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His Faith in Allaah Almighty Prevented Yusuf From Evil
Question:

In Surah Yusuf, Allaah Almighty says:

{had he not seen the evidence (Burhan) of his Lord} [Yusuf 12:24]

Here, what does Burhan (evidence) mean?

Answer:

Allaah Almighty says:

And indeed she did desire him and he would have inclined to her desire, had he not seen the evidence of his Lord [Yusuf 12:24]

The Burhan from his Lord, which acted as a barrier between him and doing what he would have been inclined to do, was his faith in Allaah Almighty and his fear of Him Almighty, for ones faith in Allaah Almighty protects one from sinning, from perpetrating unlawful acts. And the more one is knowledgeable of Allaah Almighty, the more will one fear Him; Allaah Almighty says:

It is only those who have knowledge among His servants that fear Allaah

(Fatir 35:28)

Yusuf saw his Lords evidence, which was a light that Allaah Almighty infused into his heart, and the source of this light was faith and piety.

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen
Fatawa Islamiyah, vol.7, p.132, DARUSSALAM
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