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Chapter 12 – Yusuf (Joseph) – Verse 58

Continued from verses 47 – 57 …

Continue to verses 59 – 62 …

12 responses

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  3. sara

    Tweeted 🙂

    July 8, 2011 at 5:19 am

  4. You can check my tweet from my blog if u like

    July 8, 2011 at 5:21 am

    • Sara, if you don’t mind me asking, what language was the tweet in?

      July 8, 2011 at 8:31 am

      • Haha it was Turkish 🙂 I’ll be tweeting your posts sometimes and I’d love it if the Turkish community finds you. My people are oppressed- it’s illegal to teach Quran to under 14 year olds. Well, I’m not sure if the law has changed recently. In Adana ppl have converted to Christianity because they grew up without knowing their religion, but Christians are allowed to teach the Bible. It isn’t fair. Now Turks are converting to Inter-faith dialogue-ism and are eliminating Prophet Muhammed. Their leader, Fethullah Gulen said “There’s no need for Muhammed”, and “the Quran’s ayats are too harsh”. AKP feels obliged to Gulen, which is very sad. Before it was Said Nursi who wrote a very weird book that many Turks believe explains Islam. So maybe we need to find non-traditional methods to save our faith, I don’t know. Hope you didn’t mind me sharing.

        July 9, 2011 at 9:11 am

      • Thank you for your comment Sara. I didn’t know this about Turkey, but mashAllah it seems to be a country that’s heading in the right direction now (finally) with the present government. You would know better of course.

        July 11, 2011 at 10:01 am

  5. “All my wives nag me…Maybe we should consider idea of just one wife” LOL 😀

    July 8, 2011 at 6:16 am

    • 🙂

      In a related Polygamy post on MM, one astute commentator said, “remember, 4 wives, 4 mothers-in-law …” I was lol-ing.

      July 8, 2011 at 8:32 am

  6. Sumaiyyah

    Why did you make a whole post about just one verse? Curious. Great work though, keep it up!

    July 8, 2011 at 8:52 am

    • Sumaiyyah, thanks.

      Surah Yusuf is one surah that is one of my favourites, and also one whose tafseer I know really well. You will see that a lot is happening with this verse. “The brothers of Yusuf came …” by these few words Allah is conveying that a lot of time has passed, the famine has struck, the dreams of the King were rightfully interpreted by Yusuf (pbuh), the famine had spread, how much good a manager Yusuf was if people from other lands came to seek food from him, and so on.

      I also included the brothers interactions, where the oldest is repenting, while it is seen that there is a detachment from their father, and their actions weigh heavily on them, because these are the implicit tafseer conclusions of the following verses. For example, in verse 61, the brothers refer to Yaqub (pbuh) as “Ben Yamin’s father”, as in “We will try to win him from his father”. Why do they not say “our” father? Because, tafseers say, there is now a distance between the sons and Yaqub.

      These are what I have attempted to depict here.


      July 8, 2011 at 9:29 am

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