Yusuf As is said to have lived in the 16th century BCE is an Islamic prophet found in the Quran, the holy scripture of Islam, and corresponds to Joseph (son of Jacob), a character from the Jewish religious scripture, the Tanakh, and the Christian Bible. It is one of the common names in the Middle East and among Muslim nations. Of all of Jacob's children, Joseph was the one given the gift of prophecy. Although the narratives of other prophets are mentioned in various suras, the complete narrative of Joseph is given only in one sura Yusuf, making it unique. It is said to be the most detailed narrative in the Qur'an and bears more details than the Biblical counterpart.
Yusuf (Jacob) with his father Yaqub (Jacob) and brothers in Egypt from Zubdat-al Tawarikh in the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts in Istanbul, dedicated to Sultan Murad III in 1583.
Upper Image: Middle right, Joseph (Yousaf As), middle left, Jacob (Yaqub As), eleven individuals in two rows in foreground are 11 brothers of Yousaf (Joseph).
Lower Image: Brothers of Joseph.
|c. 1550 BCE|
|Latest Update: April 09, 2015|