Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The reward of the kindly

Quran Chapter 12  89 & 90 (Pt-13, Stg-3) (L-1537) – درس قرآن

The reward of the kindly

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.)

قَالَ هَلْ عَلِمْتُم مَّا فَعَلْتُم بِيُوسُفَ وَأَخِيهِ إِذْ أَنتُمْ جَٰهِلُونَ (89

  قَالُوٓا۟ أَءِنَّكَ لَأَنتَ يُوسُفُ قَالَ أَنَا۠ يُوسُفُ وَهَٰذَآ أَخِى قَدْ مَنَّ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْنَآ إِنَّهُۥ مَن يَتَّقِ وَيَصْبِرْ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يُضِيعُ أَجْرَ ٱلْمُحْسِنِينَ (90

89.  He said: Know ye what ye did unto Joseph and his brother in your ignorance?


90.  They said: Is it indeed thou who art Joseph? He said: I am Joseph and this is my brother. Allah hath shown us favour. Lo! He who wardeth off (evil) and endureth (findeth favour); for lo! Allah wasteth not the reward of the kindly.

89.  Qaala  hal  ‘alimtum-maa  fa-‘altum-  bi-Yuusufa  wa  ‘akhiihi  ‘iz  ‘antum  jaahi-luun.


90.  Qaaluuu  ‘a-‘innaka  la-‘an-ta  Yuusuf.  Qaala  ‘anaa  Yuusufu  wa  haazaaa  ‘akhii;  qad  man-nAllaahu  ‘alay-naa.  ‘Inna-huu  many-yattaqi  wa  yasbir  fa-‘in-nAllaaha  laa  yuzii-‘u  ‘ajral-Muh-siniin.       




Patience, endurance and forbearance as of Joseph (peace be upon him) is a very difficult matter. Even then, when His brothers arrived at Egypt and met with Joseph (peace be upon him) in distressed condition, and they caused to hear Him about their poverty and insolvency, He (peace be upon him) began to shed a flood of tears and asked only this by His tongue, “Do you remember that how did you behave with Joseph and His brother being the ignorant and the unintelligent?”


As soon as they heard these words of sympathy from the ruler of Egypt {Joseph (peace be upon him)}, their organs of perception began to work fully, then they observed Him minutely and began to say: Is it indeed you who is Joseph? Joseph (peace be upon him) replied them immediately: Yes! I am Joseph and this is my brother Binyamin. Allah Almighty has shown us His great favor and bestowed us this dignity. It is Mercy and Kindness of Him only that He preserved us on the Path of God-fearing and gave us spirit of patience during calamities. Those good works which were performed by us and which acts of kindness appeared through us for the welfare of people; were only by His favor. Allah Almighty is very Merciful and Kind. He does not waste the virtues of those who do good and gives them full reward.


Joseph (peace be upon him) did not use invectives and reproaches for His brothers due to their misbehavior and maltreatment.


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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