In both stories, Joseph is seduced by his masters’ wife. In the Bible, he escapes from the wife who wanted to force herself on him, leaving behind his garment. Potiphar’s wife screams and informs the servants that Joseph attempted to defile her. She also waits upon the husband who returns later on and tells him the same story. The husband believes her and sends Joseph to prison. Similarly, in the Quran, the two characters, Joseph and the master’s wife struggle. But unlike the Bible, both Joseph and the king’s wife run out towards the door where they meet the husband. Like the in Bible, the wife accuses Joseph of seducing her and attempting to force himself on her. Similarly, Joseph throws back the b...
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...t evil or immorality in the society. He is used to reflect how God works in the lives of the righteous. In the Quran the women conclude that ‘Perfect is Allah’. In essence, they visualize God as good looking as Joseph, who is one of His kind. Also the Quran emphasizes that God is wise, all-hearing and all-knowing, and everything that happens are in accordance with his plans. Similarly, Joseph, in the Bible, believes that everything that has happened to him including being sold into slavery, were all plans of God. He believes that the brothers’ were simply agents used by God to save their lives in the future, during the famine. While this belief shows great faith in and positive relationship with God, it also displays the nobility of this major character. He is willing to easily let go all the faults committed against him by his brothers and live in harmony with them.
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