You have read about Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S.). He had two sons Hazrat Isamel (A.S.) whose generation settled in Makkah and Hazrat Ishaq (A.S.) who settled in Syria.
Hazrat Ishaq (A.S.) had son named Hazrat Yaqub [A.S.]. He lived in the Keenan city of Syria. Allah had given him twelve sons. One of them was Yusuf (A.S.) another was Yameeen the real brother of Yusuf (A.S.). All others was step-brothers.
Among them Hazrat Yusuf (A.S) was the most intelligent and noble. When he as only 16 years old he saw a dream and in the morning told this to his father. He said ?Father last night I saw a dream in which I saw that eleven stars the sun and the moon are worshipping me.? After hearing this Hazrat Yaqub (A.S) replied. ?My son don?t tell your dream to your brothers lest they should tease you. It occurs to me that your Lord will choose you for His mission. He makes you His prophet grant wisdom and like your grand father Ishaq (A.S.) and great grand father Ibrahim (A.S.) bless you.?
Hazrat Yaqub (A.S.) loved Hazrat Yusuf (A.S) among his sons the most because he was noble and very intelligent since childhood. Now he had learnt that Allah had decided to assign the task of Prophet Hood to Hazrat Yusuf (A.S). Therefore his love for him had increased. Other brothers did not like it. They were jealous of Hazrat Yusuf (A.S).
In Arabia during those days the family that consisted of strong sons grand sons brothers and cousins was respected. Such a family always had an upper hand over all others and therefore people loved their strong sons. The brothers of Yusuf [A.S] used to maintain that as they were stronger than him only they could be useful at a bad hour. According to them Yusuf [A.S] who was weak of all could not do anything all alone therefore their father should love them more and they considered it their dishonour if Yusuf (A.S.) was loved more than them.
One day all the brothers expect Yusuf [A.S] gathered at a place and said ?It seems our father has gone astray. He should have respected us because we are a full lot. It is wrong on his part to love Yusuf (A.S.) more than us. Let?s therefore kill Yusuf (A.S.) or leave him at some far off place. When Yusuf (A.S.) will not be among us father will naturally love us more.? One of them suggested to throw their brother into a well In a jungle instead of killing him from where he could be taken along by some caravan passing by.
All of them liked this suggestion and went to their father. They asked him ?Father why do you never send Yusuf (A.S.) along with us anywhere. Do you have no trust on us? We are his well-wishers. Please send him with us to the jungle to enjoy and play. We will protect him?.
Their father replied ?I am worried to send him with you. I fear lest you should be careless and some wolf eats him up.?
?But we are a strong lot ?the sons said ?How can a wolf eat Yusuf (A.S.) when we are there.? They somehow managed to get their father?s consent and one day took Yusuf (A.S.) towards the jungle. As decided they threw him into a well.
They Allah consoled Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) and made him believe that one day or the other he would remind his brothers of their mischief and that day they would feel sorry over their deed. His brothers were to aware that Yusuf (A.S.) was being encouraged by Allah and of the result of their mischief.
Before throwing Yusuf (A.S.) in the well they had removed his Kurta [cloth worn on the upper part of the body] and falsely stained it with the blood of an animal. At night when they returned home they went to their father weeping and said ?Father while we were busy in playing and seated Yusuf (A.S.) to look after our belongings a wolf appeared from somewhere and ate him up. See this is his blood stained Kurta.?
Hazrat Yuqub (A.S.) did not believe them and said ?You have certainly made some mischief or deceit. I can not believe what you say. I will only keep patience and seek Allah?s help.?
On the other hand when his brothers had left after throwing Yusuf (A.S) into the well a carvan happened to through there. They sent one of them to fetch water from the well. As soon as he suspended the bucket into the well he saw a boy into it. He cried out ?Congratulations. We have found a boy here.?
The people of the caravan pulled Yusuf (A.S.) out of the well and immediately hid him planning to sell him in the market. How could they know that everything was happening by the order of Allah and He was aware of everything?
