Lessons From The Story Of Yusuf

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the narrative in our time, and in our creation plays a big role.

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The narrative through it, we entertain our guests. When they come to our houses, we tell them stories, the stories and the narrative. Through it we put our children to bed

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and the narrative at the same time through it. We teach one another manners and morals.

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Having said this, you see the perfection of the deen of Islam. From our creed. We believe that Allah subhanho wa Taala knows his creation best. And we believe that Allah subhanho wa Taala the most knowing and the most wise, he knows how to teach his creation. What they need to know.

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Brothers and sisters, Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed the most beautiful of stories upon the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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If we look at the historical context of the surah and His revelation, this surah was revealed upon the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a time of adversity. People kept coming to him and saying to him, prove to us that you are a messenger of Allah, prove to us that revelation comes down upon you. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, not having sought any formal education, not knowing how to read and write Allah subhanho wa Taala bestowed this miracle upon him, and threw it granted him victory and granted him patience, and granted him success over those who doubted him. And through this story, many of the Christians and the Jews accepted Islam during the time of the

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Prophet sallallahu sallam. Brothers and sisters, this miracle this blessing is none other than the story of Yusuf Ali Salaam.

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How many times we have heard the story and no matter how many times you may have heard the story and reflected upon it, I guarantee you, you have not learned all the lessons that are in the story.

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Starting off Firstly, brothers and sisters, let us look at the story of use violence to

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use violence to them was a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala. From his birth, he was very he was a very beautiful and gorgeous child, Allah subhanho wa Taala granted his immense beauty. and due to this,

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his brothers started to be to envy him and they're envious of him and deported and filed against him. And then step by step Allah subhanho wa Taala just the use of an Instagram and then skipping off until the end of the story, having gone through so much adversity. Allah subhanho wa Taala at the end of the story, granted him victory. He reunited him with his father and you

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reunited him with the rest of his family. And he granted him establishment in the service, meaning that he had a place of honor and respect, and he had wealth and so on. So, let us derive some of the lessons from this beautiful story. Firstly, having mentioned that use of our histogram had many brothers and verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala, causes some sort of rivalry between them. We mentioned that Yusuf Ali Salam was extremely beautiful, and very handsome. And at the same time, he was a noble character. He was calm, and he was soft. And this caused his father jacoba, Lisa lamb, to love him even more. So his brothers, we saw this and they were envious of him. And they were like, We are

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stronger and better

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acquainting to our father, yet our father still prefers you still to us. So let us get rid of him. So he planned and deported to kill him. And then verio, their youngest brother, Ben, you mean? He said, instead of trying to kill him? Why don't we just, you know, put him in a world, it will achieve the same purpose, and you know, we won't have to kill our own brother. So, this is where we derive our first lesson, that brothers and sisters, a time will come when you have a choice to make, you know, we are often put in predicaments, where we have two choices. Both of them are bad, but it is upon the Muslim always to choose and suggest the lesser of the two evils.

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In every predicament that you may have, if you have a choice between two evils, it is upon you to always take the lesson on them. And in the same story, or same portion of the story, we learned another lesson. First of all, the brothers of use of Elisa Lam, they are envious. This was their first sin. And then they lied to the Father saying that we will take care of him and look after him. And then they killed a sheep and put the blood of the sheep upon the shirt or use of use of Elisa Lam and showed it to the false saying that a wolf had eaten use of uninstall them.

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And then they lie even further to the Father. So the second lesson we learned from this portion of the story is that one sin leads to another. If you look at the sins, that an individual commits, more than often you will see that it often leads to another, you can take many examples from this, when a person steals, he wants to do it in the open, but rather he will do it very secretly. And then if he if he is asked or the story is part of, of what happened, he will say I don't know what happens, and he will deny that which was done. And the same thing. When a person commits any other sin, He will be forced to denied or Allah subhanaw taala would have removed the shyness from his

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heart, and he would express it openly. But then the situation that he would be in in that time is a lot worse. Because when a person openly expresses his sin, this is when Allah subhanaw taala starts to take away the man from his hearts, as the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam said that all of my oma will be forgiven, except for those who profess their sins openly.

