Yusuf ( peace be upon him ) is a prophet and the messenger of God Almighty has mentioned in the Quran. He is known in the Bible as Joseph. Yusuf ( peace be upon him ) was the son of Yaqub ( peace be upon him ) and the great-grandson of Ibrahim ( peace be upon him ) . He was thus from a lineage of prophets.
Yusuf ( peace be upon him ) had eleven brothers. Ten were older than him, and one was younger. The prophet father loved him very much. Unfortunately, this made his eleven brothers jealous, so they decided to get rid of
Yusuf ( peace be upon him ) . One day, they took him to a deep well and threw him into it. Then, they his shirt and drenched it in sheep's blood. They showed the shirt to their father and said to him, "Our brother Yusuf is dead. A wolf has eaten him."
Years later, while Yusuf ( peace be upon him ) was still in prison, the Pharaoh of Egypt had a dream which caused him much concern. "I see seven fate cows who are being eaten by seen thin ones, and seven green ears of corn and seven dried ones," he told his courtiers. But none of the courtiers could explain what this dream meant. Then Pharaoh learned that the imprisoned Yusuf(Alaih Assalaam) knew how to interpret it. So, Pharaoh sent for Yusuf (Alaih Assalaam)and Yusuf (Alaih Assalaam)explained: Your dream means that the first seven years to come will be good years with good harvest, but the next seven years to follow will be bad years with famine and hunger. Therefore, you should collect and save as much grain as you can from the first good years and store it for the time of hunger!
The Pharaoh was very grateful to Yusuf (Alaih Assalaam)and requested his help in overcoming the famine, for he realized that Yusuf (Alaih Assalaam)was a wise and capable man. Yusuf (Alaih Assalaam)agreed, and Pharaoh made him the treasurer and inspector of Egypt 's storage chambers.
Yusuf ( peace be upon him ) , a prophet and messenger of Allah Almighty ( God Almighty ), had always told the Egyptians: You should heed only laws of Allah Almighty the one who has created you and protected and preserved you from hunger. You must be grateful to him by obeying his laws.