Pearls From Surah Yusuf – Part 2
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an unhandled Ilana monastery you know who went a step further when are the villa Himanshu and fusina woman say RTI Marina Maria de la who Fernando de la la, la la, la la, la la la, la la la sharika was shadow under Mohammed Abu matsudo am about in our last week we had discussed the first three Ayat of surah Yusuf and in these three is Allah Subhana, which Allah introduces the importance of the Quran. The point of these three ayat is Allah is telling us this is the holiest book, this is the clear book Kitab Bill mubin This is the book that is very clear. And we have given this to you in simple Arabic language so that you can understand and we have narrated to you the best of all stories, not
an apple slide, aka SNL puzzles. And that's the reason why we have revealed this Koran to you, even though before it came down. You were not of those who knew you were of the halfling you didn't know the story of use of you didn't know the details of right and wrong. You didn't know the reality of Islam until this Koran came down. These three verses set up the story immediately in the fourth verse, The story begins is all the use of the word is occurs in the Quran, usually right before a story begins. And in English What this means is remember when it means remember when recall when and this is how usually stories begin in the Quran is called a use of when you said to his father, now
you serve is the son of yaku and Jaco is the son of his half and this half is the son of Ibrahim use of Eben Yaqoob, even his half even Ibrahim the Prophet, the son of a prophet, the son of a prophet, the son of a prophet, once a companion came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he said, Who is the most noble of all men. So the
profitsystem said, the most noble is the one who has the most piety. So the man said, I didn't mean in that sense. So the Prophet systems that are you asking about the tribes? Are you asking about nobility, meaning the lineage. In that case, the most noble person is Yusuf Ibn Yaqoob is how even Ibrahim the Prophet, the son of a prophet, the son of a prophet, the son of a prophet, so the better one is coming this man is coming he wants to know which Kabbalah is the most best. Is it Orosz? Is it who they is it forgive? Is it Kiana? Which tribe is the most noble tribe? And as you know, Islam came to eradicate this type of racism. It basically it's translating, which race is the best. Is it
the whites? Is it the blacks? Is it the browns, this is the mentality. So this person is coming which tribe is the best? So initially, the process of didn't understand, he said, the best person is the best Muslim, the best righteous man, this is the best person, the man said, I don't mean in that sense, immediately the process of understood you mean in the sense you guys are used to. So to show him that if you really want to look at lineage, then Who do you think you are in comparison to the lineage of use of Allah His setup, even though lineage in and of itself has no role in the
lineage in and of itself has no role your father could be the greatest scholar, the greatest Adam, the grip, your father could even be a prophet? Wasn't the son of Noah? wasn't his father, a prophet? Right? The son of 911, calls out to his son common right the ship? And he said, No, he said, No, I'm gonna save myself. And Allah said he was of those who were destroyed. Right? Your husband, your wife can be the worst human being wasn't the best lady on Earth. Asya, married to the worst human being fit out. Right? So lineage plays no role in the afterlife. And that's why in a Hadith, in a tyranny, the the Prophet system said, Man, Botha became amarula, Mr. mahina scible, the one who's good, the
one whose deeds pull him back, his lineage will not push him forward, on the day of judgment, if your good deeds push you back, you don't have enough good deeds to go forward, just because you're the son of so and so it won't push you forward. Right? So the Prophet system is saying, that lineage, the way you're thinking about, it doesn't matter. But if you really want to know let me tell you, that the most noble person is use of the son of a prophet, the son of a prophet, the son of a prophet. Now, we know that Ibrahim alayhis salam, the story of Abraham is well known. We don't need to repeat all of it over here. But to summarize, for those of you who are hearing maybe for the
first time, Ibrahim alayhis, Salam is considered to be one of the greatest of all prophets, and he did not have any children up until old age, maybe he was 90 or 100 years old, before he had any children, and he's making dua to Allah making dua to Allah. Allah blesses him first with his MA in, and that was from his servant hajer. And then when his marriage became a teenager, Allah blessed him with his help, and that was from his wife, Sarah. So he had two sons is married and is and is married, is the father of the Arabs, is how is the father of Yaqoob. And Yaqoob is the father of the children of Israel, is how he is the father of Yaqoob. And the children of Yaqoob Yaqoob. His name
is also his title is Israel or Israel. Yaqoob has a title and that title is Israel. Israel is yaku. So the children of Israel are the children of yaku, Bani Israel, il, or Vania, who Yaqoob in Israel, same person. So it's hot sun is Yaqoob and Yaqoob. Children are the Jews, and it's my he, he is the father of the Arabs, and his smile. his progeny had no prophets, other than our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there were no prophets in the whole line from his marine up until our Prophet Mohammed says to them, other than one and that is our Prophet system. As for is how
the Prophet Ibrahim may do to Allah and he said, Make me the Imam of all of mankind.
