Therefore, the brothers sold Sayyiduna Yusuf in exchange of twenty dirhams only and bounded the purchaser with the condition to take him so far away from them that they could not even get to hear about him. Maalik Bin Za’ar purchased him and moved towards the market of Egypt and announced selling Sayyiduna Yusuf in the market. In those days, the king of Egypt was Riyan Bin W aleed ‘Amleeqi. He had handed over his government and treasury to his Prime Minister Qatfeer Misri. In Egypt, the people used to call him with the title of ‘Azeez of Egypt’.
When the ‘Azeez of Egypt came to know that a very handsome slave has been brought in the Egyptian market for sale and people have gathered in the market with huge amount of money in order to buy him; ‘Azeez of Egypt purchased Sayyiduna Yusuf by paying an amount of gold, silver, musk, and silk equivalent to the weight of Sayyiduna Yusuf – ‘Azeez of Egypt took Sayyiduna Yusuf home and said to his wife, Zulaykha to treat this slave with great respect and honour. At that time, Sayyiduna Yusuf r1:.l1 was thirteen or seventeen years old. Zulaykha allured by the beauty of Sayyiduna Yusuf –
One day, after adorning herself elegantly with jewellery, she shut all the doors and tried to seduce Sayyiduna Yusuf – After imploring help from the court of Allah , Sayyiduna Yusuf said that he could never do wrong with his master, ‘Azeez of Egypt and could never be dishonest to him by betraying his favours. However, when Zulaykha scooted towards him, he ran away. Zulaykha held his shirt from behind which tore away. Zulaykha chased him up to the main door. Coincidently, ‘Azeez of Egypt entered the home right at that time and saw them both running. After seeing her husband, she said that the slave should be imprisoned because he had an evil intention towards his wife. Sayyiduna Yusuf said, ‘O ‘Azeez of Egypt, she is telling a lie. She herself tried to seduce me and I ran to escape from her and then she chased me.’
After listening to the accounts of both, ‘Azeez was shocked. ‘Azeez said, ‘O Yusuf , how can I believe that you are telling the truth?’ Sayyiduna Yusuf said, ‘Inside the home, there is a four months baby lying in the cradle who is the son of the maternal uncle of Zulaykha. Ask him what the truth is.’ The ‘Azeez of Egypt said that how can a four-month baby speak and bear witness! Sayyiduna Yusuf said that Allah will bless him to prove my truth because I am innocent. Therefore, when ‘Azeez of Egypt asked the baby, the baby replied in a loud and clear voice that:
Testified, ‘If his shirt is torn from the front, then the woman is tmthful and he has said wrong. And if his shirt is torn from behind, then the woman is a liar and he is tmthful.’
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 12, Surah Yusuf, Ayah 26-27)
After listening to the witness from the baby, when ‘Azeez of Egypt looked at the shirt of Sayyiduna Yusuf , it was torn from behind. At that time, whilst declaring the innocence of Sayyiduna Yusuf , he said the following words: