Conversation Between Zulaikhah and Yusuf (as)


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It comes in a narration that the following conversation took place when Zulaikhah sought to seduce Nabi Yusuf (as):

She said: “O Yusuf! How beautiful is your face!”

He replied: “In the womb, my Lord fashioned me.”

She said: “O Yusuf! How beautiful is your hair!”

He replied: “It is the first thing which will disintegrate in my grave.”

She said: “O Yusuf! How beautiful are your eyes!”

He replied: “With them I look to my Lord.”

She said: “O Yusuf! Raise your gaze and look at my face.”

He replied: “Truly, I fear blindness in my Hereafter.”

She said: “O Yusuf! I draw close to you and you distance yourself from me?!”

He replied: “I desire by that closeness to my Lord.”

She said: “O Yusuf! I have furnished the bedroom for you so enter with me.”

He replied: “The bedroom will not conceal me from my Lord.”

She said: “O Yusuf! A bed of silk have I spread out for you. Stand and fulfill my desire!”

He replied: “In that case, my portion of Jannah would be lost.”

She continued to entice him and he continued to respond to her until he began to desire her.

(Adapted from al-Jami’ li Ahkam al-Qur’an of Imam al-Qurtubi)

Allah! Grant us of the chastity of Yusuf (as) and guide us to follow in his footsteps.
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One Response to Conversation Between Zulaikhah and Yusuf (as)

  1. Mubarak says:

    Thanks very much for dis educative write up.

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