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Best of Stories – Study of Surat Yusuf #11
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I think this 11 the class now or a session on the story of use of alehissalaam the best of stories, we are at the junction where
the the wife of Al Aziz has been caught. And the truth has come to light at least in that small gathering, and her husband is reacting. But the foreign husband's reaction there was one that I skipped over people had pointed out to me that I skipped over mentioning the reflections on it in the previous class or the class before it. And that was when adhan met be he or him Maybe her Lola bouddhanath ob and she was certainly determined to have him and he was determined to have her had he not
seen the proof of his Lord
delicately not so also define who Sue I will fascia. And that is how we avert from him. We turn away from him evil and morality and decency in the home in a bed and animal philosophy, and he is of our chosen servants. And so I will briefly go over this idea because it is a very important diet, as they all are but with this one particular for people that struggle with
being cornered by their desires, or being shamed or feeling ashamed of themselves because they desire a Lazo agenda. You know, there's two interpretations to the the first segment of this i a very famous linguistic debate on it. That did he desire her or not? For sure. But did he
act on that desire? Or was he about to act? Should I say definitely he didn't act? Was he about to act on that desire?
Because one interpretation of this idea is well, I found him to be he and she sought him right. She was determined to have him. And he was determined to have her had he not seen the proof of his Lord, meaning he, in fact, was,
you know, challenged by the desire and pushed to the point that he would have done something had he not been saved by seeing the proof of his Lord. That is one
interpretation of this phrase. The other interpretation of this phrase is that she was determined to have him put that aside, that's the same as the first mode of interpretation. Well, I've got him maybe Hello
Robert hang up the heat would mean and he would have been determined not he was determined and he would have had he not
seen the proof is lowered? No, he would have been determined to reciprocate, had he not seen the proof of his Lord. But in either case, in either case, a lot so jealous saying that he is the one that saved us a valet, Sam from his desires, and even
what some would consider inappropriate for Yusuf Ali Salaam, the scholars who infer which is that he was determined to have her, the scholar said that this is a determination that is shy of an intention. So it's not inappropriate.
Because the prophet SAW Selim said that whoever made him use the same word and Howdy, man, him, Matt, whomever intends or is determined to commit the sin and then doesn't do it gets a good deed. So it's not a sin.
So it's not that seeing the proof of his Lord
is what canceled? Is what stopped him from being determined and canceled it. No, it is. It's, it's that he was determined and didn't act on the determination because he saw the proof of his Lord, and that is actually something praiseworthy. Why do we go through all of this, to point out the fact regardless of whether it's true with us if they said I'm or not, it is true, according to one of two interpretations. But just to point out the fact that there is nothing wrong with you for desiring and being gripped by your desires being impassioned by your desires, because what is it that makes? Like why is it that a lot though Dell is telling us that he desires her or that he even would have
desired her according to either interpretation? Because if he didn't desire her, there's nothing impressive about him, refusing, restraining abstaining, there's nothing there. He that he resisted, but the heroics are involved in the fact that there was a temptation present. And so when you are suffering from temptation, know that this is normal. This is absolutely normal. And there's nothing wrong with you for desiring. Islam does not condemn, as some other traditions do. Desire, lust, those are not acting on them in the wrong way is wrong. But they in and of themselves are not wrong. They are very human. There's great wisdom and then being there. This is one of those wisdoms
attached to you, are you going to defy your desires and get the good deed for it or not?
The second thing I want to say very quickly about that idea, and he said she saw him and he would have saw her he saw her Have you not seen the proof of his Lord, he would have acted on it
is the fact that Allah says can that he can also define who Sue is how we turned away from him. So basically, Allah caused his man his his faith to flare. There's like six, seven opinions of what the sign of his Lord is, but basically, it is a man.
He a lot triggered his Eman and even like gave him a boost in his ear man at the time when he needed it most. He gave him enough. And that's the thing Don't ever think that you're going to become close to Allah is going to let you hang out to dry. No, you don't subject yourself to these things. But when you do find yourself subjected to these feats and these trials and tribulations. If you have balanced with Allah, if you have credited with Allah, He will supply you even an upgrade in your Eman for what you need for that moment. It's about your balance. It is about your credit with Allah subhanho wa Taala ignominy, Belgian and McCloskey and he is of our servants that we chose. So the
mukhlis is the person who chooses Allah, right? sincere. Morelos in the passive tense is the one whom Allah chooses. And so notice, and there's another interpret there's another recitation of this as is miraculously, this sincere. And so there's a reciprocity, there's a back and forth between your sincerity with a law coming back to save you, when things get difficult, and things get wild. And this is of course, a concept that is known throughout the whole and throughout the sooner. A lot of those that said about universality, salaam, fellow Dan Kennedy and Mr. Bean, and let me set the button here now Yomi by filling, had he not been previously of those that used to glorify us, he
would have remained in its belly, meaning the belly of the whale until the day that they are resurrected again. Okay. So getting now to today's act, let me pull them up, so that I make the best of your time.
The first idea we recited today is the husband's reacting. And he said used to fool out of the unhappy Oh use of our other bad habit. Ignore this. ignore what just happened here, meaning just play it off. Act like it never happened. Just keep it moving. Don't talk to anybody about it. Just ignore it. What's them fitty leave them big. And you lady, you my wife. seek forgiveness ask forgiveness for your sins in necky quintillion unhealthily in your have this info.
There's something very shameful that's happening here. The fact that the cover up is the priority for a disease. That's unfortunate that he began not with his wife
Who's the criminal but with use of use of Let's keep this under wraps hush hush about this. That's a problem
that what matters to you most
is not your wife's morality, but rather your own reputation and you know, her not
being gross did for this and you secondarily in society right the scandal that is of the many proves that he is a youth, at least at this point in the story, right. What is it the youth, the youth is a permissive men, a permissive man, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
selesa tunicate harem Allahu alayhi wa Jenna or Katara mala who Genet Allah says Allah has forbidden or prohibited paradise from three people, or three people whom Allah has forbidden from Paradise are, he said Salaam Mahalo to send them
the mood mineral hum, the alcohol addict alcoholic holla, an alcoholic or the rebellious to his parents call a one with the youth used to levy UK rule herbosophy le, the they use the permissible man that approves of immorality or unchaste behavior in his womenfolk in his family. And so it is very unmanly very pitiful, let alone for a believer to be not protective of his family. And of course, being protective of your family is not just about you expressing disapproval, or objection when your family falls into a morality. Before that it is showing your family teaching your family protecting your family from being put in that situation. And the disease did neither. He never
preempted this behavior, right?
He didn't raise his family upon that value. And he didn't also
prevent her from being alone with the servant boy, right with use of La Salaam. He didn't you know, hello, that's another problem, right? This is the circumstances in which these things are more likely to happen.
And formality falls to the end of it. He didn't do that. And now again, even after the event, he's still not doing it. He just like users don't talk about this. That's a humongous problem.
And this is an endemic problem in the upper class more than anybody else, by the way. This is an image from 1000s of years ago that represents and is repeated in the celebrity circles, right? The Hollywood circles and all the other circles, sexual scandals are like casual to them. Right? And what they spend their money on and politicians and other is to cover up the scandal. That's the most important thing for them. As for the gravity of the crime itself, it's a non factor.
Why? It's because they're celebrities, celebrities on common Islam, but it's extremely dangerous. Hardly anyone survives it. That's why the dean does not condemn celebrity or popularity, our Dean emphatically warns against it, because hardly anyone survives it. And so what happens with celebrities? their number one priority is public image. Why? Because they got so used to tasting popularity, that they are addicted to it, they're protective of it.
And that'll destroy anyone's dunya and akhira. But most importantly, their effort or their Dean, the profits I'll send him when he said it to him I've ever tried to avoid with all you can these slaughterhouses. What was he talking about? He was talking about being in the spotlight. Being in the spotlight is a slaughterhouse how many animals enter a slaughterhouse and come out of life? None. He's trying to say that when you put yourself in a spotlight, you will hardly come out of life spiritually life. And also the Prophet alayhi salatu wa sallam said and other very graphic slaughter like Heidi noticed like the nature of all of these languages in these Howdy. He said Matthew Manny
Gianni will see Luffy run I mean, bf said Allah ha mean Hello sir Roger lol malua Shara Fili Dini, that no two hungry wolves being unleashed on a flock of sheep will do more damage to those sheep. Then a man being so protective of his reputation, reputation celebrity, his reputation and his wealth will do damage to his religion that will do more damage to your deen than to hungry wolves being unleashed on a flock of sheep will do damage to that flock of sheep. And so that's what they do. They worry about the rest the credit classes they say they worry about PR public image public relations, reputation management more than anything else.
And so it is expected and it's amazing how the Hellenic depicts this for us here they are 1000s of years ago and 1000s of years later
exactly the same.
May Allah protect us, may Allah protect us.
And the last thing is and this should go without saying that when he said to her seek forgiveness for sins. This is like, this is a joke, right? Like this is meaningless. It's lip service. There's no such thing as saying, I seek your forgiveness, Oh Allah, or Please forgive me or has been, there's no such thing as seeking forgiveness. without sincerity, without sincerity means without regret. And without regret means you're gonna put up safe is this true even in Islam, when you speak about your relationship with Allah, it is not a requirement of your repentance to be valid, it is not a requirement for you to be forgiven, to never go back to the sin. What's the requirement is
that you do everything in your power to not go back to the sin, but to simply say stuff of the law. That's that you need to seek forgiveness for the way you're seeking forgiveness. This is like a joke. That means you don't you haven't regarded the gravity of your crime.
And it's pointless. So unless you put up the safeguards to show a law that you're genuine, and if you haven't, you know, done your due diligence to show people
to show your due diligence, that you've really tried to make up for your wrongs.
Then that's it.
Now let's move on.
The next area says
we'll call it nice welcome Phil Medina and women in the city.
The white woman Aziz is seeking to seduce her slave boy, known as they didn't even mention her name, the wife and i z is to try to like, you know, shame her more.
That this is the woman of the number one man in town and she's still doing this and it didn't say,
you know, use of either is that her slave boy like she's stoop to that level.
And she has been overtaken or impassioned with her love, we find that she is she's in in great error. And so she became the talk of the town, and May Allah
protect us and you from from ever being deprived of his city of his concealment. And one of the ways to ensure that you you don't become exposed in this dunya number one is to not persistent sin on someone advised advises you, you.
you respond to advice. That's number one. That's why I'm on the line one time when He punished the person for a crime.
For a crime that he committed, he told them leave me alone cut me some slack, it's the first time he said to him if it was the first time Allah would not have exposed you, because Allah is CTL you have to sit, Allah is concealing and he loves to conceal people. He doesn't. That's the norm A lot almost never can. exposes someone from the first time also to conceal others because the prophets often told us when you can see the flaws of others our luck and seals your flaws in this world. And the next And the third thing is never conceal your never disclose your own sins, you conceal yourself. Because the prophet SAW Selim said in
in kulu, metamorpho illa Allah Mujahideen
that all of my oma is pardon except those who are public about their sins. And instead of what being public publicizing your sins, it is for you to commit a sin at night and Allah covers you up and in the morning, you tear down all those covers, and you say I did last night X, Y and Z. You don't know. Allah loves for you to be concealed. So don't tear down a large though just concealment of you. Okay.
So she became the talk of the town and this is something
that is that is humiliating, and may not subject anyone to that.
In this world and humiliation of the hereafter Of course, it's far worse. You know, they also said, said, Pasha, Helga, she has been overtaken by love but the scholars they talk a little bit about what the word shall means, and it's worth stopping yet. They said she has off is like the the the brim or the casing
on the top of the container, and so Sheva hope that means she has loved him to the brim like she can't even think about anyone else. Of course, they're not like
sincerely condemning her here or like honestly condemning her here. This is just gossip, talk of the town as you will see. They want to see us at the end of the day, they want to see him
because when she invites them over, they rush over to her house.