The caravan was going from Madina to Egypt. They took Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) also with them and sold him out there for a very few coins. They did not expect any other benefit from Yusuf (A.S.)
The king of Egypt had a minister whose name was Fotifar. He was the highest official treasury. He was called Aziz. He had purchased Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) from the caravan people. He had understood that Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) belonged to a respected family and somehow fallen to the caravan people. From his talks with Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) he had known that he was very intelligent.
Aziz had no sons. He said to his wife ?Look after this boy well. He may prove to be beneficial for us or we may even adopt.
At that time Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) was about 18 years of age. Soon Aziz authorized him of everything at his home and handed over the management of his property and business to him.
So far Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) had spent a rural life and had all the qualities of a villager? He was born in the family of Allah?s messengers. He was a devotee of Allah and very noble. Due to the open atmosphere of the village he had very good health. Now Allah had landed him in a country renowned for its living. Moreover he had now entered a house where he could learn governance and the administration of the country. It looked as if he was being groomed by Allah for His mission in the future.
Allah the Beneficent on the one hand provided Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) with a good shelter in an alien land. On the other He arranged for his training like of which only princes could get. It is true that Allah does fulfil His work but many people do not know about the compulsions behind what He does.
Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) live on at the house of Aziz till he was young. The name of the wife of Aziz was Zulaikha. One day when Aziz was not at home she closed itself with Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) into a room with evil intention and said to him ?Come closer to me.?
Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) replied ?God forbid my Lord has bestowed on me so much honour and such a shelter. How can I do this evil deed? I cannot do it. My Lord does not grant success to the sinners.?
At this that woman moved towards Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) Had he not realized Zulaikha?s intention and replied spontaneously he could also have moved towards her. But Allah had saved him from bad and dirty things.
When he saw the woman coming to him he rushed to the door. But the woman was very shameless. She followed him immediately and caught hold of his Kurta. Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) tried to pull it back. In the scuffle a piece of it remained into the woman?s hand and Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) rushed out of the room. She also followed him. As soon as they come out of the room they confronted with Aziz. At this the woman was flabbergasted and immediately asks him ?what is the punishment for a man who has an evil intention about your wife.? Before he could answer she herself replied thus: ?What else accept that he should be imprisoned or given severe and exemplary punishment.
When Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) heard this he said ?She is telling a lie. In fact it was she who was flirting me. But I did not agree.?
In the meantime a relative of Zulaikha appeared on the scene. Knowing perhaps about the character of Zulaikha he understood everything and very wisely suggested ?Let?s first see the shirt of Yusuf (A.S.); if its front portion is pierced the woman is true and if its back portion is pierced then the woman is telling a lie and Yusuf (A.S.) is speaking the truth.? The suggestion was logical were the shirt of Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) the front it would imply that he would have moved towards the woman and then pushed away by her. In the scuffle his shirt might have been torn. Since the shirt was torn from the back it meant that Yusuf (A.S.) might have tried to save himself and the woman might have tried to catch him from the back. One more evidence was in the form that Zulaikha?s garments were not torn nor her body bore any sears. The position was contrary to it to clarify the whole thing.
Aziz then understood everything and cried at his wife and said ?This is all your mischief. It is true that you women are very tricky.? Turning to Yusuf (A.S.) he said ?Yusuf forget it and asked his wife ?Say sorry to Yusuf as it is your mistake.?
Now the entire city was aware of what Zulaikha had done. Women said ?Aziz?s wife has blindly fallen in love with her servant. It looks she has committed a folly.? When Zulaikha heard this she got angry. So one day she invited all the women for a meal and seated them on coushions. She put some fruits and a knife before each of them. As soon as these women started cutting the fruits she called in Yusuf (A.S.). When the women raised their eyes towards Yusuf (A.S.) they were taken a back Instead of the fruits; they cut off their own fingers and exclaimed ?O God he is not a man but an angel.?
Zulaikha said ?Look at him. He is the person about whom you were defaming me. I flirted him but he escaped. Now I have decided to send him to jail if he did not obey me. He will be debased there.?
See how shameless the Women of Egypt were in those days. Today Europe is proud that they have given equal status to women and they are also free like men. But you can judge how shameless the Egyptian women were. The fact is that Satan?s hirelings have always been almost the same.
When Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) come to know about Zulaikha?s ill intentions he said ?O my Lord I will prefer imprisonment to what she calls me for. O my Lord save me from these tricks lest I shall be entrapped and thus be amongst the uncivilized.? At this stage Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) was at the peak of his youthfulness. Ladies of high families would flirt him and compel him for committing sin. But he stood firm and noble even amongst such evil persons. God?s fear kept him away from sin.
If one wants to become pious and decides to follow the path of righteousness Allah also helps him. True to this fact Allah heeded the prayer of Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) and saved him from the trap of those evil women. He is the All Knower All-wise.
These people put Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) into jail to avoid bad name and commit atrocities on him. But the ladies of respectable families knew that he was innocent. Thus all the people became aware of the pious thought and nobility of Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.). His mission in future also required that he should be fully known. The propagation of his nobility and piety was necessary for the message of Allah which he had to deliver to the people of Egypt.
In the prison two young men also joined Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.). One of them was a bar tender to a king and the other a kitchen officer. They were sent to the imprisonment by the king for some offence.
One day both of them told their dream of the previous night to Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.). One of them said ?I saw in my dream that I am preparing wine.? The other added ?I also saw a dream I dreamt that I have some loaves on my head and birds are snatching at them.? After having described their dreams they said to Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) ?You seem to a nice man please tell us their interpretation.?
Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) replied ?I will tell you their interpretation before you get today?s meal. My Lord Has endowed me with this knowledge. In fact I have given up following those who have no faith in Allah and refuse to accept the truth of the Hereafter. I have accepted the Deen of my forefathers Hazrat Ibrahim Hazrat Ishaq and Hazrat Yaqub (Alaihimas-Salaam). We do not associate anyone with Allah. It is His mercy that He showed us the Right Path of Deen made us His servants and relieved us from the clutches of others. Those who refuse to be Allah?s servant are compelled to serve others. Most of the people are the servant of Allah alone and therefore tend to serve others.
?O my jail-mates just think whether to serve and fold hands before many masters is better than serving one master who is One and All-Powerful. You have forgotten Him and serving others who are no more than that they have been named by you and your forefathers and you have started worshipping them as gods and goddesses. What ever you say or do bears no proof from Allah.
?Do not forget that Allah is the Sovereign. He is the Ultimate Authority. It is His command not to worship a one else except Him. This is the right course of leading life but many people do not know this.?
?O my jail-mates now listen. The dreams you saw the other day means that one of you will offer wine to his master i.e. the king of Egypt. The other will be hanged to death and birds will eat away his head. You fate has been decided.?
This is what Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) talked to his jail-mates and how he taught them the lesson of the Oneness of God and the Hereafter. For us too there is a lesson in it.
Then Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) turned to the man who was to offer wine to his king and said ?When you go to the king tell him about my condition.? But he forgot to do so and Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) had to remain in jail for several years.
One night the king saw a dream. He told it to his courtiers ?I saw in my dream tonight that seven fat cows and that seven ears of corn are green while another seven are dry. O my ministers now tell me if you can what does it mean.? They replied ?It is a dream about which we know nothing.? But one of the two prisoners who were with Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) in jail and was present there recalled him. First he mentioned everything about then said ?Send me to Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.). I will tell you the meaning of your dream.?
The king sent him about the meaning of the king?s dream and said ?I hope that after hearing this they will come to know how noble and good man you are.? Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) said. ?You people will have a good harvest for first seven years. During these seven years you should eat only what you can and save your entire produce and leave the grain in the ears of corns Because after those seven years there will be very little harvest and you will have to eat what you would have saved during the first sever years? After those hard seven years you will have enough rain for one season. Your crops will be very good and sufficient.?
