Towards Understanding Surah Yusuf – 08

Episode Notes

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi discusses a few verses in Surah Yusuf where he shares details on how the wife of Azeez attempted to seduce Yusuf AS yet again and how he threw her back and repelled her and how he was punished for his innocence.

There is much benefit and wisdom in this story – we see that Yusuf AS is not a superhuman. He has the same emotions and feelings of lust as ordinary humans. True piety is exhibited when he controlled those emotions for the fear and love of Allah.

When they both tried to reach for the door to escape amidst the physical altercation, they were surprised and shocked to find the master and husband at the door. When she sees her husband, she turns the tables around by asking him to punish Yusuf AS in the event of an attempted misdeed being committed by him.

What is the response of Yusuf AS? He attempts to defend his honour and says that she was the one who tried to seduce him. The husband is in a state of dilemma when a person from her own household came forward to provide a clarification and testified appropriately. 

How was it done? Listen intently to discover the result of this clarification.


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About Yasir Qadhi

Yasir Qadhi was born in Houston, Texas and completed his primary and secondary education in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, after which he was accepted as a student at the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing a diploma in Arabic, he graduated with a B.A. from the College of Hadith and Islamic Sciences. Thereafter, he completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology from the College of Dawah, after which he returned to America and completed his doctorate, in Religious Studies, from Yale University. Currently he is teaching at Rhodes College, in Memphis, TN.

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