Ramadan 2011 – Stories of the Prophets – Day 16
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Yusuf (as) – Part 2
Salam aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu lillahi wa kafa wa sallahu wa salam, O Allah Allah.
All praises due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless him and all his companions, and to grant every single one of us goodness,
beloved brothers and sisters, not only have we completed
20 of the chapters of the Quran,
and not only have we completed half of Ramadan,
and not only is the culture in this part of the world of the Booba, and the milk that we normally distribute in this part of the world, but inshallah from tomorrow, the recitation shall be slightly shorter in that we will be reading one juice a day from tomorrow, not that it will make a very big difference. But the reason I'm making mention of this is because do you realize this month is almost over?
Now then, the other day, we had started it, we saw the moon we were standing here,
and it seems like a few hours, and we are already more than halfway down this month. So Panama.
So let us make the most of it sometimes shaytan comes to us and makes us feel a little bit lazy. Believe me, there's not much left. Very little left. So don't be lazy. This month, voila, he we might not see the end of the month. And voila, here we might not see another Ramadan ever. Allah might decide to take us away before that. So let's make the most of this and let us turn our lives. If Allah has given us a gift before we meet him before we pass away and we go to him, that he softens our hearts and we become from those whom he has befriended. What more do we want? May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept. So we were speaking yesterday of use of Le salam, the Prophet Joseph May
peace be upon him how the wife of this person who had purchased him had bought him had evil intentions and how a little child bow witness or a little showerhead, a little depending there are different durations as to who and how it exactly happened, but the moral of it is, he was innocent.
And the men knew that this young boy is innocent. However,
this woman was definitely one who controlled her husband.
She controlled him such that even the innocent were made guilty for him. I would like to draw an example May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us forgiveness. As you know we are current tising the lessons in order to see how they apply to us in my life and yours. Many of us have people who work for us, in the home or at the workplace, something goes missing, the first thing we do, I think she took it a step further does indeed happen. Why does our mind go in that direction? Sometimes we blame them, we fire them not realizing in the eyes of Allah they will always innocence.
So without evidence we should not speak
and we should not doubt without evidence. It is very dangerous. It is critical. If we are to doubt people with no evidence there will come a time when people will doubt us without evidence. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us. So in the same way that we are hurt when we hear how an innocent man was made to look guilty and he was a messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala how many of us are guilty of making the innocent look guilty when it suits us to do that? So it's important for us in the homes Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speaks of how to treat those who work for you. If one oh come holla come Jalla Humala hota ad come from incarna who taca de familia.
When you will be Swami Maya Albus, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speaks about how to treat these brothers of yours who happened to be working for you.
Yes, it also applied to those who were slaves at that time. But today, the rule would apply to us for those who work for us. They are also human beings. If Allah wanted, it could have been the other way around. Maybe our offspring might be working for this. Who knows. So this is why it's important that justice prevails even at the workplace at all times. Now you Savannah is salatu salam was made to look like the evil one. And then rumors started spreading around, rumors started spreading around the town, the women of the town and the gossip of the women Allah says, while colonists want to feel Medina tema de la
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The women of the town began to talk that this wife of the Aziz, the wife of the leader, at that time who had purchased this particular slave, he she is trying to indulge in the wrong act with this particular youngster trying to pull him through and so on. And definitely she is totally wrong. She has been blinded by her own desires. Now when she heard of this, she decided to teach them a lesson. She knew that they did not know how handsome he was. So it is reported that she got some fruit or something that they could hold with knives, and she decided to have a party for them. And she let this young boy walk past them.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran
falen farlam Samia Bhima creme de la la
kena la Cala T.
When she heard of this, she prepared a place she invited all of them she gave them a knife each and so on. And she told him Come come out and I want to parade you work from this end to that end.
when they saw him, they were overtaken by how handsome he was. And they explained once they were busy cutting, not realizing they were cutting their hands and they said wow, this is not a human being this is an angel. And in the process, they cut their hands.
It was better for them to lower their gaze.