Stuff like I don't want to associate with you. They it's like you condemning a person. But if you were in their shoes, you would do it as well.
That's what sinners do sinners. Basically, criticize others for not sinning well enough. They don't criticize others for sinning. Well, Allah, Allah protect us. And so they,
they said she has been filled to the brim with this love, meaning she's powerless in front of it. And others said, it's the seal that's on top of a container, because she means she's sealed off from her sensibility by her love. And that is something that can happen, you know, our beloved now best or the Allahu anhu. Man, he saw a man that was basically skin on bones as Hutch. And they said, What happened? He said, What happened? Why didn't he look so sick? What's wrong with this man? kalu be he. He said they said this man is he's basically like, obsessively in love with someone and he can't have his love and the end of it right. So they said that year of the love not best spent his entire
asking Allah to protect his hearts from protect his hearts from excessively loving someone that way.
Because it'll destroy you, it can destroy you. And at the end of the day, this you know, love at first sight
will not destroy you and shala right, it does happen like you just pet your passions could get triggered. But the fact is that when you when you are the one that curates this love, you put yourself close to someone, you're seeing their face, you're hearing their voice, you're interacting with them. And then you blind yourself, you seal yourself off, because you fell in love in that way, then you've done it to yourself. And you're less likely to be pardoned for your weakness at that moment because you invited that weakness upon yourself. So we have to be very careful of who and what we give the reins of our heart to because yes, we're not in control over some things in our
heart. And so a lot a lot asks about them. But what we've we've brought things into our hearts in that case, we're totally accountable for them.
And so the next is is for them seminar to be in the Macarena
when she heard of their scheming.
Look, she did not hear their scheming. I want you to catch this.
She heard of their scheming.
People are relaying to her the gossip. People are telling her that people are taught that others are talking about you.
And those are bad friends as well. You can just tell the types of friends she has right? People that relate to you bad news.
That's a horrible quality to have in your friends either shut them down from doing that in your presence or shut that friend out of your life. That just brings in. You heard what he said she said hearsay
even if it's true, just I mean if it's not true, it's slander, right. You're slandering the person who didn't really say anything about them. But if it is true, that's exactly what gossip is.
and gossip By the way, by its nature it's almost always not true. That's why you know the word and Amina which is the word for gossip and the process that I'm saying let's call Jonathan mm. No gossiper enters Jenna Mima comes from NEMA. Nema means to grow because it's like playing telephone, the more you talk the, the the different,
the more different the story becomes.
And so she heard about what they are saying about her. Now she heard what they're saying she heard that they're saying things about her. And so she invited them, she invited these people or some of these people. And then you know, this ayah was always interesting to me. When I recited in Arabic, even I skipped a beat. I think if I'm not mistaken, when I was reciting it, then I went back and I corrected the word
that it seems that
for a person that hasn't yet appreciated the wisdom and the eye, it seems almost long winded like it's extra detailed. When she heard what they said about her. She sent for them, she sent for them. And then the AI comes back and says, and she prepared for each of them.
And she prepared for them a banquet, okay. And then she gave each of them a knife. And then she said to us, like they didn't walk in and see him. Then she looked at the complexity of her plan. Look at the hard work she put in. There's a beautiful lesson in that for us to consider. Everybody works hard. Some people work hard.
For for self centered reasons, for pathetic reasons.
Like to justify their sins and other people work hard for the sake of obedience of Allah. And so May Allah make us
You have those who tire themselves for him. There's no such thing as that. Like, you know, you're not being driven in your life.
There are things that drive you you just got to investigate what is it that drives you? And are these the right drivers for me? Because you know the way Allah created our souls, there's no such thing as a soul that is rested. There is a soul that is satisfied.
