An innocent boy found by passengers and sold to the king. He was prophet Yusuf (AS).
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That’s great, Inshallah I will tell you
the story of how
Prophet Yusuf (as) was saved
from the well,
and how he became a very important
person in Egypt!
That’s great! Please tell me
the story Baba!
In the last episode, we saw how Yusuf (as)
was dumped in a well by his brothers,
and how the travelers saved him
Prophet Yusuf (as):
From the well to the palace!
As they saved the prophet,
they chained him and took
him to Egypt.
They travelled for many days and nights
through the desert.
And after many days of travel,
they finally arrived in Egypt
The travelers went to the market,
and put the prophet for auction
“Who will buy this handsome young boy?”
The news spread fast,
and people gathered in hundreds to watch
the unusually handsome young boy.
After an auction, the Aziz,
chief minister of Egypt
bought the young prophet for a
few silver coins.
When they reached the palace,
the prophet was pleasantly surprised
when the chief minister ordered his
men to remove his chains.
Aziz then told the prophet to
never betray his trust
and also promised him that he
never be ill-treated.
“Make his stay comfortable here”
Aziz said to his wife.
“He is such an intelligent
Yusuf (as) felt at ease at last.
He knew that he had a shelter,
and he was well taken care of.
He thanked Allah (swt) over and
It was not very long ago that he was
cast into a deep dark well,
with no hope of coming out alive.
Then he was enslaved,
and he was chained.
But now, he could enjoy all the
luxuries of the palace,
and he had plenty of food to
eat as well.
However his heart ached with longing
for his parents and his
little brother Benyamin.
Yusuf (as) was made the personal attendant
of the chief minister’s wife.
He was obedient and
With his pleasant manners and
he won everybody’s heart.
Soon, Yusuf’s (as) beauty became
the talk of the town.
People referred to him as the most
attractive man that they had ever seen!.
His face carried immaculate beauty,
it was the purity of his soul reflecting
on his face!
As he grew older,
he gained wisdom and knowledge.
He soon became a good speaker,
always captivating the audience.
His master realized that Yusuf(as)
was the most honest,
straightforward and noble person
he had met in his life.
And after sometime, he was put
in charge of the household,
and the chief minister treated
him like his son!
The wife of the chief minister Zulaikha,
admired Yusuf (as) very much.
As she watched him and listened
to him speak,
her passion for the prophet
increased by the day
The chief minister's wife could not resist
her temptations anymore,
and it caused her sleepless nights.
She was madly in love with the prophet!
Zulaikha could not control her
passion any longer.
One day when the prophet was alone
with her in the bedroom,
she tried to kiss him!
But Yusuf (as) denied,
as he was an upright worshipper
of Allah (swt).
He then walked away from her.
The prophet’s refusal heightened
the passion of Zulaikha
As he was moving towards the door,
she ran after him and she
caught hold of his shirt!
While she was tugging,
she tore his shirt, and she held the
torn piece in her hand!
Then the door opened suddenly,
and there stood her husband and
another relative of hers
Seeing her husband, the crooked woman
immediately changed her tone.
“Your man tried to grab me”
she said showing him the
torn piece of cloth
“you must put him in prison now”
She was now trying to accuse the prophet
of molesting her!
But the prophet denied it
“It was she who tried to grab me”
Aziz and her relative examined the shirt to
find out who was saying the truth.
They found that the it was
torn at the back.
The chief minister then looked
at his wife and said
“If he was the one to attack you,
the shirt whould have been
torn in the front.
But Yusuf’s shirt is torn
in the back,
which means you are lying.
He said angrily
When Aziz realized that his wife
had been lying,
he apologized to the prophet for his
wife’s indecent behavior.
He then asked his wife to beg forgiveness
from the prophet!
The news of the incident spread in the
town like a wildfire!
“Look at her”
some of them said
“she tried to seduce her slave!”
Others laughed at her behaviour
Zulaikha was upset with people
gossiping about her.
She honestly believed that it was not
easy for any woman
to resist a man as handsome
as Yusuf (as).
To prove her helplessness,
she planned to subject the women to the
same temptation that she had faced
She decided to invite all the women in her
circle for a banquet at her palace!
The banquet was reserved
exclusively for women.
Everyone who were invited turned up
for the event,
and most of them secretly hoped that they
would get a chance to see Yusuf (as)!.
Then suddenly Zulaikha decided to
open the topic.
“Listen everyone” she spoke
to the guests,
“I have heard of those who say that
I am in love with my slave”
At once everybody stopped what
they were doing,
and fixed their gaze on the
Chief minister's wife.
“I admit that he is a charming fellow.
I do not deny that I love him,
as I have loved him
for a long time”
Everyone at the banquet were stunned
to hear this confession,
coming from none other than the wife
of the chief minister!
In the meantime,
Zulaikha asked her servants to distribute
the fruits among the guests.
After finishing the dinner,
the guests began cutting their fruit
It was at this moment that Zulaikha
summoned Yusuf (as) to make
He entered the hall gracefully
with his gaze lowered.
When Zulaikha called him by name,
he raised his head.
The guests were astonished and dumbfounded
when they saw the face of Yusuf (as).
His face was shining with
It reflected pure innocence,
so much so that one could feel the peace
in the depth of his soul!
They exclaimed in astonishment while they
were cutting the fruit.
As all of their eyes were on the prophet,
the women began to cut their palms absent
mindedly without feeling any pain!
One of the ladies gasped
“This is not a mortal being”,
“ He is a noble angel!”
All their attention were
on the prophet,
and no one noticed the blood flowing
from their hands
Then Zulaikha stood up.
“Look at your hands”
she said to them
When the women looked at their hands,
they realized that they were bleeding,
and they wrapped their towel
on top of it.
“Its because of him that I have
been blamed” she said.
“I do not deny that I tried to
“You too would have been
enchanted by him,
and see what happened to
“If he refuses to obey my order again,
then he shall be put in prison”
she said to everyone
“Oh Lord” the prophet calmly replied.
“I would rather go to the prison,
than committing a sin”
The prophet then quietly left the room,
with his gaze lowered.
That night, Zulaikha convinced
that the only way to save her honor was by
imprisoning the prophet.
The chief minister loved the
prophet like a son,
and he knew that he was innocent.
He had never met another man who
was so loyal to him.
It was with a heavy heart
that Aziz ordered Yusuf (as) to be
arrested and imprisoned.
It was not an easy decision for him to put
an innocent man behind the bars.
However he was left with no choice.
That day, the prophet was chained and
put inside a prison.
And this is where he had to
face his third test!
The third test?
Yes Amir, I will tell you about
Mashallah, that was such
a great story!!
Alright.. Now are you ready
for the questions?
Now tell me, who bought the
Prophet at the auction?
It was the chief minister!!
What was his name?
His name was..
His name was.. Aziz!
That’s correct my son!
Now tell me why did the Prophet
walk away from Zuleikha,
the wife of the chief minister?
She was trying to kiss the prophet,
but the Prophet refused.
He then walked away
Why was the Prophet sent to jail,
even though the Chief minister knew that
he was not guilty?
Zuleikha, the wife of Aziz
proved that no woman can resist their
temptations when the Prophet was around.
She proved her case, and Aziz was left with
no choice other than to imprison him
That was very good.
I will tell you the remaining
Good night Amir