Surah Yusuf 11 Years Of Draught
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa
sallim ala Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ijeoma. In a bad, respected listeners Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Today is Wednesday the 16th of August 2006. Once again, it is my pleasure to be with you. I hope yesterday, I didn't give anybody a headache. I know we went through a lot of stuff. And at a quicker pace. Remember I said we are pressed for time. It's not my intention to speak so fast. But there's so much that we still have to say, and I said yesterday, we are leaving so much already. So we have to picking up the pace. I don't have much time left. And we have so much of the surah still to go. Now. I'm not going to answer any questions as I'm trying to
utilize the time today to the best of our advantage in going through the surah. So please can you write into me via email as it was given to you out by the station or it was given out to you by the station Sajid Hamad
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I spoke about patience and we said that Yusuf alayhi salatu salam showed exquisitely that he possessed both categories of patients of cybernetic theory Well, if there are patients when you choose to be patient like he chose to be when the king requested him to come out of the prison, he chose to be patient. And the other type of patients when you are you have to be patient and Allah subhanho wa Taala test you and you exercise patience, and then we said that a solid theory or when you have to exercise patience, that category is divided into two other categories, which are patients in the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So burfi bartylla that you are patient when it
comes to the performance of your Salawat and all those things that Allah subhanho wa Taala made compulsory upon you obviously we have to exercise patience as Chapin is a constant enemy and he's always trying to turn us away from worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala and being in obey or being in the, in the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala so we have to have patience in our worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala then we said the second category is a sub or female satilla that we are patient in that which Allah subhanho wa Taala made haram for us, we are patient in that we stay away from these things. Now. Also we have shavon there beautifying it for us, pushing us towards it, but we exercise
patience and restraint and stay away from it. Why? Because we know that Allah subhanho wa Taala has declared this haram first and he has commanded us to stay away from it. And then we said that obviously a theory is patient that you exercise way way or when Allah subhanho wa Taala actually kissed you when he places a condition over you and Allah only test because he loves you either. habila headunit Allah, if Allah subhanho wa Taala loves a person, he will test him. So you might lose a loved one you might lose in a business investment, you might suffer a loss, somebody got injured, you might have hurt yourself, you know, the different tests the different trials and
tribulations that a believer finds himself going through these are just from Allah subhanho wa Taala and he exercised patience in that. And for him, it is better and Allah subhanho wa Taala is with those who are patient. So this is just a recap of what we said in regards to patience yesterday. I know I did go over it a bit quickly. yesterday. So this is a recap for those who might have missed a few points. Then we spoke about enough's the soul and we said or we read the i O Allah subhanho wa Taala said in a nutshell a model can be so that the soul is inclined towards evil and Allah subhanho wa Taala said Amar Amar meaning or Allah subhanho wa Taala is using the expressive form of the verb.
So meaning that you're not inclined to evil in a manner that is beyond comprehension. It loves all that will shape and beautifies and everything that Allah subhanho wa Taala said is haram. It is inclined with a Moroccan bisou exceptive Allah subhanho wa Taala has mercy upon it. And then we said that some Allah have divided the soul into two categories and some have divided it into three Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best, but we said that those who have divided it into two they said that one is enough Amar to soothe your soul which is inclined to evil and the second category is a knifes.
My inner the content so and then the Lama who divided it into three categories said no, there's never a Moroccan be suit just as those in the first category said then the soul which is inclined towards evil and then enough smooth my inner the soul which is content and then the third category is a knifes Aloma self reproaching soul. So they came up with three categories. So the reason why I am mentioning these different categories and the different sayings and interpretations of the allameh is for beneficial purposes as I said I am speaking on a we are reaching out to a cosmopolitan audience people from different walks of life and I did mention that they are students
of knowledge actually tuning in and this is for benefit of them and I did say after that that for the normal person what we need to understand is that part of our makeup is that we have a soul enough's and this next is a matter to be sued, it is inclined towards evil. Our job as a believer as a worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala is to work against this knifes is to teach the snaps is to train the snaps make it an absolute Aloma reproach it continuously, every time it is inclined to haraam you say no. If it wants to listen to music, you say no, if it wants to eat haram it says you say no. If you want to dress in a manner that is disliked Allah subhanho wa Taala you say no. So you
are constantly reproaching this neffs you are training it and thus you convert it from a knifes a Moroccan bisou enough's which is in taste, enticed and inclined towards evil to Yeah, your turn. Yeah, yeah.
Which is the laughs That is content that loves that at the time of death. Allah subhanho wa Taala calls out to it in a manner that Allah subhanho wa Taala is pleased with it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all from amongst those who at the time of death, Allah subhanho wa Taala actually called out to us by saying yes.
Now before going on just an important thought that came to my mind yesterday. And I was just remembering what my teachers were teaching me in regards to the aspect of Alistair rock, but in hubiera, the aspect of somebody drowning in the heat of a moment or somebody letting the moment get the best of them. And the reason why this came to mind is when my lecturers were lecturing me in regards to the use of they were putting out or pulling out from the surah so many aspects were by yaku palestra
salat wa salam and Yusuf alayhi salatu. Salam were passing the test of allistic prophylactic and how they're whereby you're faced with a situation and
you're faced with a circumstance and situation and you come out on top. So what is the main reason for divorces nowadays for a husband to divorce his wife is still there he is in a condition or a situation where he lets the moment get the better of him. Obviously, I'm talking about divorce in, you know, abnormal circumstances, not normal circumstances where really both parties have tried. And at the end of it all, the only way out is divorced. We I'm talking about premature divorces, or immature divorces, whereby it just happens all of a sudden, and then both parties are in regret. What is the cause of this? And is the rock laughing? How dare you let the moment get the better of
you. And as a result, what happens? You act in a manner that you wouldn't act normally, and thus afterwards, you regret your actions. So this is the main cause of divorce. Let us look at the story of use of Allahu salatu wa sallam, when used to value Salam was was thrown into the well. He didn't fall into this aspect of letting the moment get the better of him. He was a young boy, he could have or that could have happened to him. But he couldn't he pulled himself together. And he held himself together. And he placed his trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala and was patience. He didn't fall prey to the aspect of LSD rock we live in how the law whereby you let the moment get the better of you.
That's 1.1 part. Then you have jacoba salatu salam, after his children in forming that use Valley his Salatu was Salam is eaten by a wolf. At that moment, it is very easy for somebody to drown in the heat of the moment, meaning you've heard this news, you're not even ready for it. It's the last thing you would expect and then you hear this is like a big bang that happens to you. In that moment. You would forgive somebody for acting in a manner in an abnormal manner in a manner which is not praiseworthy. However, jacoba salat wa salam conducts himself appropriately. He pulls himself together and he doesn't fall prey to the heat of the moment. Then we have the aspect of use of Aliso
that was being sold as a slave. When he sold as a slave, he still keeps himself together. He puts his trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala. He is saying most people who become insane is because they fall prey to the rock.
How they are, they are faced with a circumstance and situation whereby they end up falling prey to the heat of the moment and they lose their minds use of it. So that was being sold as a slave beyond his wish, holds himself together and passes through the test of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Then use the padding so that was jailed oppressive, he's totally innocent, and he's thrown into the jail. This is code this is a moment which one can fall prey to, but he doesn't fall into the aspect of LSD, rock, philosophical data, the reason why I'm saying it over and over again, maybe some of us will recognize it, and memorize it. And I hope we understand the steps respected listeners, we need to make sure that we conduct ourselves appropriately. Allah subhanho wa Taala will test us if we're having problems at home, we need to deal with them properly. We shouldn't deal with them in an abnormal manner. We shouldn't deal with him in a moment where the moment is hot, our minds are hot,
we're not thinking properly, and then we carry out actions that we definitely will regret later. And the same way with parents when it comes to the children. Don't ever fall prey to this aspect of living the moment get the better of you. Always be the bigger person. Stop and think Take a deep breath Sit down. If the situation doesn't allow that. Walk out the home, go to the masjid read Torah cuts Salah, ask Allah subhana wa Taala, his assistance cooldown and then return back to the home and solve the problem in a normal manner while you are with your senses, thinking properly, making sure that after everything is complete, you don't regret your actions. So this is an important lesson.
And as I said, the biggest problems we have today is because of this the reasons or the aspects of divorce, the reason why they break down or there is a breakdown in communication in the homes today, Muslim homes, and also in the different walks of lives in our businesses, brothers fighting with one another Muslim brothers and real brothers blood brothers. This is all from the praise of Japan and a person's weakness in controlling his anger and a person's weakness in falling prey to at least iraq feeling how they're falling prey to the heat of the moment, letting the moment get the bit off you may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all. So that is a brief recap of what happened yesterday and
the little point that I wished to share with you now Yusuf Ali salatu salam, as we know is cleared the king Astor ladies, the ladies, confessed his innocence and confessed they guilt. And we seen the the main culprit was the wife of the minister she actually spoke out and declared Yusuf alayhi salatu salam innocence yesterday I ended on the aspect of the ayah whereby Allah subhanho wa Taala said when Allah Allah advocated that Allah subhanho wa Taala does not guide the plan of those who betray. And I said this ayah reminds one of the i o of Allah subhanho wa Taala said in Allah, Allah usili Herman and obsidian that Allah subhanho wa Taala does not support and may correct the work of
those who cause problems, the work of those who are out to spoil. This is something which we need to understand sooner to lakonia Fatma in meaning this is the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala. In his creation, you need to be at peace. If you have somebody who acts with ulterior motives in life. Tell him in Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala does not assist the way of those who do wrong. Those who spoil a student who cheats, as I said yesterday, we say in the la police department, and we've seen a person who shows one quality on the outside yet he possesses the opposite on the inside. In the law, law, usually her MLM obsidian a person who's unjust in their
dealings in their business dealings, or with their children, or with society at large. We say in the law, MLM obsidian, this is something we need to understand respected elders, respected brothers, my dear mothers and sisters, we need to understand that Allah subhanho wa Taala does not support the way of those who do wrong, just in the case, or as in the case of use of Allahu salatu salam, they did wrong to him, but at the end, who came out on top and who remained at the bottom and later on, we'll see when the brothers of use value so that was actually enter Egypt, who is above them who is in a position of honor and status, and we are what is the condition of them so many years down the
line after they did all that wrong. In the law, hilariously Ramadan was sitting in our homes, we have somebody who is unreasonable, they are out there to cause problems. And today, this is, you know, we are these companies in the home. Maybe it's the new Georgina, who's entered the home and we have a difficult mother in law, or maybe it's a good mother in law and it's a difficult daughter in law and we have circumstances and situations affecting the equal balance of the home, you know, affecting the equilibrium of the home the you know, the normal balance of a home. We need to understand in the law is the harmony of sin instead of blowing something out of proportion, be
patient, deal with it and Allah subhanho wa Taala will not assisted why
Because Allah zwei is not to assist those who do wrong. So this is a lesson also which I thought is important I share with you an important idea in the La La usili who are Muslim obsidian. This is the son of Allah subhanho wa Taala in his creation, memorize it, learn it, understand it and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect one in all from being from amongst the group or those who actually go out in the land and spoil and cause mischief We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala his protection. So the king said to the wine Porter that bring Yusuf alayhi salatu salam to me. And after everything got cleared out Yusuf alayhi salatu salam came, and then the king after speaking to use of Allah salatu
salam ala Mecca lemahieu Paula inacol Yama Dana McCune, I mean,
after speaking for use of Allah in salat wa salam, he said, Indeed you are today established in a position whereby you are trusted, so panela. So the king obviously recognized good use of it in salatu salam. And we did say that he solved the problem, the best in the land couldn't solve the problem and Yusuf alayhi salatu salam did so even more reason for him to be invited, and for him to be placed amongst the group of those who are advisors to the kings of the king told him that lesson from today you are or you have a trustworthy position, or I am in regards to you a person who trusts you. So you got nothing to worry about from today, Yusuf Ali slotland speaks out to the king and his
In the Happy Valley, we let him here. But before before actually mentioning what we learned from this ayah, the meaning of which is use of adding salatu salam tells the king that appoint me over the slaughterhouses of the land, indeed, I will be a knowing guardian. So remember, use of Allah salatu salam advised him that from the crops that you reap in the seven years of good rain and a good agriculture, you need to store the grain in the spikes and make sure you store these grains in the store houses why when the seven years of drought comes, you are able to feed the people. So use a value select wassalam here says make me in charge of those two houses. We learn from this aspect
respected elders and brothers, my dear listeners, the permissibility of one, putting forward one's qualification. If someone feels that he's qualified for a job, then it is permissible for him to actually go out and put out his credentials and say that Listen, I am qualified for this job. Now, obviously, the teaching of Islam is that and this is what he was taught us that you shouldn't give physicians to those who asked for it. It doesn't mean somebody says, You know what, I want to be in this committee, or I want to be in this company, or I want to take this job responsibility that you end up giving it to them. That's not the teaching of Islam, you give job responsibilities to those
who are qualified to take over that job responsibility. But obviously, without doubt, Yusuf alayhi salatu salam is the most qualified. So you may get the job you may not but use vallin salatu salam puts his credentials forward. In this ayah. Here, we learn an important aspect and that is in the half even amin, Yusuf alayhi salatu salam says, or mentions and teaches us to qualities that should exist in a person, before he applies for a job, he needs to be happy, and he needs to be I mean, so panela use a value Serato Sam teaches us to qualities or criteria that are that is important criteria that should exist in a person of authority. And those who are actually advisors, they need
to be happy, meaning trustworthy, those who look after, and are in the happy, medium, they need to be knowing and knowledge about this is important. You can't give somebody a job, who's trustworthy, but he doesn't have no knowledge of the job. A person who you feel you can trust this person can actually do.
This person can actually or he's trustworthy, I have no problem with him looking after my finances my business, I have no problem. taking advice from him. He's a sincere person, but he doesn't have the knowledge in that circumstance. He's not qualified for the job, or a person who has the knowledge for the job, but he's not trustworthy. So he might know the pros and cons of something. He might be specialized in a particular field. However, he's not trustworthy, him being there is actually detrimental to that post. in that circumstance. You can't hire him also. So this is a lesson for those who actually hire personnel. They need to be from amongst those who have two
important qualities one is happy and one is Allium they need to be knowledgeable and they need to be trustworthy. They need to be a guardian over the job responsibility that they will be taking over. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says what can rarely come occasional use of will get about what woman her hate. Mostly will be Rama, Tina, Manisha wanna know the original mycenean Subhana Allah Allah Yusuf alayhi salatu wa sallam for
I'm aware to when he started off as a young boy in a well, and now he is made the Minister of Egypt. He has a high post and on top of all that he is in charge of the storage of all this food. Now remember seven years are going to come to seven difficult years and use abiding salatu salam has the difficult responsibility of making sure that the crops are harvested and enough is stored and the storage is are safe. And there's no there's no funny business going on. Everything is correct and up to date. We have seven years in front of us, you need a person who truly is qualified. And as we said, There is nobody more qualified the use of allene salatu salam, a prophet of Allah subhanho wa
Taala. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and thus we established use of interland.
To settle there in wherever he works, Yusuf alayhi salatu salam, as a minister now he was no more a slave. He could walk the land, he could go wherever he wants to do. He was a man of status. He was a man of authority. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, we touch with our mercy of those whom we wish and we do not allow to be lost the reward of those who do good Allah subhanho wa Taala is merciful and his mercy is upon those who he wishes it to be on and Allah subhanho wa Taala will not waste the rewards of those who do good and this is something we need to understand. perspectivism is also another Sunnah in a way of Allah subhanho wa Taala in his creation, learn the original machine, Allah
subhanho wa Taala will never let the good of those who do good coach waste as long as you are doing good if Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't give it to you in this world, then indeed he will give it to you in the hereafter. Don't ever lose hope. Don't ever feel I am being so much good. But my two eyes are not being answered. Again. This is from the weakness of email, or maybe shavon will play with you feel that you're doing so much good and the next person is doing bad, but I'm not enjoying as much as the next person know and understand, learn who they are as ramazzini Allah subhanho wa Taala will not waste the reward of those who are or those who do good. Allah subhanho wa Taala will reward
you in full. If he doesn't reward you in this world. He will in the next end, which is a better place to receive the reward of Allah subhanho wa Taala then Allah subhana wa Taala says, Well, I will feel it hyrulean larina Amano what can we act upon? Allah subhanho wa Taala says the reward is better for the believer in the hereafter. And we know that the reward of the after is Jenna Subhana Allah Allah Allah, Allah. Allah hotter Allah has a place that no mind has ever imagined. No AI has ever seen. No ear has ever heard of halala low heart has ever desired. What better place to get the reward of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Again, as we said, this ayah or the surah is meant to optimize
you it was revealed at a time when the Muslims were going through difficulties and sufferings. And I did say that we try to teach the surah to one in all because we find the Muslim Ummah today also going through a tough time we are not optimistic, we having trouble being optimized. So in sha Allah, the surah is a means of making one optimistic, making one have confidence and feel that indeed there is hope and definitely, there is hope. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says that we touch with our mercy those who we wish and we don't let the good of those who do good, go to waste. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says when the heroine Latina, Amano and hamdulillah we are all from the
believers. So the Allah subhanho wa Taala says the reward of the believers highroller in Amador County, for a believer is better.
Well, so Allah subhanho wa Taala says the reward of the Hereafter is better for those who believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala and those who are hearing Allah subhanho wa Taala So don't ever lose hope. My dear mothers and sisters, my dear fathers and brothers, you carry on doing good, the rest is from Allah subhanho wa Taala if you don't get it here, you get it in the hereafter. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says that, that he would have the haftar is better. May Allah subhanho wa Taala be with us both in this world and the hereafter. I mean, now, the story enters yet another face. I still apologize. I know I'm going fast. I did excuse myself and say that we are stuck with time We don't
have much time on our side. The story enters another face after so many years.
Obviously, from the i O Allah subhanho wa Taala says what what we use, we get the understanding that the seven years of harvest is now gone. Seven whole years have passed and we have entered the phase of drought the seven years of drought because Allah subhanho wa Taala says that the brothers of Yusuf came seeking food seeking sustenance. And this is the beauty of the Quran as we said, just in one ayah we can extract so many meanings
And we can we can understand so much more. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, what
he what we use for the Hello la Ferrara for whom, for whom Allah home and Carolyn, that the brothers of use of Allah His salatu salam came seeking food and the entered upon Yusuf alayhi salatu salam, use of Allah historic salatu salam recognized them, he recognized all of them. But to them, Yusuf Alayhi salat wa salam was unknown. Now remember when you serve Allah so that was Salam was in the world. Allah subhanho wa Taala said, The day will come when you will tell them of their actions, while they do not know you. Now, obviously, this is not the day meaning not the day that Yusuf Ali salatu salam informs them of the actions. But the day has come whereby he recognizes them, and they
don't recognize him. And obviously, a long time has passed Yusuf alayhi salatu salam was seven years when he was in the well, then he could have spent another seven years with the Minister of Egypt because he reached the age of puberty. When he was seven years in the prison, then seven years of good harvest has passed already. We want 28 years. So we're looking at use of being around the age of 30. And that's a long time. And the second aspect is Who would have thought that we coming from a foreign land into Egypt, remember the brothers are coming all the way from Palestine, we coming into Egypt, who would have been the last thing on the minds is Yusuf alayhi salatu salam he has long
forgotten, obviously jacoba inshallah, to Islam still remembers him, as we'll see later on. But the brothers have long forgotten about use of adenine salatu salam, and who would have thought that that little boy so many years ago will end up being the minister of the land in charge of all the stone bridges. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala says workers Allah can use will feel that this is how we established use of adding salatu salam in the land Allah subhanho wa Taala is upon all Eva in any difficulty you are going through my dear mother, my dear system, idea parents, my dear fathers and mothers, lo and understand that Allah subhanho wa Taala is upon all evil, there is nothing
impossible for Allah subhanho wa Taala to do, put your hands up and ask Allah subhana wa Taala for assistance. Don't ask others before you ask Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhana wa tada Allah, Allah,
Allah subhanho wa Taala is upon on Eva. So they enter upon use of Allah himself to a setup. They don't recognize him, he recognizes them. Okay. And we did say that use of adding so that's why I said I must be close to 30 now, and also the last thing on the minds is actually seeing use of Allah His salatu salam. Now,
after all this time,
Yusuf alayhi salatu salam must have had a serious feeling of getting, you know, one up on them, obviously, so long has gone so panela all of a sudden they are walking here. This is the time I should inform them of what they've done. I should tell them that what did you guys do to me? You left me in the well, what? How is my father? What did he make of the whole affair? Yusuf alayhi salatu salam again, he doesn't let the heat of the moment get the better of him. He doesn't fall prey to and it's developed, illustrated how he is composed, he is in control.
And he deals with them properly. He has a plan in mind, and he's going to let that plan go through appropriately. When a manager has kombucha has him. So he sees them. They've come for food, obviously, they have paid the merchandise. When a manager has a home he has him to levy a hill like him in a vehicle. Obviously, it was the policy that each person that comes would get a Campbell's load of food. So obviously they've come 10 brothers, and they say we are 11 but the other brother is at home. So can we have 11 camels of food. So you're surviving. salatu salam, you know, he obviously knew they were 11 brothers because he remembers Binyamin who was his blood brother remember beanie.
I mean, at the beginning we say Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam. And Binyamin. Were Blood Brothers, they were the sons of one mother.
So use of Allah so that was an M says, Listen.
Where is this other brother? I cannot give you food unless you bring forward this other brother. And obviously we get the impression that use of it in Salesforce. I'm actually set with these people. He was being, you know, hospitable to them, speaking to them finding out about the situation. Where have you come from? They look foreign. Obviously he knew they were foreign. But he dealt with them appropriately. And we'll see it in the next Iowa. We're Yusuf Ali salatu salam speaks to them. He shows how generous he was to them. A proper ruler, a proper leader. And we always spoke about the superior character of use of Alinea. salaatu wa Salaam and indeed he had superior character and
quality in his ability to deal with people.
So use a violin salatu salam says that listen, wait is this last brother You have to bring him to me before I can actually give you his load? The new Safari salatu salam
Allah Tirana, me Okay, well Allah halal mozillian this is proof of use of Allah in Serato slums hospitality to them, he speaks, speaking to them property that Look, don't you see me as generous? A person who is
a person whose qualities is to be generous, have accepted you have accepted you here, I've sat down with you we are is being hospitable to them. That's why you think Do you not see I am generous, obviously for them to see that he was generous he had to be giving to them, he probably probably received them properly. And as we said from the Quran, in if you if we can understand so much this is from the jaws of the Quran, the ability of the Quran to describe so much appropriately in so little words. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is perfect and we say la ilaha illa Allah so the fact that Yusuf Alayhi salat wa salam saying Allah terroni Okay, do you not see that I give full measure? Do
you not see that I'm the best of accommodators or unassailable Manzini. So that teaches us that he was accommodating to these people, he was being hospitable to them. So he said, Listen, I'm willing to help you on condition that you bring me this person, I can't just give you a whole Campbell's load of food. Because you say you have a brother, I need to see him in front of me.
And then what does he say after that, and this is also a lesson for us, he says, for England, to levy fala k de la creme de la la Takara. Boo, he says, but if you do not bring him to me, then there will be no measure for you. You will not receive the amount of food that you are after, there will be no measure for you. Nor will you approach me don't even come near to me, what am I talking about, don't even approach me. Because unless you bring him I'm not willing to listen, we learn the characteristics of a person with a leader. And the characteristics that should exist in those who are leaders in the teachers in our fathers, this are these qualities must exist whereby you are
accommodating, you facilitate you compromise, you assist, but in the same breath, you are straightforward, and stern and you don't beat around the bush, you say Listen, I am hospitable to you, I am accommodating you do not see that. So bring your brother to me, I will give you the load of or the measure that you are looking for. However, if you don't bring him to me that don't waste my time, don't come back to me. So this is the qualities that should exist in a leader. He is compromising, and he facilitate. But at the same time, he's straightforward. He's apt and he's responsible. He doesn't say one thing and do another thing. And this is a problem we find especially
amongst the Muslims today whereby we just say things to make people happy or to buy us more time. And then what do we do we end up doing totally something else. And I did mention that this is from bad character, especially in our businesses, especially in our dealings with other people. This is from the bad characteristics, not praised by Islam. Islam doesn't please these qualities whereby you just say things to make people happy. You don't be principled.
And you say something and you do something else. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding, so Yusuf alayhi salatu salam is good with him. He tells them, he's willing to listen to them, but he says this, and if you don't follow the condition that I'm setting here that you bring this brother of yours, then I'm not interested. So what did the brother say, Paulo? Sonora, we do and whoever who were in Allah Subhana Allah, as if we are being arrogant, is the type of arrogance. The father is jacobellis salatu salam, but what do they say? They said, We will attempt to persuade his father. They didn't say our father, even though jacobellis their father, they said,
We will attempt and look at the way they sing. So now we do, we will attempt to we will try to I mean, you know, we've done it before we'll do it again, a type of arrogance. So not only do I know about who his father was,
and we will be able to do it. So Pamela, a type of arrogance, we will attempt to persuade his father to let him go and don't worry about it, we'll manage why, because they did it before. So they show a type of arrogance. They use the word somehow, if so, Pamela, and then they refer to their father as vineya means father, and then they say, Don't worry, without doubt, we will do it will call Alicia and he will be there at home theory. haleem Lumia ahref una palabra Illa. Allah, Allah, Allah,
Allah, Allah, Allah him, Allah. So Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam. After that, he commands His servants.
The people that are working for him, obviously, he is a person of status and honor. He has people working for him packing the food, measuring the camera loads, etc, taking the payments and the like. So he tells these people that listen, put the merchandise that you received from these people into the center.
bags or into the bags that they came with into the bags that you've put the food in, so that they might recognize it when they have gone back to their people, and that perhaps they will return. So use of adding salatu salam says, Listen just put these opposite the merchandise back now the one I'm after mention reasons why use of adding salatu salam actually requested His servants to put these or the merchandise or that which they remember these to trade these to give something for something so they were giving some merchandise off this for the food. So use of La salatu salam says put the merchandise back with the food, put it in such a way that they don't know. Don't put it in a way
that maybe if they halfway they'll see it and come back. This is the plan of use of Alinea salatu salam, ala tafsir mentioned that Yusuf Alayhi Salam aleikum, WA salatu wa sallam did this Why? Because he feared poverty for them. And he thought that if they went all the way back, and they didn't have money, they wouldn't even come back. So that's one aspect. And the second aspect as we'll see later, that the merchandise that he did put back was a means of convincing the father to release beanie. I mean, because obviously, they went back and they said, Listen, we have to take Binyamin with us, or we will not get the load and yaku balin salatu salam categorically refused. He
refused. Why? Because he remembered what happened with use of Allium salat wa salam, then they found this merchandise in the main luggage that they had. And that was used as a way of persuading. jacoba salatu salam, but that will come up just now. So Yusuf Ali salatu salam commands the servants to do this. And the story continues. For the Maharaja, Illa Avi him God we have no money. I mean, Nell kale for Salma, Anna ahana, Nick, tell ya, Allah, Allah half eaten now. And we do know that these boys are professionals when it comes to beings from Africa. Remember, when they went back to iacobelli salatu salam after getting rid of us? What did they do? They cried crocodile tears. They
prepared the scene properly. They cried crocodile tears. And they went in, they used emotional blackmail on the father trying to convince him that something actually happened to us. So that was the same thing they do over here, they show the ability to actually dramatize situations. They said, when they return to their father money, I mean, they'll kill and those of us who understand the Arabic language will understand the context of the statement properly, we will try and interpret it in the English language, as best as we can. However, they went to their father and they said, Oh, our Father measure has been denied to us. They refuse to give us food.
They are being dramatic. They're not saying that we sat down, and he considered us and he assisted us. And he was hospitable to us. And he told us very nicely that listen, just bring this brother of yours. And once you bring him, I'll give you a camel shape or meaning or give you a measurement for this brother of yours. They didn't say that. They dramatize the whole event and they said measure has been denied to us. So make sure or send us with our brother. So that will be given this measure and indeed we will beat the Guardian so in Allahu Allah halfway done, and this is what they told the father when they wanted to take use of Aryan salatu salam out at the beginning of the story. For
those who remember they said in the hula half eaten exept are the exact same thing. They told the father that listen, we are guardians over Binyamin, he's our brother, you have nothing to worry about. jacobellis salat, wa salam responds and says, How the hell am Allah Kamali? Li comma i mean to Kamala human puppy for love, Hayden, have you ever? Well, who are humble Rahim? Allah Subhana. Allah Yaqoob alayhi salatu salam says,
I mean, and rightfully he's saying, should I trust you with him with Binyamin like how I trusted you with use of fighting salat wa salam
Subhan Allah. I mean, after all, you said that you are going to be Guardian over us Valley salatu salam in particulars over him. Should I trust you with him again?
And we need to understand something here respected elders and listeners that in this circumstance, the brothers of use of Alvin salatu salam, a truthful this time, we are not putting in plan. We are actually truthful. They want to take Guinea Ameen so they can get this measure, they have no interest in harming him. They have no plan or plot in getting rid of him. So this teaches us a valuable lesson that having a better reputation doesn't work in our favor. Now. We are truthful. But the reputation of the past has been used against them that Listen, you told me you were gonna look up the use of Alan salatu salam and you guys did what you did with him Allah subhanho wa Taala knows
this. Do you expect me to trust you with Vinnie I mean his brother now.
So we learn here the importance of considering one's reputation before entering a transaction, whether it's business, whether it's normal deenis whether you're going to hire somebody you
guarding over your children, you know, the schools that you're going to put your children in, you got to look at the reputation of the institution, whether it's a boy who's proposing for a girl or a girl who's proposing for a boy, you got to look at the reputations of these people. This is what we learn here. jacoba salat wa salam is acting upon what? upon the previous actions of these boys upon the reputation that they had. So this teaches us the importance of one actually looking at the past. Obviously, not that we dig out somebody's low points and then go out and spreading it to community to the rest of the community and gossiping about them. No, obviously, you dig out or you look at the
reputation of this person for your own benefit to assist you to help you make a decision not so that you can go and spoil people's names. So jacobellis Serato Sam is acting upon the previous activities and says, Listen, you told me the last time you're going to support you so funny salatu salam, you gotta look after him. Do you expect me to trust you with Binyamin the same way I trusted you with use of and then iacobelli salat wa salam says for La Jolla don't have a lot that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the best guide you are who are humble rahimian and He is the Most Merciful. Allah subhanho wa Taala is the merciful or the Most Merciful of all those who have mercy. Yeah. Kobani so that was
salami saying in that case, if it entailed that I sent Binyamin with you, I'm not going to do that. I will not do that. For la haven halophila. Allah subhana wa Taala is a protector of us. Allah subhanho wa Taala will look after us. Allah subhanho wa Taala He is the Most Merciful of all those who are merciful. He will never let us stop he will never let us go hungry. If you know me getting this last measurement of food entails me letting my son go with you then No, let's just forget about the whole thing. I am not sending you some money. I mean with you I am categorically saying no.
End of story I'm not interested. Allah subhanho wa Taala is the best of protectors and He is the Most Merciful, he will look after us he will never let us go astray. So now he Allah subhanho wa Taala will never let us go astray any liver ever let us go hungry or hammer Rahimi. So now in the story, the ploy and prod failed the dramatizing that they did not work. Why because of the previous reputation when I'm at home At home, so now use of spline comes into play. Remember, he put the merchandise back in there back. When I'm at home at our home watch, I will be looking at the home route that led him when they opened
the luggage obviously, opening up the measurements that they received from Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam. What happened? They found the merchandise with them. They found the merchandise returned to them all we
have e de la Elena. Elena ohana when it's dead. Okay, love it there. Lika KBC Pamela, they went back to the Father and said, Oh, our Father. Oh, dear father of ours. What more could we desire? We don't want to cause any harm to Binyamin. This is not our intention, man. Okay, we don't want this. Have you? He beat Elena. Look, the king is so merciful. He has returned our merchandise to us. So what we telling you is a true story that we met this merciful King, we met this king who's so hospitable, and he told us to come with Binyamin he told us to bring this brother of ours so we can get the measurement. So Pamela so now use of it so that was an AMS plan is coming into effect. They are
using the merchandise abuse of Alan serratos lamb returned to them to convince the father they say we don't want anything. We don't mean any evil. We don't want any harm. All we want is to get this measurement of food. We are going through a drought, it's difficult to get food. It is important. And we should remember these brothers were big, they were married, they had family so a lot of mouths to feed.
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our merchandise has been returned to us and we will obtain food for our family and protect our brother and obtain an increase of a Campbell's load. Then they say the velyka ktrc and indeed, this is an easy measurement, just a matter of taking Binyamin putting him in front of the Minister of Egypt who now was used to fighting salat wa salam and very easily receiving an extra camels load off of measurement Subhana Allah so now iacobelli salat wa salam is thinking Allah Lando Salah Moroccan, Tony Murthy, camino Allah, let me show you how to become iacobelli salat wa salam looking at the substantial evidence in front of him that you know what these sons might be telling the truth
Look, the king has to be merciful and has to be hospitable. He's actually returned our merchandise back. And this teaches us, you know, the aspect of considering somebody, don't just close your mind on somebody, people make mistakes, consider them, take a moment and consider that which they are saying that which they have come with, and obviously looking at their reputation, but not in a circumstance where you're not even willing to give them a chance. So jacobellis salatu salam, giving his sons a chance teaches us that we should also give others a chance. So jacoba Serato, Sam looks at the evidence and he says, Listen, okay, I'll send beniamino with you. However, on a condition,
the first time he didn't place a condition, this time, he places a condition he says, I will not send him with you, except
that you give me a promise and an oath by Allah subhanho wa Taala, that you will bring him back. So I will send him with you, however, on a condition on condition that you swear by Allah Subhana Allah, He says, You swear by Allah, that you're going to bring him back to me if you do this, then I will send Binyamin with you.
So he says to nimasa Camilla, let's let me tell you how to become Phantom Tomasi, calm calm Allahu Allah mokulua. So jacobellis Rossum says, Listen, I'm sending him with you on condition that you give me an oath that you're going to bring this boy back to me, you will bring veniamin back to me. Except of course, in a circumstance that is impossible is not within your reach and means maybe you are surrounded by an enemy and something then happens in that circumstance. I am willing to listen to you excuse and I will forgive you. However, in any other circumstance, make sure I want you to swear by Allah subhanho wa Taala that you bring him to me. So Panama This is jacoba salatu salam,
talking to his sons, considering them despite the past reputation, advising them once more the love of a father to his child. In fact, we will see more love of iacobelli salat wa salam upon instance, when he asks his sons to enter through the different doors when they getting into Egypt. So he tells him that this I swear by Allah that you're gonna bring him to me, the only excuse I'll have if you end up coming and you and Binyamin gets lost is, you know, maybe we were surrounded by an enemy and something happened to him. Obviously, that's not within your means. So I want you to take us on By Allah, that you will do everything within your means to make sure that Binyamin actually returns to
me and then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Tomasi, Allahu Allah. hamanako lucky that Allah says that after they had given their promise and after they saw by Allah subhanho wa Taala jacoba salat wa salam said, or used Allah subhanho wa Taala as a witness and said, Allah over what we are saying, or this transaction in agreeance of ours is a witness. Now, our time has almost come to an end. So we'll stop here. Once again, I apologize for the speed that we are going at, there's so much to say, I've left out so much already. And there's still so much to say, We ask Allah subhana wa COVID to make it easy for us just before the program ends today, I just want to go through the benefits that
we get from this last idea of Allah subhanho wa Taala whereby he's telling us what transpired between iacobelli Serato, salah and his children, I did mention a few follow up that you obviously deal with people on their reputation, however, not in any way you go around the city and you spoil the name. That's the first thing. The second thing is, even though somebody might have a bit of a bad reputation, it doesn't mean there's all bad in them, it means they're still good. And there are circumstances where you can consider dealing with him. Obviously here he tells him that Listen, I'm considering what I'll do is I'll give him to you after you swear by Allah subhanho wa Taala we learn
from this also the aspect that when you take a person and an oath, you only swear by Allah subhanho wa Taala and nothing else. Today unfortunately, we find elements in society this way by you know, the mothers, I swear by by, you know, you hear them saying and this is also from the children they say I take person by my mother and I take a person by my father, or rubella. This is schicke This is totally unacceptable and against the teachings of Islam. The Hadith says men have a big laugh or a shock that the one who takes an oath besides Allah subhanho wa Taala has actually suffered disbelieved. Associated partners of Allah obviously might have taught us that this is minor Schick
and in another hydrosol das Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, Men can Oliphant Villa Alia Smith, that whoever takes a person and an oath, then make sure that you swear only by Allah subhanho wa Taala otherwise you keep quiet. So this teaches us respected elders and brothers, my dear brothers and sisters, my dear fathers, make sure you don't sway on anything besides Allah subhanho wa Taala jacoba salatu salam told his children that I'll only send Binyamin with you, if you take a custom person by who by Allah subhanho wa Taala. You take a pledge with Allah subhanho wa Taala and you swear by Allah, the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala said a person by Allah, he didn't
Just leave it as it is a lesson for us that we only swear by Allah subhanho wa Taala. As I said before, every word in the Quran is a lesson for us. Our time has unfortunately come to an end. I thoroughly enjoyed myself with you this morning. I asked you forgiveness, if I have said anything wrong, everything collecting the stuff here is from Allah subhanho wa Taala and he is perfect if I didn't make any mistakes for myself and she upon I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala His forgiveness also Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad