|Lessons from the most Beautiful Story|
Lessons from the life of Prophet Yusuf alaihis salaam as recounted in the most beautiful of stories in the Quran. |
1. Be discrete
When Yusuf alaihis salaam saw a dream of his brothers being subservient to him, he related it to his father Yaqoob alaihis salaam who told him not to relate it to his brothers, as they would plot against him. Seek help in fulfilling your needs (and ambitions) by being discrete (and telling as few people as possible); for every person who has a blessing, there are others who harbour jealousy against him (and would love for him fail.) Majmaul Zawaid
When Yusuf alaihis salaam’s brothers came to him after all they had done to ruin him, and he now had the authority to seek revenge, he displayed good character by pardoning them unconditionally. The man who had been in jail with him, forgot to remind the king about Yusuf alaihis salaam languishing in jail. When the man came some years later to ask Yusuf alaihis salaam for help, he did not reproach him.
3. Good character
Yusuf alaihis salaam was recognised as a good man while he was an imprisoned slave, from the lower levels of society. And he was recognised as the same when he was in the government. Our status in society or life circumstances should not allow us to lose good character.
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