Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Detail of dream seen by Joseph

Quran Chapter 12 4 (Pt-12, Stg-3) (L-1434) – درس قرآن

Detail of dream seen by 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.)

 إِذْ قَالَ يُوسُفُ لِأَبِيهِ يَٰٓأَبَتِ إِنِّى رَأَيْتُ أَحَدَ عَشَرَ كَوْكَبًا وَٱلشَّمْسَوَٱلْقَمَرَ رَأَيْتُهُمْ لِى سَٰجِدِينَ (4

4.  When Joseph said unto his father: O my father! Lo! I saw (in a dream) eleven stars and the sun and the moon, I saw them prostrating themselves unto me. 4.  ‘Iz  qaala  Yuusufu  li-‘abiihi  yaaa-‘abati  ‘innii  ra-‘aytu  ‘aha-da  ‘ashara  kaw-kabanw-wash-shamsa  wal-qamara  ra-‘aytu-hum  lii  saajidiin.




The story begins from the point that a child saw a dream during his child-hood and told about it to his father. From this beginning point, every individual can understand that the name of that child is Joseph (peace be upon him). His father cares for him very much. That child is very intimate with his father and discusses every matter with him and takes advice from him and then acts upon that advice.


If you read a book written by any person on Joseph and Zulaikha {wife of aziz-e-Misr (a title of the king of Egypt)}, you will find that two points are overcoming in it – storytelling and history, and the writers have produced it as “A Tale of Beauty and Love”.


After that; if you read the same story in Holy Qur’an, you will reach that only important points have been taken and those points have been adorned so beautifully that the reader can understand remaining concerning matters naturally and easily, and the link of attractiveness does not break anywhere. Moreover, its phraseology and way of narration is a thing in between prose and poetry, in which purity of prose and attraction of poetry exists perfectly.


Such way of describing has been chosen that any human being is unable to write like this whether he tries his best. In addition to existence of story’s peculiarity, entire moral lessons come before the prudent and picture of the passions becomes dimmed step by step after fulfilling its duty. Indeed, this Chapter provides comfort to the heart, consolation to the mind and exaltation to the manners along with moral precepts by its attractive words and suitable mode of expression, in which both narratives (poetry and prose) exist. Its abstract have more than enough influence and its elegance have the power of drawing attention. Let’s recite again the above mentioned verse. Dream of a child interprets external circumstances very clearly and it is a mirror-holder of the child’s determination that certainly; his father, mother and eleven brothers will admit the superiority of the child on one or other day.


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/6zKXJDqTyeA

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