On Grief and Patience - Khutbah by Nouman Ali Khan
In Surah Yusuf, Allah shows His profound sensitivity to human suffering through the story of Prophet Ya'qub (PBUH), the symbol of patience in the Quran. When Ya'qub (PBUH) learns that his youngest son Binyamin was arrested in Egypt, he cries so much he loses his eyesight, as the news triggers the deep pain he was still feeling over the loss of Prophet Yusuf (PBUH) years ago. But his grief was not a sign of impatience or despair. On the contrary, it was an expression of his humanity and his absolute faith that Allah will see him through this calamity and bring back his children.