Best of Stories – Study of Surat Yusuf 07
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
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Any Akun Fallujah
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We welcome everyone back to the story of use of Allah he salatu salam. And this will be our last scene before he is relocated to the palace. And we had recited these verses last week, we did not get to cover them in their entirety. And these were when they returned to their father upon casting use of Ali salaam, into the world.
Allah azza wa jal says we're just about home Russia any of the Qun and they came to their father at tonight weeping. And we discussed some of the lessons of this regarding the weeping and regarding the night and what we should remember.
Or some of what we should remember, no matter what we discussed, or any one discusses the Quran is a shortlist ocean of gems and lessons and the more you read it, the more you extract from it.
And so the next verse is that they continued saying to their father, yeah, Bana Oh, our father.
In the happiness stebic We went off racing, meaning racing with each other, what's our rockin I used to firing them at Arena and we left Yousuf with our belongings with our luggage with our possessions. Basically at the campsite for the picnic excited we left him there and we went off racing for Kayla who live and so the wolf ate him. When the Entebbe meaning Lana and you do not or will not believe us two different interpretations, we'll get to it inshallah. While Kunal saw the theme, even if we were truthful, or even when we are truthful.
And so, I've what I want to stop at very quickly here is that, you know, the brothers of us have had a Salem, they planned out the perfect crime. They came at night, so that, you know, doesn't show that they're faking this
this anguish, pretending to be crying, and the you know, pulled out some crocodile tears and but in the middle of all of these theatrics, that they're trying to pull out of a pull off against their father to convince him that they're really devastated and all of that they there was a gaping hole in their plan that they overlooked. And that is that they had requested from their father, initially what let us have come and play with us, let him come, he can eat and he can play right
now to our headline a few verses earlier, and then now you're saying that he was left alone by your belongings at while you guys were playing on your own. And so
there's no such thing once again, as a perfect crime, we'll visit that point in this verse and in the next verse, there is always a trail or there a paper trail or otherwise, and lying never works.
You know, I'm gonna I'm gonna have bla bla bla and it comes to mind now
that he said
a person I would rather be
you know, say a word of truth that would disadvantage me and it hardly ever will if Truth always wins. In the end. I would rather say a word of truth that disadvantages me and it hardly ever will then say a lie to get over and my heart
we ever will, meaning the lie will always catch up with me. And so I'll always say the truth, even if it's going to hurt, because it's probably not going to hurt, it's, you know, that the honest person does come out on top in the end.
And lying in general is just aside from being just such an ugly quality, it is a it is a failed, you know, method time and time again, because lying is not sustainable. Because when you accept to lie, then you have to, you know, concoct put together a whole nother set of lies to basically, you know, make your one lie believable, and you'll always miss a spot, and there will always be more factors you need to cover up on. And so lying is not sustainable. It requires endless Patchwork, it always gets exposed sooner or later.
That's why you know, that it's reported that Abraham Lincoln.
And this is a word of truth, even from a non Muslim, we
we are gonna take it and benefit from it, if it is aligned with our values. Even if it's not expressly stated by our sacred texts, they are the metric by which everything else is stated. But it does not mean that they are the only source of wisdom, a lot of Zildjian has placed within human beings wisdom, by way of their fifth line otherwise. And so Abraham Lincoln, he used to say that no man's memory is good enough for him to be a successful liar. You'll always forget something. And it may have been Mark Twain, who said, If you just tell the truth, you don't have to remember what you said, right? Like, oh, what did I say to that person? What about that person? And then what are
these two people speak and it just endless
maintenance for a lie. And so they said, Let them they lied by saying we want him to come play, and now in the middle of their busyness with acting like they're weeping. They overlook the fact that they said, We left him while we played.
And then the brother said, Well, my answer be meaning Lana, well couldn't outside your thing. And you would not believe us, even if we were truthful.
And this was one of the more difficult verses for me to understand the surah.
Because there is an assumption there that is not in the Sunnah of the scholars mentioned. And depending on whether or not the assumption is true, the interpretation would follow. And so basically, there is an inconsistency there lie is clear to us. And for sure, it was clear to your whole body he said, did he object yet the verses don't say that he objected, just yet. Like they say this, then they say one more statement and next verse, and then the Apple Valley incident response, calling them out from the live basically. But is this the first time and that later point that he called them out in the lie? Or did he object now? And so they brought even more evidence, like keep
trying to sell their lie? And so basically, according to the opinion that he objected at this point, he said, What are you talking about? You left him alone, but you took him to play? What are you trying to hide here? Right.
Then, according to that,
some scholars said, so they responded and said, and you would not basically accept it, that there's a lie here. Or, you know, even when we're truthful, you don't want to you don't want to believe us, or even at the other times, when we're truthful. You don't believe us?
That could be the interpretation. The other interpretation is that he didn't object yet. And they're trying to quickly move on to the next subject. And so they basically say, Well, man, tell you what, when you don't know what awkwardness or the thing, and we know, we know that the he didn't speak yet. That's the assumption. He didn't speak here. Say he got eaten, and we know you're not gonna believe us. Meaning don't say you don't believe us. We know you're not gonna believe us, even if we were truthful, meaning the most truthful people on earth not saying that they're lying. They weren't called out according to that interpretation just yet. But even if we're the most truthful people on
Earth, we understand this is like really hard to believe that the very thing you feared most of the wolf eating ham is the very thing that happened that he was eaten.
And so it's almost like a sinister way of them, like running, rushing past the conversation. So he doesn't get caught up on that detail. We only we know it's crazy. We know you're not going to believe this. But believe it or not,
it actually happened.
And so they're basically in that interpretation clumping themselves with the most truthful people on Earth that we know it's not not nothing of our fault that you don't believe us. It really is crazy and unfortunate. We're just gonna have to accept it, that sort of thing.
And so it moves on now to the next verse that they bring out more evidence either in response to the apples objection or just
This is all part of their opening statement. We want to play we left us off he was eaten. And I know it's hard to believe, but it's a reality
where jet or Allah coming in so he beat them in caddy. And they came bringing false blood on his shirt. So they brought use of shirt or his salon. And on it was false blood, meaning blood that wasn't uses blood and they they slaughtered maybe a lamb or something, or chicken, and they just, you know, soiled the shirt and blood and stained it in blood. And so they brought that and they rushed it forward as evidence to their father.
And that was even bigger mistake, the scholar said, Right?
There's no perfect crime. The bigger mistake was the fact that they forgot when doing that in the middle of old blood is going to be so convincing. They forgot to rip the shirt when they were standing it with blood. Which like is that even possible that a wolf can ravage a person to death? And blood can you know emerge from their wounds, while the fabric on top of the wound has no marks on it? Right.
And so there's no teeth marks, there's no claw marks and you're saying he was eaten by the wolf like he wasn't just bit once or so he was eaten by the wolf while you guys were gone.
And so the trail is always discovered eventually.
So many times in this world, and even if not in this world, and the no such thing as a trail Allah is Aware of every single detail. He's the best witness overall thing subhanho wa taala.
And Yahoo Valley, Selim,
he considered these things right. And he realized them and he was deliberate
in not allowing himself to be taken by the just the the heat of the moment, which is the possibility that that the use of valet Sedan was in fact harmed or otherwise, we will say later that he knows that he didn't die for some reasons here. But just in general, yeah. Fullbody said, I'm sat there analyze these things. And it just didn't add up.
And this is important for everyone that you know, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the quality of deliberation just to hold your horses and just hold on a second. And, you know, put your put your mind ahead of your heart, like let it filter the information you process.
That's crucial in the face of rumors, and not just rumors, rumors, even when evidence is presented for them. Because just like these brothers did, they offered a semblance of evidence, right? They offered a story, right? We were gone. That's why we didn't protect them. And they offered some more evidence, right? Or pseudo evidence, right? The here's a shirt and his blood on the shirt. So a liar will still, you know, present evidence to make his or her case believable.
And so it is not a rumor. That's enough for us to totally just, you know,
forget our, our due process. And it is not even evidence, it is about the right evidence, the stronger evidence, the evidence that is deliberated over, we got to push ourselves to do that. For sure, it could be an emotional rollercoaster to just sit there and be calm and just think about it before. But remember that at least the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said to you, Elijah Leto, Mina shaitan, that haste is from Shaytaan. shaytaan causes you to haste and rush into things and so you can make a grave decision.
A harmful decision against yourself, put yourself through something unnecessary,
or against others. I hate I hate to use this example. But I guess it just, it comes with the space, the English literature space that I was dragged through as an undergrad, you think of the story of Romeo and Juliet. Right? One person kills themselves
thinking that the other person had killed themself.
When they were they had not yet died. And so when that person awakens, they found that they killed himself over them and they killed themselves.
a, a symbolic incident, you know, whether fiction or not is not the point. So many things happen like this, you get worked up or you make decisions or you lash out or you break down over something that may not even be true.
