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1. Qari Waheed Zafar Qasmi
2. Sheikh Abdur Rehman Sudais and Saood Shuraim

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1. Qari Khushi Muhammad

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1. Al-Fatiha
2. Al-Baqara
3. Al-E-Imran
4. An-Nisa
5. Al-Maeda
6. Al-Anaam
7. Al-Airaaf
8. Al-Anfaal
9. Al-Tawba
10. Yunus
11. Huud
12. Yusuf
13. Al-Raad
14. Ibrahim
15. Al-Hijr
16. An-Nahl
17. Bani-Israel
18. Al-Kahf
19. Maryam
20. Ta-Ha
21. Al-Anbiya
22. Al-Hajj
23. Al-Mumenoon
24. Al-Noor
25. Al-Furqan
26. Al-Shuara
27. Al-Naml
28. Al-Qasas
29. Al-Ankaboot
30. Al-Room
31. Luqman
32. As-Sajda
33. Al-Ahzaab
34. Saba
35. Fatir
36. Ya-Seen
37. As-Saaffat
38. Suaad
39. Az-Zumar
40. Al-Mumin
41. Haa-Meem-Sajdah
42. Ash-Shura
43. Az-Zukhruf
44. Ad-Dukhan
45. Al-Jassiya
46. Al-Ahqaf
47. Muhammad
48. Al-Fateh
49. Al-Hujraat
50. Qaaf
51. Az-Zaariyat
52. At-Tur
53. An-Najm
54. Al-Qamar
55. Ar-Rahman
56. Al-Waqia
57. Al-Hadid
58. Al-Mujadila
59. Al-Hashr
60. Al-Mumtahina
61. As-Saff
62. Al-Jumua
63. Al-Munafiqoon
64. At-Taghabun
65. At-Talaq
66. At-Tahrim
67. Al-Mulk
68. Al-Qalam
69. Al-Haaqqa
70. Al-Maarij
71. Nooh
72. Al-Jinn
73. Al-Muzzammil
74. Al-Muddassir
75. Al-Qiyama
76. Al-Dahr
77. Al-Mursalat
78. An-Naba
79. An-Naziat
80. Abas
81. At-Takwir
82. Al-Infitar
83. Al-Mutaffifin
84. Al-Inshiqaq
85. Al-Burooj
86. At-Tariq
87. Al-Ala
88. Al-Ghashiya
89. Al-Fajr
90. Al-Balad
91. Ash-Shams
92. Al-Lail
93. Ad-Dhuha
94. Al-Alm-Nashrah
95. At-Teen
96. Al-Alaq
97. Al-Qadr
98. Al-Bayyina
99. Al-Zalzaal
100. Al-Adiyat
101. Al-Qaria
102. At-Takaasur
103. Al-Asr
104. Al-Humaza
105. Al-Feel
106. Quraish
107. Al-Ma'un
108. Al-Kauser
109. Al-Kafiroon
110. An-Nasr
111. Al-Lahb
112. Al-Ikhlas
113. Al-Falaq
114. An-Nas
Surah Yusuf (joseph)

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By Yusuf Ali | By Shakir | By Pickthal | All 3

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
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111 - Listen to Recitation of this Surah with Translation

Ayah: 1
Arabic: الر تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ الْمُبِينِ
Pickthal: Alif. Lam. Ra. These are verse of the Scripture that maketh plain.
Shakir: Alif Lam Ra. These are the verses of the Book that makes (things) manifest.
Yusuf Ali: A.L.R. These are the symbols (or Verses) of the perspicuous Book.

Ayah: 2
Arabic: إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لَّعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ
Pickthal: Lo! We have revealed it, a Lecture in Arabic, that ye may understand.
Shakir: Surely We have revealed it-- an Arabic Quran-- that you may understand.
Yusuf Ali: We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur'an, in order that ye may learn wisdom.

Ayah: 3
Arabic: نَحْنُ نَقُصُّ عَلَيْكَ أَحْسَنَ الْقَصَصِ بِمَا أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَيْكَ هَـذَا الْقُرْآنَ وَإِن كُنتَ مِن قَبْلِهِ لَمِنَ الْغَافِلِينَ
Pickthal: We narrate unto thee (Muhammad) the best of narratives in that We have inspired in thee this Qur'an, though aforetime thou wast of theheedless.
Shakir: We narrate to you the best of narratives, by Our revealing to you this Quran, though before this you were certainly one of those who did not know.
Yusuf Ali: We do relate unto thee the most beautiful of stories, in that We reveal to thee this (portion of the) Qur'an: before this, thou too wasamong those who knew it not.

