Verily in Joseph and his brethren are signs (or symbols) for seekers (after Truth).
In Joseph’s story we have good and evil
contrasted in so many different ways. Those in search of
true spiritual knowledge can see it embodied in concrete
events in this story of many facets, matching the colours
of Joseph’s many-coloured coat.
Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (Surah 12 2verse 7). Microsoft Word – 012 Yusuf.doc (quran4u.com)