After he got the news that Hazrat Yusuf is alive and has become the governor he became overjoyed and started his journey to meet him. Hazrat Yusuf (a.s.) also with much fanfare went ahead on the outskirts of the city on his horse to welcome his father.
When Hazrat Yusuf (a.s.) saw the sorrowful eyes of his father he wanted to get down from his horse in respect, but, his status as a governor did not allow him to alight. It was a disrespectful action towards his father. After the meeting between the father and the son, Gabriel ascended by the order of Allah, came towards Hazrat Yusuf (a.s.) and asked him:
"Why did you not get down from your horse while welcoming your father?"
"Open your palm," demanded Gabriel.
When Hazrat Yusuf (a.s.) did so, a light came out from his palm and went towards heaven. Hazrat Yusuf (a.s.) asked Gabriel:
"What was this light which has come out of my hand."
Gabriel replied:"This light was of prophethood which was taken away from your progeny for showing disrespect by you towards your father. Now there won't be any prophet from your offspring."
(Biharul Anwaar, Vol.4)