Ayah: 4
Arabic: إِذْ قَالَ يُوسُفُ لِأَبِيهِ يَا أَبتِ إِنِّي رَأَيْتُ أَحَدَ عَشَرَ كَوْكَبًا وَالشَّمْسَ وَالْقَمَرَ رَأَيْتُهُمْ لِي سَاجِدِينَ
Pickthal: When Joseph said unto his father: O my father! Lo! I saw in a dream eleven planets and the sun and the moon, I saw them prostratingthemselves unto me.
Shakir: When Yusuf said to his father: O my father! surely I saw eleven stars and the sun and the moon-- I saw them making obeisance to me.
Yusuf Ali: Behold! Joseph said to his father: "O my father! I did see eleven stars and the sun and the moon: I saw them prostrate themselves tome!"

Ayah: 5
Arabic: قَالَ يَا بُنَيَّ لاَ تَقْصُصْ رُؤْيَاكَ عَلَى إِخْوَتِكَ فَيَكِيدُواْ لَكَ كَيْدًا إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ لِلإِنسَانِ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌ
Pickthal: He said: O my dear son! Tell not thy brethren of thy vision, lest they plot a plot against thee. Lo! Satan is for man an open foe.
Shakir: He said: O my son! do not relate your vision to your brothers, lest they devise a plan against you; surely the Shaitan is an open enemy to man.
Yusuf Ali: Said (the father): "My (dear) little son! relate not thy vision to thy brothers, lest they concoct a plot against thee: for Satan isto man an avowed enemy!

Ayah: 6
Arabic: وَكَذَلِكَ يَجْتَبِيكَ رَبُّكَ وَيُعَلِّمُكَ مِن تَأْوِيلِ الأَحَادِيثِ وَيُتِمُّ نِعْمَتَهُ عَلَيْكَ وَعَلَى آلِ يَعْقُوبَ كَمَا أَتَمَّهَا عَلَى أَبَوَيْكَ مِن قَبْلُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَإِسْحَقَ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ عَلِيمٌ حَكِيمٌ
Pickthal: Thus thy Lord will prefer thee and will teach thee the interpretation of events, and will perfect His grace upon thee and upon thefamily of Jacob as He perfected it upon thy forefathers, Abraham and Isaac.Lo! thy Lord is Knower, Wise.
Shakir: And thus will your Lord choose you and teach you the interpretation of sayings and make His favor complete to you and to the children of Yaqoub, as He made it complete before to your fathers, Ibrahim and Ishaq; surely your Lord is Knowing, Wise.
Yusuf Ali: "Thus will thy Lord choose thee and teach thee the interpretation of stories (and events) and perfect His favour to thee andto the posterity of Jacob - even as He perfected it to thy fathers Abrahamand Isaac aforetime! for Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom."

Ayah: 7
Arabic: لَّقَدْ كَانَ فِي يُوسُفَ وَإِخْوَتِهِ آيَاتٌ لِّلسَّائِلِينَ
Pickthal: Verily in Joseph and his brethren are signs (of Allah's Sovereignty) for the inquiring.
Shakir: Certainly in Yusuf and his brothers there are signs for the inquirers.
Yusuf Ali: Verily in Joseph and his brethren are signs (or symbols) for seekers (after Truth).

Ayah: 8
Arabic: إِذْ قَالُواْ لَيُوسُفُ وَأَخُوهُ أَحَبُّ إِلَى أَبِينَا مِنَّا وَنَحْنُ عُصْبَةٌ إِنَّ أَبَانَا لَفِي ضَلاَلٍ مُّبِينٍ
Pickthal: When they said: Verily Joseph and his brother are dearer to our father than we are, many though we be. Lo! our father is in plainaberration.
Shakir: When they said: Certainly Yusuf and his brother are dearer to our father than we, though we are a (stronger) company; most surely our father is in manifest error:
Yusuf Ali: They said: "Truly Joseph and his brother are loved more by our father than we: But we are a goodly body! really our father is obviouslywandering (in his mind)!

