Stories Of The Prophets #8 Jacob Yaqub
Channel: Mohammed Faqih
Series: Mohammed Faqih - Stories Of The Prophets
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(PEACE BE UPON HIM)
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Good Isla salatu salam ala Rasulillah sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam. We talked about lessons from the story of us rally in Salem. And we can't go any further without making sure that we reflect
greater lessons we learn from his father at A salaam Yahoo. Even is half a Kareem Abdul Karim as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam refer to use of Al Karim, the honorable. The son of the honorable Kadima, Rohan, Kareem
and Yaqoob. We are told
had another name as well that he was known by in that name is
Salim Ali He sent him.
And Yaqoob was an exemplary father. See, a lot of people think okay, I probably had to deal
with maybe one of the toughest
A parent would ever deal with the loss of a child. And not only one, but eventually the second child also was taken away from him, short temporarily.
And sometimes people try to
say, well, in parenting, parents have to be very careful
and not cause any of their children to be jealous of the others.
Because of the way they treat them, and all of that, et cetera, et cetera.
But really, there are greater lessons than that. Allah subhanho wa Taala
tells us that when the story begins that use Valley salaam went to his father and I want every parent to pay attention to this.
And every child was well, last thing you want to do right now is be on your
Use of comes to his father.
And he tells him about this extraordinary dream that he had that he saw the moon in the sun
and alive and the stars
coming down and making sujood
Now mind you, us. Yeah. COVID is a prophet.
He fully understands the power of dreams.
And that dreams are a form of revelation from Allah subhanho wa taala.
Allah Subhan Allah in the Quran, or rather, in the Quran tells us about more than one dream. The dream of Ibrahim the dream of use of the dream of the king,
dreams or revelations, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
told us that dreams are a form of Revelation, as a matter of fact, is one of 47 parts of
So, yeah, who knew very well with this dream meant?
And he he knew there was something exceptional about use of and then his brother, Vinnie, I mean, you see before use of and Binyamin were told that he had 10 sons. So he had 10 sons from
his first wife and then he had two sons from useless mother.
But out of all of them, the greatest hands down is used Valley Center Allah azza wa jal chosen. Yeah, God knew that something was exceptional about use of
after all, he's a prophet and Allah subhanaw taala reveals them
so when you sort of told him as a little child that he had this dream
What did his father say to him?
Yeah, Buddha Yeah. Or he had when he
last saw Surah IACA Allah aquatic. Make sure you do not share your dream or tell your dream to your brother's
Hey, I had a dream. Look Don't Don't Don't tell him
fakie to like Akita I don't want them to plot against you. Che upon can cause animosity or hatred between even between siblings.
Be careful who you share your dreams with. We're not even talking about accomplishment. We're talking about a dream here.
So one of the greatest lessons we learned from Yahoo about SLM and this is reinforced throughout the entire story is to be protective
of ALLAH SubhanA to add his blessings upon you the greatest of all
blessings that we have as parents or our children,
you would give up everything that you have for your child, wouldn't you?
So, yeah, I'm setting an example of a very protective, responsible and wise parent.
So he tells his son don't do anything that could actually put you at risk,
even if that risk or potential risk is coming from your own siblings.
Now compare that to sometimes what some of us parents do,
which could be very unwise, because we want to show off we want to brag we want to actually you know, let everyone in the world know. Nowadays people, you know, and by the way, just side note, use of Ali Salam, the prophets Allah, Allah Allah, he said, he said, When he saw use of Veda, who had OTS shocked one person,
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that use of was given half of the beauty, the scholars say that
if the beauty that is divided amongst human beings,
right, if beauty was divided, like what can be divided, half of beauty was divided amongst all human beings, the other half was given to use of
imagine how handsome he was.