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Secondly, we learned from this story, or this portion of the story, that envy is something that naturally occurs in the hearts. And this is something that we have to distinguish there is hearted and there's good hearted is something that is prohibited. And by hazard we mean that you see someone that has a blessing from Allah subhanaw taala. And you wish in your heart that this blessing is removed from Allah, removed from your fellow brother and sister, Allah subhanaw taala. Tiana has prohibited this. Because through this, we started to do even more evil deeds. We backed by our brothers, we steal from our brothers, we harm our brothers, and this is what we see from the story

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of us finding stolen, that his brothers were envious of him and just report it to children. Now, as for HIPAA, this is something that Allah subhanho wa Taala has allowed. And by law, we mean that you see a blessing upon your fellow Muslim, and you don't wish that it is alleviated from him, but rather you wish you had it as well. Now, this is something permissible in Islam, and this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that only two people are to be envied, a person whom Allah subhanho wa Taala has granted wealth to and he gives it in the way of Allah subhanaw taala. And the second is a person whom Allah subhanho wa Taala has granted knowledge to or the knowledge of the

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Quran is specific to and he teaches it to the people. This is the only times that before these are from the times that the zipper is allowed in a religious manner, that your brother has this and you wish that you had it as well so that you may be close to Allah subhanho wa Taala then it is also allowed in worldly manners in worldly matters, but it is something what we should have seen from as our final goal is the Acura and not the dunya. And if one were to reflect upon this, you

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See that a person from Allah subhanho wa Taala gives the accurate

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he will be given satisfaction and conciseness in this dunya as well. For often when we heard, wealth, and property and cars and anything other than that it is to satisfy and quench this desire in our hearts and souls. But you have to realize that this thirst and this desire will not be quenched by worldly property, but rather it will be quenched by the deen of Allah subhanaw taala. And anyone that Allah subhanho wa Taala grants this continence contentedness to then he is the one who is indeed successful.

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Secondly, moving on third story, secondly, moving on in the story of new Swati Salam. As Yusuf Ali Salam grew older, what ended up happening was that they threw him into a world and a caravan passed by and found him in this world. So they took him and they sold him and a land. And Aziz,

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a rich man in the society bought bought him and he took him to his house and treated him like one of his own. And he had a wife, you know, Allah subhanaw taala keeps her name, vague and ambiguous, and refers to her as Mr. Abdul Aziz, or the wife or woman of Al Aziz. Now, we mentioned previously that usefully Salaam was very handsome and very good looking and was of noble character. And thus, the wife of Al Aziz being at home all the time, her husband being away, something fell into her hearts, she started to desire use of elista and Allah subhanho wa Taala explains this ayah or explains the scenario in the most poetic of forms. Allah subhanho wa Taala didn't mention just that she fell in

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love with him. But he mentioned that she had the utmost desire and passion for him that she is when she wanted him she had to have him right away, she would not take no for an answer. Look at the predicament that useable Instagram is putting this man whom is taking care of him as one of his own, and is granting him shelter and is granting him food and is taking care of him. His wife is now after him. Now imagine the consequences of what would have happened either he would displace the one who is taking care of him by committing illicit sexual intercourse, or

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the wife of Al Aziz does what she does, that she says that you know, he was the one who actually started chasing me, and that he is imprisoned. And this is what actually happened. So the lessons we learned from the story, or this portion of the story, is that Allah subhanho wa Taala, created man, very weak towards the opposite ginger, Allah Subhana. Allah says in Surah, Nisa will fulfill the internal buffer that indeed man was created, which evening abuzz about the Allahu taala and Homer, he said that man was created weak towards the opposite gender. And brothers and sisters how to this is look at your own cells. When you walk down, you're when you walk down the streets. Look at your

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own cells. As you walk through the hallways of the school. Look at your own cells. When you walk through your workplace. How often is it that your heart desires to look at the opposite gender? How often is it that your heart desires to speak to the opposite gender? How often is it that you wish that you were with the opposite gender, brothers and sisters Allah subhanho wa Taala has naturally placed this in your heart as a test. And like every other test, Allah subhanho wa Taala expects you to be patient and expects you to fulfill that desire in the halal manner. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of Xena and he says well as a horrible Zina in law who can Asahi Chateau masa Sabina I do not

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come close to Xena For indeed it is something lewd and despicable and indeed it is an evil way. This is how Allah subhanho wa Taala describes it. Now if you look at this ayah Allah subhanho wa Taala does not say do not commit Zina, but rather he says do not come close to z now Why not? Sakuraba Xena do not come close to it meanings that Zina just in start just by performing the act itself, but rather it begins with our initial gaze. And this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when addressing it or the Allahu taala and who he said that the first look is yours. And then the second look is from say time that it is not natural that you will learn will gaze upon the opposite gender,

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that first glance is for you, Allah subhanaw taala will forgive you for it. But the second verse that you change, or if you follow the first verse, the note is from Satan. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is testing you with it. And this is something you have to keep in mind that it is not just the natural inclination that Allah subhanaw taala has placed within yourself, but rather This is what she saw and wants you to do as well.

