Moments with the Qur’an #17

Sajid Ahmed Umar

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Today’s lesson is about dealing with people who do wrong to you after wronging you! A lesson from Surah Yusuf.

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh everyone welcome to episode number 17 moments with the Quran Today we are going to continue with surah Yusuf and move on to a more advanced part of the story, Yusuf Alayhi Salam is the minister, he ran the country during the seven years of rainfall. He did such a sterling phenomenal job, such a good job that he had enough food for Egypt as well as excess food to help surrounding areas afflicted and affected by the family. And as a result, now, his brothers come from Palestine because the famine had affected that area as well. They come in to Egypt to get food and obviously they have no idea that the minister we're going to see is our

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brother who we left for dead at the bottom of a well, decades ago. They have no idea you know, he was in a in a well in another land. This is Egypt. Right? How on earth is he going to be a minister didn't cross their minds. In any case, they meet Yusuf alayhi salam, Yusuf Alayhi Salam honors them, he knows who they are, they have no idea who he is. And then they ask for a quota of food for one of the brothers who is back home with their father.

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So Sam knows exactly who he is. It's Binyamin, right. He's his closest brother meaning in terms of relation he use of alayhis salaam and Binyamin they shared the same mother and father and he missed his brother no doubt right? So use of Allah he said I'm said the rule is if you if you if you present yourself then you get the Kota you can say there's a brother back home give me a coat. And it makes sense of is everyone can save this and the you know the program will be mismanaged. So use of said Bring him and you know, I will handle the quota. So they went back home, they sat down with iacobelli. He said I'm the father and iacobelli salam was not comfortable at all. And obviously we

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know he wasn't comfortable because he didn't send money I mean in the first place during the first travel, so they convinced Jaco Valley he swam this time to send him and jacoba a solemn he learned from what happened in the past with Yousuf so he put checks and balances in play, even though they're decades. You know, it's decades since Yusuf has left and they much older but the father doesn't forget. Right so he puts checks and balances in play to make sure that they come back with Binyamin and then this caravan with all the brothers departs to Egypt. When they get to Egypt, Yusuf Alayhi Salam effects are put into place a plan and that plan involves a goblet of the palace being

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put into the sack of Binyamin and as they will move going back to Palestine a caller calls out as the caravan was leaving that there's there's a thief amidst this caravan and other brothers were relaxed. They said we've done nothing but as the bags are open, they find this goblet in the sack of bieniemy. Now remember use of knows who everybody is they don't know who uses and when this happens and it becomes manifested so Pinilla Binyamin has the goblet the brothers speak up? And they say he is Ric? Sokka Sokka Holloman Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us this in sort of use of that this is what they said all he has cerebral palsy sir ah hula hoomin

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raha you Sufi enough? See he while am ubaidah Allahu Allah to Misha McKenna, what la who will be mad at us? Cebu Subhan Allah Yusuf alayhi salam, he listens to them saying about him, right, that if Binya means Doe, then Binyamin had a brother who stole before

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you know, this is a blatant lie. How can you say this? But Subhan Allah look at use of Allah, his Allah, Allah says for several years of use have kept calm. He kept everything a secret. He didn't expose himself. He didn't use his authority over them. Subhana Allah, he didn't he was the minister. He could have dealt with them there and then he could have dealt with them when he first saw them. But now especially he could have dealt with him especially since they is basically slandering him. Right laying accused false accusation on him in his absence. So Pamela,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says that use of within himself he understood that you people are in a worse situation and Allah is all aware of what you did and what you say. Alright, so Hannah,

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but the lesson brothers and sisters in Islam, so many lessons in sort of use of Allah,

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Allah when he says that there's over 1000 lessons in total use of panela

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it's not a fast statement. The Quran is phenomenally amazing La Ilaha Illa when we thank Allah for making us from the people of Quran, Yusuf alayhi salam, and this is the lesson for today brothers and sisters in Islam, he did not

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use his authority at that moment, because it could be said that he would have abused it had he used it because it was related to a personal matter. And we learn to panela and in yesterday's lesson we discussed this this concept of you know, when when you said I want to become in charge of the storage houses, indeed I am trustworthy and knowledgeable. He's trustworthy.

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Yusuf Alayhi Salam is not doing what he's doing for himself. He's running this whole program for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He's not calling himself he's not calling to the support of himself. So he's not going to use this matter. He's not going to use his authority right now in this circumstance to to protect himself or defend himself or support himself. He's not calling to himself is calling to Allah subhanho wa Taala. He wants people to be fed for the sake of Allah, He wants people to be better for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Subhana Allah this shows you amazing patience that Yusuf Alayhi Salam has and how connected patience is to the quality of being

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trustworthy. And you can only be a trustworthy person if you have control over yourself. And Subhanallah we see the difference between a person who works to support themselves and a person who works to support the truth. And an example of this can be taken from the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he went to pif, and they stoned him and he bred sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Allah sent him the angels of the mountains to crush these disbelievers who are hurting the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and hurting him and hurting him and hurting him. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam never took the option. He said leave them, they don't know perhaps the

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progeny will understand better. I didn't come you know I didn't come to support Mohammed is not brand Mohammed that I'm trying to build this brand Islam. And if we keep them they'll have children and if their children understand that hamdulillah Islam grows, and I'm here as a call to Islam, not a call to Mohammed, remember this brothers and sisters in Islam. This is a very, very important lesson that we take from the life of Yusuf Alayhi Salam and the story of Yusuf alayhi salam, and also no doubt from the life of the best messenger Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam if you're doing it for Allah subhanho wa Taala put Allah subhanho wa Taala first not yourself, do

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not abuse your authority do not abuse your power, do not abuse the fact that you have context to support yourself, especially when you have been for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala had me on this panel with Alexander's the ability and the understanding. I mean, Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh