In the current situation, with many mu’mineen opting to pay zakaat al-fitrah electronically, the Islamic Education Department of The World Federation consulted with the office of His Eminence Grand Ayatullah Sayyed ‘Ali Sistani (May Allah SWT prolong his age), and received the following guidelines.
The story of Prophet Yusuf (a.s.) is famous and timeless. This story has been highlighted by the Almighty Himself in the Qur’an as one of the best examples of principle, modesty and true love – that for Allah (SWT).
The author in this book has taken a fresh view at the study and analysis of this story using Surah Yusuf as his basis. The story has been divided into the various major stages of the life of Yusuf (a.s.) with the relevant verses relating to them. Each verse then has a set of lessons derived from it and references to similar lessons in other verses of the Qur’an.
Where applicable, the author has also included the Biblical version of events for comparison and contrast. This aspect, along with the vast (yet simple) range of lessons from each verse and the large number of translations used as reference make this a book that is filled with valuable knowledge.
The brief bullet-point style also makes it easy reading for young and old alike. Muallim Murtaza Bandali, who recently read the book, says: “What I have found to be useful and interesting in this book is that the author has … made use of the translations of a few translators of the Qur’an. This is important for the sake of ensuring simplicity and better understanding of the verses to the readers. Also… (what) makes the book more interesting and useful is the lessons that we derive from the story coming from the best source, the Qur’an.”
The Story of Nabi Yusuf (a.s.) is available at The World Federation bookshop both in hard copy and as an e-book.
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Updated 24 July 2013
The World Federation’s Islamic Education department is pleased to announce the reprint of the very popular title: 'Islam and Religious Pluralism'.
This book is based on a section of another book by Ayatullah Mutahhari entitled, ‘Adl-e Ilahi’ (Divine Justice) under the chapter ‘Good Deeds of Non-Muslims’. It has been translated by Sayyid Sulayman Ali Hasan, and also contains a preamble by Sayyid Mohamed Rizvi who provides a comprehensive view on religious pluralism in the modern context.