Yusuf doesn't appear within the film, but he is alluded to by his wife. When he was younger and living in Pakistan, he met Muneeba and the pair fall in love, much to the disapproval of Muneeba's mother. Yusuf proposed, but she couldn't stand to break her mother's heart, so refused his offer. Before departing, he decided to leave her a poem, which she shows to her mother, prompting a change of decision, and resulting in the young couple getting married a week later. They eventually move from Pakistan, and settle in New Jersey, where they have two children.
Sometime later, Muneeba notices Kamala upset and recalls the story of how she and Yusuf married.