Jumuah lecture delivered by Sheikh Dr Shaheed Mathee at the Ahlul Bait (a.s) Masjid Complex in Ottery, Cape Town on 7 January 2022
After the news of the whereabouts of Prophet Yusuf (a.s) was made known, in line with his further request, the whole family immediately prepared themselves to travel to Egypt to meet him.
When the brothers of Prophet Yusuf (a.s) heard their father’s response and reference to his sorrow for the loss of Prophet Yusuf (a.s), their response is narrated in Verse 85 which says:
When Prophet Yusuf (a.s)’s plan to keep his brother back started to materialise, his other brothers became very stressed while Prophet Yusuf (a.s) and Bienyamin were very happy.
After having entered Egypt from the various gates as advised by Prophet Ya’koob (a.s), the following verses narrate the second encounter that the brothers of Prophet Yusuf (a.s) has with him.
After the brothers of Prophet Yusuf (a.s) returned home with the food supplies they obtained from Egypt, they shared it with their father.
Once Prophet Yusuf (a.s) was appointed as Minister of Finance and became established in this position, seven years of rain and good times came and passed very quickly.
After Prophet Yusuf (a.s) was exonerated of having committed any crime, the king ordered that he should be released from prison.
After having given the prison inmates a comprehensive lesson in Tauheed, Prophet Yusuf (a.s) interpreted their dreams for them.
After all the efforts of the women to pressurize him to commit sin, everyone realized that they will not be successful.