When the king heard this he asked to bring Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) to him. But when the king?s people went to Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) he said ?Go back to your master and ask him to first make it clear why I have been put into the prison. In this regard those women who had cut their hands should be interrogated. Although my Lord is aware of their hypocrisy you should also know what had actually happened.?
After hearing this message of Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) the king enquired about the whole thing and asked those women ?How did you find Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) when you tried to flirt him.? All of them said in one voice ?By God we saw nothing wrong is Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.).
When Aziz?s wife Zulaikha came to know about the enquiry she also had to say ?Now the whole thing is open. In fact when I tried to flirt him round he and bring him proved to be totally true and innocent ?
After hearing this Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) said ?What I actually meant by this enquiry was that Aziz should also know that I did not deceive him. I know Allah does not make the attempts of deceivers successful. Although I do not claim that I am entirely a pious man. A man?s self instigates him to commit evil deed but he can certainly abstain from evil if he is blessed by my Lord. My Lord is All Forgiving and Most Beneficent.?
The king replied. ?Bring Yusuf (A.S.) to me I want him to assign some of my special tasks and make him my special man.?
When Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) went to the king and had talk with him the king said ?We respect and trust you fully. Therefore we want you to take charge of the country?s food system in your hands ? Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) replied ?All the treasure of the country should be handed over to me and let me do what I want I can look after the country as well as the countrymen. I also know how to carry out this task.?
The king agreed to it Thus Allah granted him the reigns of the government of Egypt and he was authorized to do whatever he wanted in the entire country. This is how Allah gives. He gives to whom he wants and whatever He wants. In fact He never disappoints the pious people. As far the reward of the Hereafter which in the true reward for Momin it is very good for those who have faith in Allah and follow His orders abstaining from his displeasure.
When Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) took over the administration of the entire country he raised sufficient crops in the first seven years and reserved the food grain. After those years when drought hit the country no crops grew and the reserved food was utilized. Lakhs of people were saved from dying. People from far off placed also used to come to Egypt to take the food grain.
One day the brothers of Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) also come there in search of food grains. Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) immediately recognized them but they did not know that the king of Egypt was their brother Yusuf (A.S.). The father of Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) had kept his second son Bin Yameen at home.
Everyone was given a measured quantity of food grains by the government and no one could get more than that. Similarly the brothers of Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) also got the food grains for ten persons. After receiving it they demanded the shared of their old father and the eleventh brother. Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) accepted their demand but asked them to bring the eleventh brother the next time. If the father cannot come due to old age then he be left behind he said.
On the other hand he directed his servants to conceal in their food grain what they had brought with them for payment. This he did because he was very impatient to see his brother and wanted them to return along with him shortly after coming to know about this deed.
On their return home they told father everything and said they would get the food grain next time only when they took Bin Yameen with them. They also asked him to send Yameen with them and assured to look after him. Their father replied ?I wonder if I can trust you any more because I trusted you in the case of his brother. Any way the real protector is Allah who is the Beneficent and the Merciful.?
As soon as they opened their stuff which they had brought from Egypt they were amazed to see that their own stuff had also been returned. They said to their father ?Look father they have returned our stuff also. What more should we want. We will now certainly go and take Yameen also. We will be responsible for his security.?
?I will not do so unless you affirm and swear by God that; you will certainly bring him back. It will be a different matter if you all get entrapped somewhere ? their father replied. When the affirmed Hazrat Yaqub (A.S.) said ?we hold Allah as our witness in this matter. My son when you go to the capital or Egypt do not enter if from one gate but disperse and use separate gates. I can of course not save you from what Allah wills because He is the real king. I have put my faith in Him and everybody should do the same.?
Do you see that a Momin makes plans but trusts Allah alone.
The brothers of Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) followed their father?s direction and entered the capital through different gates. But their scheme failed and Allah?s will prevailed upon. A momin tries his best but believes in Allah. He knows that his efforts cannot alter Allah?s orders. When these people went to Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) he called his brother Bin Yameen to him and said ?I am your brother and live with me. Do not worry and forget what these step-brothers have done to you so far.?