So use of was handsome and beautiful. And he had the greatest character out of all his siblings. And then he had this dream and the his father knows exactly what this dream means. But yeah, go because he was so protective of him, as well as his siblings, by the way, he's trying to protect them from their own
evil tendencies. He tells them not to do that. And I again, compare this to what we sometimes do with parents, right? Which is, which could be very unwise, right? Start taking pictures of our children when they're very, you know, cute, beautiful, posted all over the place, brag about whatever they're doing dreams accomplishments,
which may not always be a good thing.
It's not always a good thing.
Later on in the story, we're told that he tells his sons, the 10 sons, or 11 sons rather, when they went to Egypt when they all went together to Egypt, he tells them Yeah, Benny and that's a total imbibing. We're heading what Holloman
make sure that not all 11 of you enter from one gate make sure when you enter the city
right or when you enter the palace that you don't all enter from one gate enter from different gates. Scholars say
why did the Coblenz Salam say that to them?
Again, he was afraid for them at a seller that's his protective side comes out
you know sometimes people see a large group of brothers coming together or they see someone Masha Allah blessed with multiple sons or daughters or all Mashallah. They're, well sometimes most people don't even say oh mashallah, they will say they're all your children.
Wow, how did you do that? Yes, so gifted on let's say, masha Allah, with Quran Allah in the line, Huck the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, right? Evil Eye is true.
It has effect. Right? That's why when you see something that that that you admire, or that you find to be fascinating or impressive, you should say what? Mashallah, Tagalog, Camilla Bartok, Allahu Allah, you should make dua for the person. May Allah bless him free and be happy for for others, even if they have things that you don't have or things that you wish for. So yeah, who being so protective of them, he says, Do not enter from one gate, divided yourselves.
His sons comes come to him, and they ask to take their younger brother with him with them. And he says, No, I'm afraid something evil may happen to him. That's his protective side. And I'll give you one more also that shows his great wisdom as a parent's and his his protective.
We know in the story that when the 10 brothers took use of and threw him in the well, and came back to Yaqoob, to their father, and they told him what did they tell him?
What did they tell him? They said the wolf ate him.
He was attacked by a wolf and he was right
It devoured by this wolf. And they brought his shirt
with some blood stain on it, obviously blood stain that they got from some animal that they killed. And they put it in, they said, This is a use of blood.
Their father says, but so will it look and feel so Komamura
This is not what it appears to be. And he refuses to investigate or push further.
Have you ever wondered why?
Why did you not say to them? No, that didn't happen. And I know that it didn't happen, go and bring him
or he himself go and say, you know, where did you Where did you leave yourself? Show me where you left him? Because I'm gonna go and rescue him. Why didn't he I could do that. Because he didn't obviously fall for that silly trick of theirs. He knew the scholar said that he knew because first of all, there was no
right evidence of any attack by
a predator on the on the on the shirt, the shirt was was fine. It was not ripped or anything. They forgot. A wolf will not like Danny and arrest the person before eating them.
But he didn't push it. Why?
They said because he was afraid that if he pushed any further, they would have gone back and finished him
to cover up their crime they would have committed a bigger crime. So though use of was in a well and Jaco may have not known his whereabouts, but he knew that he was at least safe, he was at least alive. And he's under the protection of Allah subhanho wa taala. And he puts his trust in Allah azza wa jal, and he stops right there and just keeps making art for him.
And later, when they want it to leave, he makes dua, he understands the power of that no matter how protective you are, and this is part of his, you know, greater wisdom. No matter how protective you are, as a parent, you will never be able to protect your child from everything.
You're not going to be able to monitor them 20 24/7 Take all safety measures and precautions as much as you want. But ultimately, their safety is in the hands of Allah Subhana Allah so what does Yaqub teach us? He teaches us this beautiful
phala Who are you don't have you know who are hemraj
Allah is the best of preservers and protectors and He is the Most Merciful. So my dear brothers and sisters, let's be very protective and let's be very wise as we take care of these gifts that Allah Subhana Allah has entrusted us with
and make sure that you put your trust in Allah subhanaw taala make sure that you teach your child to be mindful of Allah azza wa jal and make sure that you pray for them and ask Allah Subhana Allah to bless them in this life and in the hereafter was salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa