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Prophet Yusuf (a)

The Pharaoh of Egypt called Firawn had many people working for him.

One of his assistants had a very wicked wife who  said many things about  Yusuf that were quite untrue. She thought
she loved him but he told her that she should honour her husband.

She became very angry and persuaded her husband to have Yusuf  put in prison.

While he was in prison,  Yusuf used to tell everyone what their dreams meant and his explanation of the dreams always came true.

Allah had given Yusuf  this great gift.

Firawn kept having a strange dream  and none of his wise men could explain what it meant. Then Firawn heard of
Yusuf's great gift and sent for him.

Yusuf would not leave  the prison until he had  proven his innocence. Firawn had an inquiry  and discovered that Yusuf
really was innocent, so  he was able to leave prison.  Firawn's dream was most  unusual. In it, he saw seven skinny cows eat  seven big fat ones and  there were seven skinny ears of wheat and seven fat ears of wheat.
Yusuf explained that  this meant there would be seven years of plenty but seven years of famine  would follow, when there
would be no water and  no food for anyone.  After that there would be a year of rain. Firawn liked and trusted  Yusuf so he put him in  charge of all the store houses  in the land.

Yusuf had worked himself up to a very powerful position.  Allah always rewards good people.

Yusuf worked hard; he  made sure the store houses  were filled with wheat and grain.

Just as he had said,  there were seven years of plenty. Those years passed very quickly.  Soon the seven years of
famine came. The crops  failed. People were hungry. Others were  starving.

Yusuf had planned for  this. He opened his  stores and let everyone have some of the wheat.  Back in Palestine,
Israil too was facing  a hard time with  no food for his family or the animals.

He sent his sons to  Egypt to get grain from  the famous treasurer of Egypt. When they arrived  they were told that they
must get permission from the governor to buy grain.

They went to see him, but  did not realise that the  fine man, in splendid robes was really their brother. He told
them they could have some grain, but if they wanted  any more, they would have  to come with their youngest
brother and parents.

Yusuf had recognised them  straight away and he longed  to see his father, mother  and young brother Benjamin

Eventually the eleven brothers returned with their mother and father. They bowed down before Yusuf.  Yusuf put his father on his  throne and reminded him of  the dream he had had so long ago.

The sun, the moon and  eleven stars had bowed  down before him just as his father, mother and brothers had done at this
meeting, This was a great  moment in his life  and he thanked Allah, for all He had done for him.

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