How Every Evil Plot Must End: A Lesson from the Story of Yūsuf

Imām Ibn Taimiyyah, may Allāh have mercy on him, said:

In the story of Yūsuf, attention is drawn to the fact that whoever engages in prohibited, deceptive plots and machinations, indeed, Allāh will then arrange [a just and fitting retribution for him that he cannot see coming]. This is Allāh’s way towards one who engages in prohibited, deceptive schemes—there will be no good coming out of these deceptive schemes for him […].

And attention is drawn to the fact that a believer who puts his trust in Allāh, were the whole of creation to plot against him, Allāh would arrange things for him and help him to come out on top without any ability [on his part] to change his situation, nor any power.

Al-Fatāwá Al-Kubrá, vol. 6, p. 132, as quoted by the shaikh, Dr. ʿAbdullāh Al-Bukhārī. dr_albukhary/ 2 Apr 22. 23:13 GMT+3.