Week 3: Analogy between Yusuf عليه السلام and the month of Ramadan
Scholars have mentioned many analogies between Yusuf عليه السلام and the month of Ramadan; some of which are:
1) The twelve months of the year are like the twelve sons of Prophet Yaqub. Just as Prophet Yusuf was the most beloved to Yaqub, the month of Ramadan is the most beloved to Allah.
2) Just as Allah forgave the eleven brothers by the du’a of one (Yusuf), He can forgive your eleven months of sins by your du’as in Ramadan.”
3) Just as Yusuf was loving and forgiving and forgave his brothers when he said:
(سورة يوسف 92) لَا تَثْرِيبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الْيَوْمَNo blame will there be upon you today (Surah Yusuf – 92)
Similarly, we find the month of Ramadan full of blessing, love and forgiveness, it saves a person from the hellfire and is a month in which Allah forgives us!
4) The brothers of Yusuf came to Yusuf in a state of loss after having committed grave sins, but Yusuf treated them with love and respect; he fed them, was good to them and gave them hope. Likewise, we reach the month of Ramadan with deficiencies, sins and in a state of loss. The month of Ramadan provides us with an opportunity to reconnect with our Lord, self-reflect, and rejuvenate our worship for His sake.
We ask Allah to make the most of what is left of this blessed month, Ameen!