Day 12 / Juzz 12
A sociology lesson derived from Surah Yusuf.
Allah began Surah Yusuf by revealing to us the dream Yusuf (as) had. Where he saw the sun and moon and 11 stars bowing down to him. Now, there are a couple of ways we can interpret this beautiful verse.
The first interpretation is that the sun represents the mother, the moon represents the father, and the 11 stars represents the brothers.
The second view, however, is that the sun represents the father, the moon represents the mother and the 11 stars represent the brothers.
From this dream we can learn an amazing sociology lesson.
And that lesson is like this…
When the sun Is out how do we feel? Warm. Protected. Safeguarded. Do we feel scared? No. When the sun is out, do people sleep? No, they usually work and earn.
Now compare this to the father. When the father is at home, don’t we feel safe? Doesn’t he earn? Do we not feel warmth?
When the sun is out where are the stars? They’re there, but they are not seen. When the father is at home the children are usually playing around the mother, hence they are not seen.
Now if we look to the moon, isn’t it serene and beautiful to look at? If we compare this to the mother… doesn’t she bring peace to the home? Isn’t she beautiful to look at? Of course!
And where are the stars when the moon is out? They are twinkling around the moon. Similarly, the children are twinkling or snoozing around the mother at this time.
Now the moon takes its light from the sun. What we learn from this is that *the more effective the father is in the home, the more effective the mother is in the home.*
Lesson 2: what happens if the sun decides to be the moon and the moon decides to be a sun? You have an eclipse! So when the father wants to be the mother and vice versa, you will experience a social eclipse!
SubhanAllah. This shows the importance of everyone fulfilling their role.
And when an eclipse happens the stars disappear. Similarly, when a
social eclipse happens, the children suffer the most!
How amazing and beautiful is this Qur’an? SubhanAllah.