And from this we do learn something when people do not lower their gaze is when people do not understand what it is all about. There was a young man and I've given this example here before whom I was speaking to and he tells me you know, when you have something and you are happy with it, you buy the latest car latest the example I gave a few days ago here was that our Mercedes and I said you have the latest Mercedes for you. It is the latest until you don't know how to control your eyes. And you start looking at even the latest merch and then yours means nothing. Allahu Akbar. So when you get married Mashallah, it's the latest. It's your choice Alhamdulillah Keep your eyes with
blinkers and inshallah it will remain the latest forever. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors, May He grant us understanding I see the young boys here Mashallah, smiling. May Allah grant you spouses who will be the lightest at all times. I mean,
we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to open our doors here What happened? Yusuf alayhi salatu was salam, he was innocent, he was forced to do something, these women, if any one of them looked down, they wouldn't have cut their hands. It also also shows us that when you do not control yourself regarding the opposite sex, you will be hurt. And you will be affected and inflicted with damage and with disease. It's very apparent and clear from this. If you control yourself, you will be saved. And this is where we have all these diseases of the age. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from all the STDs and HIV and AIDS and what have you. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us upright lives.
Well, Allah He achieved nothing, nothing by engaging in immorality. Absolutely. No, imagine you've engaged in immorality, it was very amusing. It was meaning one enjoyed it for a little while. After that you grow old, your bones start aching, and now you're lying on your deathbed and you're busy thinking of the sins you committed in your life. Was it worth it? The answer is no. But still Ally's most merciful. And he says if you've realized, even at that point, we are ready to forgive you. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all forgiveness.
So use of Allah in salatu salam thereafter, the plan was hatched. And she told him you must come now it's over. This is it. You have to come and engage in what I am saying. You know what he says he made the dua to Allah. He raised his hands. She won't him if you don't do this, I'm going to get you jailed. Remember we said yesterday she told her husband, what is the punishment of someone who intends evil against your own wife.
So he had an option of jail or committing the action.
And who was she? She was also very good looking very wealthy, very high standing high status. There was lots of privacy every point
was taken care of in the sense that if someone wanted to commit a sin this was the ideal opportunity, but he raised his hands up bc Genoa have both a
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mina jailene Allahu Akbar Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yusuf Alayhi Salam made this dua, that Allah for me it is better to be jailed than to engage in this sin.
For me, it is better to be jailed than to engage in this sin and if you are Allah are not going to keep it away from me, then I might fall into a trap and become from amongst the ignorance.
What do we learn from this my beloved brothers and sisters It is important we make dua to Allah constantly to save us from sin.
Yeah, Allah safeguard us from shape and keep us away from him and keep him away from from us. Because you are alive You do not keep shaping away from us. We as human beings may falter and then we will be regretful so we make dua to Allah to protect us from evil, that is also assumed of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Another thing we learn, whenever there is
sin that is facilitated for us completely, and the only thing that is blocking us from committing it is the fear of Allah, we arrive at a new level of spirituality.
This is why Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speaks of seven categories of people who will be shaded on the day of piano. One of them is Roger Lune that who in Ronda to man Sabino jamaludin Fatah, Allah in me, Allah, woman, or a man who has been called to commit a sin by a woman who is very, very good looking, and at the same time, she has high ranking and high status in society. Everything is facilitated, but he looks and he says in me, Allah, Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make a steadfast, those are the deeds that will come to our rescue after we've died. Those are the deeds that will grant us free entry into paradise by the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We ask
Allah to grant us paradise without reckoning. We know that there are going to be so many people who will be entering Jenna Bella has have been Voila. Without accounting, no punishment, no nothing, as we normally say through the green route, they walk straight out and they're gone. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those.
So you serve Allah in salatu salam after that. He was jailed. When he was jailed. He was literally the sentence was passed against him. These women bore false witness and he was jailed from this. We learned that those sitting in the jails and we'd like to dedicate a little bit of time for those sitting in those Correctional Services. I called him this afternoon correctional service deposed May Allah protect us all those who are seated there. We know that sometimes they are innocent, some of them are innocent, not all of them are guilty. Because look at this. The witness was guilty of bearing false witness, we ask Allah protection. When use of La salatu salam Indeed, Allah says, what
the hell am I wrong cJ naffaa dyani. They were two youngsters who entered the jail with him. As soon as they looked at him, they seen this man he looks to be a very, very good man. So look, the character, the conduct, the appearance, the mannerism, the etiquette of an individual should be able to tell the rest that this person is good.
The way we behave, the way we speak, the way we act, our character, our conduct, our Eman must automatically reflect upon us to the degree that those around us should be able to say Bismillah Judas Allah, by the will of Allah This looks like a pious man. Oh, this looks like a good woman.
So this is what happened with use of Allah in salatu wa sallam. As they were entering these two men recognized him they'd seen him.
Kala huduma in the arani. Hama wacol. In ni arani.
Roman Nobita wheeling in Iraq, Amina masini. The first one says oh Yousuf, I have seen a dream in my dream. I saw that I was squeezing some juices. I was squeezing wines. And the other one says I saw a dream that there was a loaf of bread on my head, and the birds were eating from it. The birds were eating from it. Please, can you tell us what is the meaning of this dream
You look like a good man, Allahu Akbar. That means he was very helpful. Now, I'd like to spend a moment again to say, when a person is sentenced to a jail term, don't lose hope. It's not the end of the world, those better than you have spent time there. May Allah protect us.
So Yusuf alayhi salam, he did not get depressed in the jail. He spent quite a bit of time in the jail, he did not get depressed. He used the opportunity for Dawa, he used the opportunity to call people towards Allah, he used the opportunity. Now, I was good. I had good character, good conduct. I'm now in the jail. These people have asked me a question I need to make sure that I use the opportunity to explain to them a point or two before I give them the meaning.
So he sees the opportunity immediately. You see, when we looked at the story of Noah, the prophet, Noah May peace be upon him, we found that he used every means at his disposal to call the people to Allah, and we heard about it. So in our times, it would be our duty also to use every means at our disposal to spread the message, whether it is a tweet, whether it is a message on the net, whether it is a message with any other media, whether it is a call in the masjid, whether it is a madrasa, where we are teaching directly, whether it is a newspaper article, whether it is a radio program, no matter what it is, whatever you can do, please engage in it because the opportunities of calling
people towards Allah are limited to your life.
And even in your life, they will be limited to your capacity and capability. So when you have it, don't waste it. May Allah open our doors, Yusuf Alayhi Salam was not going to languish in that jail forever and ever know, when he was there, he made sure this is a chance there's only two people but let me try with them. SubhanAllah so he says
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to coma. He says, Don't worry, before the next meal, I will tell you the meaning of your dream. But in the meantime, between now and then I want to talk to you about something. The first thing I want to talk to you about is how Allah has blessed me. I am the son of Yaqoob, who is a prophet who is the son of another prophet who is his heart who is a son of another prophet who is Ibrahim Allahu Akbar, and he's making mentioned and he says many people are ungrateful of what Allah has given them. Many people do not know and they are ungrateful of what Allah has bestowed upon them. So look, the most noble when Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked, Who was the most noble of the
prophets, obviously, after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam this nobility is being spoken of lineage. He says, Well, if you look at use of Elissa lamb, and I made mention of this a few days ago, he's an Abbe son of an abbey son of an OB SON OF A Helene. The level of a Celine is higher than an OB. It's a friend of Allah subhanho wa Taala Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam, what a great lineage. Yet he was still in the jail. Lo acaba. This shows us that when you are going through something negative in your life, it's not a sign that Allah is angry with you not always, it is the condition of the heart that determines that if you are going through goodness and your heart is not
content, there is some problem with your spirituality. And if you are going through test after test, where limbs have been amputated, people have been lost in your midst, your loved ones are gone and so on. And you are still saying Alhamdulillah it's not a punishment, it's a test from Allah and you are passing it and you are now going on to new spiritual levels. So use of Allah is Salatu was Salam Subhana Allah, He says, Oh, my companions, I want to tell you these are the gifts of Allah upon us. And you know, a lesson we draw from that no matter what your lineage is, it's not going to help you neither in this world nor in the next. It might have a temporary assistance for a moment for as long
as people are looking up to it. After that you're on your own. You're on your own. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells his wife and his daughter May peace be upon them all. Law I'm Li qu unki min Allah hi Shay and I don't own anything for or against you with Allah subhanho wa Taala you are responsible for your own deeds. We ask Allah subhana wa Taala to grant us the intercession of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam
so it's important for us to know this use of Allah Salaam then says Yah, Sahiba see Genie. Oh, my companions. Look at how beautifully he's calling them. Beautiful words. Oh, my beloved two companions of the jail. Like comrades who are seated here.