Ayah: 9
Arabic: اقْتُلُواْ يُوسُفَ أَوِ اطْرَحُوهُ أَرْضًا يَخْلُ لَكُمْ وَجْهُ أَبِيكُمْ وَتَكُونُواْ مِن بَعْدِهِ قَوْمًا صَالِحِينَ
Pickthal: (One said): Kill Joseph or cast him to some (other) land, so that your father's favour may be all for you, and (that) ye may afterwardbe righteous folk.
Shakir: Slay Yusuf or cast him (forth) into some land, so that your father's regard may be exclusively for you, and after that you may be a righteous people.
Yusuf Ali: "Slay ye Joseph or cast him out to some (unknown) land, that so the favour of your father may be given to you alone: (there will be timeenough) for you to be righteous after that!"

Ayah: 10
Arabic: قَالَ قَآئِلٌ مَّنْهُمْ لاَ تَقْتُلُواْ يُوسُفَ وَأَلْقُوهُ فِي غَيَابَةِ الْجُبِّ يَلْتَقِطْهُ بَعْضُ السَّيَّارَةِ إِن كُنتُمْ فَاعِلِينَ
Pickthal: One among them said: Kill not Joseph but, if ye must be doing, fling him into the depth of the pit; some caravan will find him.
Shakir: A speaker from among them said: Do not slay Yusuf, and cast him down into the bottom of the pit if you must do (it), (so that) some of the travellers may pick him up.
Yusuf Ali: Said one of them: "Slay not Joseph, but if ye must do something, throw him down to the bottom of the well: he will be picked upby some caravan of travellers."

Ayah: 11
Arabic: قَالُواْ يَا أَبَانَا مَا لَكَ لاَ تَأْمَنَّا عَلَى يُوسُفَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَنَاصِحُونَ
Pickthal: They said: O our father! Why wilt thou not trust us with Joseph, when lo! we are good friends to him?
Shakir: They said: O our father! what reason have you that you do not trust in us with respect to Yusuf? And most surely we are his sincere well-wishers:
Yusuf Ali: They said: "O our father! why dost thou not trust us with Joseph,- seeing we are indeed his sincere well-wishers?

Ayah: 12
Arabic: أَرْسِلْهُ مَعَنَا غَدًا يَرْتَعْ وَيَلْعَبْ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُونَ
Pickthal: Send him with us to-morrow that he may enjoy himself and play. And lo! we shall take good care of him.
Shakir: Send him with us tomorrow that he may enjoy himself and sport, and surely we will guard him well.
Yusuf Ali: "Send him with us tomorrow to enjoy himself and play, and we shall take every care of him."

Ayah: 13
Arabic: قَالَ إِنِّي لَيَحْزُنُنِي أَن تَذْهَبُواْ بِهِ وَأَخَافُ أَن يَأْكُلَهُ الذِّئْبُ وَأَنتُمْ عَنْهُ غَافِلُونَ
Pickthal: He said: Lo! in truth it saddens me that ye should take him with you, and I fear less the wolf devour him while ye are heedless ofhim.
Shakir: He said: Surely it grieves me that you should take him off, and I fear lest the wolf devour him while you are heedless of him.
Yusuf Ali: (Jacob) said: "Really it saddens me that ye should take him away: I fear lest the wolf should devour him while ye attend not to him."

Ayah: 14
Arabic: قَالُواْ لَئِنْ أَكَلَهُ الذِّئْبُ وَنَحْنُ عُصْبَةٌ إِنَّا إِذًا لَّخَاسِرُونَ
Pickthal: They said: If the wolf should devour him when we are (so strong) a band, then surely we should have already perished.
Shakir: They said: Surely if the wolf should devour him notwithstanding that we are a (strong) company, we should then certainly be losers.
Yusuf Ali: They said: "If the wolf were to devour him while we are (so large) a party, then should we indeed (first) have perished ourselves!"

