42. The reason due to which Yusuf (as) married Zuleykha

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أبى رحمه الله قال، حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن إبراهيم بن هاشم عن عبد الله بن المغيرة، عمن ذكره، عن أبى عبد الله " ع " قال: استأذنت زليخا على يوسف، فقيل لها: انا نكره ان نقدم بك عليه لما كان منك إليه، قالت: إنى لا أخاف من يخاف الله، فلما دخلت قال لها: يا زليخا مالي أراك قد تغير لونك؟ قالت: الحمد لله الذي جعل الملوك بمعصيتهم عبيد، وجعل العبيد بطاعتهم ملوكا قال لها: ما الذي دعاك يا زليخا إلى ماكان منك؟ قالت! حسن وجهك يا يوسف فقال كيف لو رأيت نبيا يقال له محمد يكون في آخر الزمان أحسن منى وجها وأحسن منى خلقا واسمح منى كفا. قالت: صدقت، قال وكيف علمت إنى صدقت قالت: لانك حين ذكرته وقع حبه في قلبي. فأوحى الله عز وجل إلى يوسف إنها قد صدقت وانى قد أحببتها لحبها محمدا، فأمره الله تبارك وتعالى ان يتزوجها.

1. My father said, ‘Sa’ad Bin Abdullah narrated to us, from Ibrahim Bin Hashim, from Abdullah Bin Al Mugheira, from the one who mentioned it, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (asws) having said: ‘Zuleykha sought permission to (see) Yusuf (as), so it was said to her, ‘We dislike that we should proceed with you to him (as) because of what was from you to him (as)’ - (She had him (as) imprisoned before). She said, ‘I do not fear the one who fears Allah (azwj)’. So when she came over, he (as) said to her: ‘O Zuleykha! What is the matter that I (as) see your colour to have changed?’ She said, ‘The Praise is for Allah (azwj) Who Made the kings to be slaves due to their disobedience, and Made the slave to be a king due to his (as) obedience to Him (azwj). He (as) said: ‘What invited you to me (as), O Zuleykha, after what had transpired from you?’ She said, ‘The beauty of your (as) face, O Yusuf (as)! So he (as) said: ‘How would it be if you were to see a Prophet (as) called Muhammad (saww) who would happen to be at the end of the times, more handsome than me (as) of face, and more beautiful than me (as) of manners, and more generous than me (as) of hand (in giving)’. She said, ‘You (as) have spoken the truth’. He (as) said: ‘And how do you know that I (as) have spoken the truth’. She said, ‘Because when you (as) mentioned him (saww), love for him (saww) occurred in my heart’. Therefore, Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic Revealed unto Yusuf (as): “She is speaking the truth and that I (azwj) have Loved her due to her love for Muhammad (saww)”. And so Allah (azwj) Blessed and High Commanded him (as) to marry her’.