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Echoes from Surah Yusuf
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we begin the name of above all praise and glory belongs to our love for the world. We seek his health and his guidance and his pleasure and his forgiveness.
And we appeal to our lovers protection from the wounds within us. And the awful consequences are illegal actions from
out guidance. There's one that can guide them and testify that no one is worthy of our worship of Allah alone without any partners. The true supreme King
was a surgeon that is profit and His messenger of
believers have the tempo of a lot Be mindful and obedient to Allah and do not die except in a state of complete and total surrender to Him, loving willing to surrender to Him a state of Islam.
And to begin after Welcome my brothers and sisters.
We continue we will probably be our last football in this series before the mobile robot before one preparatory football before our next week in Sharma. And we had concluded and have moved on to now the 12th
and very impassioned, a very emotionally driven journey, or driving journey for the reader. I love the
title puzzles the best of stories. And at the end of the surah he explains why he says in it our lessons for people of sound intellect for people who still know how to think for people that are willing to think, whose minds have not become polluted that he continues to say at the very end of Missoula, Montana honey.
It is not a forged tale. It's not a very fairy tale. Meaning this story is so remarkable in the amount of lessons you can extract from it.
Others have said we've documented over 1000 lessons in this one song, meaning every single verse you can pull more than 10 lessons. And on top of that it was not made up to artificially give up lessons. It actually happened in this way and our mother chose to tell this true story in a way that is so jam packed with fruits for our lives two big
emotions among other things of our profits.
It is said that it was sent down to one of his final years in Mecca in armored cars
with back to back tragedies, the loss of his wife
his life and then the loss of his dear uncle level having not embraced Islam.
And so I will try
to summarize what each of you know and stop at nine lessons nine stops throughout the surah for the sake of time, and inshallah we can use that as a practice.
is a launch pad to go back and read this sort of begins with
a young child, his father
in law, he approaches his dad, he says, I see in my dream 11 stars, and a sun and a moon and the sun and the moon. In such depth only frustration to me is father being the Prophet that he was. And the knowledge that Allah in doubt did when he knew that his son was going to be something great. And he understood from that that greatness is only after trials and tribulations. And he knew that greatness comes with adversity from the people that wish they were as great as you, though they don't deserve to receive you, you deserve the view. And so he said to my son, do not tell this about this dream, to your brother's less they walked conspire against. And so first of all, he respected
his child's mind. He didn't say just go back to sleep, Stop being silly. And he did. He didn't even call him my son. He didn't call
me my son. He said, Oh, my dear son, this is an expression of endearment. he respected his dream, respected his mind, and spoke to him with compassion about it, showed him that he was worth and
value he was important, and didn't even tell him, Hey, don't tell anybody to dream and ended there. And that was part of his excellent parenting.
You know, when you tell your child do this, because I said this to do this and don't ask questions. You're teaching your child two things. Number one, you don't care about their feelings. That's what they understand, even though you might. And number two, they're understanding that they are supposed to be crumbling in front of authority, do it or break you. And so that becomes a personality trait for them. What they
don't tell your brothers here is the reason. So he respected his mind. He told him there's a danger. So we understood my father cares about you heard my dream, he advised warned me and explained to me why he was prohibiting me from telling the dream. And also he called my attention to there being dangers out there, I don't know. So now he grows up feeling confident, feeling independent, not boggling, and not living the world
is excellent parenting, and there are so many more,
perhaps we cannot come across them all.
And then after he said to him, less the shame bond, who is an enemy to you get your brothers to conspire against you and
your brother to evil will cause them to do that. Then he says to him, and Allah, which is super effective to monumentally perfect his favor on you, and to privilege you the way he privilege your forefathers. And so he didn't leave his child traumatized with the events with fears that he couldn't handle right now, he quickly changed the subject. And if you read the, he spent much more time telling his child how much he loved cares about you, and how Allah is.
knowing why remember those two, knowing wise, and so what he puts you through whatever it's going to happen in life,
that'll have an effect on
And then his brothers that went to the school, his brothers who were children of
a lineage of prophets, and still they had acid in their heart. And this is a very important lesson for us as well as the scholars they used to say, or an Arabic Maxim says
there is no justice no lagi without hassle, without any, it just doesn't work. There is hardly ever a person that will be able to remove the jealousy from those young men despite their father being a Prophet and his father being a Prophet and his father being a prophet.
