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Ad’iyyah Invoked By Nabi Yusuf (‘A)

Allah, Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, tells Rasul-Allah (S) that He is revealing to him in the event of Nabi Yusuf (‘a) the most beautiful of the episodes.

We are shown that Nabi Yusuf (‘a) was chosen for a special purpose. Allah granted him wisdom, extreme handsomeness and knowledge. We are shown how he saved himself from wild temptations. Nabi Yusuf (‘a) preferred to spend time in prison rather than succumb to temptations.

This is how Nabi Yusuf (‘a) made his Du’a:

رَبِّ السِّجْنُ أَحَبُّ إِلَيَّ مِمَّا يَدْعونَني إِلَيْهِ وإِلاَّ تَصْرِفْ عَنِّي كِيْدَهُنَّ أَصْبُ إِلَيْهِنَّ وَأَكُنْ مِّنَ الْجاهِلينَ

“O my Rabb! prison is (far) dearer to me than that unto which they invite me, and if you do not turn their snares away from me I shall be inclined to them and shall become from the ignorant”.(Yusuf, 12:33).

When Allah in His Mercy gave Nabi Yusuf (‘a) the power and position in Egypt and his father was at last able to join him together with his brothers, Nabi Yusuf (‘a) made this wonderful Du’a:

رَبِّ قَدْ ءاَتَيْتَني مِنَ الْمُلْكِ وَعَلَّمْتَني مَنْ تَأْويلِ الأَحاديثِ فاطِرَ السَّمَواتِ والأَرْضِ أَنْتَ وَلِيِّ فِي الدُّنْيا وَالأَخِرَةِ تَوَفَّني مُسْلِماً وَأَلْحِقْني بِالصَّالِحِينَ

“O my Rabb! You have given me some dominion and have taught me to interpret from events (seen in dreams); O the Creator of the heavens and the earth1 You are my Guardian in the world and the hereafter. Cause my death (only as) a Muslim, and make me join with the Righteous.” (12:101).