When their stuff was loaded and the time of their departure came someone quietly put the king?s precious bowl into the stuff of Bin Yameen. After they had departed the search for the bowl began. The worried servants chased them for it. Finally the approached them and cried out ?You are thieves ? Surprised they asked them ?What have you lost.? One of them replied ?The bowl of the king has got lost and anyone tracing it will get a camel-load of food grain I guarantee that it will be rewarded.?
All the brothers said ?You know we had not come here to spread mischief and we are not thieves. The king?s servants said ?Well if you are found guilty what will be your punishment.? ?According to our custom they replied the one from whose baggage your bowl is discovered should be held back here as punishment.?
After this their goods were searched and at last the bowl was discovered from the stuff of Bin Yameen. Accordingly he was alone to be held back. In fact Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) did not think it proper at all to punish his brother according to the royal laws of Egypt. He belonged to the family of prophets. What was therefore Proper for him was to act pay upon Islamic Shari at and Allah also helped him. Allah made the royal servants to ask the punishment for a thief from the caravan people. This helped Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) as he did not have to follow the un-Islamic law of not he inhabitants of Egypt; there was enough excuse for a different regulation for them instead of the Egyptian one. It is true that Allah is Most Merciful Most Benign. He confers His mercy on who is over He wills. He is All-knowing All-wise.
When the brothers saw all this they tried to save their face and said ?No matter if he committed a theft; his brother was also a thief. ?Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) was agitated over this allegation but kept silence and uttered no word. He thought how bad those people were to call him a thief on face. Allah is aware of everything including what they were talking he thought.
Then they all started pleading before Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) and said ?O king the father of this boy is very old. Please allow him to go and hold back one of us. You are showing mercy on us.? Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) replied ?May Allah forgive me how is it go possible to release the real culprit and hold another one. If we do so who will be more cruel then us.?
Disappointed they began consultation among themselves in a cone. The oldest among them said ?Do not forget that you had sweared by Allah and affirmed about him. You should also keep in mind what you had done in the case of Yusuf (A.S.). As for me I will not move from here unless our father orders us to do so or Allah creates a situation. You all go to the father and tell him ?O Father your son has committed theft. We had told you what we knew. We were not aware of the hidden. If you do not believe us ask the people of the village where we had stayed or the caravan people with whom we came back. We are speaking the truth.? These people returned and told their father everything. Their father replied. ?So you have made another big thing easy for you; it looks it is nothing for you if Bin Yameen is held on the charge of theft. Any way I will remain steadfast. Allah may return both my sons. He is All-knower All-wise.?
With a heavy heart he recalled Yusuf (A.S.) for a moment and then turned his face from his sons.
He would always weep for the loss of his eyes had turned white. The shock had fallen heavy on his heart. When the sons saw all this they one day said ?By God you will finish yourself in the sadness of Yusuf (A.S.).? On this he replied. ?I do not plead before any anyone but Allah for all my sadness and pain and I know about Allah what you do there. Do not loss faith in Allah?s mercy as only Kafirs do so.?
According to their father?s order they again went to Egypt and in the court of the Egyptian ruler. They said ?O ruler we and our family are in great agony. We have now brought all that we had please give us fully quantity of food grains and give aims to us. Allah rewards those who give alms.? When Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) heard all this about his family he could not help to tolerate it He said ?Do you know what did you do with Yusuf (A.S.) and his brother out of your ignorance?? When they heard this they were taken a back and said ?Are you really Yusuf (A.S.) ??
?Yes I am Yusuf ? replied Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) ? and he is my brother. Allah has endowed His mercy on us. The fact is that one who fears Allah and suffers agonies steadfastly is sure to get Allah?s reward.?
?By God ? they replied Allah has raised you to a far higher place than us we have really committed a big mistake.? Then Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) said ?Go you will not be sent. Take this shirt of mine with you and spread it on the face of my father. His sight will come back. Then you return here with all your family members.?