Make me the Imam leanness, gently nasty Mama. He wanted to be the Imam, the leader of all of mankind. And this drama of his was accepted and all future profits came from him. No Prophet came after Ibrahim except that it was from his lineage. And because we just said is married only had one prophet in his lineage. That's the Prophet Mohammed Islam. With that means all the prophets after Ibrahim, other than our Prophet, Mohammed lucidum, came from the lineage of who's left his house, his house and Yaqoob and all of the profits after him. There were hundreds of profits, or at least dozens, we don't know maybe hundreds but dozens for sure. From yaku to his son Yousuf to the
children of users
All the way there was a continuous line of prophets. Now this is something many Muslims are not aware of. But every Christian and Jew knows this because it's a part of his culture, his religion. His books mentioned this, from the time of Yaqoob. All the way up until the time of the Prophet resigning his center, there was a continuous string of prophets never interrupting one after another. The Prophet system said in Bani Israel either candidate the Susumu ambia, the Bani Israel eel, it was the prophets who manage them. Every time one prophet died, another prophet came in his place. This was a great blessing from Allah. And that is why Allah says in the Quran, I have
preferred you the children of Israel in like no other nation in the world to come Allah, Allah mean, I have preferred you over all the nations in this sense in this sense, Allah preferred them yes, even over us in that sense, and that is that they always had a continuous profit amongst them. But overall, we believe that Allah is favor, finished upon them with the coming of Jesus Christ. And when they rejected Risa or Jesus Christ, then Allah favor lifted from them and went to the other cousins, and that is the followers of our Prophet of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So now we're talking about Yaqoob, who's the grandson of Ibrahim and the son of Jacobian,
that his use of
yaku It is said that he had two wives. And some people say that he also had two maid servants. So before we get into more detail, we have to mention the scholars say that we should restrict our information to the Quran and Sunnah as much as possible to look to the other sources, in particular, the Old Testament and the New Testament. This is it's not heroin, but it's problematic. Why? Because you're not sure if it's right or wrong. You're not sure it could be right it could be wrong. So we will try our best in this series of lectures to minimize turning to other sources. And when I do quote you these sources I will inform you that this is the source that is not a part of our
religion. Somebody will say why then do even quoted Why don't we just completely rely on Quran and Sunnah. The response Sahaja tells us the Prophet says Adam said, had these two I'm Benny Israel either while our heritage, you may narrate from Benny Israel in from the Jews and Christians, you may never read their stories, and there's no sin in doing so. And he said, that when you narrate from the children of Israel in Fela to suck the cohomological, the boom, don't believe it, but don't deny it. Neutral, might be true might not be true. So according to certain reports in the Old Testament, the prophet Jakob alayhis salam had four consorts, two of them wives and two of them
servants, and from these four he had 12 sons. He had 12 sons
Yaqoob had, as we said, 12 sons you serve and Binyamin, his brother's name use of and Binyamin were from one wife, one wife, the Arabic has Rahim, the English has Racheal or recoil Rachel. Rachel is in the common English and our times this woman was the mother of use of and Binyamin two sons only the other sons were from other women. The other sons were from other women. According to most reports that we have, even if an Ibis said this, the mother of use have died while giving birth to use his younger brother, Binyamin.
So Binyamin was born at the death of his mother it was simultaneous In other words, she died in childbirth. She died in labor. And it is said that use of married sorry Yaqoob married
Rachel's or Rachel's sister. So she married use of Scala users aren't. And so that became the woman who took care of use of and Binyamin. He didn't have any children from this lady. So use of alayhis salam,
use of alayhis salam, at this point in time is living in Philistine. This is the Holy Land that Allah chose for his health and his progeny. Because Allah subhana wa Tada, started to holy lands with Ibrahim. Both of them began with Ibrahim and the progeny of Ibrahim, the first of these and that was before Jerusalem was the cabin. We know this because the Prophet system said there were 40 years between the establishment of Kava and the establishment of Jerusalem. The Kava was first and Ibrahim built the Kava first. And most likely, it was Yaqoob, who really built Jerusalem. Perhaps it was his hat, but it was not Ibrahim, this is what we learned that Ibrahim did not make
Palestine holy. It was the children that were brought here.
And it was holy we believe it is still holy and a lot of calls it in our on our dial mocha does this is a holy land. So Ibrahim began to holy lands his progeny is smack in Mecca and is half in Philistine so it's half son Yaqoob is in Philistine Yaqoob has children use of isn't Philistine we're going to learn now that use of will leave feathers thing we're going to learn that later on but for now they are in Philistine so use of sees a dream if all the use of one use of said to his father How old is uses at this stage? most scholars say he's seven years old. He's seven years old right now. His father used to fully be recall when you said to his father in Neeraj a to a head
eyeshadow Coco Baba, I saw 11 stars was Sham, so welcome and the sun and the moon. So he's seeing a dream. I saw 11 stars and the sun and the moon. At home I saw them Lisa Jean prostrating to me he repeats the verb to twice. Why? Because he's first setting up the picture. I saw 11 stars I saw the sun, the sun, I saw the moon and then he repeats and I saw what I ate to him, all of them prostrating to me. So the story of use of begins with a dream. So before we go on, we need to talk about dreams. What's so important about dreams? Why do dreams play a role in this story of use of? Well, dreams we learn in the Quran and Sunnah
can occur from Allah subhana wa Tada.
And they can occur from shavon. And they can occur from your own imagination. So dreams fall into three categories. dreams can occur from Allah. And this type occurs to the prophets, they don't get the other two. It occurs to the prophets, the only type of dreams that the prophets have are from Allah. Allah has protected their dreams from shavon. And Allah has protected their dreams from their own imagination. And therefore every time a prophet sees a dream, it is why it is inspiration from Allah. Every time a prophet sees a dream, it is ye from Allah. And we've already seen this in the family of Abraham before what happens with Ibrahim al Islam he sees a dream about Islam in that he
is sacrificing him in Iraq in Miami and Bangkok. I see in my dream that I will sacrifice you. So the Prophet Ibrahim has already told us the reality of dreams now his great grandson use of Caesar dream. So dreams are something related to the prophets of Allah. But they are not only related to the prophets, it is possible that people who are not prophets also get these types of dreams. In one head Ethan Timothy the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Lem young men and new boo wa t wotty lol mobis shirat nothing has been left of a new Booyah other than mobis shirat What am overshot the he was asked what is a mobile Sharia rasulillah So he said, a rule a dream that you see. Either you
or somebody else sees you in it. You see yourself in it or somebody else sees you and he comes in tells you okay, I saw you in a dream and this Isn't this what I saw. This is a mubasher what is mobile shear mean means good news. Good news. So from this we learn that the dreams that Allah blesses a person with always have something positive, there is a positive message in what Allah tells you in your dreams. Now to talk about dreams a little bit more. We said dreams are of three types. Number one, dreams of your imagination. In Arabic, this is called edito nefs comes from your imagination. So for example, one of us is wanting a very fancy car. You want to buy the latest model
of the Jaguar or the Mercedes or something right? You're thinking about a daydreaming, you go to sleep lo and behold, you're driving that car. Okay, this is your this is your headphone neffs this is your imagination. And scientists say this is not from scholars but scientists say scientists study dreams, right? There are a special group of scientists who study dreams. I find this very tickling that my shoulders, they fall asleep on the job. They're the only group of people that could say we're working while we while we fall asleep. So there are scientists who study dreams. These scientists they tell us that this type of dream occurs every night. There is a phase in our sleep.
When it's called REM rapid eye movement. There's a phase in our sleep every single night where everybody dreams. Now the sign of this dream You all know it. When you wake up the dream is absolutely fresh. Right? But then within five seconds what happens?
It's gone. This is the indication This is this time
Dream, your imagination. And external impulses affect this type of dream. External impulses, right? So if somebody throws water on your face, you're going to dream that you're drowning or something. Okay? If you hear your alarm clock go off, it will somehow affect your dream. Correct you will, something will happen in your dream. If somebody is calling you a wake up, wake up, it's time for a budget, you will in your dream, it will be translated that somebody is waking you up. Correct, right? That type of dream has nothing to do with good or bad. It's your own imagination, or the fullness and the sign of it. You don't remember it at all you wake up and within five minutes. By
the time it's middle of the day, you don't even remember anything about the dream. Right? This is the sign Hadeeth enough's The second type of dream, it is called an Arabic Shalom, and whom is an evil dream in English, we call it a nightmare. In English, we call it a nightmare. And these types of dreams are from shape on
these types of dreams are from shavon. And the sign of this dream is that it terrifies you.
You see something evil, something disgusting. You see your loved one died a miserable death. You see yourself in a car accident. You see yourself being chased by evil aliens or beasts or something like this.
This type of dream is just the shell theme wanting to irritate you. They're playing a joke, a practical joke. They're irritating. Why? Because you're a Muslim. Or even if you're not a Muslim, but non Muslims have nightmares as well. But this is the shale theme, playing with you at your expense. And these types of dreams are never ever, ever true. Nobody should believe this dream. Nobody should believe nightmares. And our Prophet says Adam said that nightmare should not be told to anybody. If you see an evil dream. Don't go tell other people about it. Why? Because shaitaan is making a fool of you. Once a man came to the process of Macedo, messenger of Allah, I saw my head
got cut off in the dream. And it was rolling like a ball and I'm running after it to pick it up.
The professor said him said, don't tell other people how shaytan played with you last night? Don't go tell other people this. He's laughing now. When you go tell him because you believe this dream? What is the sign of this type of dream? You wake up terrified. You wake up in a sweat wake up in the middle of night. What was that? What What did I see? This is the sign this is from shavon shavon does not know the future. So if you see yourself in a car accident, and the next morning, you call and say I'm not going to go to work because I don't want to drive shaytans no one's laughing at you.
She turns the one laughing at you because you believed him.
nightmares you have to reject them because there is no truth not an element of truth in them zero. And if you follow it and believe it shaitaan is the One Who will be the winner. A nightmare. The prophets are seldom said if you wake up with that type of nightmare, you seek refuge in shaytaan RO Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim. And you're allowed to spit on the left hand side as you do this. And the split that the process I'm talking about is a split where the noise is made, but nothing comes out.
Like that. It's called an FF and noise is made but no spit actually comes out. And that is to expel shaytaan from you and say oh, we will administrate on the regime. And also the process of him said whatever side you're on, turn to the other side. Why? Because shavon while he's teasing you, he is around you are sitting on you. So when you sit down, you turn around, he has to flee and run away. And the Prophet system said if it's really bad than even stand up and pray to God, to seek refuge in shaytaan. And to establish that relationship with Allah, whatever you do, you don't tell anybody, not your loved ones, not your spouse, not your friends, nobody. These types of dreams you leave
them. Also, by the way, dreams of a vulgar nature, wet dreams. These are also from shavon. Now a man is not sinful a woman is not sinful for having such dreams. However, as you all know, the fifth is when you wake up and you find that you have reached that state then you must perform an entire lucid that dream is from shaytaan even though there's no sin on you, because you don't control your dreams, and that is why the prophets never have wet dreams. None of the prophets can have wet dreams because this is from shape on this extreme vulgarity that it is natural. I mean, there's no reason for us to feel guilty about this. It is natural for a person to go through this. And it is not
something to feel any issue about but we should realize that this type of dream is coming from shape on it shaped on who will show us such images in our head and cause this to happen. And then we wake up in the middle of this freezing cold weather and we have to go take a shower this this is not something that is coming from us or from Allah. This is from shaytaan. So this is another type of home another type of evil dream. Once again, we don't tell people about it. We don't go tell anybody but if we wake up in that state, obviously we have to do also. So this is the second type of dream. So the first time
was what had the furnace The second type nightmares from shaytaan. The third type this leaves the third type. The third type is MOBA, shirat or also called an Arabic Rukia. And Roja is a vision from Allah. It is a positive dream. And no dream from a law will cause you to awake in a frightened state. You will not wake up terrified, or else it wouldn't be a MOBA. Sure, would it? What is mobile should mean, from Bashir from Bashara, what is mobile should mean? Glad tidings good news, right? Something optimistic, or even if it's not positive, it will be a factual statement, it will be something true, and not something terrifying. Now, what is the sign of this type of dream, you will
wake up remembering the dream vividly. So it's not had youthfulness and you will wake up not in a terrified state.
