Best of Stories – Study of Surat Yusuf #17
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Salt was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was a huge marine. We begin the name of Allah all praise and glory be to Allah who made his finest peace and blessings be upon His messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and his family and his companions and all those who tried his path.
We welcome everyone back to the discussion of the story of Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam. And we left off at the story last week, or in Allah azza wa jal said, Who remembers
or remembers where we left off last week?
so the king said wakad allomantic toony de the king said no, bring this meant to me. I don't want any middlemen between me and this man who can interpret my dream after everyone else failed miserably at doing so. For them mucha Ahora, Sol and so on the messenger of the king came to us to find a Salaam in the prison cell.
Color gerade Arabic Yusuf Ali Salaam said to him, go back to your Lord, I'm not leaving, go back to your master go back to the king was Allahu and FSL. Who so ask him what is the case? What is the true story about the women that cut their hands? Okay. And we mentioned a few lessons before we move on to that question of his and the response of the king. What were some lessons from this for this sentence? In this ayah?
The King said, Bring him to me. When the messenger went to him. He said, No, I'm not coming. You go back to your king, and tell him to find out first the truth regarding the case of the women who cut their hands.
Anyone remember any lessons?
What did we say about the word King? That was one thing we stopped that what is the significance of the word King here use?
We said all throughout the Quran, the king of Egypt is who is Pharaoh? Only in the story of Yusuf Ali Salaam Do you find the king of Egypt never called Pharaoh?
And we said if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was actually copying, plagiarizing from the Bible, like some people try to excuse right that he took it from other scriptures. He would have wrote Pharaoh because the Bible calls the king of use of Allah, his Salaam, Pharaoh.
And we said that very recently, it's been established, it is now historical fact that the term Pharaoh only came about after the time of use of a system
and therefore it would make no sense to use it. We said plus in those generations, Egypt was not run by Pharaohs was not run by
actual Egyptians, indigenous Egyptians. They were occupiers from politic Palestine, known as the hyksos. This is this is historical fact right now. And we said go back to Britannica, Encyclopedia Britannica or anywhere else. He exos even means foreign kings. They were foreign occupiers they were invaders, so it would make no sense to call them Pharaoh when number one the term didn't exist yet. And number two, they were not Egyptian, so they did not belong to that bloodline. And the pharaohs were a bloodline, the word Pharaoh meant elite house. So this is of the greatest proof that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam could not have gotten this from other people, experts of other
religions or otherwise, he spoke of truths that were locked away in the vaults under the pyramids for 1000 years after him la salatu salam.
And then we said when the king said, Bring him to me, he said, No, I'm not coming. And we said that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam called our attention to just how strong Yusuf Ali Salam was in doing that, when he said, If I remained in prison for as long as Yousuf remain, I would have obliged the messenger, I would have listened then just left, I would have left at the first opportunity. But Yusuf Ali Salaam, cared more about clearing his record that he cared about even his freedom.
And he had the determination, the willpower. And this is powerful, right? To talk about the same person who can talk back to the Minister, as we said, or the minister's wife, who was tempting and threatening, can talk back to the king. Because he is a person that can withstand the consequences. He is not a slave of his desire for comfort, his desire for luxury, his desire for being approved of by people, this is a true king. That's why our scholars used to say, giving into your desires can make a king into a slave, right? You're a slave of your money. You can't live without it. You're a slave of the air conditioning, you can't live without it. So those desires actually make you
dependent right, make you a slave of these
amenities, whereas patients can make kings out of sleeps, and have what they quote the story of use of a salon here. So how do you build that in yourself? How do you build in yourself that determination to resist your desires and become a person that demands respect a person that can be accomplished a person that can resist trials resist adversity? How do you build this inside yourself?
That's a long story. But any ideas?
For sure, right? We want to walk in the shoes of others it's human nature. That's why one third of the horror end is stories, which proves that stories are not for kids stories are for everyone. We need these alginate Rahim Allah used to say here to gentlemen junella stories are one of the soldiers of God. They are an army that enforces or or carries you, defends you pushes you along. It advances you How else
even though Chi m says you can build your willpower and conquer your neffs right like the animal inside you that just wants to have the last word just wants to have a little more rest just wants to have a little more pleasure. You can conquer it with two things he says shift Junaid
Yes, he says mohale effort to have a Maha Sabha to have we had to summarize. He says by opposing your desires. Fasting is an example of that. And by questioning your desires Why, why? Why ask yourself right? This builds in you frustration tolerance, you get more and more tolerant so you can put up with more and more. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that he said in MLM with the ultimate headman which was masaba with a support. Knowledge is through learning. And patience or forbearance is through practicing forbearance and patience is through practicing patience. This Hadith is so profound Why?
Because we always we we never argue that knowledge is through learning, right? Where do I learn from where How do I get knowledge through learning, that's a given. But then when it comes to our character development, we say I'll just I'm not a patient guy. I'm just an angry person. I'm just that's just the way I am. So he tied them there. And it's Salatu was salam to break that in your head the same way you can just say I'm not smart, you have to learn. You can just say I'm not forbearing I am not patient, you have to learn by exercising it exercising forbearance developing a firm grip on your your impulses, right those drives inside you. In the Josie Rahim Allah He said
about this just to appreciate again, we will use valet salon, this lofty level, he claimed that he said everyone has desires and everyone knows they're supposed to control them.
You see in Islam, we're not saying ignore your desires, that's not human. It's not natural. That's a different philosophy, different religion. That's not us. He says, but we need to make sure that we are not animals. And so we have to control the animal instinct inside us or the animal in within us. He says the problem is some people have a string on their animal and other people have a chain.
At the first tug, that's it, you give in some people are like that. So you want to fit in your string, turn it into a rope, and then solidify it and turn it into a chain. This is how by opposing it and also being self critical. Why did I do this? Why did I do that? Who gave me the right to do this? Why did I think I could get away with that? This is extremely healthy. And these are both very organic methods. In any case, he said I'm not going I don't care you he's demanding now from the king you go investigate the case about these women that cut their hands.
In Arab dvk the hidden Allium because my lord is fully knowing of what they do his confidence in Allah knowing the truth was enough to lean on that that Allah will bring the truth to light. The next day Allah subhana wa tada says
Carla Malhotra buena is our our tune the use of an FC he called a hash Allah, Allah Allah Allah him in Su.
He said, The King now said to the women, what is your condition? What do you have to say about yourself?
about that moment when you start to seduce Yusuf alayhi salam, holding a hash Atilla they said We seek refuge with ALLAH or perfect is Allah ma alumna Allah him in suit. We never heard of any evil whatsoever about use of notice how they change the subject. He told them what you do. They said Come on, use a great guy like he would never do this. Because if he would never do this, then we're innocent by extension. So they tried to switch the subject employing their wittiness yet again. They said man I didn't know Allah human suit.
We don't know of any evil whatsoever
about him. By the way, that line, this proves some of the lies that are attributed to use of alayhis salaam, in other books that you know the story of use of is exists in
where the Old Testament the whole story of use of Allah Soto Salah, but there are some very different details of them is that Yusuf Alayhi Salam was in fact, on route to committing the Act, the Haram act. And then he saw,
basically a hologram he saw an image of his father in the ceiling or in the wall, telling him how good you are fear allow us to for something is bad effect.
And this is this proves that that he did not take any steps towards the harm whatsoever. It's not like he stopped midway, no, the desire was there. And he was very noble for resisting the desire and that was it.
the wife of Al Aziz now the actual woman who started the whole issue, said, and house hustle have now the truth has become clear. She admitted she saw that they were getting cornered, she saw that there was no running from it. So she thought it is better to come clean now. Better late than never.
Which is always a wise thing to do. By the way.
You know, O'Meara della Han used to say for me to be disadvantaged, for saying the truth,
though it hardly happens mean the truth will always give you the advantage. He said for me to be disadvantaged, for saying the truth, though it hardly happens
is more beloved to me than to get ahead by lying, and that almost never happens. This was the wisdom of Amara della Han. He would say for me to be disadvantaged, right to be shortchanged, because I said the truth, even though that doesn't usually happen, I'd rather get this advantage than to get an edge may ground with a lie, though that usually doesn't happen.
So she said the truth has become evident
and are our two who are Neff see he were in the whole Amina saga thing. It was I who sought to seduce him and he is of the truthful.
And then she said that he Kalia Allah and Nila Hoon, who will have a one Mahalia decadal call in in this is so he will know
that I did not betray him
that I did not betray him in his absence, who she talking about?
there are three opinions regarding this statement. Okay. One opinion is that this is actually Yusuf Ali Salaam, saying I made it a point to get the women to come admit the truth, so that Al Aziz al Aziz, who took me into his house will know and everyone will become, it'll become clear
that I did not betray him. Well, as he knows me, it'll become clear to everybody else that I did not betray him. Okay.
The stronger opinion is that this is the wife of Al Aziz still talking. The truth has become clear. It was me. And I say this, I confess right now, so that
it's all over. The lecture is all Oh, yes, ma'am.
so she is saying and I confess now so that he will know I did not betray him in his absence.
Who's she talking about? She's talking who she talking about?
No, not Xena.
There's no tranquilizers, nothing?
Who is she talking about? She didn't betray Who?
Her husband or who
So it carries the potential because the pronoun is on is in definitive, so that he will know I did not betray him. She either means I'm admitting right now. So that by use of innocence, I am innocent, right? My husband will know. And the world will know that I did not betray my husband. Meaning I didn't go the whole way. Right. The other interpretation is that this is so useful.
that I never lied about I never said that he did this in his absence. So, in other words, she's still infatuated with him. And she's still still trying to win his heart over according to that interpretation, is that clear? I'm saying this, he didn't do anything, so that he doesn't think I made up a story about him when he was in prison. Okay, so he went to prison just for the sake of going to prison.
And Aziz needed to separate between them.
Okay, and so Alhamdulillah, Alana, half of the truth finally became evident.
This means what this means that, on some level, there are happy endings in dunya. You guys may hear me a lot say that one of the biggest problems is that we have a faulty world image where we want everyone to get what's coming to them in this world when this world is a trial and the next world is the repayment right? but at times Allah azza wa jal does allow for transgression to surface for injustice to be,
to be clarified, even in this world.
So it would be wrong of us it would be because people do this all the time, right? People have this faulty, faulty imagination that every oppressor is going to get what he deserves. During his life, don't we have that a lot?
Whoever that may be people talk about this president here and that precedent, they're not necessarily right. This world is a world of trials and the next rule is the world of recompense reward and punishment. Does that mean there will not be any reward whatsoever no punishment whatsoever in this world? No, there might be. It's almost like we are asked to walk through this journey and this journey is somewhat like a desert. It is difficult it is sunny there's you know, sand storms there's, there's heat. That's the nature of this world. Right? It is difficult and it is made to drive you to Allah subhanho wa Taala. But every once in a while because He is the Most
Merciful soprano Tada, he may send a light breeze our way he may send a sprinkle of rain our way even though that's not the nature of this climate. And so this is one of those beautiful occasions where our losses and causes the truth to surface
and the engineering of these schemers I'm going to have to cut the lecture short as usual now when the babies come out,
and then she continued to say according to the opinion that is her still speaking woman Oh, Barry NFC This is a very important woman over NFC and I'm not acquitting myself I'm not acting like I'm so innocent in enough seller American be sued a soul an EFS and inner self translated however you want is a persistent Enjoy your enjoyment of evil in llama Rahim Allah be except those who my lord has mercy on.
So there are three types of neffs in the Quran. What are they? The next is what some people translate is the ego. Some people translate as the inner self. Some people call it the psyche. What is the neffs? There are three types of nefs
lawanna was Lama?
Yes, the blaming or reproaching Neff, some people call it a soul. What's the other type of knifes?
Multiply. And now what does that mean?
The tranquil are reassured neffs. And then
a more of a suit the one mentioned in this I write when she says the neffs the human ego or the human self is an enjoyer of evil. That's not always the case. All of us can fluctuate between those three categories. There are not three hard buckets either. They are a spectrum. So there is the the soul that is rotting, the soul that is corrupt, that is wicked, that drives you to wickedness, right. The unrestrained soul the diseased so I'm translating a soul nefs is the proper word. Okay, that's a more of a suit. She's saying the human soul is like that. But they're not all like that. Move one over the Quran speaks about enough Salah wama the reproaching soul. loam is blame,
criticism center, right reproach.
