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The remaining others pretended to be in deep sorrow too. They banged their heads to show their unbearable grief.

Hazrat Yaqoob waited for the details with tears running down.

The men started again: “Since Yousaf was at a tender age so we made him sit under the tree with baggage. We then started to play away from that place.

When we came back after the game was over there was no Yousaf. Yousaf was missing. We looked around to find him but failed. One of us saw his blood stained and torn shirt at a distance. We suppose that a wolf might have eaten him.”

Hazrat Yaqoob knew very well that they were telling a fake story.

They all were very jealous of Yousaf.    Hazrat Yaqoob adored Yousaf because he was a very obedient and caring boy.  So the step brothers envied him. They always tried to harm Yousaf in one or the other way.

Hazrat Yaqoob spent time mostly in remembering and weeping for his lost son Yousaf.

A caravan was passing through that forest.  Searching for water they came near the well where Yousaf was. The travelers were thrilled to see the well.

They lowered the bucket in the well to get water. But when the bucket came up a beautiful scared boy clung to the bucket. Every body was amazed to see him. They took him along with them to Egypt. Buying and selling of poor people as slaves was common practice of that era.

Yousaf was sold to a rich noble man Fauti.

Fauti’s wife Zulekha was a very beautiful lady. She fell in love with handsome Yousaf. She tried all possible ways to attract him towards her. But Hazrat Yousaf (peace is upon him) was a very pious and honest man.

Hazrat Yousaf (peace is upon him) too was a prophet of Allah.

He did not give any attention to Zulekha’s tempting messages.

She felt insulted to find a slave disobeying her. She belittled Yousaf. She made false blames against him. She scared him of severe punishment if he didn’t agree to follow her advice.

Hazrat Yousaf was just a slave. He could not clarify his position against his mistress. So Hazrat Yousaf was put in jail.

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