Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
Series: Sajid Ahmed Umar - Surah Yusuf
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala
nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira Yomi Dini, but respected listeners Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Today is Saturday the 12th of August 2006. I apologize for my absence yesterday. Apparently I had a Juma program on the other side of town and for fears that I might get stuck in traffic. It was felt appropriate that we postpone the program till today. Before continuing just a few questions. The question is asking if the sons of jacoba salat wa salam or prophets the same sons that could use of Allah His salat wa salam thrown into the well. There are a number of Tafseer have different Some have said that the word and the use
reference in the i o if you find in Surah Al Baqarah. Way Allah subhanho wa Taala says kulu ama Nebula Monza de Lena La La Rahim always Merida is harkaway A COBOL As above, so the mention of us but some of the allameh have interpreted interpreted it as, as as bad meaning the children of Yaqoob AlLahi Salatu was salam, some of the other olema say that this is the US but being spoken about here does not refer to the children of Adam, I have sorry, of Yaqoob alayhi salatu was Salam. However, as bad meaning as you would say in the Arabic language caballo, as you would say, to other tribes, which are not from the Arabs, Agim Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best but if they were, or if this
interpretation of Dharma is correct in depth, that they were from that as well meaning they are vs bot and from some of the profits, then that would also teach us a lesson. And the lesson that we are taught is that we should never judge people on the things that they do at the beginning stages of their lives. You should never ever be called the bad that someone has done if a person actually
Allah subhanho wa Taala grants him guidance and he becomes the team he becomes a practicing Muslim, we should never be from amongst those who actually recall the bad past that this person might have had Allah subhanho wa Taala forgives all sins and Allah subhanho wa Taala is always able to forgive this person and Allah subhanaw taala obviously if he is a practicing Muslim has accepted Him and granted him guidance instead we should make dua for Allah for a lot of goodness for our Muslim brothers and sisters. So Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best if I wish for a blessing that Allah subhana wa Taala has granted somebody but don't wish it to be taken away from them is this jealousy?
This is a good question. If you wish for a blessing that Allah subhanho wa Taala has granted somebody and you don't wish that Allah subhana wa Taala takes it from them they know that can be termed as jealousy because jealousy is when you actually question why Allah subhanho wa Taala has given somebody and you wish for the thing to be taken away and we spoke about jealousy in the previous lessons that we've taken into the use of and we've seen the evil that it causes. And we did mention a lot of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said he Yakumo has a debt stay away from hazard and in so many other Hadith Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as mentioned this in the
Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about hazard. In fact, a quick idea that comes to mind is also in Surah Al Baqarah. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, what the cathedral mean I live keytab loja Duna. Coming by the manickam Kufa hacer them mean Andy unfussy him by the maccabean Allah who will help that many the people are many of the people from amongst the Christians and the Jews from amongst the people of the book who wish if you could turn away as they did, and become disbelievers after you have actually believed out of envy, meaning out of jealousy, Hazard, out of jealousy is they are jealous of you and that's why we wish for you to turn back to the aspect of being a disbeliever
after Allah subhanho wa Taala has caused you to believe so, this is an ayah talking about jealousy. Another idea which comes to mind is the ayah Allah subhana wa Taala says you have to do the NASA Allah, Allah him in public and that is in Surah Nisa. Um yes una nessa Allah Allah.
Tina Allah Ibrahim Al Kitab on hikma, Tina homolka hobbema Allah subhana wa Taala a sink or do they are the jealous men? Are they jealous of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his followers on the absoluteness of a jealous of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his followers for what Allah? Allah Allah has given them out of his mercy out of his bounty out of his blessings. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, if they are then we had already given the family of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, the book and hikma and wisdom and divine revelation. So, this is another is speaking about hazard and then obviously, one short idea that comes to mind and one which we might be reading
on a daily basis is in
sorell phehlukwayo Allah subhanho wa Taala sees women shadow he has it in either has a meaning from the evil of the envia when he envies or from the evil of a person who is jealous. So, from the Quran Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the evils of jealousy then from the sooner Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said de la comme des, amin publikum. He was teaching us that the disease of nations that will be the deed of Oman, the meaning of previous nations have started to spread amongst you and he mentioned so many aspects and from them was the aspect of Allah hesa to well, Baba, meaning, the aspect of being jealous of one another and hating one another. So we ask Allah
subhanho wa Taala his protection from the aspect of jealousy and also Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was teaching us a habit of Allah Allah Jemaine about different diseases or different bad qualities that might spread amongst the woman he said in the house, are you Cebu, Makita Omen that my mo will be sticking with the disease of other nations. And this is a hadith narrated by
