The man in Egypt who bought him, said to his wife: "Make his stay (among us) honourable: maybe he will bring us much good, or we shall adopt him as a son." Thus did We establish Joseph in the land, that We might teach him the interpretation of stories (and events). And Allah hath full power and control over His affairs; but most among mankind know it not.
Prophet Joseph was taken into Aziz’s Castle in this episode. While working for ‘Aziz, Joseph grew to be a man. He was constantly approached by the wife of ‘Aziz (Imra’at al-‘Aziz, presumably Zulayka or Zuleika) (variations include ‘Zulaykhah’ and ‘Zulaikhah’ as well) who intended to seduce him. Tabari and others are not reticent to point out that Joseph was mutually attracted to her. Ṭabari writes that the reason he did not succumb to her was that when they were alone the “figure of Jacob appeared to him, standing in the house and biting his fingers …” and warned Joseph not to become involved with her. Ṭabari, again, says