Summary of Juz 12
Sûrah Yusuf follows Sûrah Hûd. Rasulullâh Sallallâhu ‘alayhi wasallam was not aware of the story of Hadhrat Yusuf so the Jews decided to test his prophethood by, asking him about this story. They thought that he would be unable to narrate the story to them. However, Allâh revealed Sûrah Yusuf to Rasulullâh Sallallâhu ‘alayhi wasallam thereby stunning the Jews with its detailed account.
As a youth, Hadhrat Yusuf once saw in a dream that eleven stars, the sun and the moon were prostrating before him. The eleven stars denoted his eleven step‑brother, while the sun and moon denoted his parents.
When he informed his father Hadhrat Yaqûb, about the dream, his father advised him not to relate the dream to his brothers because they would be jealous and then become his sworn enemies.
His brothers had always been jealous of Hadhrat Yusuf and finally threw him in a well one day, making the excuse to their father that a wolf had devoured him.
Some travellers took him out of the well and sold him as a slave to the chief minister of Egypt.
The minister’s wife was infatuated with Hadhrat Yusuf’s beauty and attempted to seduce him. When he refused to respond to her charms, she had him imprisoned.
While in prison he accurately interpreted the dreams of two fellow inmates. When one of them was released, he (after some time) referred the king’s dream to Hadhrat Yusuf who interpreted it correctly and even provided a solution for the problem at hand.
As a result, Hadhrat Yusuf became a trusted advisor to the king and practically ruled Egypt