Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Short story of Prophet Joseph

Quran Chapter 12 -Intro (Pt-12, Stg-3) (L-1431) – درس قرآن

Short story of Prophet Joseph

Surah Yuusuf (Joseph) – 12

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim. 
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast.)


(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.)

This Chapter was revealed in Makkah. With regard to arrangement, it is twelfth Surah of Holy Qur’an and it contains twelve Sections also, in which, story of Prophet Joseph (peace be upon him) has been described. Characteristic of this Chapter is that; in it, no other topic has been discussed save the circumstances and their results in respect of Joseph (peace be upon him), from which we can take many lessons.

Story of Prophet Joseph (peace be upon him) has not been described at any other place in the entire Holy Qur’an. Except Him, circumstances of other Prophets (peace be upon them) have been mentioned in different paragraphs at various places, but it has not been discussed even a word about Joseph (peace be upon him) at any other place in Holy Qur’an. In how much different circumstances had He lived in the world, did not come in front of any other Prophet (peace be upon them). Even those were such circumstances; by effect of which, actual feelings of a mankind come in motion. It becomes very difficult for a human being to control himself in the tempests of the passions. Some times, influence of others’ passion is also very strong on a person.

Maximum part of the life of Prophet Joseph (peace be upon him) passed in such storms of the passions. The entire story regarding the way of confronting such circumstances by Him (peace be upon him) has been put at one place (in this Surah), so that every individual may know “How to face such circumstances?”

Prophet Jacob (peace be upon him) had twelve sons from different wives. From them, Joseph and Binyamin were sons of one mother. He (peace be upon him) used to love Joseph (peace be upon him) most. By observing inclination of father’s more love toward one son than others, envy grew in the hearts of other brothers against Joseph (peace be upon him). Personally, He (peace be upon him) was not guilty in this matter. But He (peace be upon him) had to suffer the results of their jealously and was sold by His brothers as a slave. Wife of a great officer bought Him and she was involved in His (peace be upon him) love. But Joseph (peace be upon him) did not give up God-fearing and He was put into the prison.

After that, the circumstances turned over, Joseph (peace be upon him) became Finance Minister of the King of Egypt. He (peace be upon him) arranged food for the people during the famine, called His parents and brothers, and colonized them in Egypt. And He (peace be upon him) forgave the error of His (peace be upon him) brothers.

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif). https://youtu.be/OlR89SBgx9w

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