Ayah: 15
Arabic: فَلَمَّا ذَهَبُواْ بِهِ وَأَجْمَعُواْ أَن يَجْعَلُوهُ فِي غَيَابَةِ الْجُبِّ وَأَوْحَيْنَآ إِلَيْهِ لَتُنَبِّئَنَّهُم بِأَمْرِهِمْ هَـذَا وَهُمْ لاَ يَشْعُرُونَ
Pickthal: Then, when they led him off, and were of one mind that they should place him in the depth of the pit, We inspired in him: Thou wilttell them of this deed of theirs when they know (thee) not.
Shakir: So when they had gone off with him and agreed that they should put him down at the bottom of the pit, and We revealed to him: You will most certainly inform them of this their affair while they do not perceive.
Yusuf Ali: So they did take him away, and they all agreed to throw him down to the bottom of the well: and We put into his heart (this Message):'Of a surety thou shalt (one day) tell them the truth of this their affairwhile they know (thee) not'

Ayah: 16
Arabic: وَجَاؤُواْ أَبَاهُمْ عِشَاء يَبْكُونَ
Pickthal: And they came weeping to their father in the evening.
Shakir: And they came to their father at nightfall, weeping.
Yusuf Ali: Then they came to their father in the early part of the night, weeping.

Ayah: 17
Arabic: قَالُواْ يَا أَبَانَا إِنَّا ذَهَبْنَا نَسْتَبِقُ وَتَرَكْنَا يُوسُفَ عِندَ مَتَاعِنَا فَأَكَلَهُ الذِّئْبُ وَمَا أَنتَ بِمُؤْمِنٍ لِّنَا وَلَوْ كُنَّا صَادِقِينَ
Pickthal: Saying: O our father! We went racing one with another, and left Joseph by our things, and the wolf devoured him, and thou believestnot our saying even when we speak the truth.
Shakir: They said: O our father! surely we went off racing and left Yusuf by our goods, so the wolf devoured him, and you will not believe us though we are truthful.
Yusuf Ali: They said: "O our father! We went racing with one another, and left Joseph with our things; and the wolf devoured him.... But thou wiltnever believe us even though we tell the truth."

Ayah: 18
Arabic: وَجَآؤُوا عَلَى قَمِيصِهِ بِدَمٍ كَذِبٍ قَالَ بَلْ سَوَّلَتْ لَكُمْ أَنفُسُكُمْ أَمْرًا فَصَبْرٌ جَمِيلٌ وَاللّهُ الْمُسْتَعَانُ عَلَى مَا تَصِفُونَ
Pickthal: And they came with false blood on his shirt. He said: Nay, but your minds have beguiled you into something. (My course is) comelypatience. And Allah it is Whose help is to be sought in that (predicament)which ye describe.
Shakir: And they brought his shirt with false blood upon it. He said: Nay, your souls have made the matter light for you, but patience is good and Allah is He Whose help is sought for against what you describe.
Yusuf Ali: They stained his shirt with false blood. He said: "Nay, but your minds have made up a tale (that may pass) with you, (for me) patienceis most fitting: Against that which ye assert, it is Allah (alone) Whose helpcan be sought"..

Ayah: 19
Arabic: وَجَاءتْ سَيَّارَةٌ فَأَرْسَلُواْ وَارِدَهُمْ فَأَدْلَى دَلْوَهُ قَالَ يَا بُشْرَى هَـذَا غُلاَمٌ وَأَسَرُّوهُ بِضَاعَةً وَاللّهُ عَلِيمٌ بِمَا يَعْمَلُونَ
Pickthal: And there came a caravan, and they sent their waterdrawer. He let down his pail (into the pit). He said: Good luck! Here is a youth. Andthey hid him as a treasure, and Allah was Aware of what they did.
Shakir: And there came travellers and they sent their water-drawer and he let down his bucket. He said: O good news! this is a youth; and they concealed him as an article of merchandise, and Allah knew what they did.
Yusuf Ali: Then there came a caravan of travellers: they sent their water-carrier (for water), and he let down his bucket (into the well)...Hesaid: "Ah there! Good news! Here is a (fine) young man!" So they concealedhim as a treasure! But Allah knoweth well all that they do!

Ayah: 20
Arabic: وَشَرَوْهُ بِثَمَنٍ بَخْسٍ دَرَاهِمَ مَعْدُودَةٍ وَكَانُواْ فِيهِ مِنَ الزَّاهِدِينَ
Pickthal: And they sold him for a low price, a number of silver coins; and they attached no value to him.
Shakir: And they sold him for a small price, a few pieces of silver, and they showed no desire for him.
Yusuf Ali: The (Brethren) sold him for a miserable price, for a few dirhams counted out: in such low estimation did they hold him!

Ayah: 21
Arabic: وَقَالَ الَّذِي اشْتَرَاهُ مِن مِّصْرَ لاِمْرَأَتِهِ أَكْرِمِي مَثْوَاهُ عَسَى أَن يَنفَعَنَا أَوْ نَتَّخِذَهُ وَلَدًا وَكَذَلِكَ مَكَّنِّا لِيُوسُفَ فِي الأَرْضِ وَلِنُعَلِّمَهُ مِن تَأْوِيلِ الأَحَادِيثِ وَاللّهُ غَالِبٌ عَلَى أَمْرِهِ وَلَـكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لاَ يَعْلَمُونَ
Pickthal: And he of Egypt who purchased him said unto his wife: Receive him honourably. Perchance he may prove useful to us or we may adopt him asa son. Thus we established Joseph in the land that We might teach him theinterpretation of events. And Allah was predominant in His career, but mostof mankind know not.
Shakir: And the Egyptian who bought him said to his wife: Give him an honorable abode, maybe he will be useful to us, or we may adopt him as a son. And thus did We establish Yusuf in the land and that We might teach him the interpretation of sayings; and Allah is the master of His affair, but most people do not know.
Yusuf Ali: The man in Egypt who bought him, said to his wife: "Make his stay (among us) honourable: may be he will bring us much good, or we shalladopt him as a son." Thus did We establish Joseph in the land, that Wemight teach him the interpretation of stories (and events). And Allah hathfull power and control over His affairs; but most among mankind know itnot.

Ayah: 22
Arabic: وَلَمَّا بَلَغَ أَشُدَّهُ آتَيْنَاهُ حُكْمًا وَعِلْمًا وَكَذَلِكَ نَجْزِي الْمُحْسِنِينَ
Pickthal: And And when he reached his prime We gave him wisdom and knowledge. Thus We reward the good.
Shakir: And when he had attained his maturity, We gave him wisdom and knowledge: and thus do We reward those who do good.
Yusuf Ali: When Joseph attained His full manhood, We gave him power and knowledge: thus do We reward those who do right.

Ayah: 23
Arabic: وَرَاوَدَتْهُ الَّتِي هُوَ فِي بَيْتِهَا عَن نَّفْسِهِ وَغَلَّقَتِ الأَبْوَابَ وَقَالَتْ هَيْتَ لَكَ قَالَ مَعَاذَ اللّهِ إِنَّهُ رَبِّي أَحْسَنَ مَثْوَايَ إِنَّهُ لاَ يُفْلِحُ الظَّالِمُونَ
Pickthal: And she, in whose house he was, asked of him an evil act. She bolted the doors and said: Come! He said: I seek refuge in Allah! Lo! he ismy lord, who hath treated me honourably. Lo! wrong-doers never prosper.
Shakir: And she in whose house he was sought to make himself yield (to her), and she made fast the doors and said: Come forward. He said: I seek Allah's refuge, surely my Lord made good my abode: Surely the unjust do not prosper.
Yusuf Ali: But she in whose house he was, sought to seduce him from his (true) self: she fastened the doors, and said: "Now come, thou (dear one)!"He said: "Allah forbid! truly (thy husband) is my lord! he made my sojournagreeable! truly to no good come those who do wrong!"

Ayah: 24
Arabic: وَلَقَدْ هَمَّتْ بِهِ وَهَمَّ بِهَا لَوْلا أَن رَّأَى بُرْهَانَ رَبِّهِ كَذَلِكَ لِنَصْرِفَ عَنْهُ السُّوءَ وَالْفَحْشَاء إِنَّهُ مِنْ عِبَادِنَا الْمُخْلَصِينَ
Pickthal: She verily desired him, and he would have desired her if it had not been that he saw the argument of his Lord. Thus it was, that Wemight ward off from him evil and lewdness. Lo! he was of Our chosenslaves.
Shakir: And certainly she made for him, and he would have made for her, were it not that he had seen the manifest evidence of his Lord; thus (it was) that We might turn away from him evil and indecency, surely he was one of Our sincere servants.
Yusuf Ali: And (with passion) did she desire him, and he would have desired her, but that he saw the evidence of his Lord: thus (did We order)that We might turn away from him (all) evil and shameful deeds: for he wasone of Our servants, sincere and purified.

Ayah: 25
Arabic: وَاسُتَبَقَا الْبَابَ وَقَدَّتْ قَمِيصَهُ مِن دُبُرٍ وَأَلْفَيَا سَيِّدَهَا لَدَى الْبَابِ قَالَتْ مَا جَزَاء مَنْ أَرَادَ بِأَهْلِكَ سُوَءًا إِلاَّ أَن يُسْجَنَ أَوْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ
Pickthal: And they raced with one another to the door, and she tore his shirt from behind, and they met her lord and master at the door. She said:What shall be his reward, who wisheth evil to thy folk, save prison or apainful doom?
Shakir: And they both hastened to the door, and she rent his shirt from behind and they met her husband at the door. She said: What is the punishment of him who intends evil to your wife except imprisonment or a painful chastisement?
Yusuf Ali: So they both raced each other to the door, and she tore his shirt from the back: they both found her lord near the door. She said:"What is the (fitting) punishment for one who formed an evil design againstthy wife, but prison or a grievous chastisement?"

Ayah: 26
Arabic: قَالَ هِيَ رَاوَدَتْنِي عَن نَّفْسِي وَشَهِدَ شَاهِدٌ مِّنْ أَهْلِهَا إِن كَانَ قَمِيصُهُ قُدَّ مِن قُبُلٍ فَصَدَقَتْ وَهُوَ مِنَ الكَاذِبِينَ
Pickthal: (Joseph) said: She it was who asked of me an evil act. And a witness of her own folk testified: If his shirt is torn from before, thenshe speaketh truth and he is of the liars.
Shakir: He said: She sought to make me yield (to her); and a witness of her own family bore witness: If his shirt is rent from front, she speaks the truth and he is one of the liars:
Yusuf Ali: He said: "It was she that sought to seduce me - from my (true) self." And one of her household saw (this) and bore witness, (thus):- "Ifit be that his shirt is rent from the front, then is her tale true, and heis a liar!

Ayah: 27
Arabic: وَإِنْ كَانَ قَمِيصُهُ قُدَّ مِن دُبُرٍ فَكَذَبَتْ وَهُوَ مِن الصَّادِقِينَ
Pickthal: And if his shirt is torn from behind, then she hath lied and he is of the truthful.
Shakir: And if his shirt is rent from behind, she tells a lie and he is one of the truthful.
Yusuf Ali: "But if it be that his shirt is torn from the back, then is she the liar, and he is telling the truth!"

Ayah: 28
Arabic: فَلَمَّا رَأَى قَمِيصَهُ قُدَّ مِن دُبُرٍ قَالَ إِنَّهُ مِن كَيْدِكُنَّ إِنَّ كَيْدَكُنَّ عَظِيمٌ
Pickthal: So when he saw his shirt torn from behind, he said: Lo! this is of the guile of you women. Lo! the guile of you is very great.
Shakir: So when he saw his shirt rent from behind, he said: Surely it is a guile of you women; surely your guile is great:
Yusuf Ali: So when he saw his shirt,- that it was torn at the back,- (her husband) said: "Behold! It is a snare of you women! truly, mighty is yoursnare!

Ayah: 29
Arabic: يُوسُفُ أَعْرِضْ عَنْ هَـذَا وَاسْتَغْفِرِي لِذَنبِكِ إِنَّكِ كُنتِ مِنَ الْخَاطِئِينَ
Pickthal: O Joseph! Turn away from this, and thou, (O woman), ask forgiveness for thy sin. Lo! thou art of the faulty.
Shakir: O Yusuf! turn aside from this; and (O my wife)! ask forgiveness for your fault, surely you are one of the wrong-doers.
Yusuf Ali: "O Joseph, pass this over! (O wife), ask forgiveness for thy sin, for truly thou hast been at fault!"

Ayah: 30
Arabic: وَقَالَ نِسْوَةٌ فِي الْمَدِينَةِ امْرَأَةُ الْعَزِيزِ تُرَاوِدُ فَتَاهَا عَن نَّفْسِهِ قَدْ شَغَفَهَا حُبًّا إِنَّا لَنَرَاهَا فِي ضَلاَلٍ مُّبِينٍ
Pickthal: And women in the city said: The ruler's wife is asking of her slave-boy an ill-deed. Indeed he has smitten her to the heart with love. Webehold her in plain aberration.
Shakir: And women in the city said: The chiefs wife seeks her slave to yield himself (to her), surely he has affected her deeply with (his) love; most surely we see her in manifest error.
Yusuf Ali: Ladies said in the City: "The wife of the (great) 'Aziz is seeking to seduce her slave from his (true) self: Truly hath he inspiredher with violent love: we see she is evidently going astray."

Ayah: 31
Arabic: فَلَمَّا سَمِعَتْ بِمَكْرِهِنَّ أَرْسَلَتْ إِلَيْهِنَّ وَأَعْتَدَتْ لَهُنَّ مُتَّكَأً وَآتَتْ كُلَّ وَاحِدَةٍ مِّنْهُنَّ سِكِّينًا وَقَالَتِ اخْرُجْ عَلَيْهِنَّ فَلَمَّا رَأَيْنَهُ أَكْبَرْنَهُ وَقَطَّعْنَ أَيْدِيَهُنَّ وَقُلْنَ حَاشَ لِلّهِ مَا هَـذَا بَشَرًا إِنْ هَـذَا إِلاَّ مَلَكٌ كَرِيمٌ
Pickthal: And when she heard of their sly talk, she sent to them and prepared for them a cushioned couch (to lie on at the feast) and gave toevery one of them a knife and said (to Joseph): Come out unto them! Andwhen they saw him they exalted him and cut their hands, exclaiming: AllahBlameless! This is no a human being. This is not other than some graciousangel.
Shakir: So when she heard of their sly talk she sent for them and prepared for them a repast, and gave each of them a knife, and said (to Yusuf): Come forth to them. So when they saw him, they deemed him great, and cut their hands (in amazement), and said: Remote is Allah (from inperfection); this is not a mortal; this is but a noble angel.
Yusuf Ali: When she heard of their malicious talk, she sent for them and prepared a banquet for them: she gave each of them a knife: and she said(to Joseph), "Come out before them." When they saw him, they did extol him,and (in their amazement) cut their hands: they said, "Allah preserve us! nomortal is this! this is none other than a noble angel!"

Ayah: 32
Arabic: قَالَتْ فَذَلِكُنَّ الَّذِي لُمْتُنَّنِي فِيهِ وَلَقَدْ رَاوَدتُّهُ عَن نَّفْسِهِ فَاسَتَعْصَمَ وَلَئِن لَّمْ يَفْعَلْ مَا آمُرُهُ لَيُسْجَنَنَّ وَلَيَكُونًا مِّنَ الصَّاغِرِينَ
Pickthal: She said: This is he on whose account ye blamed me. I asked of him an evil act, but he proved continent, but if he do not my behest heverily shall be imprisoned, and verily shall be of those brought low.
Shakir: She said: This is he with respect to whom you blamed me, and certainly I sought his yielding himself (to me), but he abstained, and if he does not do what I bid him, he shall certainly be imprisoned, and he shall certainly be of those who are in a state of ignominy.
Yusuf Ali: She said: "There before you is the man about whom ye did blame me! I did seek to seduce him from his (true) self but he did firmly savehimself guiltless!....and now, if he doth not my bidding, he shallcertainly be cast into prison, and (what is more) be of the company of thevilest!"

Ayah: 33
Arabic: قَالَ رَبِّ السِّجْنُ أَحَبُّ إِلَيَّ مِمَّا يَدْعُونَنِي إِلَيْهِ وَإِلاَّ تَصْرِفْ عَنِّي كَيْدَهُنَّ أَصْبُ إِلَيْهِنَّ وَأَكُن مِّنَ الْجَاهِلِينَ
Pickthal: He said: O my Lord! Prison is more dear than that unto which they urge me, and if Thou fend not off their wiles from me I shall inclineunto them and become of the foolish.
Shakir: He said: My Lord! the prison house is dearer to me than that to which they invite me; and if Thou turn not away their device from me, I will yearn towards them and become (one) of the ignorant.
Yusuf Ali: He said: "O my Lord! the prison is more to my liking than that to which they invite me: Unless Thou turn away their snare from me, Ishould (in my youthful folly) feel inclined towards them and join the ranksof the ignorant."