While these people were still on their way back to home their father one day said to himself ?I can smell Yusuf somewhere around don?t tell me that it is an anecdotage.? The people at home said ?By God you are still languishing in the old cynicism? At this reply Hazrat Yaqub (A.S.) kept silence and did not repeat it. A few days after this incident the caravan from Egypt arrived and soon the messenger of the good news spread the shirt of Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) on the face of Hazrat Yaqub (A.S.). No sooner was it done than he opened his eyes and could see everything He immediately said ?Would I not say that Allah has endowed me with the knowledge of those things which you do not know?? All the sons said at one voice ?Our dear father forgive us Pray Allah for the salvation of our sins we have committed a big mistake.? I will certainly pray Allah to forgive you. He is the Forgiver Most Merciful ? their father replied.
After this all of them proceeded for Egypt. When Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) came to know about their arrival there he came out of the city to receive them. These people met Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) who seated his parents honourably beside him and said to his other family members ?Come along with me and live in the city comfortably?.
After their arrival in the city Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) seaten his parents on the royal throne. All the people showered great honour on them. Than he said ?Dear father this is the realization of my dream which I had seen earlier. My Lord has proved it true. It is His obligation that he released me from imprisonment and brought you to me from the desert although the Satan had left no stone unturned in creating disunity among us. It is true that my Lord is All Knowing and All-Powerful?. Then he prayed Allah ?O my Lord You endowed me with the rule of the country and wisdom to look deep into matters. O my lord you have created the Heavens and the Earth. You are the Decider of my fate in the world and the Hereafter Raise me from this earth as true Muslim and my status to that of your noble servants.
Lesson: Things to Remember
1. Man has little knowledge. Most of the things he considers as bad some time turn out to be useful for him. And some times things for which he wished considering them as useful prove harmful for him.
2. Often agonies do have success in store for a man provided he bears them steadfastly for the pleasure of Allah and always follows His commands.
3. A true servant of Allah a Momin prefers agonies in the way of Allah to all sorts of comforts and luxuries earned by disobeying his God. He gets ready to suffer all agonies while obeying Allah because he tends to believe that the real comforts are those of the world Hereafter. He knows fully well that the agonies of this world have are mortal.
4. Allah often grants honour and comfort on His noble servants in this world besides rewarding him in the Hereafter for his deeds in this world. The more Momin is bestowed Allah?s bounties the more humble he becomes towards Him. He always seeks to please Him.
5. The character of those who want to spread virtue on earth should also be free of evils so that when they meet people they should envy their clean life.
6. People should be told right things to bring them on the right path at the right time. When an opportunity comes They should be told everything clearly and openly.
7. A Momin and particularly those people who decide to establish Deen on earth cannot adopt any law except the laws of Shariat.
8. None other than Allah has knowledge of the hidden things. Whenever He wants He tells something or the other to His prophets and other noble servants. As you saw Hazrat Yaqub (A.S.) kept weeping for twenty years but did not have enough power to know the real condition of his son Yusuf (A.S.). But when Allah wished Hazrat Yaqub (A.S.) gained the power to smell his son while the people of the caravan carrying his shirt had just left Egypt and were hundreds of miles away from him.
9. The greatest task in the life of a Momin is to spread virtue and eliminate evil. He fulfils his miss even at the worst of his days and does not forget his responsibility even if he is given a lot of wealth. Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) preached people the Oneness of Allah and about the Hereafter even in the prison and did not stop it in spite of having ascended the throne of power. On the contrary he put in all his strength to establish the Deen of Allah.
10. The noble servants of Allah forgive the mistake of their personal enemies even when they possess enough power to take revenge. They do not tease others for their own sake. They punish people only when necessary for the interest of Deen.
11. Supplication is the greatest might of a Momin. Read carefully the supplication of Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) to Allah and; if possible find out the exact wordings and translation of it in the Holy Quran You will see that even after having all bounties of Allah a Momin does not sever his bonds with Allah you should learn the supplication of Hazrat Yusuf (A.S.) by heart.
You have read about Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S.). He had two sons Hazrat Isamel (A.S.) whose generation settled in Makkah and Hazrat Ishaq (A.S.) who settled in Syria.