Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Mother of both brothers died in their child-hood

Quran Chapter 12  7 & 8 (Pt-12, Stg-3) (L-1437) – درس قرآن

Mother of both brothers died in their child-hood

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.)

لَّقَدْ كَانَ فِى يُوسُفَ وَإِخْوَتِهِۦٓ ءَايَٰتٌ لِّلسَّآئِلِينَ (7

إِذْ قَالُوا۟ لَيُوسُفُ وَأَخُوهُ أَحَبُّ إِلَىٰٓ أَبِينَا مِنَّا وَنَحْنُ عُصْبَةٌ إِنَّ أَبَانَا لَفِى ضَلَٰلٍ مُّبِينٍ (8

7.  Verily in Joseph and his brethren are signs (of Allah’s Sovereignty) for the inquirers.


8.  When they said: Verily Joseph and his brother are dearer to our father than we are, many though we be. Lo! Our father is in plain aberration.

7.  Laqad  kaana  fii  Yuu-sufa  wa  ‘ikh-watihii  ‘Aayaa-tul-lis-saaa-‘iliin.


8.  ‘Iz  qaaluu  la-Yuusufu  wa  ‘akhuuhu  ‘ahabbu  ‘ilaaa  ‘abii-naa  minnaa  wa  nahnu  ‘usbah.  ‘Inna  ‘abaa-naa  la-fii  zalaalim-mubiin.   




‘Usbatun – (a crowd, a group), this word is from ‘asbun, which means “to fasten after collection together”. ‘Usbah is a group of minimum three persons, there is no restriction on more than three people”. Besides Joseph (peace be upon him) and Binyamin, they were ten brothers (sons of Jacob – peace be upon him) and there was very friendship among them (father and Joseph).


It is commanded: In this story, there are many signs which can teach much to the inquirers of the circumstances. The people of Makkah ask about their circumstances, but they should bring out the result from this story that some ignorant people, who do not think about the end being in the ardor of passions, and they torment their own close relatives, in future they will be sorrowful for their wicked deeds.


Even then, they (the people of Mecca) heard the entire story, but did not refrain from molesting the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). Therefore, like Prophet Joseph (peace be upon him), He (Muhammad – grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) obtained the object desired at the end and Makkan people of Qureysh repented as brothers of Joseph (peace be upon him), and then they were necessitous of His (Muhammad’s – grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) pity and graciousness.


The elder ten sons of Prophet Jacob (peace be upon him) thought about Joseph (peace be upon him) and His brother Binyamin that, “why they both are dearer to our father more than us whereas we may be more useful at any time of difficulty? It seems that certainly our father is going to err in this regard, which is very clear”. Prophet Jacob (peace be upon him) had special love with Joseph because his mother had died during His (peace be upon him) child-hood.


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).

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