Yusuf (as) was such a beautiful child. His father, Yaqub (as), loved him so much and was extremely fond of him. Yaqub (as) would treat all his sons equally but still had a special place for Yusuf (as). His father loved him dearly and took extra care in looking after Yusuf (as).
When Yusuf (as) was still a youngster, he had a dream in which the sun, moon and eleven stars were bowing down before him. When Yusuf (as) told his father, his father asked him not to relate this dream to his brothers
Yaqub (as) knew that his other brothers were jealous of Yusuf and he did not want this jealousy to increase. This dream meant that Yusuf’s (as) eleven brothers would one day bow down to him when they grow up.
As it so happened, the brothers were very jealous of Yusuf (as) and planning to get rid of Yusuf (as). One day, they asked Yaqub (as) if they could take Yusuf (as) with them when they went out to play. Yaqub (as) was very reluctant but finally Yaqub (as) agreed because of their insistence.
When they were playing, the brothers took Yusuf and they threw him inside a well. They took his shirt, coloured it with blood and returned home. They showed Yaqub the shirt and said that a wild wolf had attacked and killed Yusuf (as).
The jealousy of the brothers had caused them to commit such an evil action. However, Allah saved Yusuf (as) and later he became the Wazeer of Egypt. There was a great famine and the brothers came to Egypt to buy food. They met Yusuf (as) a few times but did not recognise him. They respected and honoured him.
Eventually, Yusuf told them who he was and the whole family was united. Yusuf (as) forgave his brother for their evil action.