When these two conditions are met, it is very possible very likely that it is a mobile ship. Sometimes you wake up in a positive state because you saw something positive. And sometimes you wake up in a neutral state, you're not scared, and you're not happy. But you might be confused, what did I see? But you're never going to wake up terrified. If you wake up terrified. It's not from Allah. It's from,
from shavon. Now, dreams from Allah are one of two types. Dreams from Allah are one of two types.
The first of them, which is less common. The first of them, which is less common, is that you see an actual event with you in it. Without any symbolism.
You see something that will happen in the future.
You see something that will happen in the future.
And there is no symbolism in it. It's a direct, if you like, if you watch, if you like an enactment of the future, this is exactly what will happen. Okay, so the profitsystem saw a dream that he's doing throw off around the cap, what year was this?
sixth year of the hedgerow, sixth year of the hedgerow, right, he saw a dream, he's doing the walk around the cabin. So he there is no symbolism when he saw the dream. He knew this is not a symbolic dream. So he said, All Muslims, I saw a dream I'm doing the walk around the Kaaba, let's go do it tomorrow.
What happened that year, they stopped him from coming in, and the Treaty of Arabia took place, right? Without we will talk about perhaps maybe one two years from now inshallah, if Allah gives us every Wednesday to come, there'll be a long time ahead of her debut, maybe even actually three or four years, but we'll get there sometime. inshallah. We'll talk about it in detail where the Prophet system was prevented from going into Makkah, he saw a dream. There's no symbolism, I saw myself doing tawaf and shaving my hair. This will happen. Allah said in the Koran.
This dream that you saw is a true dream. Lakota sada. pelota Sula, Roja will have led to Holland and masjidul, how long you're going to enter Masjid how long it will happen? Not this year. Next. It will happen next year. So this is the first type of dream that you see an actual enactment of what will happen. This is rare. It's rare, but it happens. It's more common to the profits. So profit is profit. Ibrahim sees what does he see?
In the Prophet Mohammed and he is back. I see myself sacrificing you. There is no symbolism. It's clear cut, right, more common to the profits.
With regards to such types of dreams our Profit System narrates he tells us that for six months before the revelation of the Quran, every single night, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would see one of these dreams for six months non stop. Every time our Prophet says and would go to sleep, he would dream what's going to happen tomorrow. He might be in the souk buying and selling he dreams it next day, the exact same thing happens. He dreams he's going to meet somebody next day that person comes he meets him one day literally 12 hours gap. He sees the dream The next morning and happens for six months non stop. Why Allah is telling him something special is going to happen. Unless telling him
something great is going to happen preparing him for the revelation of Allah for six months this happens and then it is revealed. So this is this type of dream. We said dreams from Allah are two types. Number one, no symbolism. Number two symbolism. And this is the more common type. This is the more common type. Sometimes the prophets have it Yes. And more commonly, even nonprofits have it.
And in this type of dream, every object that you see symbolizes represents something else. So an ear of course
horn represents a year of water, according to the story of use, right? Or a very fat cow and a very thin cow represents a year of drought versus a year of surplus, right? Or x represents why a tree represents this the cabin represents that, okay, light represents something else. And one had the the profitsystem said, I saw men wearing robes of different sizes. Some of the robes were up to their necks, some of them up to their stomachs, and I saw him with a block on top his robe, his shirt was dragging behind him. They said How did you interpret it? He said the religion. People have different sizes of religion. Sometimes religion is small somes, religion is big, Omar's religion was
so strong, it's going all the way back to there. So a shirt means religion in this dream. Now, by the way, this doesn't mean that in every single dream assured symbolizes religion. But in this dream it did. So this type of dream is a symbolic dream. We see it right now in the story of use of right now. Because he sees seven, he sees 11 stars, and he sees the sun and the moon. This is symbolic symbolism, everything that you see every color, every animal, every image, every plant every inanimate object that you remember, it represents something. Now this type of representation.
Not everybody can unlock it, not everybody can explain it. And this leads us to the topic of interpreting dreams to have seen or raw or that we have dreams.
Contrary to common misconception, or is a common perception. interpreting dreams is not something that you can simply look up in a book and practice. There are many books out there that says the dictionary of interpreting dreams, right the Encyclopedia of dream interpretation, or tamo, Islamic books, forget the other books, islamic books, and there is a fabricated book, attributed to urban CD in urban cities dictionary This is fabricated, I've been sitting, never wrote any such book, this is a fabrication 700 years after you've been sitting passed away this book is not correct. In any case, if you go to any Islamic bookstore in Arabic or Farsi English, you'll find books about interpreting
Let me be very clear here. The interpretation of dreams is not a science that can be taught by men to men.