by Abu huraira, Allah one. And when he was teaching us a habit of reading this Hadith, and he was teaching them when he was teaching, giving them the lessons of these different diseases from them. He mentioned so many things, and jealousy was from one of them. He mentioned arrogance, he mentioned the aspect of hatred of envy. So hatred and envy and jealousy was taught to us of Rasulullah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he told us that this is a disease. So May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from this disease, the disease of jealousy and hating one another. The last question is, do you interpret dreams No, I do not interpret dreams dreams is a a gift which Allah
subhanho wa Taala grants to a select few. As I mentioned, I did say that my teacher, one of my teachers at my university, Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed him with the ability to interpret dreams. This is a gift that Allah subhanho wa Taala grants on a select few. And even when we go to these people, or if we hear of somebody who actually can interpret dreams, we should make sure that they are from amongst those who interpret these dreams from the Quran and the Sunnah, and not from the minds or from stories. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding. Now, in the last lesson that we had, we stopped, we were speaking about the evils of the tongue. And we said that the
wife of Aziz, how she lied and change the story and accused us of upcoming on to her, she accused him of immoral behavior and use of adding salatu salam stood up for himself and said she is the one who enticed me I am totally innocent over here. Then we saw the evil of the tank again in the aspect of wacol. And a certain field Medina when they were gossiping when the women of the city were gossiping about the wife of the Minister of Egypt, and we said that gossiping also is from the evil of the tongue. And we ended up the talk if I remember correctly speaking about the evils of the tongue when we said, we spoke about lying and that a Muslim shouldn't lie. And we spoke about the
aspect of slandering of backbiting of lying of cheating of deceiving Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from the evils of the tongue, then continuing with continuing with the Tafseer. So the women of the city were obviously in a productive employee to see you. So finally salatu salam, they were in suspense, that Who is this person, what kind of a slave can actually entice a woman of the caliber of the wife of the Minister of Egypt? So they were actually in, you can say in suspense, and they made a plot and Allah tells us that the backbiting was apart when he said Philomena Samia to be macrina he named the aspect of them backbiting about her or gossiping about her. Allah subhanho wa
Taala call that aspect mcca so it was a vain they knew what they wanted to get out from it. So she heard them backbiting about her.
And obviously she got upset about this she goes that how can these people actually speak about me? I will show them exactly what the reality of the situation is. So what did she do work on a nice little film Medina Tamara Tula zz Toronto FC and we spoke about it, but Shiva Hubba and we spoke about what the Anima after Cyril Rahim Allah actually deducted or deduced sorry deduced from this ayah alone he mentioned 10 points and explained 10 ways which the women of the city were actually speaking about the minister's wife so panela and this is the power of the Arabic language as we spoke before, so for me, I've been macrina Otto Salat la hinda.
Tikka Kula Hadith.
Akina wa Jalla him.
So this was her plot and her plan. What she did was, she said, Look, these people obviously are speaking about me. I will show them the reality of the situation. Being a prominent lady as she was she invited all of them for a meal. And obviously she laid it out out of salad. Elena means she
To them for me it
means she prepared the scene for them.
That what I'm after she'd have mentioned Metallica meaning reclined couches. So she laid out the client couches so they would eat and they would relax and feel laid back. They would feel casual, not expecting anything out of the norm. Subhan Allah so she prepared the scene and we know how good she is in preparing scenes, because she prepared it also when she tried to entice use of it. salatu salam, so
she placed reclining couches, she prepared a meal. And they all came for this meal, they all enjoyed, they had a full meal. And as it was the custom of the Arabs after a meal they usually
hand out as dessert fruits. That's what the Arabs usually do as dessert, they would give the guests fruits, so they feel in casual, they've had this big meal. Meaning I mean, you having a meal with the with the with the wife of the Minister of Egypt, so it has to it had to have been a full course meal. So the feeling or casual feeling uncomfortable. She's given them the fruits, they've got the knives in their hand, and they're ready to cut the fruit. And what happens at that when they not even expecting a shock if feeling so casual, feeling old, calm, what does she do? And as we said, she is good at planning at the perfect moment. We'll call it rajani him, she commanded him to come
into the room to come and present himself in front of or to come and present himself in front of these ladies. Now Yusuf Ali salatu salam is a slave he has to obey orders. He probably could have thought that look, she wants me to do something. So he came out.
Allah subhanho wa Taala continues and says Panamera Ito, abbarno Subhana Allah, look at the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala falen Mara aina. When, as soon as they saw him, they greatly admired him. They were in awe with what they were seeing in front of them. They were in absolute shock.
It was beyond the imagination, it was beyond the ability to describe what they were seeing in front of them. Yusuf alayhi salatu salam, a person who possessed half of all beauty, a cabana who saw panela beautiful terminology then walk a
walk on the hash Allah Maha Bashara in her the LM Allah Karim La ilaha illa Allah. So out of this all that they were in, they lost the ability to, I mean, probably they lost their senses for a moment because what happened was they cut right through the fruit and cut the hands as well.
