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Prophet Yusuf (alayhis salaam) and his call to Tawheed

Prophet Yusuf (alayhis salaam) The noble one, son of the noble one, son of the noble one. About whom Allaah sent down a long Surah relating his noble life to us, and its stages, from his childhood to his death, and how his circumstances changed, and the difficulties that he faced, and how he faced everything with the Strength of Prophethood and his patient perseverance, wisdom and mildness. [As indicated in the hadeeth of Ibn 'Umar, radhiallaahu 'anhumaa, from the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) that he said, "The noble one, son of the noble one, son of the noble one: Yusuf the son of Ya'qoob, the son of Ishaaq, the son of Ibrahim, 'alayhis-salaam." Read more ...

What goes up must come down…?

There is something striking about the life of Yusuf 'alyahi as-salaam (peace be upon him). Every time it seems something good is happening to him, it is taken away or something messes it up. Think about it. He tells his father about his amazing dream, and his father informs him that it is something good, and that he is a prophet. Then his brothers throw him in the well. While he is in the well, waiting to be rescued, some passersby go to collect water, and instead they find him. AlhamdulilLah (praise be to God)! He is saved! But wait… they sell him at a market. He becomes a slave. The minister who buys him treats him pretty well, though. He is still Read more ...

The Freedom of Responsibility

Yusuf `alayhi sallatu wa sallam (may Allah send his peace and blessings on him) faced many difficulties in life; over a period of decades he was thrown into a well by his brothers as a young boy, sold into slavery, seduced by a beautiful and powerful woman in his youth and then thrown into jail for refusing adultery. In the first two trials he had no choice, but in the last he chose to not commit adultery and was punished for it. Allah describes what follows in these verses: “And women in the city said, ‘The wife of al-’Azeez is seeking to seduce her slave boy; he has impassioned her with love. Indeed, we see her [to be] in clear error.’” Read more ...

An Aspect of the Quran’s Miraculous Nature

An Aspect of the Quran's Miraculous Nature Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips For a scripture to qualify as divinely revealed it must be totally accurate in its descriptions of reality: the past, the present and the future. The Quran has many stories about previous prophets and their peoples. Some of these stories have elements in them that can be checked out for their accuracy. One example of the Quran's precision in its historical descriptions is in the story of Prophet Yusuf (Joseph), who was sold as a slave in Egypt, but rose to become an important official in the government, which made it possible for him to bring his whole family to live there in honor. Most Read more ...

There Will Come Seven Hard Years

There Will Come Seven Hard Years Source : Eden Books 1998, Shaykh Muhammad Al-'Abdah - On Contemporary Dawah When an opportunity arises whereby the Call to Allah becomes an active process, wherein Callers may forge links with the people and guide them, why isn't such an opportunity exercised by those best capable of succeeding? The story of Allah's Prophet Yusuf (peace be upon him) showed an out-standing far-sightedness when he wisely utilised the present period of prosperity to prepare for the coming period of austerity. He did not deceive himself or the people in thinking or promising that things were improving constantly with-out any setbacks. Muslims Read more ...

The Likeness of Ramadan and Prophet Yusuf (AS)

“The month of Ramadan to the other months is like Yusuf (AS) to his brothers. So, just like Yusuf was the most beloved son to Ya’qub (AS), Ramadan is the most beloved month to Allah. A nice point for the nation of Muhammad (sallaAllahu alayhi wasallam) to ponder over is that if Yusuf (AS) had the mercy and compassion to say  “There is no reproach for you today...” (Surah Yusuf 12:92), Ramadan is the month of mercy, blessing, goodness, salvation from the Fire, and Forgiveness from the King that exceeds that of all the other months and what can be gained from their days and nights. Another nice point to think about is that Yusuf’s brothers Read more ...

War Ethics in Islam

History does present a few examples when, in the days of peace, a powerful nation treated its weak neighbors in a graceful manner. The real test of character for such a nation, however, lies in its attitude towards a vanquished nation. Islam has left indelible imprints of its magnanimity both in conditions of war and peace. Swayed by the electrifying effects of the conquest, conquerors usually go berserk in their behavior with the conquered. Possessed with brute authority, they unleash all sorts of atrocities in the occupied territories. Emanating much before Halaku and continuing after Hitler, this is what the war literature of the world teaches and Read more ...

Prophet Yusuf (alaihis salaam) : A Dream… its Interpretation

Prophet Yusuf (alaihis salaam) : A Dream... its Interpretation The Quran was sent down to mankind by Allah to serve as a guide, it contains the very truest accounts, bringing glad tidings to man, warning him and instilling fear in him. It is a great mercy and the sole Divine Book. For that reason, it is the Quran that people must read and study above all else. As well as containing the commandments of Allah, the Quran also gives people the most accurate information on a number of subjects. Allah teaches us important wisdom in those sections that describe the lives of the prophets of the past. The life story of every prophet furnishes us both with Read more ...