English Translation of Al-Quran
.Surah Yusuf [Joseph]
Ayat 85. They said: “By Allah! You will never cease remembering Yusuf (Joseph) until you become weak with old age, or until you be of the dead.”
Ayat 86. He said: “I only complain of my grief and sorrow to Allah, and I know from Allah that which you know not.
Tafseer of Surah Yusuf Ayat 85. They said: “By Allah. (never) wilt thou cease to remember Joseph until thou reach the last extremity of illness, or until thou die!” A speech full of jealousy, taunting malice, and lack of understanding—one that would have driven mad anyone less endowed with patience and wisdom than was Jacob, the Prophet of Allah. It shows that the sons were still unregenerate, though the time of their repentance and reclamation was drawing nigh. The cruel heartlessness of their words is particularly out of place, as Jacob bore his sorrow in silence and complained to no mortal, but poured out his distraction and grief only to Allah, as stated in the next verse. 86. He said: “I only complain of my distraction and anguish to Allah, and I know from Allah that which ye know not… Jacob’s plaint to Allah is about himself, not about Allah’s doings. He bewails the distraction of his mind and his occasional breaking out of those bounds of patience which he had set for himself. He knew of Allah’s merciful and beneficent dealings with man in a way his shallow sons did not. And his perfect faith in Allah also told him that all would be well. He never gave up hope for Joseph, as his directions in the next verse show. They may be supposed to have been spoken after a little silence of grief and thought. That silence I have indicated in punctuation by three dots.
English Translation of Hadith
Hazrat Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah [SAWW](PBUH) passed by a woman who was crying over a grave and said, “Fear Allah and be patient.” She said, “Away from me! My calamity has not befallen you and you are not aware of it.” The woman was later told that it was the Prophet [SAWW](PBUH) (who had advised her). She came to his door where she found no doorkeeper. She said, “(I am sorry) I did not know you.” Messenger of Allah [SAWW](PBUH) said, “Patience is (becoming) only at the first (stroke) of grief”. Another narration in Muslim says: The woman was crying over her son.
[Al-Bukhari Book 02, Chapter 23, Hadith # 372, and Muslim Book 04, Chapter 180, Hadith # 2013].
Lesson : as mentioned above in Surah Yusuf Ayat 86. “He said: “I only complain of my grief and sorrow to Allah, and I know from Allah that which you know not” This Hadith indicates the excellence of the Prophet’s character. The woman whom he advised to have patience did not behave properly, but the Prophet (PBUH) was neither annoyed nor did he reproach her. When she appeared before him for the second time, he again repeated his advice for patience. This Hadith has a great lesson for those who call people to the Right Path. Our scholars and preachers should follow this excellent example.
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