It is one of the few sciences that Allah blesses you with innately.
There is no way you can study the science of interpreting dreams. So for example, I studied in Medina, some scholars studying and others, some scholars studied in they opened their classes therefore, to see it for Hadeeth for their classes for history, there are classes for CLR there are classes for Arabic language, there are no classes for dream interpretation. I studied 10 years there, and I never heard of any class being offered even privately or anything, but interpreting dreams Why? Because dream interpretation is not a book science. It is a blessing from Allah, which Allah clearly says in these verses that I will teach you how to interpret dreams. He says the use it
well you know i limo committee, when I had this, I will teach you to how to interpret dreams. And therefore dream interpretation is something that Allah blesses the chosen of his servants with. Some people have it, some people don't. If you don't have it, you cannot learn it. You can ask a lot to give it to you Sure, you can make dua, but you can't read a book. It's not like engineering. It's not like Hadith. It's not like film. It's not like medicine. These are sciences that are codified. So dream interpretation is real.
And the prophets of Allah and especially the Prophet juice of new this science fully. And of course, our Prophet Mohammed says Adam knew this science.
Not everybody is blessed with it. How do you know if somebody's interpretation is true or not by experience, by experience? So another point here, the profit systems and when you see such a dream, from Allah, what type of dream the beautiful dream mobis shirat Don't tell anyone except someone whom you trust.
The good dreams, you only tell them to those whom you trust.
Because people might get jealous, like we learn right now and the story abusive, because people might think evil thoughts. You only tell the ones who are close to you. You're allowed to tell you should tell, but you only tell those who you trust. Now, when you tell those whom you trust. If you don't know how to interpret dreams, you should be quiet because there's a danger for incorrectly interpreting dreams. In one Hadith the Prophet says that himself. A dream that has not been interpreted is like a bird.
flying above you.
As soon as someone interprets it, the bird will fall down meaning done deal. You only want the person to interpret the dream Who is the most qualified to do so, you may tell people, yes, your loved ones, but the loved ones who are not knowledgeable of dream interpretation to be quiet. You should only go to those whom you trust that are knowledgeable to interpret the dreams. Now as we said, this is known by experience so in the community, there might be a person Mashallah his Motoki, he's praying five times a day he's and by the way, generally speaking, the more righteous you are, the more likely you will have this, this knowledge right this is a general rule of thumb, the closer
you are to Allah, the more this knowledge will just be innate in you, it just comes to you, it just it is natural to you, comes out like this. So you go to those people and they interpret the dream and you will find out whether that dream is true or not. So somebody sees a dream. The Dream interpreter tells him this dream means that you will pass the exam you are studying for lo and behold, he passes the exam, right? Or this dream means that such and such will happen, lo and behold, it happens. So we from experience, we learn that this person Mashallah he knows dream interpretation, however, nobody's dream interpretation can be 100%, accurate other than the prophets
of Allah. It's only the prophets of Allah who have 100% accurate dream interpretations. What is the evidence for this long hesitancy, Bahati? where somebody saw a dream? In fact, it was the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he saw a dream. And he told it to the people. Abu Bakar raised his hand he said, O Messenger of Allah, I begged you by Allah, let me interpret the dream. Let me interpret the dream. So the profitsystem said, okay, interpreted, I will Booker took every symbol and he said, this means this, this means this, this means this, am I right or messenger of Allah. He said, You are right in some, and you are wrong in others, if Abu Bakar said the UK could not fully master the
science of dream interpretation, no other human being after the prophets can. So what this means is that even the greatest dream interpreter, it's not 100% solid it is on and off its majority and whatnot. And of course, Dream interpretations are not one of the reasons they are not book knowledge.
symbols vary from society to culture to place. And therefore you cannot just open up a book and look up what this symbol means to be. To give you a funny example, let's say, Okay, what a coconut symbolizes to a person living in a desert island is not the same as what it symbolizes to a person living in the city. Give you a ridiculous example. Okay? for that person, the coconut symbolizes life, water food. For me, a coconut does not symbolize any of those things. Okay? It's a very different thing. Or, for example,
in our culture, Indian parks on a white elephant symbolizes something those of us who are from there, we know that right? A white elephant symbolizes something. Now, if an American sees a white elephant, it doesn't symbolize to him what it symbolizes to people of other cultures. So the point being, symbols will be relevant to the culture of the people because Allah is communicating to him. So there's no concept of a universal Dictionary of dreams, a universal Encyclopedia of dreams, rather, dreams are very personal. And you go to the local people who know you who know your background, and you inform your dreams. And then if they know they will interpret it into a very
interesting Heidi the profitsystem said,
dreams from a law are the only thing that remains of prophethood.
And they represent 140, sixth of prophethood, very precise fraction. One Jews out of 46 have profited. So very precise fraction. So he's saying, to be a prophet, you need 46 things. One of them is true dreams. Those other 45 the door has been shut. They're not going to happen anymore in mankind. Maybe jabril coming down is one of them. Seeing the angels is another we don't know we don't know the list. There are 46 things that prophets, all of them do.
All 45 have been shut for everybody till the Day of Judgment, except one door that's been left open. That is the door of good dreams. Now, where did this fraction come from? What is this fraction? scholars say? If you look at the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he received why For how long? How many years?
2323 years 13 in Mecca and 10 in
10 in Medina, so that's 23 and four, six months before the war he began, he saw to dreams six months is half a year 0.5 over 23 equals one
Over 46 exact traction, right this the exact fraction one over 46. And that's exactly what our Profit System said that nothing is left to profit except dreams and these dreams are one out of 46 of profits. Now, let us return after all of this tangent into dreams, let us go back to the story of use of So, use of seeds in Neeraj a to a head Ashura coca, I have seen 11 stars with shumsa will come up and the sun and the moon are at home. I saw them he repeats the verb to emphasize that something occurred in the middle of the dream. First, they were stagnant. I saw them and then I saw them move right to home, Lisa God, so they were stagnant and then I saw them move and prostrate to
me. Now, in this dream, it is obvious Yousuf is a child, he doesn't understand the meaning of the dream. He's seven. Right now Allah has not taught him to interpret dreams. When he becomes older. He's in the prison. The king of Egypt sees the dream. he interprets it immediately. Right now he's a kid he doesn't know. So he goes to his father. And he says, Yeah, Betty. Betty is a polite way to say father, right? Betty and in the Quran. Generally, it is always evety. Ibrahim tells his father Yeah, Betty. So Oh, my dear father, this is the most polite way to say father, yeah, Betty, oh, my dear father, I have seen 11 stars and the sun and the moon. I saw them prostrating to me. Now, we
all know the interpretation of this, the 11 stars represent his brothers. And the sun and the moon represent his parents. Some scholars say the father is the son.
The father is the son Su and not so n. Right. And the mother is the moon. So I saw the sun and the moon meaning my father and mother. However, a lot of scholars say and perhaps this is the majority opinion of earliest scholars, that the mother represents the son. And the father represents the moon, because the right of the mother is more than the right of the Father. And so a lot of early commentators say that the Son represents the mother of use of not the father, because the writer of the mother is three times more than the Father. And a minority says the sun represents the the Father. Now, the sun and the moon and the stars, what do they represent, they represent celestial
objects, they represent high individuals, they represent individuals of nobility, they represent individuals who are shining stars, like even in English, we call somebody who's famous a star, meaning somebody who's worthy to be looked up to. So, these are the stars and the sun and the moon are even brighter than them. So, all of these indicate very high beings. The fact that they prostrate indicate that there is a being that is higher than them, there is a being that is more noble than all of them. And that is use of so use of in his dream sees. These are not normal people frustrating to me. These are not average human beings prostrating to me, these are stars and the sun
and the moon. These are the height of humanity at that time. Who else was better than Yaakov at that time? Nobody who else was better than his parents, nobody. So he sees them prostrating to us. So what this means is eventually Yousuf will outshine the sun and the moon and the stars usofa will become more famous, useful for rise to higher ranks used to for reach a level of nobility that even his mother and father, even his brothers did not reach. So when his father hears this, his father says are they are born a he says Oh my dear son ladapo Surya Kala acquatic don't tell this dream of yours to your brother's fire ki do laka Qaeda, they are going to plot against you a severe plotting.
Now one of the problems of doing Tafseer in any language other than Arabic is you lose a lot of the bulahdelah for your key doula Qaeda Yaki do Qaeda what a key do Qaeda this type of double, you cannot really translate it into English, they will plot against you a plotting it loses the whole beauty. Right? They will plan against you a planning there's no eloquence in English to say that. So the meaning here for your key do laka Qaeda, they will plot against you a very mighty plot, a very severe plot. That's why it's repeated for your key dolakha Qaeda. And Allah says an Oran, what a key do Qaeda, ascribing it to himself. The emphasis is a powerful plot a strong plot and effective plot.
In the shaytaan insanity. adewumi been variously shaped on is an open enemy to mankind.
From this idea, we derive many, many benefits. summarize them into seven points, number one, number one,
we only tell dreams to those whom we trust user one to whom? His father, what is the first thing his father says?
Don't tell your dream to others. So we only tell our dreams to those whom we trust, because telling them to those whom we don't trust, can backfire. Number two, we see the dangers of jealousy, the dangers of envy, and this is a common theme throughout this whole surah. We're going to come back to this point over and over again. What is jealousy? What is envy? It is a burning desire that a man or woman has to be given something that somebody else has. It's a burning desire, that why was he given that I should be given that it's some type of evil desire, that he is not worthy of this at issue? I am more worthy of it than that person. And
the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, he Yakumo has said I warn you against having jealousy. I warn you against it because jealousy eats up your good deeds like a fire eats up tweeks jealousy eats up your good deeds like a fire eats up twigs. Now this is a very interesting Hadith because jealousy is a feeling and generally feelings and thoughts. Are we accountable for them? The general rule is what feelings and thoughts were not accountable for them. But some feelings and thoughts we are accountable for one of them. The number one is jealousy. Why? Because you must fight jealousy. If you don't fight jealousy, jealousy, the feeling will eat up your good deeds. Because it is a feeling
that emanates from an evil heart.
Anybody who is jealous
is accusing a law of being ignorant.
This is what my chef said to me should have been with him and he said anybody who is jealous is accusing a lot of volume and ignorance. How so? Because what is the jealous man thinking? The jealous man is thinking he doesn't deserve this. I deserve it. Right? That's what he thinks, right? Who does he think he has to have that? I am more worthy to have it than him. So what he's basically saying is, Oh Allah, stop for Allah, Oh Allah, you have done an injustice. You shouldn't have given that to him. I am more worthy of it than him. Anybody who's jealous the problem in his athletes a problem in his theology, it's a problem in his he man. And that is why jealousy destroys your good
deeds, because you cannot be a true believer in a law and allow this jealousy to grow.