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Is it better to worship so many little dieties? And gods? Or is it better to worship the one who made you, the Supreme, the most powerful, who is better tuition? So he engaged in the discussion, look, all the prophets called towards tawheed. They called towards worshipping one Allah and we've stressed this, this is why I say Mashallah, in Cape Town, we have a city, which is known as the city of the reciting of the Quran. Together with that we want to make it a city of the understanding of the Quran. I mean, so we want to marry the two and then inshallah we will be able to be a beacon of light in this world may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that to us, Allah, He, you want the best for
law, in my opinion, come down to Cape Town, you will have powerful recitals. Now we also want people who can understand the Quran as powerfully Bismillah by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because Allah He, even if you just read the stories of the prophets, and look at their messages, it will solve your problems. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us solution to all our mess.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala thereafter speaks about how this use of La Salaam gave this data. And he spoke to them. And whether they accept it or not, is not mentioned we don't know. But he tells the one after that after he makes mention of it. And he says, Look, don't worship more than one god worship whoever made you say messages about him. And he says there that I have my forefathers they have trained us one after the other and they have made sure that every one of us know that you only worship one God, your supreme deity and nobody else. Whoever made you whoever created you, you put your head on the ground solely and only for him.
After that, he says, yo Sahiba CGT AM, Kuma Festina Babu, camera.
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Oh, my comrades in this jail, the first one of you, you're going to be left free, and you will be serving the king here. And you will be squeezing all his juices for him. That's the interpretation of your dream. And as for the next one, very sadly, you're going to be crucified, executed, and the birds will eat from your head. Now, before they could say no, no, no, I didn't see that dream. Because what happens sometimes to people, when you told me your dream means you're gonna be doomed. They say no, but I didn't really see that.
Because they they really scared they worried. And they thinking to themselves now what if this really does happen? So before that, go to El amor, he said, Look, the matter has been decided it's over whether you now say you've seen it, or you didn't see it, that is what is going to happen. And I've been informed this through inspiration.
So then he looks at the one who was going to be released. And he says
while Carla lilla the one
who melkonian and Arabic. He says look you who are going to be let loose, you're going to be free. You're going to be there with the king. I'd like you to make mention of me with him. Because, you know, I'm innocent man. You know, I'm a good man. You know what has happened? Try and mention my name they so that I don't have to serve such a long sentence and so on. Allah says for San Lucia pano de Krabi, Fela, BTC Jenny Bill barzini. You know, in the excitement of being left free, he forgot. He forgot about the man in the jail. And he was gone there. And so excited. Sometimes we promised people things. And then in the excitement of the moment, we forget completely what we
promised. In that case, write it down. It doesn't mean you're becoming old. Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us goodness. So
here we learn something to help someone come out of the jail is also an act of worship.
To serve those who are in the jails is also an act of worship. The hearts are the soft tests, when a person is serving a jail sentence. They might be very physical at the beginning, but when they realize there's no way I'm going besides within this parameter of whatever it is here, they soften up they cool down. So we are now addressing those who are serving sentences in the prisons and I know they are listening to me because I get messages from them every other day that we are listening to you. So
the message is, seize your time whilst you are serving in that place. And make sure you leave the place having earned as much as you can from that particular person. If there are people around you who know a little bit more, go to their feet and try and learn
I have visited many prisons in this particular country. And we've seen good Muslims who are there. Some of them are how far they know the Koran, and they are busy teaching the others Quran in a manner that when some come out, they now know more Deen than when they ever or before they went in. The same is happening in the United States and in other countries where people are being softened towards Deen and religion. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the opportunity to serve their prison boards, or law and people who are voluntarily working, it's our duty to support them. Because we don't know tomorrow, I might be there you might be there sometimes for no reason. As we said,
just like Yusuf Ali Salam was there, it doesn't mean we have forgotten them, we pray for them, we try our best to also remember them, we send messages to them, we will try to help them we will try to teach them and at the same time within themselves, they best use that time in a way in a manner that will be more beneficial. Because there's only one chance you get I know in the UK and in other places. They have courses that you can do even here in this country courses varsity degrees, you can start in the jail. And if you're serving a seven year sentence, you might come out with a PhD, Allah protect us. Now we want to use that for an Islamic cause as well. Remember, if you come out, now you
are having of the Quran it was worth that sentence. May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah grant us all goodness, remember, we need to make dua for one another. And then this day we make dua for all the inmates and we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to have mercy on them to open the doors for them. The brothers as well as the sisters who are in the jails. May Allah subhanahu wa taala open the door for them. Going back to the story of use of AlLahi salatu wa sallam. One day the king sees a dream wacol and maliko in the
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The King sees a dream, which was very weird because he saw seven, seven cows eating up seven fat ones. Now it's supposed to be the other way around. So this didn't make sense to him. And then he'd seen seven dry cones, and seven green ones. And this for some reason, made him think he got up. And he felt that this is now a message. So he asked his people Oh my people, please, can someone interpret this dream? What did they say?
