Allah Made Us Humans With Physical Desires: Reflections On Self Criticism

In the story of Yusuf AS in the Quran, we read about the wife of the king attempting immoral conduct with the great Prophet. However, as Allah narrates the story to us, He does acknowledge the desire that Yusuf AS felt for the woman and as a result he sought protection from Allah.Allah does not negate or dismiss that this great Prophet did have physical desires, and he did in fact feel vulnerable to the acts of the woman.
We should ask for protection of Allah too, from all evils and weaknesses. But just because we feel desires in us does not mean we get self critical or consider ourselves to be hypocrites. Allah does not write us off for having desires;we just need to know how to work around them.

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