Lessons from Holy Qur'an

His Lord heard his prayer

Quran Chapter 12  34 & 35 (Pt-12, Stg-3) (L-1502) – درس قرآن

His Lord heard his prayer

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.)

فَٱسْتَجَابَ لَهُۥ رَبُّهُۥفَصَرَفَ عَنْهُ كَيْدَهُنَّ إِنَّهُۥ هُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلْعَلِيمُ (34

ثُمَّ بَدَا لَهُم مِّنۢ بَعْدِ مَا رَأَوُا۟ ٱلْءَايَٰتِ لَيَسْجُنُنَّهُۥ حَتَّىٰ حِينٍ (35

34.  So his Lord heard his prayer and fended off their wiles from him. Lo! He is Hearer, Knower.


35.  And it seemed good to them after they had seen the signs (of his innocence) to imprison him for a time.

34.  Fasta-jaaba  lahuu  Rabbu-huu  fasarafa  ‘anhu  kayda-hunn.  ‘InnaHuu  Huwas-Samii-‘ul-‘Aliim.


35.  Summa  badaa  lahum-mim- ba’-di  maa  ra-‘a-wul-‘Aayaati  la-yasju-nunnahuu  hattaa  hiin.




Joseph (peace be upon him) was repugnant naturally from the sins. He was under influence of education and training by His father Jacob (peace be upon them) that He used to engage always in good works and remembrance of Allah Almighty. Even then, there was a fear that if He (peace be upon him) lived in the same environment, then it would not be possible for Him to be saved from conspiracies and contrivances of those women; save the support of Allah Almighty.


It has been commanded in this verse: We (Allah Almighty) heard the prayer of Joseph (peace be upon him) because We hear the prayer of every individual and know. There is a lesson for us in it that there are two forms of escaping from the sins:


  1. Running away from such environment in which there is a chance of exciting evil desires.


  1. During loneliness, one should try to stop thinking about such forms which incline unto committing any evil.


These both forms demand that we should avoid bad company and attend the groups of such godly people who think good. But for being saved from the evildoers, one should neither pray in such words, which may be cause of restlessness for him, and nor he should do any such work for running out of issue, due to which any misfortune falls upon oneself. Moreover, one should ask Allah Almighty of safety always.


Being utterly sick of alluring by the women, Joseph (peace be upon him) prayed: O my Lord! Prison is more dear than that unto which they urge me, and if Thou fend not off their wiles from me, I shall incline unto them and become of the ignorant. Allah Almighty saved him (peace be upon him) from their bad company, but because demand of prison had been appeared from His tongue, therefore, Allah Almighty produced the same circumstances for being saved from the wicked people.


It is commanded: After meditating in the circumstances, at last; the people decided that Joseph (peace be upon him) should be sent into the prison for some period and they considered it good and proper for the time being that He (peace be upon him) should disappear from the sight of the ruler’s wife.


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/5LJU23gpvFg

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