That's how amazed they were looking at use of AlLahi salatu salam Subhana Allah so they cut through the fruit and thus cut their hands so we can actually say no blood is pouring out of their hands. And what do they say? harsh Allah, perfect is Allah subhanho wa Taala perfect look at that the words they are using. Perfect is a lot of binaries that you will jail. So they acknowledge with their eyes, and we can see that they also acknowledge with their own black, so Pamela, I mean, they were bleeding. It got to such a stage where they didn't even feel they lost the feelings for that moment looking at the beauty and handsome this off. Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam. So they acknowledging
his beauty, with their eyesight and with their own blood, we can even say that because they are bleeding here and they say perfect is Allah Subhana Horta, Allah Maha Bashara, and those who understand the Arabic language will appreciate the context of these statements marhaba Bashara.
This is without doubt, not a human being. This is not a human being in her mother in law molecule Kareem
in her mother. So Pamela, they said that this is not a human being instead, he is an angel in Heather elimelech, concurring, and those who study the Arabic language, or specific or actually specialize in the aspect of the expressive form of the Arabic language known as Bulava will understand the contents of the context and see up of this statement where they're not just saying that this is not a human being, but they saying it in such a way where there's so much expressive expressiveness. There's so much shock, there's so much Oh mahadasha as if we are denying the aspect of him meaning the negating himself being a human being and saying this has to be an angel but the
way they are doing it, you can only take the true understanding if you understand it in the Arabic language and again, this is from me, Jasmine Quran, the ability that Allah subhanho wa Taala or the ability that the Quran has to describe events and describe situations, the descriptive ability of the Quran Subhana Allah, so they say Maha Bashara. This is without doubt, not a human being in Heather elimelech and Kareem instead, he is an angel.
They are comparing Yusuf alayhi salaatu wa Salaam to an angel because obviously the angels are extremely handsome as we know the impression we have of them. Allah subhanho wa Taala has created them from light, such handsomeness and such beauty, except obviously, a few angels which Allah subhanho wa Taala has told us about where they are fierce in nature of purpose is best suited Of course, like the English that Allah subhanho wa Taala describes to us in the 28th of June insalata hareem. Allah subhanho wa Taala says Hila buncee that, meaning they are severe, they are fierce, angels guiding them so first purpose is best suited these angels are fearsome and they are difficult
and tough. But the general context that one would have when thinking of an angel is extremely handsome, extremely beautiful, made out of light. So these ladies compared Yusuf alayhi salatu salam to an angel. Then the minister's wife speaks out now she's got her point across.
She's got her point across. So she says pilot further Lee can lead him to Menifee. Now she speaks out. adrenaline pumping. She has proved her point you guys were speaking about me. You guys were going around in the city speaking about me. Now here you are, after seeing us Valley salatu salam, only once you are bleeding. You've seen him only once and you are bleeding. What about me who has to see him every day on a daily basis? With adrenaline pumping, her point being made? She has proved her point that you people are speaking about me and here you come look at the look at him just once and you are justifying his handsomeness with your blood, you are actually bleeding you have cut
yourselves about feeling or about me who has to see him on a daily basis, then what does she say again?
And again, we saying with adrenaline pumping, she says I know what to do.
I know what to analyse. She's telling them I am the one who actually enticed and seduced him or tried to seduce him.
like as if she's not ashamed of her actions. Obviously, as we said, Just imagine, if you put yourself in the correct frame of mind, here she's proved her point. Adrenaline has to be pumping. And as and thus, or after that we find that being shameful is not a quality of hers. She speaks out and says enter our to her nuptse I am the one who enticed him and tried to seduce him, but in the same breath and this is an interesting point. What does she do? She pays Yusuf alayhi salatu salam, she says, I enticed him towards me, for stossel, but he refused. And he didn't fall for my ploy for my plot, and for my plan. So she unashamed fully is telling the women that listen, yes, I am the one
who did it. So what but again,
you Yusuf alayhi salatu salam, ala he is so she's trying to also we can say, teach them how much qualities of Allah salatu salam has that not only is he beautiful from the outside, he's beautiful from the inside, he is chaste. And these qualities are beloved to anybody, the kuffaar and even the Muslim stay who miss around. We find boys today and girls, they engage in messing around totally flouting the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala, girlfriends, boyfriends, etc. But when it comes, or when the time comes for these people to get married, and you ask them what type of a girl do you want what type of a boy you want, they will be first to tell you, we want a chaste person. We want a
wife or a husband who's chaste who doesn't miss around or who hasn't been missing around Subhanallah so even though people miss around and even the Kufa the disbelievers even though they engage in so many immoral activity, the aspect of chastity is beloved to them. And here we see it well aka drama to one of the first 1000 she's admiring his chaste fullness, his ability, or the ability that he had to refrain from her. She admires it. So she says I enticed him and in the same breath, she praises him for stossel. Then she gets a bit more serious and says, Well, if Allah
Subhana Allah, she gets serious now. And she tells Yusuf alayhi salatu wa sallam that if you don't do when I eat lamb, yes, Alma, Morocco. And again, if you understand the Arabic language, you will understand the seriousness of this context. Let us gentlemen, what are your Konami lasallian if use of you don't do what I'm asking you to do, you will be jailed, and you will be from amongst the losers. In fact, if we try and do justice to the translation, we can say that she said, If you owe us of don't do what I do, or what I'm telling you
To do without doubt, you will be jailed. And you will be from amongst the losers. Now why did I say without doubt you will be jailed, and when it came to her accusing him that he will be from the losers. We didn't say without doubt you will be from the losers. This is again the Arabic language we see that when she spoke about Jalen use of it is Salatu was Salam. She used noon at Tokyo, Athena noon at Tokyo, tequila, those who study the Arabic language will know this type of noon. It's a noon, that is placed at the end of a sale of a verb. And what does it do? It gives emphasis to the verb. So she's saying she's not just saying our jail you use if you're saying without doubt, you
will be jailed. But when it comes to her actually accusing him of being from amongst the losers, he didn't use the same moon, she just left the verb as it was.