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You see the opposite gender one we're walking by, and Satan whispers to you that, you know, once you go talk to her, and there's a beautiful story mentioned, in sort of CO social fashion, many of you have heard it. To summarize the story. There was a priest from the people who were before us. He was known for his piety and righteousness. And a couple of men were going out of town. So they left their sister in his trust. So this man of piety, this priest yo*omo, came to him. And he said, Why don't you go to her and see if she needs anything to eat? So he started off by placing food under the under the door, and then she can't seem to him again and said, you know, she must be

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lonely. Why don't you vote to her and see if she needs any company? And then she turned to me and said, you know, she spent the night alone. What if someone comes in a chapter? Why don't you spend the night in the same place with her. And until the end, while he also believed that he ended up committing Zina with her brothers and sisters, this is the way shaitan works. You'll start off with small things, until it leads to something very big. And this is something that you have to abstain from, and be careful from from the very beginning.

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Now, how does one go about protecting oneself from anything, whether it be sinner, whether it be from lying, or whether it be from anything else, and at the same time? How does one find contentedness and the father of Allah subhanaw taala it is from the son of Allah subhanaw taala that we will all be tested, every single one of us will be tested, and each and every one of us will commit sin. Now the solution to both of them is the same. returned back to the deen of Allah subhanaw taala. And this is what we learned from the story of usefulness to them. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, well, karate cannot sleep and will soon he will foster in the home in a burden on most

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of the scenes, and this will verted from him evil and lewd acts, for indeed he was from our sincere slaves. So if you want to be protected from sin, and if you want to be content, in the times of tribulation and trial, then know that you will find this contentious and the loss of Sinaloa to Ana, Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one that created you. He is the one who grants you a risk. He is the one who granted you every single blessing that you have. And thus, Allah subhanho wa Taala at the same time is the one that tries you. So the one that tries you is the one who can protect you from these trials as well. So brothers and sisters is upon you to return back to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Unless you see, it was not only the example of the noble prophets that returned back to Allah subhanaw taala but all the righteous men, all the righteous men from the companions and the tambourine and anyone after them in terms of tribulation, they did not seek help from the companions, they did not seek help from their friends, they did not seek help from anyone else, but rather they sought help from Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tried to instill this attribute amongst the young children. As you look at it now buckle up your love with Todd and Homer. he narrates that at the age of 13, he was writing behind the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he said, Yeah, voulons in the limo cotton. Imagine that all young boy, I shall teach you some young, some teachers some words, memorize them and learn them and implement them from these words. We're in a stanza for Stein Villa, that if you were to seek help, seek the help from Allah subhanaw taala. And this is something we have to contemplate upon. Why is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaching this to a young

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man 13 years old, and this is what he's teaching him. Brothers and sisters also contemplates when you say sort of fancy, huh? What do you say? You say yes or not Buddha? Yeah, tennis during that, Oh Allah, it is only you that we worship and it is only you who is held to that we seek.

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Why would Allah subhanho wa Taala specify the seeking of assistance, out of all the acts of worship, you know, lots of high notes Allah genuinely mentioned, that it is only you that we worship, then he specifies the generality by saying, and it is only you that we seek assistance from, with mankind being the weak creation that he is, always needs the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala know for a fact that you cannot lift your hand except that it is the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala and he is the one that is aiding you in it. So how about those things that are bigger than that? When you need to buy a house, when you need to get married? Should you go around seeking the help of people know, but

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rather seek the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala first and foremost,

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moving on in the story of Yusuf alayhi salam.

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We see that the betrayal of Yusuf Ali Salaam, by his brothers was something that harmed him and something that made him depressed and upset him. And this one, he remembered his brothers, he would often wheat now even though they betrayed him, and they left him to

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You know, just to perish basically the heads in hopes that he would perish, but Allah subhanaw taala protected him. Now imagine if one of you was put in a similar situation. And I will show the correlation in a in a in a bit, that if one of you was put in such a situation, let's take the example of a friend, you have a very close friend. For years you've known him, and then one day he betrays you, and stabs you in the back and abandons you.

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One point in time comes where Allah subhanho wa Taala puts you in a position higher than him. You can either get your revenge now, or you can project him. How many of you actually think that you will not take revenge on that day, and disgrace him and humiliate him as he disgraced and humiliated and abandoned you? More than likely many of us would take our events, but look at the vulnerability of Yusuf alayhi salam, that when his brothers came to him at the end, seeking forgiveness, and seeking pardon from Yusuf Alayhi, salaam, what were his words? Did he say that, you know, you stabbed me and you shouldn't have done this and today I'm going to imprison you. But rather he said

