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The Story of Prophet Yusuf (P.B.U.H.)

Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.) from childhood was very smart, handsome, respectful and obedient and his behaviour and personality were much better than all the rest of his brothers.

His father Prophet Jacob (P.B.U.H.) loved Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.) very much and from his smartness and kindness he knew that one-day Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.) would become a great man.

They threw Joseph in a well - Image © Play & LearnOn the other hand, Joseph's (P.B.U.H.) brothers were very jealous of him and treated him very badly.

One-day Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.)'s brothers asked their father for permission to take Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.) out to play.

When they got to the desert they threw Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.) in a well. They left him there for a nice and merciful person who would be coming by looking for water to find him and take him out.

When Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.) was down in the well he asked God to save him. Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.) knew that the kind God was everywhere and that He knew about everyone's condition.

They took Joseph with them to Egypt - Image © Play & LearnEventually, a caravan on its way to Egypt stopped by the well and some of its people went to the well to get some water. They tied a pail to a rope and dropped it down the well. Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.) held on to the rope and pulled himself out.

When the people around the well saw him they became very happy to see such a handsome child. They took Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.) with them to Egypt.

Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.)'s father Prophet Jacob (P.B.U.H.) became very sad and lonely in his absence. Prophet Jacob (P.B.U.H.) always prayed to God asking Him to protect Joseph wherever he was.

One of the important people of Egypt took Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.) to his own house and asked his wife to take good care of him.

Little by little Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.) grew up. Everyone knew him as a clean, kind, and honest person.

Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.) soon reached a high rank in Egypt and became a very important person. After a short time famine (lack of food) struck Egypt.

Before the coming of the famine Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.), who was very smart and kind, had ordered his people to store wheat in their storehouses. He did so in order that people would not go hungry when the famine came.

People came from both small and large cities. Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.) gave them wheat. Even Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.)'s brothers came to buy wheat, but they did not recognise Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.). They did not know who he was.

When they came to Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.) he ordered that they should be given some wheat and then he gave their money back to them.

His brothers became very happy but they still did not know who he was or why he was being so kind to them.

When Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.)'s brothers returned the next time to buy more wheat they recognised him. They thought that Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.) was going to punish them but Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.) forgave his brothers.

Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.)'s brothers were very ashamed and felt sorry for what they had done. Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.) asked them to return with their parents to Egypt.

They returned to their own city and gave the good news of Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.) being alive to their father.

Afterwards they all came to Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.). He showed them all much kindness. Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.) was one of the prophets of God.


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