Ibrahim alayhis salam, the fathers of Yahoo, they still said you have Buddha Amina Amina like children right, by
us, he loves him more. And this jealousy is especially relevant. Now keep in mind number one is hardly anyone without we all have a degree of this childish quality inside of us, the children of the prophets had these children. On top of that, keep in mind another lesson to learn about pesut about envy is that envy is very common with peers, with people white ears, because these are people that challenge your views.
A person when he's attached to this world even a little bit, whoever challenges him on that piece of dystonia that he cares about will become an enemy of this. That's why the police was an enemy to Adam, because he was privileged by Allah. And now Adam has been privileged.
This is why the brothers are jealous of us, because they were competing for their father's eye.
This is why jealousy between co wives is just natural, unexpected, because they're competing for the uppermost seat in the hearts of the one husband.
This is why scholars will live in the same time, the scholars would say canavalia.
When two equals not us, they
are speaking about each other criticizing each other, just put it away, and they ignore it. Meaning the criticism of one scholar or visiting scholar from a different time, perhaps or a different place, there's no competition. This is more credible than the statement of one scholar who shares the city with another Scotland and this happened.
So this can exist with the province. Forgive me, the children with meaning with regard to their children, it could happen with the great scholars of Islam, it would be naive of a person to think I am not subject to this. And that's why
when he was asked to do the movement, can a believer and
he says how fast and forget the brothers of us they were believers. Of course I will completely this event would not. But the point is just because you're just because you're praying just because you're in the masjid I don't think this one can creep up on you.
It is as much a part of you as loving your world.
And we all have our worlds.
He said everybody No, no luck will
email you with he will mood meaner up. He says the only difference is
he said the difference is the wicked person.
He extends it, he expresses it he pours out of he doesn't contain it. Whereas the believer, the true believer your need, he hides your mini blinds it does not make it visible. He keeps it you know you don't bury your enemy. And you can't bury it if you're if you're in denial that it exists. That's why I'm established everybody has. If you cannot very here's what's gonna happen. Number one, it's going to hurt you more than it hurts the person you envy. Even if you don't act on it.
When you extinguish you let it play with your heart. You let it sit there you ignore it. Your hatred of the blessing being with him will translate into you hating him. You hate that person because he has what you think you should have. And it's almost like having a grudge. And as the wife saying goes holding grudges against people is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person who dropped in. You're hurting yourself more than you're hurting the other person emotionally. As for spiritually, the prophets Allah has said
eats up your good deeds, a religious person, the same way fire heats up dried wood in an instant the wood falls apart. Likewise, your needs fall apart. The remains. And all this is if you don't act on it, would you entertain it, you leave it in your heart. If you don't bury it, eventually you'll act on it. And then when you act on it for getting hurt that you were done. If you act on it, it will benefit
the person you envy more than it.
It's gonna harm you most. And then if you act on it,
you extend some sort of harm injustice, you remain silent and don't defend them because you're envious of them.
If you act on it externally, it will benefit them more than it will harm them. The people did not know who
it was, but the envy of them spreading smear campaigns about him spread information about the prominence of a lot of articles and it benefited more than normal. And now the whole world knows who he is. And no one records any of the minds that were said about these campaigns. The brothers of YouTube as
he says the brothers of use of water
they put him in the bottom of the world.
They acted on their energy. And as a result, as a result,
as a result of a racism on top of the throwing beaches, you will benefit them more than you will harm. And that will kill you further because your fight is not with this person you're fighting.
You're having some love. So that was the third lesson that everybody everybody just said has has an inside of it, a person must become privy to that
The fourth lesson these brothers are now when they act on it. They said, Let's go
to faraway land, let's just ditch him somewhere where no one can find.
What's that cool room embody him. He,
after you're done fighting against them, after that's over, you're gonna be righteous people. You're gonna repent.
Repentance is supposed to be a user, like you're heading in one direction, and allow comes to mind the hereafter comes to mind that comes to mind the skills come to mind. And so you're about face and you leave that machine. But when you pre plan your Toba pre plan, your repentance, this is the road that you drew, I'm going to do this, and I'm going to do that.
So it's not going to work. That's usually what happens. That is usually what happens like with the brothers of YouTube, they did not make tell back to the guilty after they tried to kill him. It was only at the end, Allah had another burst of mercy sent their way by having them exposed. And so their conscience woke up a bit. But from that moment on, they kept committing sin after sin, the woman the world, then they lie and brought the shirt.
And then they lied about their brother.
And some say his name was and it just kept going. The punishment of a sin is another sin after. That's what happens because they're telling
you you say sometimes we say we will repent, we will get religious later, we will just give up, we will make Ramadan Hajj, to sedate ourselves with this photo.
Sometimes we choose to ignore the evil that we've done, and the evil we continue to do and plan on continuing to do how, by giving an act of worship that is easy for us or pleasing to us. Right? easy for us. Like, it's easy for me to fast. So let me do everything. I'll tell myself, that could be the good deed that keeps you out of jail. Sometimes a person's good deed will be what keeps him out of it gives him a false sense of security. That's something easy for him. Or sometimes people do acts of worship that are so hard, not easy, but because in the system. Oh man, I stood up so long last night.
Right? I spent so much if you are not observing a loss boundaries. If he's not important enough for you to do that, then you should presume that these acts are for you and not for him.
in this regard, he says in the end, I will admit how long I have been a minute does not leave me at the end. He says for me to avoid accepting one that is very cheap.
It's the gold and silver that
he says for me to reject 100 On one hand,
cannot accept $1 into my pocket is fear to me then donating 100,000 Why?
Because the 100,000 could be voluntary. It could be showing off. It could be a religious sedatives on the usage.
Whereas refusing to accept this one that is actually how it means you are observing the law it means you're conscious of a loss and kind of hold on.
One of the only one of
you being a righteous person is not quite fasting during the daytime, normal brain during the nighttime, normal alternating between this and that.
And to babila
he's a someone that
is someone that needs commands with compliance, he complies
and someone that meets our laws prohibitions that our he with
This is someone who's
not someone that does what he wants when he wants in whatever amount he wants, I'll do this but I won't do that I was so warm.
And so the brothers abusive fell into that mistake. And they
and that's why the scholars would say, tell me
you're not committing the initial sin is so much easier than you repenting. Because once you actually committed, you don't know that you're gonna repent. You don't know if you live that long. You don't know if you live that long. If your heart will stay awake enough to be interested, you can just be like it's it gets dark, so dark that the lenses go dark. That's it.
And you never look back from them.
Also of the lessons of the soul,
is that running away from citizens used to police in the world.
To the wife of the minister is in the house with her. She sees how beautiful he is he was given half of beauty our province have a lot of audio syllabuses. And he goes running for the door when she tries to push him to have committed
adultery with her.
And she ripped to shreds from behind. And while he was running for the door,
and they found out that he was innocent eventually, as you know the story because the shirt was ripped from behind. So he was running not from the front, she wasn't repelling it, she was trying to chase him down. But as she was chasing, he was running, this is the point to run away from things actually run away.
To leave the place where you will fall to see is an obligation on every truthful person.
You have to leave the land.
You know, I had a brother.
And he said to him, we have a big problem. We have people that cannot get past visiting these websites, these wrong websites.
No matter what they do, they
one thing, but they can't stop going back to the science, the magazines committing these acts.
So he said to them something that was what
that he will stop allowing himself to get stuck in that situation. He'll think when does it always happen? When I'm alone in front of my computer, they'll never allow themselves to be in that place alone.
There are people like that they can't get past drinking alcohol, they keep going back and they drink, then they cry, they seek forgiveness and they go back and they do it again and again. And again. If they were truthful, they would not sit at that table any longer than
a person continues rolling his brother's losing his temper laying his hand on the week, his children or a spouse or another male or female doesn't matter.
If you really fear Allah, you really regretted you will have a firmer determination say whoa, I need to plan a full plan. I cannot get into arguments anymore. I cannot be alone with this person anymore. I cannot allow myself to slip again. Because just don't be angry. How do you stop yourself from being angry? It's an emotion, meaning close all the pathways to getting to the problem. That is an obligation on you to leave the land of sin as though as the scholar told the man killed 100 people.
And that was the fifth lesson. The sixth lesson and this is very important the timely for us as well.
Before the sixth lesson about running away from sins, our religion is marked by the feeble mind by the prejudice that you're overly strict. You can't be alone with women. You can't sit at a table with alcohol you can't shake hands and this is used as an accusation against our allies noses you need to run one at a problem don't even come near it now don't commit Sina because he knows if you're in this situation, you're gonna come in our societies the living proof of that. I said this to my students and I repeat itself so why shouldn't I repeat myself we saved here again in your society when Xena is allowed with mutual consent. What happened there? They got fed up with it and
they want it to have what same sex marriages and when they had same sex marriages and now this is legalized. Now the campaign is on interfaculty right insists this is this is up and running full speed All systems go are doing this to normalize this and the last phase is to legalize it.
Was that I said it's a dark room. So you need to run away from the run away from the jungle.
And so you must take this seriously, I was doing us a favor when he tells you run away. You don't use the money set up
a mon recognize.
And it says
he was going to pursue her had not he remembered the law had done the proof of all the one man show from shining shown inside of
Meaning what? Meaning Yes, he was a man. Yes, he was attracted. What if he wasn't attracted? And what did the virtual resisting something you don't want. So when we say we stay away from these things, it is because we recognize that this is part of being a healthy man.
And then the next lesson is which kept pursuing him and she brought the women and they can pursuing him and the men knew he was innocent, and they turned a blind eye when everybody conspired against him.
Because he said,
and the woman herself said, we add we pushed him to be with us for style some, but he stubbornly resisted it.
He held on
to the rope of Allah, he sought refuge with ALLAH Think about that. The whole world has betrayed busybodies to them at this point in the story, your brother's broke the dream, you're the youngest, they throw you in a well, and then you get home as a slave and become a nobody in society, in people's eyes. Then the woman and all of her friends conspired, and the men will conspire all of that happens.
Who the opposition was, didn't matter, because he was when
he gets sent to prison, as we're about to see. So the what that was, that was the only way he would have had access to the key
to Panama. You know, sometimes we resist things, and all we can do is just take a look for help, you know, as the elections are coming in November, and everyone else is starting, that everyone is having to grace about it, regardless of your position, on elections and who you're gonna elect. Or if you're not gonna elect, or whether you're the guy who's not afraid of Trump, and he's just gonna get washed away, or you are afraid of the sentiment and the people he's riling up regardless of
if you are for or against this party, or that candidate, if you abstain altogether and say they're the two wings belong to the same burden is pointless, regardless of who you are. This fact must always remain that if the whole world would conspire against you, it will not afflict you with any things along with others. Number one,
it's not going to happen. It's impossible. I
was sent to prison.
But he was sent to prison. By his choice, he was locked up.
He was locked up one time in the world without his choice,
and are not kept impatient that rewards him for his patience. And then he's locked up a second time in prison with his choice, not just with his choice with his content. He says, As soon as you know, I have
this as is tomorrow, presented when they said you're either going to be with us, or you're going to go to prison. He says
he's not talking to the people. He's honest. Even if you start with the people.
This point says My Lord prison is dearer to me than whatever they call us.
To let you know, what's one thing if you don't see any resistance, that's a beautiful thing. And for you to hate sitting, there is a beautiful thing. But for you to love being harmed.
So that you don't see this is the level of the profits and the people trying to get up that mountain, the people near the top to love it.
So love that you are going through pain, so that wasn't made for a loss. So how can you do that?
It is more beloved to me than what they are calling me to know what they're calling into. They're calling into Xena. They're calling him to what everybody outside is chasing down at any costs. Right.
he's, you know, he's younger is a stranger in order to make him feel guilty. And she's forcing him and she's sending a man. She's beautiful and
Yeah, status, and he's not married and the doors are closed every reason. But I'm waiting for somebody who just heard by this point in the story every woman in town has heard about.
Every woman in town is killing herself all over again, not even chasing, they're all blowing themselves. And he says, Brisbane is more relevant how,
because he has tasted what it means he has tasted.
He has tasted been collecting a lot. You know, when he learned he grows,
there is a, there is a delight in that there's a list and enjoyment in that, that nothing is like.
And that is why a person can find it in him to let go of things that he normally likes, because he knows he'll miss out on something even more enjoyable. the bliss of being connected.
And that's why you know, one of the early poets and the scholars of Islam, Allah is more deserving of this
attempt to reach the
very beautiful lines that they identify with. They say if I
walk into a fire, and I know that that pleases you, or that brings me a step closer to connecting with you. I would willingly walk forward.
Please, that I propose to your mind, and you're even talking about me, you want me to do that that's good enough for me to be connected with our law on a very intuitive, very beautiful level.
This is why he was able to say prison, his theories or whatever they call it.
And I'm only going to have to pick two scenes left to left, right and nine and skip everything in between. The people that were in the prison told him approach him and they tell him listen, we've seen these dreams and we're not exactly sure what they mean. Can you interpret our dreams for us?
Because we see that you are a good dude. You're a good guy. You're the people that said excellent, excellence
is excellence was seen excellence was visible.
Visible is good.
So, he had good character that was visible, by the way, that light appears at the end of azula as well.
Which means good character. And this
does not mean you have good manners for a moment.
Like Harlequins, your external features your photo or your internal.
And so he was
then he becomes King, they tell him give us charity, we see your mercy and he he was not changed by the face of his life. The second thing is when they say we have seen that
character applies to a lot. So again, you have good character with a lot and that should be visible as well. And use both of these things, you know, with the people he was he was excellent with them. He told them Yes, yes, come, I promise. Allah has given me a talent to interpret dreams. You will not get your next meal before I interpret these dreams.
Necessary turn in the conversation, because that was the mission of the prophets. It's part of them being with people. They are opportunistic. How can I My mission is to save lives, right? I don't just give a man a fish and feed them for a day. I don't just solve their dream and tell them Have a nice life. He says a lot talk a lot is and then he has the kindness conversation. A beautiful conversation. He says
He says, you know, the people outside, they are the people outside. This was from his manners read the movie. I have loved the people that worship many gods. And then he sees when he takes a step forward a bit more direct that he says,
are separate God's better or one only.
And then he takes a step forward to the next day, even more directly, he says, matter.
You're just worshiping the naked eye worshiping him, he made up the name doors, you look at the genius, he becomes more and more direct.
You know, when you feed someone, you know, when you help somebody.
But if you're withholding your snap from them, then you've done a very, very wrong thing to them a disservice to them, you help them and you ignored them.
And the disparity between the two is the disparity between those two obligations. But they didn't just see a Time's running out. They didn't just see His goodness to them good.
When he's telling them to interpret dreams, he said to them, that he can probably never have enough while and when I came back from nursing school.
This is from the balance level for us and over humanity. But most people aren't thinking, who sings the men in prison, the man who's taking away from his family, his parents, thrown in prison, falsely accused of fornication sold as a slave and the auction.
All of this together, he says of Muslim soldiers.
Most people aren't.
You know, you and I have been given the same things in our lives.
Something else we all rotate about the blessings of Allah, they are equal.
And we all go through difficulties in our lives.
As we all know, factually, that our love lands, what is better for the believer?
What is the one that leaves those meanings?
He says, When my father died,
nothing kept me patients, nothing sued my pain, my the statements from a man who came to me and said, What, why you
your reward after getting your awards.
And you know, who is better for your father than you.
So it's better for you that you get the reward that you get your father. And it's better to take care of your father meaning after death than you are. That fact, we should know. We all admit we're Muslim. But the person that can kick that into gear in his heart is a person that's
in your heart like that.
And then he comes out and interprets the dreams, as you know, and the people are saved for what was going to destroy Egypt and beyond the feminine the drought, and finally his parents and his siblings. And they all make some jewelry in front of him.
And he says to his father, my father.
This was my dream in the past, my Lord has made it a reality. What an accident be in a project in a city. And he has been so good to me. And he pulled me out of prison. He didn't say
he was promised forgiveness brothers, which you mentioned.
He says, need not be ideal. Hakeem, my lord is knowing why. Those are the two qualities.
It's as if knowing those two facts about him through the trials of life. And then the next time he says what, then it turns to a lot now. That was father's finally back reunion.
he has, oh, my lord.
interpretations of dreams.
You originally You're the one in charge. And tell me you are my Woody, my guardian in this world in the next week.
It's beautiful that he's saying that in front of his father.
Your dad is here when
you are one to one. So allow me to die as he never asked to die in the morning
on stage of the auction, nor when being accused, he never asked,
except you know why? Because he saw no one
was talking about. And once you're at the top, there's nowhere else to go down. Right? And so he feared decreasing anymore. Before going back to Alma. And this should be
everything I have this so that
you know, it's not about the fundraiser coming up. It's about your whole life.
This is very important. The early Muslims out there like Roger, he was the light of the advice.
He says when he was the governor of Medina, he told me to go buy him some clothes, I bought him a garbage for 500. He said to me, it's nice when it's cheap. And then he later when he
he said to me, it's nice.
He says one cry. So Robin says Why are you crying? He said he remembered and you remind them of the story. He said,
I have a very ambitious self. I had the ambition to marry them and my cousin and
he says I when I got that I desired to for leadership. And when I got leadership, I designed the philosopher and now I'm Amanda is
everything is there is too much.
And I am sitting with his brothers.
And after medical marijuana
at the Capitol, and they will say and they would say make a wish.
You make a wish. He said I wish to be the governor of Alabama to get the reward of them. Good assumptions. And so Mary Sue came to the doctor when he was saying
spent another 5000 on his wedding.
I wish I wish that knowledge Take it from me
dedicate our lives to and benefit from the stories of
schema. There were friends to me while he