March 3, 2021

Daily Qur’an & Hadith 24 Jan 2021 (10 Jamadi us Sani 1442)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[12].Surah Yusuf [Joseph]

Ayat 50. And the king said: “Bring (Yusuf [PBUH]) to me.” But when the messenger came to him, [Yusuf [PBUH])(Joseph)] said: “Return to your lord and ask him, ‘What happened to the women who cut their hands? Surely, my Lord (Allah) is Well-Aware of their plot.”

Ayat 51. (The King) said (to the women): “What was your affair when you did seek to seduce Yusuf [PBUH](Joseph)?” The women said: “Allah forbid! No evil know we against him!” The wife of Al-‘Aziz said: “Now the truth is manifest (to all), it was I who sought to seduce him, and he (Yusuf [PBUH]) is surely of the truthful.”

Tafseer of Surah Yusuf (PBUH) Ayat 50 & 51. So the king said: “Bring ye him unto me. “But when the messenger came to him, (Joseph) said: “Go thou back to thy lord, and ask him, ´What is the state of mind of the ladies who cut their hands´? For my Lord is certainly well aware of their snare.” The cupbearer must have reported Joseph’s interpretation to the king, and the king naturally wanted to see Joseph himself. He sent a messenger to fetch him. The king’s messenger must have expected that a prisoner would be only too overjoyed at the summons of the king. But Joseph, sure of himself, wanted some assurance that he would be safe from the sort of nagging and persecution to which he had been subjected by the ladies. We saw in verse 33 above that he preferred prison to their solicitations. He must therefore know what was in the mind of the women now. If the king (“thy lord”) did not know of all the snares which had been laid for Joseph by the ladies, Allah (“my Lord”) knew all their secret motives and plots. 51. (The king) said (to the ladies): “What was your affair when ye did seek to seduce Joseph from his (true) self? “The ladies said: “(Allah) preserve us! No evil know we against him!” Said the ´Aziz´s wife: “Now is the truth manifest (to all): it was I who sought to seduce him from his (true) self: He is indeed of those who are (ever) true (and virtuous). Joseph’s message was conveyed by the messenger to the king, who sent for the ladies concerned. Among them came the wife of ‘Aziz. “What was this affair?” said the king: “tell me the whole truth. “The wife of the ‘Aziz stood by, while the other ladies answered. Their answer was grudgingly acknowledging the truth of Joseph’s innocence and high principles, but holding a discreet silence about their own part in egging on the ‘Aziz’s wife to sin, wrongdoing and revenge. When they had done, she began. She did not mince matters. She acknowledged her own guilt, freely and frankly. This was no time for her even to refer to other ladies-their jealousy, their gross mindedness, their encouragement of all that was frail or evil in herself.

English Translation of Hadith

Hazrat Nawwas bin Saman (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I asked Messenger of Allah [SAWW](PBUH) about virtue and sin, and he said, “Virtue is noble behavior, and sin is that which creates doubt and you do not like people to know about it.”

[Muslim Chapter 32 Hadith # 6195].

Lesson : as mentioned above in Surah Yusuf Ayat 51. “he (Yusuf [PBUH]) is surely of the truthful” An important principle enshrined in this Hadith says that courtesy is a virtue, because a refined mind cultivates good habits, performs good deeds, and shuns all that is bad and corrupt. Also, a simple and understandable principle is laid down about sin. Man feels the pricking of conscience over every bad deed and is also afraid of the reproach of fault-finders, provided he has not reached the lowest point of moral depravity. But a seared conscience is least disturbed even by a heinous and deadly sin or by public censure. We can understand it by the example of man’s smelling sense. If it is not dead, man can feel a stink and repugnant odour. But a long association with a dung heap robs away one’s smelling sense and feeling of refuse.