Right and left in the let's say, Neptune was steady hot in the Quran. He doesn't like the the neffs the inner self that is
rested. No, because the souls nature is to work, it buzzes, it's static, it's constantly working. So it's just about what you're going to work. If you work for the right things, you'll be satisfied and
if you work for the wrong things, you'll just get tired for the sake of being disappointed. And that is why
the the set up the early Muslims all of them are those who said an F suit a worker, or joella and Neff soldier. Well, the the neffs the nature of the human self is that it's like ambitious and it's always that the Joe would it's always moving, it's on the move. It doesn't stop. He says Framingham Julia Julia how the louche woman hi Maya Julia Holden Hirsch, of these inner selves these souls are those who rotate who circle around the throne. And have them are those that circle around the sewer, and harsh and harsh sound. You know, like counterparts in Arabic, it sounds better in Arabic, but you get the idea. There are those that are by the most highest throne. And they are those that are
in the pits in the garbage dumps, rummaging through, but you're always on the prowl on the move. And so she's on the move, look at her like that is of the wisdoms perhaps of this area. Look how methodical she is being to set up this ambush on these women. There are people that put in so much effort towards the disobedience of Allah and justifying their own disobedience to the people and to the end of it. And so the believer should be even more driven and more ambitious about the obedience of Allah and working for him. So kind of Whoa, attack.
And then she gave them the knives and they took hold of the knives, they grabbed the handle. And it's crazy, because this is the very thing that's going to expose all that they're saying, as as fluff. She's, you know, impassioned by her young servant boy. And the very thing in their hands is about to carve out, not a cut in their hands. You all know the story. This is about to like carve out the truth out of their hearts. It's about to make the truth come to light. And so
they saw use a valet setup, he walked out. And as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that he himself saw Yusuf Ali Salaam in the night of a mirage in the third heaven will call the O to shop around Houston. And he was given
beauty given half of beauty. And no matter how you interpret this, it's it's mesmerizing. And it's, you know,
so amazing and incredible to think about. But what does it mean? So, some said half of the beauty of the creation of Allah.
This is said by many, and
while this is what is said, by so many scholars, it may be difficult for some people to understand this because half of the beauty of everything
would mean he could mean humans and birds and flowers and planets and otherwise.
This may be literally killer beauty, like beyond what the weak human being might enjoy to observe. And a lot of zodat knows best as to Haley to him a whole lot. He says,
and I just find myself fond of this opinion. He says given half of beauty means that Allah azzawajal created the human being in impeccable, impeccable form. And so Adam alayhis salam and I hate to use a scientific explanation right now it just I feel like it just takes away from the the
the spiritually rehabilitating atmosphere of speaking about Koran.
Maybe I'm wrong. But imagine that all of the the accents the genes of DNA of human DNA were an add them on a cell and then they got distributed in the traits of his offspring, like subdivided into all of his offspring, everybody got a little bit right of their own kind of beauty and that's why all the creation of Allah is beautiful. But then somehow out of that dispersal, half of it came back to land in use a valet setup. So he had half of all of the beauty that are loved placed in our father at the money salon. That was subdivided among his crazy
That was given to us Valley Sam's a special gift to him. Anyway, in any case, he was so beautiful, that as the verse says, when they saw him, Katana idea when they cut into their flesh, the flesh of their hands, they were cutting whatever they were cutting their food, their steak, their fruits, whatever it may be, the it doesn't mention, and the knives get into their hands.
And they didn't feel it, or didn't feel it until after it happened.
Because love and emotion can can numb you. It certainly can.
And that is why some of the setup said that, you know, we were numb from the pain of our difficulties when they were going through sickness or otherwise, by our love of their award or our love of Allah who will, you know, be which will be ours for this for us enduring these hardships. And you know, as one of the scholars beautifully said, that the when the women saw the beauty of of Yusuf alayhi salam, they did not feel the pain of these knives, skidding off the fruit into the flesh of their hands. And so when we in sha Allah in sha Allah forgive us for all our mess ups and allow us admittance into his audience. When we get to Jenna in sha Allah, and we see Alice's face
the creator of use of Allah has said
we will forget all of our pain, we will not feel any pain whatsoever after seeing his face upon a hula doll.
