. Why is he?

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So they raised each other to the door. They raised each other to the door and she tore his shirt from the back. She literally grabbed onto it and said, No, I really want you right now. And she tore his shirt from the back. And as they came to the door, they found the master of the home was right there.

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The master of the home the master of the servants that was within the home, the one who looked after them was literally there.

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Imagine this situation.

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Imagine put yourself in the situation. And think about it. You've cheated with someone or you're about to cheat with someone and you remember Allah or Buddha is that you are jealous.

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And you actually turn away from that situation what makes you turn what makes you turn except for your remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala Yusuf alayhi salatu salam raises her to the door. And at this juncture, they were both moving in the same direction but with a lot of bullets that he will use of was running towards Allah subhanho wa Taala and her she was running away from rubble is that you Angela? Allah.

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You could be moving in the same direction, but your hearts are elsewhere. One is running away from that which displeases Allah subhanho wa Taala and the other is running to words that which pleases the nature that which literally displeases Allah subhanho wa Taala running in the same direction, but in at the same time in two very different directions. They find the side of the house was there with me if I say either had a bad car, let's merge as a woman, Debbie alakazoo.

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She immediately turns the situation flips it around on to him. What do you think of someone who wants evil with your family? A few moments ago. She was describing she was trying to get use of Allah your Salah to a setup, seduce him into her bed, literally.

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And all of a sudden

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She seems something else to her husband. And this is the nature of men. When they quote, when a person is in a situation, you've put them into a corner, they don't know what to do. All of a sudden they begin to lie. All of a sudden the deception comes out. It is him who was trying to seduce me

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as a woman

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in use Jen, not only that, but what is the reward of a man who wanted to deceive your own family, except that he be imprisoned? Let him be in prison.

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anymore a painful punishment. The nafs is amar bisou. Our neffs is literally always calling us to evil, always calling us to desire, always calling us to that which is illegal and illegitimate. But we need to harness that in. She didn't have the Hershey of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So she deceived, she lied, she cheated. And the same goes, if we don't have the understanding that Allah subhanho wa Taala watches us at this very moment. He sees everything that is going on within us, including our intention that comes about something that only Allah subhanho wa Taala can see. Then we will fall into that which the wife of the minister fell into. She fell into deception she fell into lies, she

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fell into cheating. And ma de la Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam is still asking for the protection of Allah subhanho wa Taala. At this juncture, Yusuf alayhi salatu salam did not remain silent, he realized that you know what?

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I have a mouth that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave me the ability to defend myself with so if you are in such a situation, then defend yourself you have the right to speak up and say No, I did not do this. And the proof came from Allah is that he will gela why because in the matter of the unseen use of alayhi salatu was Salam protected his fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah subhanho wa Taala protected him and a child speaks out, a child speaks out,

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but

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that's Nian FC Russia, he Dasha, he didn't mean

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and a witness in fact, it says that a witness from her family spoke out it was not from his family but from her family. A witness spoke out in Ghana, Tommy so who put them in COBOL if his shirt is torn from the front, facade up that's why I mean l ve been so she has spoken the truth and he is a liar. Well in Cana comienzo couldn't do more. And if he his shirt, his tone from the back for cadet one, one you know, so the thing so she has lied and he is from amongst the truthful. So Allah horrible is that he was brought about evidence clearly. And it is said, as far as I'm sure that this was a child from the cradle that belonged to her family literally spoke out and said that this is

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the reality. This is the evidence. His shirt was torn from the back. So when the husband saw Fallon,

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Tommy Sabo could

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do Boom.

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Boom in KD can, when he saw that the shirt was torn from the back, he said it is from your plot and plan. It is not from the plot and plan of use of Allah His Salatu was Salam that which has happened. Allah made it manifest for everyone to know, not only at that time, but that the time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and today here in Stockholm, for us to understand that when you really look after the feelings of Allah subhanho wa Taala, he will look after you and He will not discard you. He did not discard Yusuf alayhi salatu salam, and he will not discard you. So this young this husband now tells the wife and it is important for us to talk about this right now.

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The husband tells the wife

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and he tells you to follow his solid Torsella

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Use the another or use of you turn away from this. You've done nothing wrong turn away from this was still very laid back and seek forgiveness for the sin that you have committed. So he forgave his wife before anything else. He forgave his wife, he let it go. He protected her, he covered her. Why? Because he had a heart and a person who has a heart, a person who really and truly cares about someone else. At this juncture, yes, it is difficult for to forgive. Yet it is yes, it is hard for you to think about the other person and their benefit. But at this juncture, if you can find it within you to forgive a person, even for infidelity, a lot of bullies is that you will gela will

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forgive you. So try to find it within yourself. If you are in such a situation to forgive another person and understand that it could have easily been you male or female regardless, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us And may Allah subhana wa