And so that is the soul that is between the two between the corrupt one and between the reassured tranquil one. That's the one that you do some evil and you're feeling
reluctant, feeling remorseful, feeling difficult. And the scholar said, By the way, this is also the soul that when you do good, you'd be like, I shouldn't have donated that money. I might have needed it. Right. And I shouldn't have done this at all. Now Now I'm stuck. See, I thought it was gonna be a 20 minute lecture. Now it's 30 minutes. It blames you on both sides. Right?
Both sides. Yes, both sides.
And then there is enough symmetry in the soul or the neffs that is much more inner is reassured. reassured, meaning what? It is aligned, there's no more inner conflict. It is doing good and likes to do good and enjoys doing good, right? It's not foot dragging anymore. Allah grant us that grant us that.
So that's important to mention. Not every neffs is an enjoyer of evil.
But your biggest enemy is what is inside. That's why she's an alien, Morocco, Morocco. Like we are all bound to be driven from within to our own destruction, we will self destruct, where it's not for the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala, rehabilitating that neffs within us.
And one last thing to mention about the neffs before we move on, we have four minutes left.
You never hear that the soul or the neffs in Islam
It's not resting.
It is reassured. Do you know why? Because the way Allah created the human spirit, he created it ambitious, it's a go getter. So it will either go get foul things evil, wickedness, and get to a point that the beloved enjoys it, and it pushes for more and more and more. Or it will go for good, Chase good.
Or like we said we'll be stuck in the middle on both sides right conflict of interest interested in both at the same time.
So that means the soul of the human being doesn't rest. It gets reassured, meaning we are created if I want to use modern terms for the grind, the seller used to say this they used to say no fools I will Ottawa How will pollute for waka that the hearts of the human beings. They are not static. They're always in motion. You always want you always want he said Framingham Maya Hola Hola, LaRoche woman, her Maya who knew how to coach. The only difference is some soul some spirits, they circulate around the throne of Allah the arsh. That's their interest. That's their investment. That's their devotion. And of the souls are lowly souls that circulate around an ocean ocean is basically the
sewage, the sewage, the dumps.
And so your soul will not rest, it will find peace, it will find reassurance will find fulfillment in seeking Allah subhanho wa Taala. Otherwise, it'll continue seeking but it will not find out of its pursuits what it thought it was fine. But just sitting back in wrestling, this is not we were not made for that. We were made to be people of purpose.
Allah afforded us a share of His mercy and so our nephews are awake to this reality. And so we need to appeal to him for more of it, so that we continue receiving it and inshallah we get greater dosages of it. And the last verse, we'll call that medical toony, BTS douglassville NFC. And the king said, Bring him to me now, so I may employ him exclusively to my own, he becomes my right hand man. Mine only belongs especially to me, for American lemahieu color in Nakayama Dana McCune amine and so when he spoke to him, interestingly, the scholars pointed out that we're not total use of Allah Sallam said to him, when he uses got there and spoke to him. He said to us, if you are highly
esteem fully and trusted by us,
you're in great standing.
And so this was from the Great Lakes favelas village over his prophet Yusuf alayhi salam, as we said last week, that if the man would have remembered to mention usage to the king years ago, the king would not have appreciated him, right. But when the king needed him, and use the valet, Sam said, No, I'm not coming yet. Right? Until you clear my name. Now he is a man of integrity. And until everyone failed first at interpreting the dream use of La Salam was the one able to interpret the dream. He becomes a person of value look at how Allah placed everything in a sequence to move use of La Salaam to that point of influence. And as you will see next week, the next I'd say what can
Valley can can use of this is how we established use upon the earth. It was from Allah azza wa jal, he did not pick to be thrown into a well to be carried over to Egypt, right to be purchased by the right person who would get him stuck so that he can go to prison so that he can meet the butler of the king. Any misstep in that whole sequence. The story would not have unfolded the way it did. Right. This is the look of a Marcella gel. Allah is the most subtle to Panama. He works in such beauty
to flee mysterious ways and the believer that is close to the heart and remains confident in that,
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