Dream | Innallaha Ma'as Sabireen | Prophet Yusuf
This painting is a portrayal of the profound lessons from the life of Prophet Yusuf AS
This is a print of an Islamic painting by Saleha
Modern Calligraphy: "Innallaha Ma'as Sabireen" [Indeed, Allah is with the patient] 153
Traditional Islamic Calligraphy: "I only complain of my suffering and grief to Allah" - Yaqub AS 12:86
This painting portrays the dream that Yusuf AS had as a child: a future where the sun, moon, and 11 stars prostrate before him. The sun and the moon take prominent positions in the artwork, intertwined with the Quranic verse on patience.
The water effect represents the well into which Yusuf AS was callously thrown by his envious brothers during his childhood. Silver textures weave through the composition, evoking the unforgiving jail bars where he endured an unjust imprisonment. As we learn his story, we realize that Allah SWT had a plan all along. His experiences led him to interpret the king's dream and, in turn, become the treasurer who saved Egypt from a devastating famine.
Amidst it all, the tears of his father, Yaqub AS, who grieved for his son for years are depicted gently flowing from the word "Allah". The deep blue tones and intricate design resemble a majestic throne which signifies the grand reunion of Yusuf AS with his long-lost family. In this moment of triumph, they express their gratitude by bowing, exactly as he envision in his dream.
In this climactic reunion, Yusuf AS says, "my master is so subtle". It's a reminder that every trial and tribulation serves a greater purpose that transcends human understanding. The struggles of one family paved the path to rescue thousands. It reminds us that, like Prophet Muhammad PBUH, we too can find comfort and inspiration in Yusuf AS's remarkable story.