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Lazarus Riba, a formal Yom Yom Kippur Allahu wa who are out of hammer Rafi means that no blame be upon you this day. There's no blame upon you today. And May Allah forgive you. Indeed, he is the most passionate and most forgiving, or the most passionate of the Forgiving, then this is how we see the Muslims should be a Muslim, regardless of what happens to him, regardless of who betrays him, regardless of who abandons him, he should always be pardoning and forgiving. And this is an attribute that we have the obvious reason being that Allah subhanho wa Taala loves this, that he loves to party, and he loves those parties. And at the same time, it should keep that you should

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keep this in mind that the way you want it, you want to be treated by people is the way you should treat people, all of us will commit mistakes towards our friends, all of us will or at one time in another, and we will all like to be forgiven. So when you are put in a position where Allah subhanaw taala has given you the upper hand, don't use it, to abuse it, but rather forgive that person who has wronged you. And this was the way of the Gambia and the Muslim. And this is what we learned from the seal of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam as well. When the prophet SAW Allah while he was selling when supplies and they stoned him until he bled. What did the Prophet sallallahu Sallam do?

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When the angel of the mountains came to him and asked him, shall we push them between the mountain? Did the Prophet sallallahu Sallam say yes, they abused me, but rather he said, No, pardon them, for maybe one day, a worshipper of Allah subhanho wa Taala will come out from amongst them. And maybe through you pardoning your fellow human being or your fellow Muslim, Allah subhanho wa Taala may play something in their hearts, which may cause them to be guided or that may cause them to become a better person. And from this brothers and sisters, these are just some of the few miners we learn from the story of use of Allah his talents, and before getting to the ending of the story. I asked

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Allah Subhana Allah to forgive us for our sins, and to purify our hearts from any evil. Apolo Cody has our structure of law Holly welcome Alicia area Muslim minimalism. First ofuro in law, who was a former Russian

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah ala alihi wa sahbihi woman wider.

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Coming to the end of the story of Yusuf alayhi salam. How does Allah subhanho wa Taala end of the story, Yusuf Ali is to them through all the adversity and through all the trials that he went through. Allah subhanho wa Taala rewards him as Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the home and yet Sophia is saying Allah, Allah will do General masini that indeed those people who have Taqwa and those people who are patient, then Indeed, Allah Subhana, Allah does not lead to a word of the righteous water waste. And this is an ideal implication from the story of use for the sternum, that Yusuf Ali Salaam was someone who was patient, and he was someone who feared Allah subhanho wa Taala

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when he had the ability to do something wrong, he abstained, and rather turned it into something right. And this is a lesson we learned from the story of usefulness to them. That every decision you make, let it be a conscious decision. You are you make the choice between right and wrong, and only compels you to do that. Always do the right thing. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will reward you in ways that you won't even realize.

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Now look at the ending of the story of use Valley silence and what are the last words that Allah subhanho wa Taala quotes

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From usually the last words that almost finals I mentioned from him, he says, Arteta noumenal, mulch waldensian it's really a hard day's

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work, you will uncover the cydonia when you're so often a Muslim or what happened to the solid him, that he says, oh my lord, you have indeed bestowed upon me sovereignty, that you have granted me a Dominion while I'm in charge of the people. And you have taught me the interpretation of dreams. You are the Creator of the heavens and the earth. You are my protector as well in this world and the Hereafter, so grant me a death as a Muslim and join me with the righteous. Now the last words that Allah subhanaw taala forced from this valley sternum, devote great weight. And from these words alone, we learn various lessons. One of them is the idea of making to ask to Allah subhanaw taala

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from the above, make a glad to Allah subhana wa tada as you refer to Allah subhanho wa Taala as Robbie or a banner, that you refer to Allah as my Lord, our our Lord's. And then you mentioned the famous that Allah subhanho wa Taala has granted you that you mentioned the great things that Allah subhanho wa Taala has granted you and you praise Him, and then you ask that what you need. So this is the first attempt that we learned from the statements of usefulness to them. Secondly, we learn from the statement that each and each and every one of us, our position in the dunya will go up and down. And it is upon us to reflect upon this at all times. For indeed at one time, we may have been

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a people who are disgraced and humiliated but Allah subhanho wa Taala then honored us, whether it be through our deeds or any other matters. We need to remember this or we may have been a people who are poor, and Allah subhanaw taala granted this contentedness or he granted us well reflect upon this brothers and sisters, this is what usefully Salaam, teaches us. And this Allah subhanho wa Taala preserved these words

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and ending off in this hopper today. I remind you of a great commandment that Allah subhanaw taala began with himself and then commanded His angels when he said in the La La Mola, ecosa who you saw lunarlon abhi yo yo holla Deena Manasa Allah He was certainly Moses Nina Allahumma salli ala Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali Ibrahim, earlier brought him in NACA hayneedle Majid wa barakaatuh Muhammad Ali Muhammad,

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