In the Holy Quran Allah SWT mentions the stories of many Prophet. There are many reasons for mentioning these stories in the Quran one of them being as Allah SWT says “There was certainly in their stories a lesson for those of understanding” – Surah Yusuf, verse 111.

Over four sessions, we learnt about Surah Yusuf and what life lessons we can take away from this Surah. Although the Surah was revealed over 1400 years ago, all the lessons are still relevant to us to this day. We went through the life story of Prophet Yusuf (AS) and took away points for us from each part of his journey. Some of these lessons were on; Dreams, Maintaining kinship, Envy and jealousy, Dealing with grief and distress, Forgiveness, Having all form of patience, Protecting ourselves, Being content with Allah SWT’s decree, Knowledge and wisdom, Recognising what causes us to get to major sins.

These were amongst many more we spoke about and discussed. Not only were these relevant to positively impact our spiritual well being but also our mental wellbeing, which one cannot deny is intertwined.

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