An Islamic song about Yousuf (Joseph), may Allaah exalt his mention
Fatwa No: 142137

  • Fatwa Date:2-11-2010 - Thul-Qi'dah 26, 1431
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Assalamo alykum, ((When he was thrown in the well or locked in the dungeon betrayed by his own flesh and blood convicted of what he did not handsome Yusuf sighed Allah is enough for me)). This was a part of an Islamic song. Is it considered lying. Are these words Halal of Haraam. (I mean saying that Yusuf peace be upon him said these words)


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Lying is to give information about something contrarily to the truth, and saying that Yousuf (Joseph)  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention sighed and said ‘Allaah is enough for me’ is in our view saying without knowledge if it is not based on a Sharee’ah text, but we cannot authoritatively say that it is a lie as we do not know whether or not he said that.

However, who claimed that he [Yousuf] said that without relying on a Sharee’ah text about this, he has said what he had no knowledge of, and Allaah forbade us from doing so; Allaah Says (what means): {And do not pursue that of which you have no knowledge. Indeed, the hearing, the sight and the heart about all those [one] will be questioned.}[Quran 17:36]

Moreover, we have not come across this statement that is attributed to Yousuf  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention in the reference books we have at hand; so Allaah Knows best what he said.

In case it is found in the books of the Children of Israel that he said this, then it is permissible to relate this as the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “You may relate from the children of Isreal without objection.” [Al-Bukhari and Abu Daawood]

Allaah Knows best.

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