Ismail Kamdar – 3 Themes of Surah Yusuf

Ismail Kamdar
AI: Summary © The importance of Surah qualifies as the only surah in Islam, as it is the only one that gives a reminder of the story of a Prophet from birth to end. The negative consequences of actions that cause people to be punished and the importance of family dynamics and forgiveness in the development of Islam. The speakers emphasize the importance of forgiveness and staying in tune with family members, while also acknowledging the difficulty of interpreting dreams and finding someone who can interpret them.
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One of the most powerful and beautiful surah in the Quran that is very close to our hearts is who I used to have.

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And I'm sure this is a Surah that many of us have recited many times we've studied Tafseer, we've read the translation. So today, I just want to share with you some brief reflections on the surah focus primarily on the themes of Surah Yusuf, what is the overall lessons the main lesson that ALLAH SubhanA, Allah wants us to learn from the surah.

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So the use of we know it's a very unique tool. It's unique in that it's the only Surah that tells the entire story of a Prophet from beginning to end in a single surah. And it does so in a way that the entire surah is just that story and nothing else. And it was revealed at a very interesting point in our history. When Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was dealing with the year of sorrow. So the year of sort of the year in which his wife or the job passed away radula, one half the year in which his uncle alcoholic passed away the year in which a boy happened, many difficult

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situations that happened in that one year, as Surah, Yusuf was revealed to calm his heart and to give him hope about the future.

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And that takes us to the first overall overarching theme of Surah Yusuf. And that is that Surah Yusuf is a reminder that Allah is always in control. This is like a primary theme that you will find throughout the surah.

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In life, you're going to face many difficulties, many things will be outside of our control

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the things you want, but you're just never going to get it. Right, we have to keep reminding ourselves that Allah is in control. And Allah knows best. This is a very important lesson that we should take from the soil. So for some people, they struggle to get married. Some people struggle to have children, some people struggle where they wouldn't, you know, a difficult spouse or difficult children. Some people have health issues, some people have financial issues, some people have immigration issues, everyone has different problems. And

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when something's outside of your control, it can be overwhelming, it can be something that really can cause psychological issues and cause depression can cause you to start losing hope.

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My advice, whenever you go into something like that, and ever you are dealing with a situation where something is completely beyond your control, and something difficult to deal with, at times like that, one of the best things you can do for yourself is to recite Surah Yusuf, and to reflect on his lessons. Because this is a story of a young man, who many things happen beyond his control, that from the outside his eyes, they seem like devastation to him, why would you allow that to happen? But all of it was part of the plan of Allah to take him to the top to make him a leader to make him the most powerful man in Egypt. So Yusuf Ali Salam starts off as the son of a prophet, the youngest

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son of a prophet who has 12 sons, and he, his brothers grow jealous of him, they block to kill him. And eventually they throw him in a well as he's taken from this world by strangers sold into slavery, goes to live in a stranger's house in a distant land in Egypt. As a slave there, the woman of the house tries to seduce him. And when he rejected rejected her seduction, she accuses him of being the one tried to do something to her, and he ended up in jail for many years, so all of this it seems like it's just something bad happening after something bad. It's all things that, you know, in one way are very relevant to our times. These are things that happen to people today, right? I

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mean, even today, we know of men who get thrown in jail when a woman falsely accuses him of such things. It's really irrelevant our times and then someone in that situation may wonder why is this happening to me, you know, and what's beautiful is don't use up is a word keeps reminding us in different ways.

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In the story that Allah is in control, it's all powerful Allah's plan. So when his brothers join me the well Allah says will know and even when we mighty upon Allah knows what did when he sold into slavery, Allah says workers Arnica maganda, the use of a will art. This is how we will establish us upon this is how we are going to give you our doubt from the outside perspective use of getting sold into slavery is how we get established on the earth. What's the link? Well, the link is he became the slave of a very powerful government official. Growing up in their home, he learned about the politics of Egypt, he understood the politics of Egypt. So when he came of age, he was someone who

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was ready to take over that role. Right. And Allah says, when all of these bad things are happening, all of these things that we perceive as negative events are what says wallow with all the Buddhadharma he or the inox around naskila. Jana, Allah was in control over everything Allah was in control of his affair. But most people don't know, most people don't realize this. So you see, this lesson keeps repeating, right throughout the Sunnah the lesson keeps repeating that Allah is in control. And we need to have faith that if there is something bad in our lives, that we have no control over something that is just further along something that seems like a negative event, we

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have to trust that Allah knows best that this is all part of the great power of Allah, that this is going to be good for us, either in this world or the next. And the reality is you cannot grow you cannot become the best version of yourself, you cannot unlock your true capabilities. Without facing facing hardships. You cannot, there is no soft part to becoming the best version of yourself. A true soft light into easy life makes you weak, right and never allows you to unlock your true potential. This is why you find like for example, the problem of boys who never grow up, you know the man child problem. It happens we're in wealthy families don't happen in a poor family, right? In a poor

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family, blessed man with a very young age, he's got a family to support, he's got an entrepreneur, right, but what wealthy families you need to put to put pressure on a child to grow up otherwise he may stay a child for life. So we need hardship. This is part of the human experience that Allah sends into each person's life, the right type of trials to help them grow into a better version of themselves, that these trials they go with us, they make us better versions of ourselves to shift our capital. And so when we are facing difficulties in life, when we are going through hard times when there is something in our life that we have absolutely no control over. Understand that Allah

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has control over everything that Allah knows, and the path of Allah is best. That's sometimes the very thing that you thought was going to destroy your life was the thing that was best for you. And most importantly, recently, I was watching an interview with someone who something very similar happened to him, right? This individual was accused, right of similar to what usually is the molecules that he was thrown in prison for a few years. And after coming in for prison, someone interviewed him and he said, being in prison, brought him closer to Allah. Being in prison made him reflect being in prison made him change many of his views, it made him make Nova for his sins, and

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he's thankful to Allah for it.

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This is the perspective that Muslims should have, or any child we face in life, that this is from Allah, and they must be good in it, it's all part of Allah speak of them.

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So this is the first major theme of student use of that Allah is in control and the hardships of our life, they are pushing us towards what is best for us, or they are unlocking within us what is best for us, and that they are going to shape us into the best versions of ourselves. And Allah is in control of everything and Allah knows best. The second major theme that flows throughout the story is the importance of family and the different dynamics within the family. And there are some very unique family dynamics that are discussed issue or use of that you don't find anywhere else. So for example, we have the issue of jealousy between brothers, right? We have the issue of dealing with

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your children when you know they go on the street. When you know they have committed a major cities, we have the issue of forgiving a relative who has done great harm to you. All of these themes can be found in sudra yourself. So let's look at four lessons regarding family from Surah. Yusuf, number one, the importance of a father to have a close relationship with all of his children. This is a lesson we take from Surah Yusuf the importance of a father having close relationships with all these children. When you save it Salam has a dream. Who does he go to? For advice about the dream? Who does he go to for the interpretation of his dream? He goes to his father. This indicates that he was

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close enough to his father to confide in him for the exciters. Are our children close enough to confide in us when something happens? even use it other brothers many years later?

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dealing with the issue of Egypt and you want to know what do we do? They ask the Father for advice. Right? The father is always showing up in the story as a man who advises his children. In every point of the Sony needs give Yahuwah links Allah is giving sincere advice to his children. And this is a road every father needs to play. You need to be someone who your children can speak to someone who gives them advice, someone who tells them the realities of the world, someone who prepares them for the real world by talking to them about the difficult topics. It's a father's job to be in this role in your children's life. The next lesson about family that we can take from Surah Yusuf is that

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she Don wants us to break up right and she can will make family members get jealous of each other. And we cannot give into the plot of shaitan. So use Jakob Elisa tells his son Yusuf, do not tell your brothers about your dream, because shaytan is your enemy. You don't see your brothers or your enemies this shutdown.

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Right schreeten wants brothers to hate each other, he wants brothers fighting each other. And we need to remind ourselves that breaking family ties is a major reason. It is a major and it's not even a minus. It is not the Kabyle it is from the greatest of sins. You know, it's one of those sins that brings about the Azzam of Allah quickly in this world, some major sin and yes, family are going to do mistakes family are going to mess up inshallah none of us have family members who went as far as the brunt of abuse of it, right? Where they literally clocked it to kill him and eventually dream in a while and turn him into a slave. Hopefully, none of us have any siblings or relatives that

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battle. But we're going to get on each other's nerves, we're going to have differences of opinion, we're going to mess up. How do you deal with it? Well, that's the third lesson from Surah. Yusuf, through the use of shows us the importance of forgiveness when it comes to family. Use of Ali salaam, his brothers throw him in a well, he's slowly to slavery, he has to live in a distant land cut off from his family for over a few decades, something 40 years, right, some of the biggest earrings in 40 years, you never see his family.

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Honestly, 20 others intently. That's all speculation. But the fact that it's decades, you didn't see his family for decades. Eventually, when he sees his brothers. And he confronts them, what does he tell them? It tells him I forgive you. That's what he does. He tells him I forgive him. And then his father Jakob also tells his son seek forgiveness from Allah. I did. They asked him for forgiveness. And he says, seek forgiveness from Allah. And so one of the key lessons of slow use of is forgive your family members who have wronged you. Forgive your family members who have wronged you, because the ties of family are very important in Islam, we need our family, we need each other, we need to

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be close to each other. We are in an age where everyone's only focus on themselves and we will bring tide over the smallest of issues, we need to overcome that.