And so haste is from shaitan. And so hold your horses and ask Allah azza wa jal to defog your glasses, you know, the heat of the moment gets things very foggy. And so be aware of that. And so yeah, probally Salam when he did deliberate,
he knew he remembered Wait a minute, just you guys your story doesn't make any sort of sense but more important than your story. I know Allah azza wa jal story he told me to
was a dream the story of your user on a seven. This is a beautiful lesson, right? That you when you're weighing evidences,
if you're sure of something from Allah, then that outweighs everything else so long as you've understood it properly and so you actually see them as a prophet here. He has the most perfect understanding about Allah subhanaw taala. And so he knew for certain that the incident of the stars prostrating to use valet Saran was not just the passing dream, this was a revelation from Allah. He knew that. And since the stars haven't yet prostrated to use a valet system, then the wolf did not eat him. Okay, and so
it's about weighing the stronger evidence and if the stronger evidence and if one of the two evidences involves what you're certain about Allah's promise, or what you're certain about Allah's ruling, his verdict, and that always has to win. And so if we can put it in different terms, the Promise of Allah azza wa jal.
We are always to be more confident in it than even what our eyes see, even what is presumed to be of evidence. You know, interestingly you find in the Quran, Allah azza wa jal says,
LM Tara K for our book reveals habit feed, have you not seen what your Lord did with the army of the elephants, the army of the elephants, as you know, the elephants tried to attack Mecca, the army of bracha, Allah destroyed them. So many people that hear the Quran do not did not attend this incident, even among the Sahaba, the younger Sahaba and otherwise, this happened 40 years before the Quran began descending. And so anyone who is younger than that, right, did not see this Yet Allah is saying to them and to everyone after them, do you not see or did you not see what Allah did. And so some scholars said, this is a reminder of sorts, that it's enough that Allah is telling you he did
it. So it is as if you seen it, or even more certain than that what you see, because we believe with our insight, when we know Allah is speaking with greater confidence than we see with our eyesight.
And so the Promise of Allah we are more confident in it than the lies he will try to sell us. And that's like an expanded rule. You can spend that and everything like this people are shaitan will tell you this, charity means your money will decrease. Allah said no, charity increases your money. Yeah.
The the media mass media and social media tells you that these people who are far away from Allah are just so happy and living a fabulous life and otherwise, but Allah is telling you, they're miserable. And so believe him because not just do you need to believe him more than you believe your own eyes. You see, time and time again are these personalities. What we thought about them is not true, they break down and they fall apart and their true colors come out and their relationships are worse. And then all of ours combined. And to the end of it.
You know, the commercials that tell us that this car is going to make you happier, this person is going to make you happier that new look or that new material possession is going to make you happy. We remember the promise of Allah that no being content with what Allah grants me at heart is the only thing that will make me happy. It's the only thing that will satisfy me. And even I was considering this morning on the OMA level like how many times the OMA has been sold a lie about solutions that are like on Islamic basically, suppose the shortcuts we're told they're shortcuts and so we adopt them as an Oma. But they disappoint us time and time again. And it is the Promise of
Allah and the Door of Allah that we have to knock on to actually find some from some rebuild and some reform and some Betterment for this Oma. And so yeah, whole valley, he said I knew the Promise of Allah and saw the evidences of his sons. And so he believed the Promise of Allah more than he what his eyes were indicating.
He saw past the shirt and saw past the lies, because he saw with the light of God, may Allah grant I'll send you a light by which we we observe the world and understand our surroundings and understand our trajectory.
And so after he realized they were lying, for all those reasons, story doesn't add up, cut share, the use of cannot be dead because no one the stars have been frustrated to him yet.
He said he understood that this is not true, but at the same time use of is not there. Like there's still a tragedy here, which is the separation from his father that he had to endure. And he doesn't know how long this is going to be. And he doesn't know what his poor young son is going through at the moment. And so he said For Sutherland, Jimmy and so what I'm going to have to do is a resort to beautiful patients. Beautiful patients means a lot of things. One of them is like patients without
complaining just for the sake of going
You know you use speaking, to seek help is not
contrary to beautiful patients but beautiful patients means that you don't complain of Allah to his creation, you don't complain of the most merciful to those who don't have a shred of mercy in them, except what ALLAH endowed them with in the first place. Beautiful patients, of course, baseline patients that you don't object and you don't disbelieve and you don't
You don't panic in a way that the faithless person would. But at the same time, you also don't express it in a way that shows any sort of discontentment with your wise perfect Merciful Creator Subhanallah God. So he's I will resort to beautiful patience.
And you know,
before he said that, actually, there's a passage that I skipped there. He said, Well, sir, well at Lancome and Phu Kham Ambra, rather, your souls have enticed you to something like you guys are up to something. And so I will resort to beautiful patients, like hard to beautiful patients that you don't do anything haram. Not even, you know, like, he didn't lash out against his own sons. He didn't say like, How good do you monsters would have, he didn't do all of this. He understood that it was something out of his control. He understood that at the moment, and so since there was nothing to be done,
then he just had to,
you know, find his piece for the moment until a lot of Xeljanz shows him the correct way.
And being patient also, when it first strikes, you know, you can just flip out and then just calm down and say, you know, let me be patient no patient is when it first strikes. And so you see that like the amazing faith of the whole ballet salaam, here and the amazing a HELOC also of this prophet who is being you know conspired against by his children he knows it and he sees it right in front of them and he doesn't disown them he doesn't you know expose them
and so he sought refuge with ALLAH is at southern German will love and was done and Allah is the most than you know yeah can Abu do a year canister in with extract with you so Allah is the Messiah and mean he's the one relied on the one sought out for strength, he reminded himself is an important lesson that there is no strength for anyone to be patient with anything nevertheless, like such beautiful patients, you will cannot be patient in the least over any difficulty without Allah helping us.
And then again, let alone the well he's going through this war that's happening inside him like Rosie said, you have these impulses which are very normal very human you know evoking panic inside you
thoughts racing like psychological roller coaster and then on the other hand, you have your your religious impulse your your spiritual impulse telling you Allah has it under control, just be patient to Allah shows you the steps to be taken, just hold on. Right and so to conquer with this so that in the war that's going on inside you, and the fires that are ablaze requires Allah subhanaw taala to help if he doesn't help you we'll never be able to. And we should all learn that phrase, Allah who was Stan you know, whenever you feel like he just you don't know where to turn or the the walls are closing in or I'm confused or I'm overwhelmed say I love and understand Allah is the One
relied on for strength. I'm not I don't have to carry this alone. I'm not going to rely on myself for this. Nobody can do this for Allah. And he's always there for us. He will never leave us to our own devices, our own despair.
If we turned to him, there's one question here that
that that is important to address that. And remember Rosie and his tafsir. He, he visits and I'll read it to you before I close here, which is if you are fooled by that he said I'm knew for certain that his son was definitely alive. Why didn't he rush like assemble a search party and have everyone in town go out in every direction to look for him?
So remember, Razi Rahim, Allah He said, He knew you have already said I knew that Allah would guard us from all dangers, and that his affair would would become grant in the end of the, you know, the story. And also he didn't want to expose his sons as crimes, the crimes of the sons who conspired
and he couldn't get himself to accept
to be the one to basically spark or go out to the world with the Ill mention of their of his own sons that's going to now circulate on their tongues if they find out about this. And so he knew that there really was no benefit in doing this plus
There would be a great deal of harm in doing this, like, sounding all the alarms if you will.
And he says, why would he not be able to accept this and he says because a parent
when one child wrongs the other
he says the father suffers great distress and of course go fly to the mother as well. He's probably framing the father here is like the disciplinarian the father suffers great distress, distress. Either way, like when the siblings fight, the father suffers great distress either way, he says, because his heart burns for the wrong child, like the victim, a father's heart burns for the wrong child if he does not defend him and eventually meaning by punishing the other one, if he does not avenge him. But at the same time, his heart burns for the other child the oppressor, if he has to exact vengeance against him, like it's a lose, lose, like how do I win here when they're all My
children, even if some of them are oppressors, even if some of them are, you know, delinquent and, and corrupt. And so yeah, full value set, was not able to bear and could not see the benefit in putting himself and his children through that when it would not bring about any benefit, this should the point is, it should not be understood, that beautiful patience involves doing nothing.
And that is why you will see later that at the end of the story Iacobelli he said, I'm will say some little and Jimmy beautiful patients on the other side is taken and then he'll send out the search party.
But this was a different situation and his deliberate, you know, analysis of it and his faith which allowed him to be deliberate and his and relying on
a lot. So agenda which is at the heart of a person's faith. This is why he reacted this way not because patience equals indifference or apathy or
just being a feather in the wind as they say, that's all and so that is where we will conclude here. And in sha Allah, we will mention him being sold into slavery and sent off into the palace.
Next week in sha Allah to Allah.
We may delay the class for a day or two because it will be the day of eighth Friday night and so maybe we'll make it on on a Sunday or or Monday or just skip it to the following week. It is like Aloha. Don't keep us in your prayers and you are in ours. May Allah azza wa jal fill us in deal in our hearts with the light of the Quran fill our homes to light and for Quran
and allow us to
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