And that is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to say he was educated at another illogic or show how he learned, Oh Allah. I asked you for the bliss of looking gazing upon your face looking at your face will show Cardinale colic and longing to meet you and longing to meet you.
The last idea quickly and I need to close with it.
She said to them, that he can lead him to Menifee See, this is the one about whom you blame to me. He's saying there you go. You're blaming me? For what I did. When you guys gashed your hands open after seeing him once I had to live with this person. I lived behind closed doors with him
day in and day out. And then she admitted it, which is a disaster. And something that happens a lot too, that you think you have your guard down and you guard up enough regarding your crime. It's a great lesson that she said, Well, according to who I know. And yes, I did try to seduce him.
There are times when you will slip and expose yourself if you are not keen on the protection of Allah and your life because the protection of Eliza Jen being pulled from you doesn't mean that, you know the walls are gonna fall. Sometimes it could mean that your width is going to slip your judgment that this person would never tell on me. Right? You will miss judge people, you'll miss judge moments. And so you'll have your guard down in front of someone that you didn't think would come back to haunt you. And that's what she did. She admitted.
Yes, I did try to seduce him. She said we're in an EFI model. And if he doesn't do what I commanded him to use, gentlemen, he will certainly be in present la akuna Minal Salahuddin, or he will be of those who are debased or those who are
humiliated. So there's a lot to be said here. But I just want to point out
one thing, the fact is that she thinks that I'm gonna throw him in prison if he doesn't do what I tell him to do. And I'm gonna humiliate him. And
that's where perspectives change, right? They, she thinks that throwing him in prison, has, you know,
humiliated him. But for the believer, doing the right thing is victory. Doing the right thing is victory. There are prophets who went into prison, right? The prophets all said, I said, there are prophets who, who died from lice, that was just their test. And so we see through the metrics of the people of dunya, the people that only know this material world, and how many righteousness how many of the pious and how many of the God fearing how many people that we are not worth their toenails,
having have been through humiliating things, people that have been stripped of their clothing and shame and like dragged around town and attempted to shame them and take their dignity away. And I only raised them in rank in the next world, but many times in this world as well.
And that is why and this is profound. Some scholars, they say, and this is a little bit of a linguistic nuance. They say that
this is why when Allah was retelling her threat, he retold it.
in a slightly different way, when he said that she said,
les didn't know who that layers, ladies and gentlemen that he will certainly there's an extra noon there used to Jan then the extra noon is called the noon of Tokyo the union of emphasis. And so it means for sure it's going to happen for sure.
And then the next word says, Well, I akuna mina mina savini and he will be of the humiliated. It doesn't say, Well, I akun and it doesn't emphasize the humiliation.
It just says, Well, I akuna
and so that is Allah azza wa jal, as some scholars pointed out, to reminding us that she can take away his freedom, but she can't take away his glory. She can't tell aka His righteousness. She can't take away his value.
And this reminds me of chicken salmon. It's a male Mahalo to Allah and they put him in prison. He said, What can my enemies possibly do to me?
I'm, if they expel me from my lens, I'm on a religious journey, right? Being in exile for God means I'm traveling for God. Right? And he said, and if they killed me, it's Shahada.
I'm a martyr. And he said, and if they imprison me, if they imprison me for hollower, it is
some private time with me and God, some seclusion with me and my Lord. He says that my paradise in my garden is in my chest. It goes with me wherever I go, meaning you have no access to this and you can't win when I'm with Allah. When Allah is with me and I'm with Allah, you cannot win my enemies, what can they possibly do with me?
May Allah make us of those who are with him always and enjoy his company, always and his protection and his guidance may guide our steps and forgive our missteps and bring us and you to him safely. Also, in all the sincere seekers. Love Mommy, Zach lovely, and everybody was a little cinnabar kind of Vienna, Mohammed or Allah. He was like the drain.