Lessons Learnt from thw Story of Yusuf by Shaykh as-Sadi
May Allah swt raise the ranks of all the Prophets and Messengers. “ Indeed in their stories, there is a lesson for people of understanding.” [Surah Yusuf, 12:111]
A lesson is something by which one learns. It steers a person towards a number of ideas and useful principles. It directs a person towards things that are virtuous and alerts one to the causes of destruction. While all stories of the Prophets are like that, Allah swt singled out the story of Prophet Yusuf with HIS words, “Truly, there are signs and lessons in the story of Yusuf and his brothers for those asking.” [Surah Yusuf, 12:7]
As such it contains various signs and lessons for anyone who asks for them and seeks guidance and integrity. This is due to what it contains of one evolving circumstance to another; from one ordeal to another; from facing challenges to being blessed; from humiliation and slavery to honour an d authority; from division to unity and fulfilled aspirations; from grief to joy; from abundance to scarcity; from scarcity to abundance; from famine to plenitude and from hardship to ease, amongst the other things this great story embodies. So blessed be the one who narrated it, clarified it and explained it.