Surah Yusuf is the 12th Surah of Quran that revealed to Holy Prophet Peace be Upon Him in Makkah. There are 111 verses in Surah Yusuf located in Para 12 and Para 13 of the Holy Quran. This Surah is on the name of Prophet Yusuf because this surah narrates the story of Prophet Yusuf. This Chapter of the Quran covered the various topic which gives us lessons includes obligations of children towards parents, the most effective method to manage envy, instructions to keep the tolerance, how to control your needs and many more.
The major theme highlights in the Surah Yusuf are
The first thing that is highlighted in Surah is the belief of the Prophets. It means that the belief of the Prophet before Muhammad Peace be Upon Him was the same as his. Prophet Ishaaq, Prophet Ibrahim, Prophet Yaqoob, and Prophet Yusuf also called the people towards the message the same as Muhammad (S.A.W.W).
The second thing that describes in this Surah is how should be the character of Muslim about which mentioned in the Surah Yusuf is that he has awareness of Allah and responsibility of one’s action. He can pursue his goal by staying in limits set by the Divine Law. He should have a belief that success and failure are only in hands of Allah and whatever God wills it to happen and nobody can stop it. The one has to apply their efforts in the path of truth and have trust in God.
The third thing that gives a strong message to Muslims is that Allah taught us the confidence and courage through the story of Prophet Yusuf. He tells the one that has true Islamic character can master the globe with the power of their personality.
The last thing that the main objective of Surah Yusuf is that to provide evidence of Prophethood of Muhammad and his knowledge is not unconfirmed information, instead, it was gained through revelation.
Benefits of Surah Yusuf
There are many benefits of reciting Surah Yusuf. Some of them are mentioned below
The Holy Prophet Peace be Upon Him said that “whoever recites Surah Yusuf and teach their family too to how to recite it also, Allah will make his last moment easy to before death and take away jealousy from his heart”.
The Scholar of Islam Imam Jafar Sadiq narrated that “whoever recited this surah daily, he will be raised on the day of Qiyamah with the handsomeness of Prophet Yusuf (a.s.) and he will be protected from the fear and discomfort of this day. He will be raised among the pious servants of Allah. This surah also keeps one's heart safe from illegitimate lustful desires”.