Prophet Yusuf’s life (PBUH) was a quintessence of a lone man against the multitude. Right from the onset of his youthful life through to adulthood, the multitude was poised to surbmerge him. As a young and innocent boy, he survived the murderous machination of his bigger brothers. They said:
“slay you Yusuf or cast him to some unknown land, so that the favour of your father may be given to you alone.” (Q12:9).
He survived the assassination plot but was sold into slavery.
As a man whose youthfulness began to bloom early, he contended with his master’s household when he refused the passionate temptation of his master’s wife. From the snare of one woman, Yusuf passed into the collective snare of a multitude of women, but against various, dangerous ambushes, he remained steadfast, saying:
“the prison is more to my liking than that to which they invite me.” (Q12:33).
Twice, he was tripped, but not for once did he fall. He was at first sold into slavery and later languished in prison, but in the end, he triumphed against all odds.
This article was culled from the publications of Deen Communication Limited