They said, Nah, this is just a nightmare. It's just a dream. It's one of those weird dreams that everybody dreams. May Allah grant us goodness, I want to pause here for a moment. When we dream, our dreams, nine times out of 10 are connected to what we were thinking about what we've seen what we worried about what we have been pondering over and so on nine times out of 10 it's just like a sixth sense, you sleeping. And now you've seen certain things not really connected to any message and so on. So there are some people who get excited, every little dream and want to jot it down and pretend like it's ye that came from Allah. No. Let's not get too excited about dreams. It is a disease to
get excited about dreams. But at the same time, if you have a dream, in the last hours of the of the night, meaning the time of the head jr slightly before the edge of time, and it bothers you. And it repeats itself. It's recurring. Most probably you should ask someone its meaning but with the following conditions.
Firstly, do not spread that dream around to everybody. I had this dream. I had that dream. No, it is only for you. And for someone you trust with interpretation. So you will ask them look, I've seen this dream. It's really bothering me. would it mean something and you get a good interpretation? And believe me, if you've asked more than one person then eration of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says most probably the first one you asked will be true. So you better as someone who's at least got some positive thinking.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding. Thereafter you have a bad dream that someone had seen. You are supposed to slightly spit on the left three times say oh Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim. Turn the other way and go and sleep. And if you'd like in the morning, you can give out a little charity. And Allah subhanho wa Taala protects us through the blessings and mercy that he sends when we give out a charity.
Now, this dream nobody knew the meaning after some time.
This young man remembered a there was someone who interpreted my dream and it was true
It was true. So let me go to him. I asked this king, do you allow me give me permission to get back to the prisons, there is someone who can help us. So he was sent
a CD, oh, my beloved friend, he's come back after some time he came back user says yes What is it?
f Tina, we want to fetch one meaning we want an interpretation of this dream and he related the dream. And he says this is what the king so and this is what happened. So you Savannah is Salatu was Salam immediately responded. Carla Tarragona Sabanci Nina Abba, former Hassan to further woofie Sunni illa canina
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He says, oh, listen, you are going to have seven years of very good crop and produce, you should save
as much as you can in the seven years of good produce. Because after that, there is going to come seven years of drought, when nothing will be produced. So you will have to use whatever you've saved, and you will have to bring it and after that it will return back to normal you'll have a year flourishing. So this man ran back to the king, and he interpreted it. And the king says, Where did you get it from? He says, well, there is a certain men Now look, look, now he remember, there's a man in the jails. And from that, man, he gave me this. So the king says wacol maliko. Tony be the king says call him, bring him here. Take him out of there. He's not supposed to be there. We want
him to come here. And we want to talk to this man. It makes sense what he's saying. phylum
sunako Jia Illa. big fuss. Allahumma.
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in BB Kadena nanny, when the messenger went to call him, he said, Masha Allah, this is my opportunity to clarify my name, they accused me of committing a sin. Go and tell that King of yours that what happened to those ladies who cut their hands and all those witnesses who are bearing witness against me where they fall? So are they true? Find all that out? And then come and see Come and get me after that?
What do we learn from this? Whenever an innocent man has somehow been looked upon as guilty, there will come a time when Allah will give him an opportunity to clarify his name.
So you don't have to worry allies there. People people talk people say people spread rumors, people want to gossip. People want to send SMS and people want to send emails and people want to do all sorts of things. No problem. If people are accusing you of something that you are not guilty of. Allah will give you the opportunity one day sooner or later inshallah for that name to be clarified and cleared by the will of Allah Don't worry, they don't own any of your bread obata Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us bread as well as butter.
Salt, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of this in the Quran. And then when the messenger came back, the king had no option but to call the queen and to call this woman and all the others and to say, look what happened exactly let us know. Let us know because now we've got some serious matter that has come here and we need this men and we need to clear his name. So now the woman had to literally put her tail between the legs and come in surrender.
