Yusuf and his beauty are described as if they are divine and sacred. His presence brightens the surroundings, every women fall for him completely just by a glimpse of him, and etc. However, the concept that his beauty is not from Yusuf himself but is derived from God keeps appearing and being emphasized. Therefore, despite the fact that Yusuf is depicted almost as a divine figure and that his beauty transcends his beauty of physical appearance in terms of its significance, it is clear that Yusuf is some sort of a vehicle or a medium to spread God’s words.
However, Yusuf fulfills Zulaikha’s boons, in the chapter “Union,” in a way that God brings miracles to the world. In his encounter with Zulaikha, who has lost her beauty and become all weary after her separation from Yusuf, Yusuf feels sorry for her, so he decides to “fulfill all [her] wishes” if they are within his power. Zulaikha has 2 wishes for Yusuf. She asks Yusuf to restore her beauty, and as her second wish, she wishes to live with Yusuf.
What’s interesting in this story is that Zulaikha’s first wish is within Yusuf’s ability, whereas here second request requires God’s request. In common sense, her first request needs divine power—it isn’t within human’s capacity/ability. However, interestingly, as Yusuf has said, prior to the moment Zulaikha makes her requests, that he would fulfill her needs if they are within his ability, restoring Zulaikha’s beauty was not done by God but done by Yusuf himself. In this particular incident, he doesn’t refer to God or is in need of Him; Yusuf autonomously makes the decision and acts upon his will. This significant scene suggests that Yusuf is not just a vehicle or medium that acts as a messenger of God, but there is definitely something more extraordinary/mysterious about Yusuf.