Lessons From Surah Yusuf - Yasir Qadhi


Allah called Surah Yusuf the ‘Best of All Stories,’ which He revealed in the Qur’an, the best of all Revelations, to the best of all prophets, our Prophet Muhammad (sws).

The story was revealed to lift his spirits at a time when his sufferings and worries had mounted. This was a time when he had gone through at least a decade of ridicule and rejection in Makkah, a time when he lost his beloved wife and partner, Khadijah, a time when he had lost his dear uncle, Abu Talib.

The Prophet Yusuf lived thousands of years ago, but time has not diminished his story’s relevance. It is a tale of love, passion, betrayal, and forgiveness, and it has something to teach us, at every stage of our lives. It imparts Divine wisdom wrapped in unparalleled eloquence. It is a timeless story that will continue to soothe our souls during times of hardship and reignite our trust in our Lord.



Table of Contents



  1. The Family of Yaqub
  2. Sold Into Slavery
  3. The Seduction
  4. The Prisoner
  5. The King and His Dream
  6. From Prisoner to Minister
  7. The Brothers Return
  8. Binyamin and the Ruse
  9. Deprived of Three Sons
  10. Yusuf Reveals His Identity
  11. The Dream Fulfilled
  12. Reminders to the Prophet
  13. 50 Lessons from Surah Yusuf

Conclusion: The Ring Composition Theory






About the Author

Yasir Qadhi was born in Houston, Texas, where he completed a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, and then went to pursue Islamic Studies at the University of Madinah. There, he did a BA in Hadith Sciences, and an MA in Islamic Theology. He then completed a PhD in Islamic Studies from Yale University. He is currently the Dean of Academic Affairs of The Islamic Seminary of America, and resides with his wife and four children in Dallas, Texas.



Lessons From Surah Kahf by Yasir Qadhi

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Paperback - 9781847741318

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