Surah Yusuf (12) 28/07/2015


With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

The wife of the Aziz admits her attraction to Yusuf.  Her desire for him causes her to act unjustly and she threatens Yusuf with prison if he does not do her bidding. This is how human beings are lead astray when their desires and emotions take precedence over God consciousness.

In verse 32 she says “I did seek to seduce him from His (true) self but he saved himself….and now, if he doth not my bidding,  he shall certainly be cast into prison, and be of the company of the vilest!”

Yusuf remained God conscious; he would rather be in prison and have his freedom taken than compromise his moral values.

In verse 33 Yusuf says “O My Lord! the prison is more to my liking than that to which they invite me…..”

What character and what a beautiful lesson.   True freedom is the freedom from being enslaved to one’s desires – such was Yusuf (a free person) and the real slave was the wife of the Aziz (being a slave to her desires).

Continues tomorrow… Salaam / Peace