Yusuf bin Husain was a 9th c. CE Sufi, perhaps from Persia, but little is known of his life. He is said to have studied with the Egyptian Sufi Dhul-Nun.
Yusuf said : The Lord Himself petitions the devotee to direct his attention toward Him. He asks of him as a beggar asks alms of a rich man; such is His anxiety to reclaim man. He entreats that he might come to Him.