Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Producing own expert services is a trust too

Quran Chapter 12  54 & 55 (Pt-13, Stg-3) (L-1514) – درس قرآن

Producing own expert services is a trust too

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.)

 وَقَالَ ٱلْمَلِكُ ٱئْتُونِى بِهِۦٓأَسْتَخْلِصْهُ لِنَفْسِى فَلَمَّا كَلَّمَهُۥ قَالَ إِنَّكَ ٱلْيَوْمَ لَدَيْنَا مَكِينٌ أَمِينٌ (54

  قَالَ ٱجْعَلْنِى عَلَىٰ خَزَآئِنِ ٱلْأَرْضِ إِنِّى حَفِيظٌ عَلِيمٌ (55

54.  And the king said: Bring him unto me that I may attach him to my person. Then when he had talked with him he said: Lo! Thou art today in our presence honourable and trusted.


55.  He said: Set me over the storehouses of the land. Lo! I am a skilled custodian.

54.  Wa  qaalal-maliku’-tuunii  bihiii  ‘astakh-lis-hu  linaf-sii.  Falammaa  kallamahuu  qaala  ‘innakal-yawma  laday-naa  makii-nun  ‘amiin.


55.  Qaalaj-‘alnii  ‘alaa  khazaaa-‘inil-‘arz.  ‘Innii  hafeezun  ‘aliim.        




‘Astakh-lis-hu – {I set him free (from all others)}, this word is from ‘istikhlaas, which has been derived from khaluus. Khaluus means “to be without adulteration”. ‘Istikhlaas means “to separate by detaching from entire other people”. It aims: I shall attach him to my person.


The king sent the messenger again and ordered: You should bring Joseph (peace be upon him) unto me. I shall keep Him in my service. No other will have any relation with Him (peace be upon him).


When Joseph (peace be upon him) met the king, he said: With effect from today, You are from our chosen persons. Joseph (peace be upon him) said: Appoint Me a Finance Minister of your country. I know well the matters relating to Revenue. And in the present situation, there is no more expert than Me who may manage the Revenue and preserve the food for forthcoming circumstances because for this purpose there is a dire need of an aware and honest person.


Joseph (peace be upon him) considered it a part of Trust and Honesty also that He should produce His services Himself for the welfare of the public. It is learnt from the discussion by Joseph (peace be upon him) that every individual can manifest his special ability for the benefit of the common people, but not for own advantage or personal pomp and show.


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).