>> Thursday, January 6, 2011
As much as we aunties try our best to give advice,
the best advice is found in the Qur'an and sunnah.
The Qur'an truly is the best self-help book- and the reason is because it the only Book that we have today that was written by our Creator!
So with that said, Sarah of Bint Musthaq.wordpress.com has started posting her notes on Tafsir of Surat Yusuf, ma'shaAllah. She says:
Tafseer Surah Yusuf, Ayaat 1 – 18
Yusuf is a proper name of Hebrew origin. Its meaning is said to do with the fact he faced a difficult life with lots of sorrow and returned to Allah a lot. Others say to leave it as it is. One of his titles if ‘Kareem ibnul Kareem ibnul Kareem ibnul Kareem.’ Kareem is one who is noble and honourable. His lineage is Yusuf ibn Yaqoob ibn Ishaq ibn Ibrahim – showing that he was Kareem with his forefathers also being Kareem as well mashaAllah.
This is a very unique Surah. Yusuf ‘alayhis salaam is only mentioned in this surah and this surah contains his story from beginning to end. It was revealed in the 10th year of Prophethood which is known as ‘Aamul Huzn – the Year of Grief. This was the year Khadijah, radhiaAllahu ‘anha passed away, as well as Abu Talib, radhiaAllahu ‘anhu. Its revelation came at a very critical time.
The pagans of Makkah at that time went to the Jews of Madinah and asked for something to ask the Prophet (Sallah Allahoo alyhee wa salam) – something to test his Prophethood. The Jews of Madinah told the Makkans to ask the Prophet (sallah Allahoo alyhee wa saalam) about Yusuf and his brothers. If he (sallah Allahoo alyhee wa salam) can talk about him, he’s a true prophethood. If not, he is a fake. The Sahabah were also facing a lot of difficulties and asked for a story of the people of the past. A good story, with lessons and wisdom, will just boost a person’s determination.
Click on the link to read what these lessons are, inshaAllah. Hope to see all of you there, inshaAllah.