Half an hour to one FC. We're in hula Mina saw the thing. These are the moments of the truth. I was the one who was guilty of trying to lie to him. He is completely innocent and honest and he was truthful always. So Hannah, look at the clarification of the name
and after that use valet Salaam is called into the palace.
So what happened? He says
Carla Gianni Allah fossa in in the in the happy nanny game. He says listen, the best for you to do is make me in charge of the grammar is what we would call maybe the Minister of Agriculture or something of that nature, in charge of the production, the produce the granaries and so on. And I will definitely look after it I am an honest, upright human being insha Allah you will find me to do a good job. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness we learned from this, that when we are employed we must fulfill properly. When we have been employed to fulfill a job we must be honest and we should fulfill it. Bearing Allah subhanho wa Taala in mind without
Cheating without deceiving, no, not at all. We should not deceive or cheat the system around us just because we are in a position where nobody's going to catch us. Allah is watching and Allah knows there is no Baraka, no blessing in that wealth that came to you through deception. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to get rid of that type of wealth and protect us from it.
So after that Allah subhanho wa Taala says, the years continued the seven years Mashallah the granaries were full, full, full. And he had devised the plan and the system were there after when the drought started, people would come in certain system, and they would collect their rations. Each male must come himself, he must pick his bag up and go Subhan Allah. And after a while, Allah says now look at how the brothers of use of La Salaam, they were also affected by the drought. They were also affected by the drought. And this was many, many years later, it is reported that more than 30 years later this happened. Because he was a youngster. Now he grew up he spent so much time in the
jail. His father on one hand is making dua, Allah unite me with my son. Yeah, Allah unite me with my son, la Cava.
So Allah says,
The brothers of Joseph May peace be upon him walked in, he immediately recognized all of them, they were 10. He recognized all of them. They didn't know who he was. Because when he had seen them, they were already adults. But when they saw him, he was a child, when a child becomes an adult, the features change, you have Mashallah beard, and you have different features. And they look at you and say, Oh, it's you, and so on. That's if they're lucky, otherwise, they won't even tell. So use of Allah His salam, it didn't make them feel bad. But he went there, as they wanted to collect, they had to pay a certain amount and collect. So as they were making their payments and so on, he looks
at them and he starts asking them questions. Who are you? Where do you come from? They started saying, we are the children of the Prophet Jacob and what have you. And how many brothers are you? Well, you know, we are 11 they missed out one completely. He was in front of them. We are 11. But I only see 10 of you here. But you know, the one needs at home and so on. No, you must bring him You will not take his ration. You're not allowed. He must come in person to collect his ration. Otherwise we're not giving it.
So he had that plan. They understood it and so on. And after that, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all the wisdom of use of alayhis salam look at our wise he was he didn't make them feel unwanted. He didn't remind them. Yeah, you the people who threw me in the Well, you did this, you know nothing of that nature. That's all gone, because Allah has already raised him far above them. far above him. Their plan was his downfall. Allah says Hang on, it is through your plan that now he will go far beyond. And remember one thing
we must mention this. One negative thing happened. Two negative things happen. The first one was he was taken by his own brothers, they were planning his killing his death. Secondly, they threw him into the well. Thirdly, he was picked up by people and considered merchandise rather than being set free. Fourthly, he was sold.
Firstly, the person who bought him maltreated him sixthly they had a court case against him. And after that, he was actually proven guilty when he was innocent. And over and above that the seventh and eighth point he was jailed. And it was so bad. And on top of that, when he told this man to remember him, that meant for God. So eight or nine bad things, one after the other. Imagine if it had to happen in our lives. I think the bulk of us would say, hey, someone's been to visit a witch doctor here. They engaging in magic against me, I can feel it. I've just got a spate of bad luck. That's the type of statements we utter, will not be very bad. Why don't we understand this from
Allah make dua to Allah. Now when the doors opened, look at how one by one they all open from the prison, straight to the seat, Allahu Akbar, straight to the seat. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deeper understanding.
So then after they went back to their father, and before they left us of La Salaam quietly whispered in the ears of some of his men that look you know the merchandise that these people have brought, don't worry on the house, which means you know, I'll pay for this and so on. You put it back into their bags before you seal the bag and then seal the bags and let them carry so he put back the merchandise he sealed the bags and they went when they went home. Yeah abana Mooney amin al Qaeda follows in Marana ohana Nextel, in Allahu Allah. Have you known Our Father, we have been proud
hibbity from this one measure because we didn't take our brother with so send the brother with and we will protect him. Manu Kumar de la cama to kumala.
The father says you want me to trust you with him like I trusted you with his brother before? Simple question
Allah is indeed the protector. jacobellis Allah, he knew that there is something hatching here anyway. They they were now quiet they didn't know what to say. They started opening their bags. They noticed this all the merchandise in the bag over and above the green. Yeah, abana man a very heavy diva to know that Elena. Elena when I follow ohana.
Oh, Father, what more can we ask for? Yes, all this merchandise is back in here. We can take it and go and give it back to them. And on top of that we will get another measure. Now at least they were honest. They want to now return it because they said look, this is not ours. We supposed to return it. So let's get back there. And they told the father that we will at least get one more measure so we are going to go there.
So the father says Len Rosina Houma.
toony multicom, Mina, LA, I am not going to send him with you until you swear by Allah, that you are going to bring him back to me, unless you are surrounded, let
me be in
unless there is something beyond your control.
So Allah says, Allah.
Allah Allah, Allah mana poo working, when they had promised and sworn by Allah still he made a dua, he says, Only Allah is the one whom I lay trust in regarding what you have said, what do we learn from this? When you've lied once the next time no one believes you. You see that? They lied once when they took use of Allah His Salaam. Now they are telling the truth, nobody believes so this is a lesson for us all. Let us stop lying. We ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah to grant us truthfulness. May Allah forgive our shortcomings. May He make us from those who have no reason to lie. I know there are some who say ask no questions, and you shall hear no last. I've heard that before. But to be
honest, we need to tell the truth no matter what. Speak the truth. Otherwise remain silent is better for you. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deeper understanding because it's your reputation that is at stake. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says
these brothers were coming in, and just before they walked in, there is one point I need to make mention of jacobellis salam says, Oh my children, I have a piece of advice for you. What is the piece of advice? You have any
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Federica Oh, my sons, they are going to be 11 of you. Huge, handsome boys. All entering from one door children of Jacob there is a possibility that evil AI might overtake you as you're walking in. So don't walk in all together from one door. I want you to walk in from different doors to from here to from day two from there and enter from all different doors, people must recognize you and
you might be affected by the evil eye.
This is what we learned from Surah Yusuf as well, that don't intentionally give people the chance to affect you by the evil eye. Even for them. Sometimes it's unintentional. And what is the evil eye? The Hadith says a lion will happen. The Evil Eye it can happen. It occurs. How does it occur when someone sees something that they like and they don't relate it to Allah? So you see someone very good looking and you don't say Mashallah Alhamdulillah subhana wa barik ala, there's no name of Allah made mention of and you just go and that's it. Did you see that? So suddenly, as he's turning his vehicle, it's now creamed on the side law.
Why? Because they looked at it and they just said, what a car but they didn't say Mashallah. Now this will end and it's important for us to learn it at this point. Always never affect people with your eyes as well. Remember, you see a little child Mashallah cute, don't just say cute. No, say Mashallah Sal Hamdulillah, tabarrok Allah and so on. Now for your information to protect yourself from that you need ayatul kursi three times every morning and evening. The last three sutras of the Quran three times every morning and evening, with one or two hours I also be Kalamata Allah Tamati Michel de masala, I seek the protection of Allah
law from all the evil that he has created, and I seek Allah subhanho wa Taala his protection completely. We read the drought morning and evening, we will be similar to He who has a metal armor around him against black magic against this type of the evil eye against all these things. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the strength to read it morning and evening without being lazy. It doesn't take more than 10 minutes of your time, but it protects you until nightfall. And if you read it in the evening, it will protect you until the morning.
So it's important for us to know this. So the children walked in to from day two from day two from the UN Yusuf Ali Salaam sees them. He's seen these and he knew automatically all these are connected. They're my brothers. So when he got a chance with his one brother, he looks and he says, in Africa fella Tabitha is Don't worry, I am your brother. Don't worry what they are going to do. We've hatched a little plan. I'm useful. And you know what? Don't worry, just play with the flow, which means I've hatched a plan to detach you from these and inshallah it will work. You pretend ignorance. So use of a salon is now planning against his own brothers. There was a time when they
were planning against him, but they were planning evil. Here he is planning something good. He wants his brother. He must have missed his family for so long. He doesn't know yet whether they are softened, or whether they are still hard in the sense that if the hearts are softened, or if the hearts is too hard against him, so
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When he had given them their due, he quietly placed the gold mug of the king into the sack of his brother and it was sealed and as they were leaving and announced a cold out Hey, you people are thieves.
What? They look back
they said we are not thieves.
Carlota la Hill aka darling magic knurling of Cedar Hill are the woman called NASA at they said by Allah we have not come to your land to cause corruption and we are not thieves.
Follow nastiness Allah Allah Malik. What a man.
What a beautiful story being related by Allah subhanho wa Taala.
What is it that you have lost? they asked. So the response is we've lost this mug of the king. And whoever comes with it shall be rewarded, whoever finds it will be rewarded. And the person who stolen it obviously will be penalized. So they asked a question. What do you think should be the punishment of the one who has stolen the mug? They say, well, no problem. You keep him you imprison him himself. So now use of Allah He Salam is happy. And he starts looking and they he's been his men start looking into the sex and intentionally, intentionally. He doesn't search that sack first. He starts off with the one so they happy. The next one, they happy. The next one they happy. He
finishes all 10 of them. They happen.
And then he comes finally to the last sec. And they are about to say you know what? You see, we told you we're not here to steal. And he says Here you are. Here's this. Here's this man.
They took it out. Now the brothers are looking at their brother. And what do they think they think he's a thief. They think he's a thief. So what happened? They look and they say, as Rico falcoda salata Hola,
cabello. What a bad statement. They said if he stole we want to tell you a leader that his brother was also a thief before him.
They don't know they talking to him. Yusuf Ali Salaam kept it
moving NFC while I'm up the use of La Salaam kept that in tech. Imagine if it was one of us would say Hey guy, hey, listen, relax.
That's what would have happened but with him. No. He kept it relaxed inside. He says no. Karla Tommy shadow McKenna within himself. He said these people are worse than him. They are in a worse condition.
Now they looked at him they were worried because amongst themselves they promised their father we are going to bring this brother back.
Now they say La Cooper galuh
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Donna McKenna in kameena masini Oh Aziz, oh you who is a leader here, we want to tell you that we have a father who is a very old man shaken. kabilang He's an old man. So why don't you release him and take one of us in his place. Today, they are ready to give one of themselves in the place of the one who is truly found guilty in the sense according to them, but at that time, they were ready to sacrifice their own brother for nothing, no son of his. So they learned their lessons slowly but surely, Allah subhanho wa Taala is Pennell beating them into the right direction.
Now you find these people Mashallah they are ready to give them so what does what is the response MA
Laval Mo, how on earth can we punish someone who did not commit the crime and leave the one who is guilty? We are not people who punish the innocent use of Elisa Lam himself was punished when he was innocent. So how would he ever punish someone who is innocent? He says we won't do that we would be oppressors if we did that. Anyway, now there was a problem. Because the oldest brother, he said, You know, I really cannot now go home because we do you remember what we told our father? We told him and we swore by Allah that we are not going to come back except with this brother. Now the brother is not there. How can we return? I'm not coming back. You people go back. It'll j Oh, Ella Abby,
come Sakuya Urbana in Urbana casaco. Go back to your father and tell him the truth. That look your son is a thief and he stole Mama shahina in LA Bhima alumna and we have not witnessed anything but what we know we know.
Allahu Akbar was a little
you can ask anyone they've seen what happened. You can tell your father that asked the village ask these people ask the caravan. ask anybody who came with us. They all know the story. This is what happened. Now when they went the answer of Yaqoob Jacob May peace be upon him. He says
for So come
join me Jimmy. Isola
dnab him Jimmy.
He says now his last three children. Two were gone and the one refused to come back. He says my patience is very beautiful. I have hope that Allah will bring back all three of these children to me together.
I hope so the brothers are still saying the law he will call your sofa hashtag takuna Hi Robin otaku nominal halleck leaky as for Joseph May peace be upon him You don't even have to bother mentioning him you're not going to see him and he far away it's gone. That story is over. And this father says el amin Allah Allah tala moon I know from Allah what you don't know. What was that knowledge, the interpretation of the dream, it still has to come through. And the young boy told me he saw a dream that means Allah will raise him high above everybody I still need to see and inshallah tomorrow we will get to see how it unfolds and how it ends and thereafter we will move on to some other prophets
of Allah subhanho wa Taala until we meet again, also Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed shadow Allah Allah Elantra stouffville kona tunic