So she says, without doubt, you will be jailed. Rest assured Don't even think about it, you will definitely be jailed if you don't consider doing what I'm telling you to do. But in regards to him being from amongst the losers and from from amongst those who are small from amongst those who are debased, she couldn't actually affirm it. Why? This again is from the power in the revelation of Allah subhanho wa Taala such such apt terminology such apt wording, so many listens for us, each word that you read in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala is an ocean of lessons for us the words and that's why I said when we were speaking about gossiping, and that it's generally done by the
women. We said the men also do it. But the fact that Allah said what God and he saw he said the women of the city were gossiping about her. He didn't say the people of the city were gossiping. So the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned, the women of the city were backbiting is a lesson for us. It wasn't just put that in vain. So here, we learn why she affirmed the aspect of him being jailed. And she didn't affirm the aspect of him being from amongst the losers, and from amongst those who are small, we learn that it was in her hands to actually j Yusuf Ali salatu salam, the jailing aspect was in her hands.
Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam was the slave and she was the master. So it was in her hands to Jay Yusuf alayhi salatu salam, but in making him from amongst those who are small and those who have no honor, that's not in her hands. That is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala Subhana Allah. So the aspect of her JD Yusuf alayhi salaatu wa Salaam that was in her hands, she was the master she had every right to change him. Even if she was being oppressive, he was being oppressive. That's why she affirmed it. But in regards to him being from amongst the losers, no, that's not in our hands that's in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah subhanho wa Taala gives honor to the person
who he wishes and he gives this grace or takes away honor from those who he wishes. This is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala and not in the hands of any human being. So this is what we can learn from that. ayah. So once again, we can't help but acknowledge the superior quality of Yusuf alayhi salatu salam, what character, what patience, what determination, he just was in Allah subhanho wa Taala. We mentioned all the tests he's been through, and again, I'll still say
that it's nothing stuff, he still got so many more tests to go through and respected listeners again. This Sora was revealed to optimize the Muslim Ummah, as we mentioned in the first episode, when we're discussing, or when we were discussing the reasons of revelation of the surah and today we living in days and times when we are depressed, we are facing this depression and this anxiety, you know, little things are affecting us, you know, the cost of living or the the environment in the home, you know, little things may be getting to us, we feeling depressed, a few tests that Allah subhanho wa Taala may be testing us with is making us is giving us discomfort, we are not being
content. Can we even relate to the trouble of the use of alayhi salatu salam has been going through, we can't, we can't. If we thought we had troubles and problems. Look at what use of Allah His salat wa salam is going through, and look how he is passing each test with flying colors again, this time, he is placed in the situation whereby he was before when he was locked up in the room. Now, it's not just one woman, he's faced with a group, a room of women. And he's being told that Listen, you better do what we tell you or you are in trouble. With all the weaknesses we discussed before that Yusuf alayhi salatu salam had with all the weaknesses, he is in a foreign land, he's it's a foreign
language. It's a foreign Deen, he is the slave he is weak weakness upon weakness. Now add an extra weakness whereby he's being commanded now do it or else
now how would you and I fit in that kind of situation so panela But did he lose hope? No, he didn't. He did.
He starts saying Why me? No he didn't. Did he start feeling depressed? No, he didn't. SubhanAllah What did he do? Once again? Test upon test every time he took solace from Allah subhanho wa Taala he placed his trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala What did he do here? He turned to Allah subhanho wa Taala he turned to Allah
wa jal. And what did he say? He said,
Allah be a seed, you know, I have boo LA, Mina de la, La ilaha illa Allah, he turns to Allah subhana wa Taala and says, that, Oh Allah, prison is more beloved to me, than that which they are calling me to. Now he's not asking Allah subhanho wa Taala to throw him into jail, or to put him into jail. But he's saying that he I'm faced with two options. They're telling me do this, how long do this act of immorality, or else you will be thrown into the jail? Yeah, a law being thrown into the jail and being in your obedience is more beloved to me than actually engaging in the harm that these people are asking me to engage in La ilaha illa Allah, what a believer Subhana Allah Allah. This is the
quality of a believer This is the aspect of him and that in every circumstance, my dear listener, no matter how serious it may be, no matter how depressed you may be, no matter how much Allah is testing, you might feel that you're weak I can manage. In any case, you turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala, you are the slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You know that no one can benefit you. No one can harm you except one Allah, you are not a slave of your desires. You are a slave of one Allah azza wa jal al La Ilaha Illa who he is one and there is no one but him there is no one worthy of worship except one Allah so you realize this, and you do everything and anything to remain in the
obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala not leaving one moment for you to gain the anger of Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is what you sow Valley Salaam has shown us time and time again.
