When the Egyptian women sliced their own hands..

Amma! Why did you name me Yousef? He asked his mom while she was oiling his beautiful silky hairs.Because you are handsome”, replied his mom.“Aww handsome?” But what has the beauty to do with this name Amma? Yousaf asked again. “Dear! The name Yousef is synonymous for beauty because no man was as handsome and charming as Prophet Yousef (a.s) was. He had an amazing personality that people couldn’t ignore or stop looking at him. When he was adult he would even cover his face. Moreover, when Egyptian women saw him at a feast arranged for them, they sliced their hands instead of orange fruit in their hands”.”What mom! Women sliced their hands?” He asked surprisingly, for he was shocked upon hearing this. He had never heard that before, but he was a bit more inquisitive than other kids of his age. He loved listening to stories from mom even in this era of electronic media where kids are fond of electronic gadgets.His mom too was a good story teller. Though, she used to tell story to him but actually she also kept in account Yousef’s other siblings as well who would listen to story passively. She would always tell him story with lessons and would address them all as, “look kids! When we do so and so like that in the story, we will bear such and such consequences”.  And that day again, when Yousef was shocked hearing about women slicing their hands, she told them the whole story of Prophet Yousef (a.s) as mentioned in the holy Quran.  She loved this chapter of Quran being too close to her heart. She would take great interest while telling this story in detail. From the child hood of handsome Yousef (a.s) left in jungle by his brothers, to his authoritative adulthood as vizier to the king of Egypt. From his brothers being jealous of him to them prostrating before him out of respect, from the day an Egyptian first lady fell in love with him to his life in prison and the day when women cut their hands being so amazed and mesmerized by his beauty. As usual, she ended with, “my kids! I love each and every lesson in this well woven story by Almighty Allah. Each and every piece of it is a reflection of what happens in real life of many of us. But the point of telling us about those Egyptian women in Quran is something really common in our lives. Those women were not only Egyptian women but a character that will stay forever in form of women from different societies, nations or casts.The character of those women in the story has depicted that when you talk bad of others or when you blame and denunciate others you will face the same situation someday. As Shams of Tabriz said that words never vanish rather they will come back to you one day. Unless you repent to Almighty Allah for your bad deeds and behaviour with others, it will be reciprocated to you just as it happened to those women. They talked ill of the first lady who fell in love with Prophet Yousef and backbited her for committing a sin, but they realized their mistake, while cutting their palms with knives when invited to a feast and saw the enthralling personality of Prophet Yousef A.S. The same is the case for us. If we see someone committing a sin we should hate the sin rather than a sinner. Talking ill of them will not work rather motivating them towards good and loving them will help them change their path. Otherwise, if a person attack and hurt the character of others they will cut their own hands one day.

Regards :Aanay Ramliya 45😍

20 March 2020

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