Translate this page

English Arabic French German Greek Swahili Turkish

27 March 2017 / 28. Jamaad-Ul-Akhar 1438

A Tale of True Love - ‘The Story of Nabi Yusuf (a.s.)’ by Ali Azhar Arastu

Posted on Mon, 2014-12-15 17:01

The story of Prophet Yusuf (a.s.) is famous and timeless. This story has been highlighted by the Almighty Himself in the Qur’an as one of the best examples of principle, modesty and true love – that for Allah (SWT).

The author in this book has taken a fresh view at the study and analysis of this story using Surah Yusuf as his basis. The story has been divided into the various major stages of the life of Yusuf (a.s.) with the relevant verses relating to them. Each verse then has a set of lessons derived from it and references to similar lessons in other verses of the Qur’an.

Where applicable, the author has also included the Biblical version of events for comparison and contrast. This aspect, along with the vast (yet simple) range of lessons from each verse and the large number of translations used as reference make this a book that is filled with valuable knowledge.

The brief bullet-point style also makes it easy reading for young and old alike. Muallim Murtaza Bandali, who recently read the book, says: “What I have found to be useful and interesting in this book is that the author has … made use of the translations of a few translators of the Qur’an.  This is important for the sake of ensuring simplicity and better understanding of the verses to the readers. Also… (what) makes the book more interesting and useful is the lessons that we derive from the story coming from the best source, the Qur’an.”

The Story of Nabi Yusuf (a.s.) is available at The World Federation bookshop both in hard copy and as an e-book.


Related News


Updated 4 September 2013

Providing service to the community on Family Ethics is not just the objective of The World Federation India Office but also the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat Mumbai. Keeping this in mind, both the organisations join hands in presenting 4 Workshops on Family Ethics.


Ayatullah Bashir Najafi was kind enough to allocate a separate time for a meeting at his house. I got chance to sit with him almost for 30 minutes during which we spoke about the different activities of the World Federation of KSIMC and its members.


In past years, my role in the Madinah and Bab Course has been involvement in the administrative side of things prior to the actual trip and this task would typically terminate at the airport where I would hand over the passports, reassure the parents and check the team in.