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Nuriyah Khanam

Joseph... The Prophet Or Husband Of Mary?

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Peace / Salaam.

Joseph / Yuwsuf was a Prophet however in Christianity Joseph was a man who married Saint Mary... I just wanted to know is this the same Joseph who was the Prophet ie son of Jacob / Yaquwb or is it a different man with just the same name? Please.

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The joseph described in the bible is different than the prophet yusuf we believe in. Firstly there was prophet Ibrahim (as), after him was prophet ismail and prophet ishaq (as) (Isac) and after prophet Isaac, prophet yaqub came. And after prophet yaqub, prophet yusuf came. As we can see that prophet musa wasnt even there, so that means that prophet isa was born sometime later. So technically prophet yusuf and mariam (as) couldnt have been married because of the century difference and also prophet yusuf only had two wives according to quran; which was asena and zuleikha.

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The joseph described in the bible is different than the prophet yusuf we believe in. Firstly there was prophet Ibrahim (as), after him was prophet ismail and prophet ishaq (as) (Isac) and after prophet Isaac, prophet yaqub came. And after prophet yaqub, prophet yusuf came. As we can see that prophet musa wasnt even there, so that means that prophet isa was born sometime later. So technically prophet yusuf and mariam (as) couldnt have been married because of the century difference and also prophet yusuf only had two wives according to quran; which was asena and zuleikha.

Not following your post at all. Joseph was told to step up and be the father of Jesus. Could it be that there are so many prophets that they had to double up on names or did we just make too many prophets? There is nothing anywhere on the teachngs of Joseph. What kind of a prophet was he? What is the criteria anyway?

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Not following your post at all. Joseph was told to step up and be the father of Jesus. Could it be that there are so many prophets that they had to double up on names or did we just make too many prophets? There is nothing anywhere on the teachngs of Joseph. What kind of a prophet was he? What is the criteria anyway?

Maybe they could have had the same name, but the Joseph in the Quran is different than the Joseph in the bible ( Mary's husband)

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Hi Nuriyah,

Joseph, the son of Jacob, was not necessarily called a prophet, --- though he prophesied some things that made his brothers angry with him, and they sold him as a slave to a caravan of Ishmaelites who took him to Egypt.

He was sold there as a slave but God honored him, and Joseph found favor with the Pharaoh, and through other prophecies, he became the governor of Egypt.

The history begins in Genesis 38, in about 1725 BC.

Joseph, the husband of Mary, is mentioned in Matthew 1, --- and in Luke 2, where Jesus was recorded legally as the son of Joseph.

There is no mention of Joseph, the husband of Mary, by name in the Quran, is there? --- Jesus is always referred to as the son of Mary.

So those two Josephs were separated by some 1700 years.

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Hi DingleBerry,

Yes, Joseph was then the youngest son of Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel, --- and the verse is found here:

Genesis 37:3. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a coat of many colors.

--- This was always a favorite story in Sunday School.

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God, all the confusion in this thread...

OP obviously had Joseph the Carpenter confused with Joseph, son of Prophet Jacob (as). The Bible mentions two Josephs of significance: the prophet of the Book of Genesis and Jesus' step father in the New Testament. Joseph the Carpenter is not mentioned having been betrothed to Mary (as) in the Qu'ran, but they were said to have been related so he may have helped rear her in Zacharia's household.

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According to most Islamic historians and books, Joseph can be recorded as a carpenter and student of Prophet Zachariya(AS) and a servant in Masjid ul Aqsa, Jerusalem. Other than that, he didn't have any relationship with Maryam

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