Lessons from Tafseer class of Dr Faadil Al Imam حفظه الله ورعاه وسدد خطاه (Ramadan 22nd)

Introduction

Today’s Tafseer continues from Aayah : 21

  1. Yesterday’s Tafseer stopped at when the man that bought Yuusuf as slave was giving reasons why his wife should take good care of Yuusuf.
  2. Those without virtues and wealth are closer to Ikhlaaṣ (sincerity) than wealthy people which is rare to see the latter doing good sincerely.
  3. Benefits the couples gained from Yuusuf:
    1. He was trustworthy for their properties and life. Yuusuf :54
    2. He benefitted his boss by not committing illicit act with his wife. Yuusuf : 23
    3. He benefitted them by interpreting the dream which save the whole nation from famine.
    4. He benefitted the whole nation by being their minister of finance
  4. The word عسى أن ينفعنا… the wife misinterpreted the benefit as illicit. This is a message to serious men to distance their wives from mixing with non Marham. And Islam has warned against this free mixing in line with hadith of ‘Uqbah bn Aamir ” beware of being in seclusion with women then a man asked what about my male relatives, then the Prophet replied relatives are death.
  5. It is erroneous to call another person’s wife as my wife as it is common in Yorùbá culture.
  6. Majority of incidents of Zinaa that occurred in our society today are due to negligence on free mixing
  7. The reason why the king didn’t make Yuusuf as son? The response to this, though the man loved Yuusuf and wished to make him son but the illicit act of his wife prevented that. This similar thing happened to Muusaa though it was the husband (Fir’awn) that prevented Muusaa to be their son.
  8. Is it allowed to adopt a child in Islam? It is not allowed check Ahzaab:5
  9. Anyone ascribed to name other than his father’s or grandfather should get affidavit to change it to avoid wrath of Allâh.
  10. This Aayah shows that adoption of children were common in past generations before Islam prohibited it
  11. The statement نتخده ولدا might mean that the wife was barren though one can’t say this authoritatively.
  12. The peak of our life is love. Where there is love there will be progress and absence of it means setback.
  13. If one loves Allâh and His Prophet, it will be difficult to hate those practising the Sunnah of the Prophet and his ways.
  14. There are similarities between Muusaa and Yuusuf stories. Yuusuf came before Muusaa though Muusaa was superior
  15. Yuusuf trial started with dream and he was triumph with dream. Muusaa also started his life with water and later became victory over Fir’awn through water
  16. They both also shared being love by those who adopted them.
  17. They both lived their lives in Egypt.
  18. The bosses of both of them were high personnels and they were being taken cared by their wives.
  19. The decision on both of them were similar as both bosses agreed that they should keep them perhaps they might see benefits from them or take them as sons. It was male boss that took decision on Yuusuf as he was old enough then while it was woman that took decision on Muusaa since he was young then. Had it been it was the wife that made the decision of Yuusuf’s the husband might have been suspicious about his wife decision.
  20. Both of them weren’t able to be adopted as sons by their bosses though they both benefitted their bosses. The benefits of Muusaa to the household of Fir’awn was that the wife became Muslimah. Yuusuf even benefitted both husband and wife
  21. Both of them were abducted
  22. To cap it up check Suratul Gaafir : 34 and this happened to be the only place where Yuusuf name was mentioned in all Qur’an outside Suratu Yuusuf. This Aayah crept in place where Muusaa story was narrated and the story continued after this Aayah. This buttresses the fact that there are similarities in their stories
  23. Anyone under a boss should be obedient and loyal to him. If you have been loved by your boss and you are loyal to him that can be Sabab of your success in life.
  24. Majority of people who wrecked in life are due to their pomposity towards their bosses, teachers or ingratefulness. Parents should educate their children to appreciate those who do good to them and never feel pompous towards them
  25. Prophets and pious that Allâh established them in life with wealth:
    1. Yuusuf : Yuusuf : 21, 54
    2. Dhul Qarnaynn: Kahf 83 – 84
    3. Believers Hajj: 41, A’raaf :10

17 The والله غالب على أمره places where similar statements were used in Qur’an :
Imraan :160, Maaidah :23, 56, Qaṣaṣ :35, Ṣaaffaat : 173

وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين