Mufti Menk – Learning from Prophet Yusuf’s Story

Mufti Menk
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses various topics related to Islam, including a dream of the ceiling, a man who wants to use his brother's", a man who wants to use his mother to win a lot of awards, and a woman who wants to use his father to win a lot of awards. They also mention a man who spoils a relationship and caused them to lose their friends, but reassures the other party that they will take care of them. The speaker emphasizes the importance of having an opportunity to buy a meal as it is a way to get back together and make a better relationship.
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Use of alayhi salam, his brothers plotted against him for years. And what did they do? They wanted to drop him. They put him into the well. They don't know what happened thereafter. Some time later, literally decades later.

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They entered this place. He recognized them.

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He did whatever he did one day when they came back and he questioned them

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and what did he say?

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He said I am use of this is my brother, you whatever you guys did was wrong man. He just said I'm use of this is my brother, Allah has favored us look at this. When someone plans your downfall, perhaps that is the path of your success. Perhaps that is the exact door through which you are going to get success. So take it in your stride. Don't worry, you did your DUA. You're close to Allah. You have Sabra and Taqwa you are thanking Allah for what he's blessed you, you cannot go wrong. And negatives don't happen to a believer. A believer is only in a positive situation. If goodness comes in his direction, he's thankful to Allah and humble and if something negative does come in the

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direction of a believer, before he actually suffers negative consequences, because he bears sweet, beautiful patience. Allah converts it into an act of reward that deserves an unlimited

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recompense. recompence unlimited.

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That's Allah.

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Sabra, you made supper. You had a problem. Yes, Sabra. How long is the sub? a month, two months, a year, two years, 10 years. 20 years use of Allah is Salam, 30 years, 40 years, one day, he said my brothers guess what Allah favored me over you. Allah has raised raised me above you

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straight? What was their whole plan? Let's drop him below us. Did they succeed. In fact, that was the plan. Allah used to raise them, to raise him above them. SubhanAllah.

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And then he says,

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Bring my father along. The father comes.

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And when they see the father, everyone's excited. And, you know, the interpretation of the initial dream of the sun and the moon and the 11 stars. And here is use of Alayhis Salam. And he's saying, Oh Allah, You have blessed me with Kingdom you have blessed me with so much.

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Did he blame his brothers? No, he didn't guess what he says.

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Well call the center be Rajani Mina See, Junie wotja become Meenal badDo mean that the another shaytaan obey any webinar equality. He's mentioning the favor of Allah upon him and his brothers. And he's telling his brothers as well that Allah has favored me.

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Subhanallah in what way?

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Allah has done good to me, Allah was so kind to me. That's what use of alayhis salaam is saying to whom, to his brothers, to his father to those who are around, but as an OB, Allah favored me when he took me out of the prison. Notice he didn't concentrate on going into the prison. He's concentrating on how he came out of the prison that was more important. You know, when you suffer a loss,

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and suddenly you come out of it, you thank Allah, Oh, Allah, I thank you for helping me out of my problem. You don't ever sit and say, Oh, I had a problem. You know, one day I felt, you know, one day I felt if you're gonna keep doing that, you're gonna be depressed, don't look at those negatives, they're gone. You bought supper, it was not a negative. That supper was an act of worship. That supper is an act of worship only given to those who are believers. Believe in Allah. You notice somebody is an act of worship given as a gift by Allah to those who believe. If Allah has given you an opportunity to buy supper, it's only because he loves you and you're a believer. That's

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why if you've had that opportunity, and you bought the suburb, good news to you. So he says, well, Allah favored me when he took me out of the prison

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or become Minal Badu and, and he kept he brought all of you from the desert. He brought you all here.

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After shaytan had spoiled the relationship between us who spoiled the relationship? Who was it?

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I see Birmingham is a bit rattled.

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who spoiled the relationship? Shape on

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how beautiful a man this was?

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He tells his brothers Look, you guys almost killed me. No problem. It was shaped man. We are still brothers. We love each other. It's okay, come, I'll, I'll deal with you guys. I'll help you guys. I'll do whatever I have to you get what you want. Don't worry, I'm here today, relax, whatever happened happened, it's over. Do you know why it was over? Let me quickly give you one reason but there are so many. One reason is, he realized very quickly as a believer and the Prophet of Allah, that that was part of the plan of Allah had it not been for the initial throwing into the well, they wouldn't have been the ending the way it was. So he says it's okay. Whatever happened was part of

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the plan of Allah. But instead of waiting for the day of judgment, you know what we would say in our communities here? And I'm not wrong.

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I'm not wrong. Your brother would come crying to ask forgiveness from you after years, even a year, two years? You say no, on the day of PM, I'm gonna fix you. Am I right or wrong? Are you we wait for PM? I'm not. I don't want to talk about it. It's okay. You've done a lot. Let's wait. Allah will be the judge. We wait for the day of judgment. How many times have we heard that? Say it being said, haven't we? Sometimes we say it, we say no, I'm gonna wait for the I want my right and I'm gonna catch you on the Day of Judgment. I've heard people say this. I'm going to catch you on the Day of Judgment. Hey, when you get to the Day of Judgment, you might not know who's right and who's wrong.

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It might just be the other way around. You know, it can't be it might just be don't leave it for that day. It's better for you to say, You know what, you really are remorseful. You really are sorry, no problem. It's okay. I will forgive but I won't forget. I will forgive but I won't forget. Why won't I forget? I won't forget because I need to remember what you did to me so that I'm not bitten from the same source two times because a believer is never bitten twice from the same source. However, there comes a stage in the life of a human being when Allah makes you forget it. Sometimes things have happened 20 years ago, you forgotten it. You didn't want to forget it. Allah made you

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forget it. So that's a blessing. So use of Allah is Salam concentrated on the positive with us. Wallahi we would tell people, I'm going to fix you. I'm holding it against you. I'm this. Let's try and do away with that. We don't need to interact too much with someone we forgiven if we fear that perhaps it might be repeated. I can tell you Listen, brother, I forgive you. But that's okay.

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I don't need to have much dealing with the same brother again. Not that I haven't forgiven, but it's just me. I'm a human. May Allah Almighty grant us goodness

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