And that is why jealousy has to be battled.
And just as a disease in men and women, generally speaking, men are jealous of what are they jealous of men. wealth and power, wealth and power. Generally speaking, women are jealous of
women are jealous of beauty. Generally speaking, this is this is just the fact I'm making a factual statement here. Right? In either case, this feeling of jealousy. In either case, this feeling of jealousy, it is a contradiction of a man in a lot. Because you're saying Oh Allah, why did you make her so beautiful? Oh Allah, why did you make him the president or the prime minister or the minister or give him so much money, I deserve this as well. So it's a problem of a man. And here in this in this ayah once again, we learn of the dangers of jealousy. The third benefit of this is
a believer should be wise and not make problems for himself, not not boast about any type of blessing. Forget good dreams, any type of blessing. We shouldn't go and flaunt the blessings that Allah has given us. Because this type of flaunting this type of boosting will cause people to be generous, even though it might be helpful. And that is why later on in the story, we will learn when yaku tells his children to enter the city to enter Egypt. He tells him he tells them don't enter from one door, enter from different doors. Why? Because you're all young, handsome men, and it's obvious you're from one family, and everybody's going to get jealous in those days. They liked lots
of kids and these days, we want only two kids is the norm right? We don't want more than two generally speaking, and those days they wanted lots of children. And for one man to have 12 sons Mashallah all of them grown up and handsome and young and powerful. Yaqoob is worried people are going to get jealous of you. So nothing haram for 12 men to walk in 12 brothers to walk in to one door right nothing wrong.
But this is wisdom. This is wisdom you don't need to go flaunt your your to make people feel jealous of what what blessings Allah has given you. So we also learn and there's a hadith scholars have different about its authenticity, even if it's not a hadith is a statement of one of the Sahaba. And that is, Help yourselves to achieve your goals by secrecy. In other words, don't publicize what you're doing to everybody. If you want to purchase a business, you want to do something and you're worried other competitors are going to come and it's a highlight of what you're doing, then don't cause problems for yourself by telling everybody by telling people whom you don't trust. We learned
this as well. And this is the fourth benefit clearly mentioned in ni*ani. Doom or shaytaan is to you a clear enemy. Shaytan is an open enemy to you.
Shaytan is an enemy we don't need to go into whole tangent about why this is the case. Allah warned the very first human being about shape on the very first human being. Allah subhana wa tada says in the Quran for wholeness.
We said Oh, Adam in the hatha, this being he didn't even mention him. Over here. There's an element of disposability. In this being I do will liquor is an enemy to you, what is the logic and to your wife, this being this creature is an enemy to you and to your wife. The very first human beings are told this, so make sure that they don't cause you to be expelled from gender. And Allah tells us in the Quran in ni*ani locum I do one for
your shavon is an enemy to you. So make sure you treat him like an enemy. Shaytan is an enemy to you, so make sure you treat him like an enemy. Shaytan is ever eager to persuade you. Heaton is ever eager to cause you to go astray. One thing we need to be very clear about shavon does not have control over you. He does not have control. In the Quran. Allah tells us that on the Day of Judgment, on the day of judgment, people will come and blame shape on and they will say oh lights all shades on his fault. He's the one who caused me to go straight. In the Quran, Allah tells us shaytans defense. Allah tells us chiffons defense in the Quran. What does the Quran say? fella Tara
Mooney, Waterloo and fusa
maquinaria de Kooning, saponi illa and TAO to confer stage optimally. I had no power over you. I had no control over you. Illa I can only do one thing down to come. I called you. I whispered. I enticed first job to me. You were the ones who responded. You were the ones who responded, find out alimony. Don't get angry at me. Don't criticize me. We're Lumo and fusa. calm. Go criticize yourselves. You're the ones who followed me I didn't force you. All I did, I whispered was suas I enticed z and Allahumma shaytani r Moto, right? I made it alluring, you're the ones who actually did the action. So shaytaan is not used as an excuse for committing sins. So shaytan is an ever open enemy to us.
The fifth blessing or the fifth benefit of this ayah Yaqoob. Allah His solemn as a father is well aware of the nature of his children. And he acts to prevent this type of rivalry between them. Even though he is a father, and he loves all of them. He knows that they're not all the same. So he takes active steps to make sure that the siblings don't fall into fighting one another. And if this is what he does, as a father, we should do the same not just with our children, but with our friends with our relatives take an active role to make sure that no problem happens. This is the sign of a good Muslim sign of a prophet. He is concerned about equilibrium about peace and harmony. He doesn't
want fitna he doesn't want he doesn't want breaking of ties of kinship. So he works actively proactively to make sure the brothers don't fight with one another. The sixth point of benefit.
This is really deep here now.
Yaqoob says your brothers will plot against you. Shaytan is an open enemy. He blames two entities, brothers and shavonne. But the primary blame is to shape on. He doesn't call his brother's enemies. He doesn't call his brothers evil. He says they will plot and shavon is the culprit. Now, this is very deep here. Why? Because
when it comes to criticizing others, it is of the Islamic etiquette to remove the blame from them and transfer it over to shaytaan as much as possible. This opens the door for them to repent and come closer to Allah. But when criticizing the self
You cannot use a pawn as an excuse I repeat. When you criticize others for something they are doing, it is the perfection of Islamic etiquette to bring along shape on in that sentence shaytaan caused you to do it. I know it's not your fault. Now imagine if you made a mistake, right? And your brother your father, your wife, your child comes to visit. I know you got angry. It's not your fault. shaytaan caused you to do it. How does that make you feel? Okay, I'm off to her come to the law makes you feel calm makes you feel better, more open to apologize more open to move on. Isn't that true? Right. This is of the Islamic etiquette. When you criticize others, blame it on shape on as
well. They have some fault. Yes. For your key doula Qaeda, they're the ones plotting shavon is the one who's going to entice it. And but when you blame yourself, when you criticize yourself, don't say shaitaan made me do it. That's not the time to do so. So therefore, later on in the story, when the wife of Aziz, the one who seduces use of when she is finally forced to confess. And the king asks her Did you or did you not? What does she say? What does she say?
In enough selling American beef suey, llama Ramadan be? The soul commands me to do my own evil my soul tells me to do. She doesn't say shaitaan told me to do it. Even though shavon was also a part of that. And there is no doubt that shavon was the one who primarily enticed for her, but she doesn't blame shaper. She knows it's her fault. Whereas when it comes at the end of the story and use of talks about his brothers, what does he say? He says shavon was the one who caused me and my brothers to go apart. naza Shantanu benei. verbena equity. Are you guys following this point here? Right? Use of his criticizing shavon for what his brothers did, even though who did it was it
shipowner his brother who actually did it? The brothers did it. But he doesn't criticize the brothers. He says shavon is the one who split between me and my brothers. Why? Because Yusuf is the one telling his brothers You did it. But when the brothers come to the Father, right at the end, what do they say? How do you abandon style for Lana? lubaina in kuna hottie in where shaytaan nowhere to be heard? The brothers don't say shavon caused us to do it. Do you see the difference here? Right. The brothers say, Father, we made a mistake, Father, it's our fault. And this is being a Muslim. You can't blame Shame on you didn't do it. But when you're accusing you let your brother
off, you give him the massage, you give him the way out and you bring * on into it. It's a very beautiful point here that we learned from this is
the final point of this ions panel. Already time is up, we did one or two.
The final point of this ayah that we can benefit from.
And this is also a very interesting and profound point.
Regardless of whether yaku is represented by the sun or the moon
Yaqoob in the dream prostrate to use of that shows that you serve will be higher than Yahoo correct. Now
Yahoo does he feel any jealousy?
Does he feel any jealousy? No. Even though he is going to be the one prostrating as well to use of correct, but he feels no jealousy. Why is this because of the miracle of creation, that Allah subhanho wa Taala made the father so perfectly, that the only human being who has no jealousy of you will be your father.
No other human and of course the mother as well as the parent I mean, no other human being
will be completely empty of jealousy. It's not possible for the father to be jealous of this. It's not possible. Why? Because the father always considers his son to be an extension of him. This is my son.
This is this is my child. Right? And so use of it his Sam tells his father, his father feels no jealousy, rather his father feels protective. I want to protect you Mashallah, you're gonna go higher than me. I want to make sure your brothers don't harm you. And Subhanallah this shows us the beauty, the miracle of creation, that parents are so loving. They're so selfless. They're so perfect in that love, that no other human being will want to see somebody Eclipse them go higher than them other than the parents, not a brother, not a spouse, not a friend. Nobody. There's always going to be an element of negativity, just an element, sometimes more sometimes less, but for the father and
the mother, no such element. And this shows us the perfection of Allah's creation. And another point that we can derive this from is
The grandfather of yaku that's the Prophet Ibrahim and he has set up when he is arguing with his father. So Yaqoob his great great grandfather right as a when when Ibrahim is arguing with his father, he puts a phrase in there which is very strange. Yeah Betty in no Khadija and emanated in me, ma'am yeah kick, oh my father, I have been given knowledge that you have not been given.
So follow me I will lead you to the right path. This is in the Quran, right? All my father I have been given a knowledge you have not been given follow me I will lead you to the right path. Now. If any person comes to you, and says you're ignorant, I know more than you. I am the Adam Allah gave me knowledge not you will lie even if Allah did give him knowledge, would you want to take it from him?
What what what type of data is this? I have more knowledge than you. It's the word that only a son can give to the Father in the proper way that Allah has blessed me be proud of me. Allah has given me a knowledge I am your son. And Allah has given me this knowledge. Right. So he is evoking the fatherly feelings inside of his father, the feeling of Be proud. I have this knowledge that Allah has given me I am your son. So it will make him feel proud. Unfortunately, his father was deaf, dumb and blind. And he said to his father, he said to his son, get out of here, the human journey, leave me alone. And I'm going to stone you if you continue doing this, but why did Abraham say this he
wants to bring out that feeling of protection, that feeling of pure love that only a father can have for a son. We see this in this as well that Yaqoob instead of getting jealous, he wants to make sure that you serve fulfills the dream he wants to make sure that his brothers don't prevent this from happening and that eventually they will prostrate and this is exactly what happens and of course one point here we can also add and then we'll open the floor for question as we said Russia will be at 815 because there is a school day we don't want to stay too long and also we can add over here use of did not tell his brothers about the dream
despite that fact they plotted against him correct correct. Use of did not tell his brothers about the dream they still plotted what this shows is had he told them the dream the plotting would have been even worse.
Without the dream they almost killed him but they let him live in the end right as we'll come to inshallah we hope next next we can shuffle if we even get three verses done we shall we get there so if if he did it if he had not told he didn't tell them the dream basically they let him go in the cave in the in the well imagine if he did tell them the dream it would have been even worse and with this we
come to the conclusions hoping to do more yet but a little longer Shall we open the floor for question answer inshallah tada
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