The strength of his email, he says yeah, Allah prison is more beloved to me, than that which these people are calling me to.
the essence of the amount of Yusuf alayhi salatu salam shows he forfeits the pleasures of this world for one Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, today, respected elders and brothers, speaking about the condition of the Muslim Ummah, in regards to the children in regards to the drugs that they are falling into, in regards to the alcohol in the girlfriends and the boyfriends, etc, all the pleasures of the dunya use of it. So that was me saying, nevermind, I'm not taking the pleasures of the dunya he's being thrown into jail. Even with that, he said, it's better to me than actually being
being in a moment of disobedience with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Today we find our children falling into these avenues to kind of light I don't want to go on again about the aspect of upbringing we spoke about it when we discuss the relationship between father and son at the beginning of the story where use of approached his father and his father advised him but respected elders and brothers today, some parents are neglecting this aspect we find, you know, mothers and fathers today, some of them actually saying that let my daughter dress how she wants because she's in her mother and father's home tomorrow when she gets married, she won't be able to dress like this. What kind of a
statement is this? My dear mothers, my dear father's? What kind of a statement is this whereby you are more than willing to let your child actually be in the disobedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala for a bit of pleasure in the dunya is the success this is not success. And by them not doing it no one is even saying we're gonna throw them into jail. This will be okay use of it. So that's what Sam is faced with the aspect and the duck thought of being in prison. So panela so these are questions that we need to ask, or you know, ask ourselves which we engage today, in in following our desires, our own desires we forget, we begin to think that we are slaves to our own desires, we forget that
we are slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala we have to live a reality and the reality is this life on average will be 60 years and then you will attend to one Allah subhanho wa Taala and answer for every single thing you said or did once you are in this world, we are not meant for this world respected elders and brothers we are meant in all circumstances, to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala immediately, we shouldn't ever leave a chance to earn the anger of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding, respected elders and brothers you know, Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't need us My dear brothers and sisters Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't need us. Allah
subhana wa Taala if you wanted in an instant he can get rid of all of us and come with a nation who is obedient. Allah subhanho wa Taala says and sort of Yeshua y t b halycon. Jared, Metallica, Allah hippy as he is that if Allah subhanho wa Taala actually wanted, he could get rid of you in an instant, in an instant and come with a new creation and then he says, Why modelica Allah Aziz and for Allah Subhan
What Allah that is extremely easy. So Yusuf Ali Salatu was salam, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant is the understanding use of Allah His Salatu was Salam here says, Yeah, a lot suffering in the prison is better for me than suffering the guilt that I would have. If I disobeyed you. Such chestatee you may earn any ill it's better for me than that, which they are encouraging me to and calling me to and commanding me to what he left us with. I'm Nikki de una de La La Nina. He tells Allah subhanho wa Taala that Yeah, Allah if you don't avert from me
the evil of the actions and the and the evil that they are commanding me to do us boo la hinda
your eyes making for Allah subhanho wa Taala he said, Yeah, Allah. If you don't help me in this situation, I am totally weak. I cannot assist myself. I am trying my best but y'all I need your help. Yeah, Allah if you don't avert from me, the evil that these people are calling me to spoil him that I will, I will incline towards them. What a communal janene and be from amongst those who are ignorant. And remember, we discussed the aspect of Jacqueline of jargon of being ignorant, whereby you know something is wrong, and you still do it.
You know something is wrong, but you don't have the authority to make yourself act accordingly. So you know, the do's and the don'ts, but you still engage in the don'ts when you're not supposed to. So Yusuf alayhi salatu salam says, Allah, if you don't assist me over here, or if you don't save me, I will be inclined to this evil that they're calling me to MB from those who are just ignorant, whereby I know what the calling me to is haram and I might just end up falling into it. So he asked Allah subhanho wa Taala for assistance.
Now, listen to what he's saying. I just want to bring fact again or speak about the power of the Quran or the power of the revelation of Allah subhanho wa Taala the use of Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling Allah subhanho wa Taala says, what he let us or if he doesn't just say Allah save me. He says, Yeah, Allah if you don't save me, it's more powerful. It's more reaching and cooling out. Again, the power of the Arabic language is for example, if someone says
I'm drowning, save me. If someone calls out and says, I'm drowning, save me and if he says, if you don't save me, I'll drown this difference. If someone just says I'm drowning, save me or if you say is, if you don't save me a drowned there's a difference already. We can feel this more reaching out in the statement. When someone says if you don't save me, I will transfer UCLA Serato Sam doesn't just say, yeah, Allah save me. He's reaching out to Allah subhanho wa Taala he's the way he's the most weakest in this room. He's in the weakest condition. He's reaching out and calling to Allah subhanho wa Taala saying, Yeah, Allah, if you don't save me, if you don't avert the evil, then I
will be forced to our be inclined to it, what a communal jehlen and be from amongst those who are ignorant. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from being in the category of those who are evil, I mean,
so, moving on. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, festa Jabba Allah hora boo fissara Allah who came in who was sent me with Adam
foster Jabba la hora Baba subhanho wa Taala response to use of adding salatu salam, and that is Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah responded to him and averted from him. The evil plan the evil plan of these ladies and Allah subhanho wa Taala says Indeed, Allah subhanho wa Taala is the most hearing and Allah subhanho wa Taala is knowledgeable of everything.
So Yusuf Alayhi, salaatu wa Salaam turns to Allah and he says, y'all I don't have the ability yet Allah if you don't save me, I'm gonna be in a problem. Please save me. Allah subhanho wa Taala immediately responds to him and this is respected listeners the quality of a believer that even if when they are faced with heroin, immediately they remember Allah subhanho wa Taala they reach out to Allah subhanho wa Taala and seek assistance. Allah subhanho wa Taala says an ayah that comes to mind in the levena taco either Mr. Holmes, how not to be alive again. Look at the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala in describing a situation he says in the Latina taco oedema, Samba if Amina shavon, to the
that those who believe those who fear Allah subhana wa Taala if they are never mind being in the problem, if they are touched with evil if shavon just whispers to them, something haram or whispers to them an idea of doing something haram just the mere fact that your body is whispering to them either Mr. Home, but even misshapen what do they do to cuddle immediately remember Allah subhanho wa Taala without wasting time they remember Allah subhanho wa Taala and reach out to Allah subhanho wa Taala and seek Allah subhanho wa Taala assistance
Either home of zero and and they are upon guidance immediately. So temptations come to all. Nobody can say I'm free from temptations. We are all faced with temptations respected elders and brothers, my dear mothers and sisters, this is a fact of men and worship on our day to plan and protect against men, you will be faced with temptation, but a true believer avert this temptation How? By turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then Allah continues and says from Ubud, Allahu,
Allahu Allah, Allah yet, lest you don't know.
So it became apparent to these women, that there is no way we're going to get Yusuf alayhi salatu salam, to fall to our planning process. So there's nothing left for us to do we have to protect our name, we have to protect our fame. There's nothing left for us to do except that we have to pay him some hand a lot. So now he is imprisoned, chest upon chest, chest upon chest, taken away from his father, as a child thrown into the world as a young boy, transported out of Palestine be what you know, without his consent, then taken to a foreign land and sold as a slave when he's actually innocent. Then he is faced with the incident with the wife of the Minister of Egypt. Now he's being
jailed when he's totally innocent. totally correct. He is the innocent party, they are all guilty. Talk about the height of oppression, a innocent person is going to jail. And those who are guilty are free to roam the land. What kind of test is this respected elders and brothers do our problems actually come close to the problems of Yusuf alayhi salatu salam? And on top of that, in every circumstance, he passed each test with flying colors. I mean, he's still saying he hasn't gotten met. Some of us even lose our minds. You know, I remember I was in Saudi Arabia recently when the stock market actually crashed. And it hasn't never crashed like that in so many years. And in the
newspapers, we were reading of businessmen who became mad overnight, obviously, they were losing large amounts people lost in excess of 10 to 15 million reals overnight. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us However, they lost this money overnight. It was a test from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And what happened? They suffered a chemical imbalance and winds met
overnight. They forgot the names they forgot the families and any psychologist will tell you that if a person goes mad, you cannot return the situation back to normal. The best you can do is contain these situations. So Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam has every right to go mad look at the test is going through, but he's a man stands out. He's a man stands out and only human respected elders and brothers can stop a person from from actually having a chemical imbalance of actually going mad. Why? Because he understands a believer. He understands that he is the servant of Allah subhanho wa Taala he understands that
decree and destination is not in his hands. It is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah subhana wa Taala is testing him or her and it is up to us to be patient. And I did mention it and I'll mention it again. either. I have Bella who I hadn't patella who if Allah subhanho wa Taala loves a person, Allah subhana wa Taala with tests that person Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran that do you think it is enough for you just to say you believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala and then Allah subhanho wa Taala will leave you alone, respected elders, my dear mothers, my dear fathers, my dear sisters, my dear brothers, Allah subhana wa Taala has created for us agenda, to get
to gender, we have to earn it. It's not just there to get on the plate we are living in a world governed by a constitution, how we find ourselves with this constitution or with this constitution will determine the gentleman will determine if we do get done the first and foremost and he shall if we die as believers we will and also how we fail with this constitution will determine the rank in gender that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us so Yusuf alayhi salatu wa sallam displaying exquisite levels of patience,
and passing all the tests that Allah subhanho wa Taala has placed upon him and he is jailed. Whilst he is innocent. He has been oppressed. And now the story into the next phase we now use violaine salatu salam finds himself in the prison.
What the hell am I was teaching.
Now there's a lot of lessons that we can take from this. So let us pay attention. I mean, the whole cabinet aspect of Yusuf alayhi salatu salam wa signifiant Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us now Yusuf alayhi salaatu wa salam is in the prison, and with him into two young men for 10 meaning youth from the youth to young men. One of them said, Bala huduma, in the arani, a pseudo camera. Indeed, I see myself
squeezing wine, meaning extracting wine or pouring wine for
for the for the king. Well, it didn't actually say for the king, but he says I see in the dream that I am actually squeezing or pouring wine, we're calling a hurry.
The second person said in the ronnie Miller for Karachi, Hamza the second person said that I see myself carrying upon my head some bread. That could mean I see myself carrying on top of my head some bread and the birds eating this bread they are picking this bread from the top of my head.
Then the Ask him a bit in a bit weird in Nana Raka minomycin Subhana Allah Allah we will take our This is just from the statement in nanorod Camila Marcin, they asked use of Allah salatu wa Salaam and say that oh use of old nice person. Please interpret these dreams for us. Indeed, we see you from the good doors or from those who do good.
Already in the statement, we learned an important aspect. The aspect that Yusuf alayhi salatu salam is still passing his test extremely well. He is jailed beyond his wish he is I mean, he's he obviously he said that jail is better to him than the sin. But it wasn't his wishes. not asking. It wasn't the ideal thing for him. So he's in jail, being innocent, being oppressed, he's sitting in jail. But what do we learn from this if we learn that he's not soaking? He's not sitting there and sulking and saying, Yeah, Allah, why me? You know, all the difficulties have gone through. And you know, how come you're not answering my eyes? And you know, I mean, so halala making dry and I'm
making dry and you're not answering me? He's not being weakened, easy, man.
as some people complain and say today, I mean, many a person has told me that, you know, I'm making so much noise on answering me. You should never ever, ever, my beloved listeners ever. Question Allah subhanho wa Taala is like this big door that you are knocking when you make dua, and the door is opening slowly. You've knocked it for so many years. And this door is opening slowly. And then for one moment you say Yeah, hello, why are you not answering me? Why are you testing me? This big door that you've been knocking for so long just shuts upon you.
It just shuts upon you. So Pamela, so you're so funny. So that was not here? sulking being being unsociable. These two men are these young men who have entered the prison Caesar Valley salatu wa salam and they are testifying that indeed we see you from those who have knowledge. Why? Because they asked him to interpret the dreams for them first and foremost. And then they say, we see you from the good doers. So he's not sitting there talking. He's optimistic he's carrying on he is for him as long as he has Allah subhanho wa Taala nothing else matters to him. As long as he has Allah Subhana Allah nothing else matters to him. So even if he's in jail, he didn't make his up angry. So
he is totally at peace. So these to see the goodness of use of Allah He salatu salam, and this ayah teaches us that he wasn't sulking, he was totally content with the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Whatever Allah subhanho wa Taala does, Allah does good.
We also learn from this the aspect of asking those who are knowledgeable in that which we don't know.
We should speak to those who are qualified in a field that we might be having problems with, instead of just, you know, passing statements by ourselves or going to those who don't have knowledge.
First, I love the Korean Peninsula, Allah Allah subhanho wa Taala says, that ask the people of knowledge, those of understanding if you do not know, these two men, obviously I've seen this dream. And they've seen knowledge and use of it is Salatu was Salam in the manner in which he's conducting himself. So they approached him and they asked him that, look, we are confused about this. We've seen this dream we see you from amongst those who might be able to help us with it, can you please assist us? So this is what we also learn from this ayah
Yusuf alayhi salatu salam portrayed himself appropriately, and as we'll see later, he will portray or explain to them the dream, however, in the next coming, if there is a bar and ocean, a madrasa of lessons that's your use of Allah salatu salam actually dealt with this or with these two men use of it so that was some response to them. He says, Okay, you've seen these two dreams. I've heard what you have to say Leah chikuma. Teresa Pani Elana to Kumar B to D. to Kumasi. Yusuf Ali salat wa salam says, You will not receive your food or the food, the meal that you're about to have, maybe it's lunch, maybe it's supper, whatever it is, the meal that you are about to eat, won't come to you,
except that I've already interpreted the dream for you.
I will interpret the dream before the meal actually comes. That is from what my lord has taught me meaning Allah subhanho wa Taala Indeed, I have left the religion of those who do not believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala and the way of those who don't believe in the year after. So already here, the so much for us to learn now the first and the first
question we asked you to do, why didn't use Valley salatu salam actually tell them the dream? Why did he want to wait? Why did he say Listen, I've heard what you have to say. But what I'm going to do is I'm not going to speak to you now. I'll wait till the media is about to come. And before it comes, I will tell you the dream. We learn important aspects just from the practice of Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam here and this is especially for those who are active in the field of inviting towards good and preventing from Eva
Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam. She's an ample opportunity to invite towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. He's in the prison. He's doing the dour, even though he was in this oppressive situation. He didn't forget Allah subhanho wa Taala The first thing on his mind is to invite towards Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is what is expected from the followers of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, welcoming come
a long way
dtb from you those who invite towards good and prevent from evil, and Allah subhanho wa Taala said that tomasulo Rasul Allah, Allah he was selling them is the best of all nations. Why? Because they have the responsibility that the prophets had AlLahi wa salatu wa salam, O Allah says,
reject leanness, you are the best of nations Why? Marina Bill maroof was an owner and you invite was good, and you prevent from evil. So this is the constant thinking that should be in the followers of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam each and every one of us in any circumstance that we may be in, we should be thinking, plotting and planning, not actually plotting, because putting would be planning something evil, but we should be planning and constantly thinking of how we can, you know, give up this dollar, how can we invite towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we learned that aspect. We also learned that as a learned person, when you are approached by those seeking knowledge, don't
only tell them that which they want to know. Don't only tell them that these people wanted to know what good leads, they wanted the interpretation of their dreams. The use of adding Salatu wassalam teaches us here that don't tell them only that which they want to know tell them that which they need to know. They may not know that they need to know this knowledge, the knowledge of the heat, the knowledge of the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we may not know that they need this knowledge, but tell them what they want to know and tell them that also which they need to know because as we will see in the ayat coming after this usage, I think salat wa salam is inviting
towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. In fact, he already is when he said that I have left the way of those who don't believe in Allah.
He's telling them something that they didn't want to know. But he knows that they need to know it. And he's telling them that I have left the way of those who don't believe in the hereafter. So they didn't want to know this. But he knew that they need to know it. So immediately we learn from use of it. salatu salam, the aspect, when we teaching somebody something, we should teach them that which they need to know, not just that which they want to know. Allah subhana wa Taala grant us the understanding.
Then Yusuf alayhi salatu salam does the Dow first
and how does he do it? If we really analyze the situation? He does it with good character. If he was soaking in the prison, and if he was being an optimistic, if he didn't have if he didn't show a good powertrains, would these two actually have come to him? So use a vida his salatu salam first and foremost gives out the power by having good characters but elegant brothers. We need to be from amongst those who have good character as well my akula Daniel abdomen piano, Nicola has Nicola that the heaviest things aspects that will be on the scale of a belief on the day of the AMA is the fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala and good character. Today respected elders and brothers we live my dear
brothers and sisters we living in a day and age where it is difficult to do our it is difficult to openly invite to Allah subhanho wa Taala we should be from amongst those who invite through our character, we should show a high level of character we should be different to the kuffar our children in school when they're sitting in class, the teacher may see an apparent difference or difference between
the non Muslim students and the Muslim students in that the Muslim students perform always better than the non Muslim students. They have better character they are more pleasing to deal with. They have this concept of saying please, of saying thank you. I'm saying may I have you know, ma'am, sir, we should have a good character. The speech should be soft and humble, not vulgar Lamia, ko Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam fascia. While I'm with aphasia, Laconia could in theory,
that was a loss of Allahu alayhi wa sallam was never Volga, in his speech was never Volga in his actions. And he used to say that the best amongst you are those who are good in character. The best way in this day and age My dear mothers, my dear fathers, my dear brothers and sisters to do that what is through your own character in your business dealings? How was Islam spread to north and Asia
Through good business dealings, no one had to speak out there was honesty in business today we find ourselves lying about our cost prices Subhanallah swearing by Allah subhanho wa Taala when we dealing and again Allah subhana wa we are warned Islam teaches us against this. If we look at business dealings, we find that the Muslims are always delaying when it comes to making the payments, we find that Muslims cheques would have a chance of bouncing, you wouldn't expect the Muslim brother to pay you a chicken and the chick bouncing but today we find it in our businesses. So the Muslims are not showing this high caliber of character that we should be showing. I'll stop
here talking about character. I think our time has come to an end. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding, again, we're not lashing out at anybody. We're bringing out something which is a reality something which needs to be discussed. We are not from amongst those people who sweep problems underneath the carpet, we are the amorphous, all of us have Allahu alayhi wa sallam, we always have to address problems that we may have, my dear listeners, anything that I did say which was wrong is from myself and shavon and I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala His forgiveness if and everything correct in the step series from Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah subhanho wa Taala is
perfect. Join me again tomorrow in sha Allah Allah sallallahu wasallam Baba kalenna Alana Bina Mohammed Ali or Sahaja my