Assalamualaikum and hi!!
The sharing for day 12 will be from of course, juz 12, surah yusuf verse 23.
So the literal translation of this verse is – “And it so happened that the lady in whose house Yusuf was living, sought to tempt him to herself, and one day bolting the doors she said: “Come on now!” Yusuf answered: “May Allah grant me refuge! My Lord has provided an honorable abode for me (so how can I do something so evil)? Such wrong-doers never prosper.”
So, this verse is about a story where the wife of a minister who’s trying to seduce Yusuf alaihissalam. She tried to reel him in and seduce him not just for only one time, but she kept doing it from time to time. On that moment, Yusuf alaihissalam can’t get away from that because he’s in the woman’s house. She has access to the entire house, he can’t get away from her.
So, one day this woman has come to take an progressive action by saying to Yusuf alaihissalam, “Come on now!” in order to seduce him. Thinking of the logic, Yusuf alaihissalam is a very young guy on that moment, he’s a regular human being with nafs and all and there’s no one in the house on that moment. It must be a really tough situation for him but he fought his nafs and refused it by saying, “May Allah grant me refuge! My Lord has provided an honorable abode for me (so how can I do something so evil)? Such wrong-doers never prosper.”
To relate this in nowadays situation, there are such a lot of things where we’ve to fight the temptation surround us. Especially when it comes to wealth, money, woman and many other things. As a student, we’ve the chance to cheat in an examination, nobody is going to know. Are we strong enough and honest enough as Yusuf alaihissalam in fighting the temptation to cheat? As a student, we know that we can skip classes without our parents knowing, but can we fight the temptation to skip the class? As a worker, someone offered us some cash as a bribe, are we strong enough to fight the temptation to receive the bribe? There are such A LOT of temptations around us, but I believe most of us know that the hardest thing to do is to fight our own nafs, isn’t it?
Even though in Ramadhan where the Shaytan have been tied, but not with our nafs. This makes us waste our money on food during iftar. This makes us feel so lazy to go to the mosque and perform tarawikh prayer. This makes us feel so lazy to wake up for sahoor and qiamullail. This makes us feel so overwhelmed during shopping for the Eid celebration. This makes us spend a lot of money on the things that are worthless. The nafs in each of us is the thing that needs more struggles and effort to fight it.
May we become one of the persons that is as brave and as strong as Yusuf alaihissalam in fighting the temptations surround us. May we become the persons that realised most of the things around us is just a world temptation. May we become the person that believe, these are all temporary and the herafter is what permanent 🙂
We can do this, slowly but surely, insyaAllah.
That’s all for today, bye!!