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Family is crucial family is important. And we must strive to maintain family ties, and to forgive each other when we mess up.

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And that takes us to the fourth and final lesson related to family from Surah Yusuf.

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And that is how do you deal with your children when they go straight? This is a question we get very often our needs, right? Parents may do their best to raise the children well. But at some point in your children's adult life shaytan may overtake them and cause them to commit major sins, to see what happens in the story. Jacoba the Salah, being a prophet of Allah raises children in the best of ways. But somewhere down the line shaytan gets to the hearts of his sons puts in their hearts jealousy and causes them to do what they did to the youngest brother.

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What how do you deal with this situation? Because let's face it, this is something that happens all too often in a one on one, right? Parents will raise their children in the best of ways, and then one of the children grow up goes up and goes straight. How do you deal with this? So the Islamic way of dealing with this is that

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you need to number one, maintain that relationship. So look at jacobellis, right, he knows that his sons are lying to him. He knows that they did something terrible to them random. He has not seen his son use it for decades. Yet you're out the story. Never once Do you see him trying to break ties with any of his sons. Never. This doesn't even cross his mind that we need to cut off his search of his life. Rather, he advises them. He tells him not to lose hope in Allah's mercy. He tells them to make to repent. Here he teaches them about religion. He still supports him financially when he can. He's still giving him advice about worldly affairs. He's still playing that role in their life,

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while making to offer them and eventually, eventually after decades. His sons come back to the street Bob

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It took decades, right? Really, if you think about it, Jakob Ali's had to be patient with his son's being misguided for over 20 or 30 years, when he when he describes it in the Surah as some room Jamil beautiful saga, this is someone on a different level, really, you have to be patient and not seeing one of his sons for many decades. But at the same time, we are doing patient of living in the same house with the very people who got rid of themselves, and still treating them well and still fulfilling their rights by breaking ties with them.

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And so you you have to Ali Salam is the model of how to deal with your children. If they go astray. You continue to maintain ties with them, you continue to offer them advice, you continue to mentor them, you continue to push them to repentance, you continue to push them to return to Allah, you never lose hope in Allah's mercy, you continue to make dua for them. This is how you deal with your children when they go astray. You don't cut them off, because if you cut them off to the towel sheet down, waiting to take them off, all right, you don't become mean and arrogant towards it going to push them further away. You don't justify their sins, because they never gonna give up on the

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essence. But rather you maintain family ties, while letting them know that you disapprove of this action, and then need to repent from deception. That is the Islamic way of dealing with our children registry. So these are two of the primary themes from Surah Yusuf, number one, the theme of Allah being in control and Allah allowing hardships to happen in our life because they shape us and make us into better people. Number two, the theme of family and how to deal with different family members in difficult dynamics. We ask Allah to allow us to understand the Quran and to act upon it while through Dawa in hamdulillah Ramadan me

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The third major theme of Surah Yusuf is a very fascinating one you will give an entire football or even an entire hour long presentation on it that is the importance of dreams of Islam.

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This story is a story of dreams that come true. There's actually four dreams in this surah that all end up coming through. Yusuf Ali salaam begins the story The story begins with a dream. When Yusuf Ali Salam dreaming of 11 stars in the sun and the moon frustrating to him. At the end of the story, he becomes the ruler of Egypt and his mother and father the limits of things except him as a ruler, which is the interpretation of his dream, right along the way, he goes into prison. And in prison, he meets two prisoners who have dreams that require interpretation. One dreams that birds are eating from his head and other dreams that he's serving wine. And he turns the dream to mean that the first

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person is going to be executed, and the second one is going to be fleeting will end up working for the king. And both interpretations come true. And then the fourth three in the Surah is that the king of Egypt has a dream in which they are seven fat cows that are eaten by seven den cars, and usable in some enterprises dream to mean that they will be seven years of good harvest followed by seven years of drought.

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So what does this tell us about dreams? I just want to go over a few primary principles about dream interpretation in Islam. Number one, illogical Allahu alayhi wa sallam told us that dreams are three types. Majority of dreams are from our subconscious from our imagination. The majority of dreams you can ignore them, it is your mind right things are well in your mind things you were thinking about things you're obsessing about the things in the back of your mind leading up that's what most dreams are. The second type of dreams are nightmares from che Don designed to frighten you. So when you have a terrifying dream, you seek Allah's prediction from Shavon and you don't tell anyone about it,

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and you don't let it affect you. Because the purpose of a nightmare is to make you depressed to make you lose hope in Allah's mercy to make you terrified to make you superstitious, these are the things that she does trying to do tonight is right, he's trying to put these feelings into people's hearts so you ignore it and you seek ALLAH protection from the devil. The third type of dreams are true dreams from Allah. And in another Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said after me they will not be any more profits, but they will be true dreams and in different hobbies. He said that towards the end of time when things get more confusing, through dreams will happen more often

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they'll become more frequent. So there is this concept in our religion, that anyone anyone can have a true dream. And what is a true dream? A true dream is not a dream where Allah comes to you an angel comes to you and says you can change the religion or add something to the religion or cultural profit of all

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Tamati all of this is false. All right, all of this is misguidance. A true dream is simply

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information about the future, and see what it is information about the future in this world or the next. So in this world, for example, warning you that a drought or a plague or flood or something is going to happen or relatives going to pass away, or something like that this is a true tree, right? Or, secondly, about the afterlife, when someone passed away, if you have a dream, the person being in paradise or in *, or something like that, this could be a true thing as well. So what they are is the information about the future, to help you to prepare for the future. And there are two types of true dreams. One type is literal. What you see is what what did you use, the other type is

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metaphorical. And what's interesting was the use of is we have two examples of both. So the birds eating from the head, that would literally happen to people who execute in those days, I especially do crucified

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and the man serving wine, well, that's literally what's his job and working for the king. So why. So these are very literal dreams. But the other two dreams are very metaphorical. 11 stars and the sun and the moon Valley, meaning your 11 Brothers and your mother and father accepting you as a ruler. This is a very metaphorical dream. Likewise, seven fat cows seven dead cows seven years of good harvest seven years of drought, very metaphorical. So, when the dream is literal, it's something that's quite obvious, right? You have your friend or family member passed away, and you had to drink the agenda. It's very literal, very straightforward, doesn't require interpretation. But

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metaphorical dreams require interpretation. And the difficult thing about this is that interpretation of dreams cannot be taught. It's not a science, there's no textbook that you can study. There's no course you can do the no online course or videos you can watch. They will teach you how to interpret dreams. Interpretation of Dreams, is a science or art. It's an art and a gift that Allah puts into the minds and hearts of certain righteous people. Allah blesses people with the ability to interpret dreams. And so Yusuf alayhi, Salam and Yahuwah Islam both were blessed with this ability. Allah subhanaw taala says about usually Islam when he was sold into slavery was one

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other limo myth that we had is we taught him how to interpret dreams. We taught him how to interpret dreams. So dream interpretation is something Allah gives to people. How do you find someone who can interpret dreams, there's no clear way to do this. In every community, Allah blesses some people with the ability to do so. And he doesn't bless others with the ability to do so I will simply say this much if you have a dream that you believe is a true dream, and then requires interpretation. Look for someone who is pious, someone who is trustworthy, someone who cares about you, and who is known for interpreting dreams properly, and providing that person only. And they'll tell you to

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everyone, just like you. Somebody's told his father, his father told don't tell others about this, because she doesn't, you know, he's going to put jealousy between your hearts, like when you don't have to tell everybody your dream, but confined is those people who can help you with interpreting it. Right. And finally, we end this by saying that don't be obsessed with dreams. Too many of us are obsessed with dreams, where we, you know, someone will have one dream, and they will just focus on that thinking that dream must be a true dream. And it must be something that's going to happen, and their whole life just becomes about focusing on their dream. Right? When in reality, the dream may

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have just been a passing thought images that mean your subconscious, it may have absolutely no meaning at all, you will recognize a true dream by a few signs. Number one, you will remember it imperfect details. Let's face it, most of our dreams, we can't remember them, right? Or it's like a very vague memory. But when the children, you can remember it in perfect details. As if you actually live that life as if you actually did that as if you actually were there and it actually happened.

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Number two, you feel that spirituality that Baraka, that special feeling in your heart when you wake up, that this was something special, this wasn't just a dream, right? These are signs that this could be a true dream. So don't obsess over dreams. But if you genuinely feel like you had a true dream. And the third sign of that would be that the same gene keeps repeating itself over and over again. Right. And it has lead to feelings as well. But if you do have a dream like this, seek interpretation for a person at the end of the day. This is something that is clear our religion, and it's something clear it's a user clear for the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the

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Sahaba clear from the experience of Muslims throughout history rightful today, almost everyone I know is having children at some point in their life or another. It is something that happens something that you can't explain. It is a gift from Allah to whom he wills and this is a theme that we can take from your use of and reflect on

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They ask Allah to guide us to understand the Quran properly and to live by it and to practice it or open it up into the hustler will ask for the house in our governor Subhana rhombic robic is a DMA SQL was a level of brewski will help you like Ramadan will be documented

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