Ayah: 34
Arabic: فَاسْتَجَابَ لَهُ رَبُّهُ فَصَرَفَ عَنْهُ كَيْدَهُنَّ إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ
Pickthal: So his Lord heard his prayer and fended off their wiles from him. Lo! He is Hearer, Knower.
Shakir: Thereupon his Lord accepted his prayer and turned away their guile from him; surely He is the Hearing, the Knowing.
Yusuf Ali: So his Lord hearkened to him (in his prayer), and turned away from him their snare: Verily He heareth and knoweth (all things).

Ayah: 35
Arabic: ثُمَّ بَدَا لَهُم مِّن بَعْدِ مَا رَأَوُاْ الآيَاتِ لَيَسْجُنُنَّهُ حَتَّى حِينٍ
Pickthal: And it seemed good to them (the men-folk) after they had seen the signs (of his innocence) to imprison him for a time.
Shakir: Then it occurred to them after they had seen the signs that they should imprison him till a time.
Yusuf Ali: Then it occurred to the men, after they had seen the signs, (that it was best) to imprison him for a time.

Ayah: 36
Arabic: وَدَخَلَ مَعَهُ السِّجْنَ فَتَيَانَ قَالَ أَحَدُهُمَآ إِنِّي أَرَانِي أَعْصِرُ خَمْرًا وَقَالَ الآخَرُ إِنِّي أَرَانِي أَحْمِلُ فَوْقَ رَأْسِي خُبْزًا تَأْكُلُ الطَّيْرُ مِنْهُ نَبِّئْنَا بِتَأْوِيلِهِ إِنَّا نَرَاكَ مِنَ الْمُحْسِنِينَ
Pickthal: And two young men went to prison with him. One of them said: I dreamed that I was pressing wine. The other said: I dreamed that I wascarrying upon my head bread whereof the birds were eating. Announce unto usthe interpretation, for we see thee of those good (at interpretation).
Shakir: And two youths entered the prison with him. One of them said: I saw myself pressing wine. And the other said: I saw myself carrying bread on my head, of which birds ate. Inform us of its interpretation; surely we see you to be of the doers of good.
Yusuf Ali: Now with him there came into the prison two young men. Said one of them: "I see myself (in a dream) pressing wine." said the other: "Isee myself (in a dream) carrying bread on my head, and birds are eating,thereof." "Tell us" (they said) "The truth and meaning thereof: for we seethou art one that doth good (to all)."

Ayah: 37
Arabic: قَالَ لاَ يَأْتِيكُمَا طَعَامٌ تُرْزَقَانِهِ إِلاَّ نَبَّأْتُكُمَا بِتَأْوِيلِهِ قَبْلَ أَن يَأْتِيكُمَا ذَلِكُمَا مِمَّا عَلَّمَنِي رَبِّي إِنِّي تَرَكْتُ مِلَّةَ قَوْمٍ لاَّ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللّهِ وَهُم بِالآخِرَةِ هُمْ كَافِرُونَ
Pickthal: He said: The food which ye are given (daily) shall not come unto you but I shall tell you the interpretation ere it cometh unto you.This is of that which my Lord hath taught me. Lo! I have forsaken thereligion of folk who believe not in Allah and are disbelievers in theHereafter.
Shakir: He said: There shall not come to you the food with which you are fed, but I will inform you both of its interpretation before it comes to you; this is of what my Lord has taught me; surely I have forsaken the religion of a people who do not believe in Allah, and they are deniers of the hereafter:
Yusuf Ali: He said: "Before any food comes (in due course) to feed either of you, I will surely reveal to you the truth and meaning of this ere itbefall you: that is part of the (duty) which my Lord hath taught me. I have(I assure you) abandoned the ways of a people that believe not in Allah andthat (even) deny the Hereafter.

Ayah: 38
Arabic: وَاتَّبَعْتُ مِلَّةَ آبَآئِـي إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَإِسْحَقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ مَا كَانَ لَنَا أَن نُّشْرِكَ بِاللّهِ مِن شَيْءٍ ذَلِكَ مِن فَضْلِ اللّهِ عَلَيْنَا وَعَلَى النَّاسِ وَلَـكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لاَ يَشْكُرُونَ
Pickthal: And I have followed the religion of my fathers, Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. It never was for us to attribute aught as partner toAllah. This is of the bounty of Allah unto us (the seed of Abraham) andunto mankind; but most men give not thanks.
Shakir: And I follow the religion of my fathers, Ibrahim and Ishaq and Yaqoub; it beseems us not that we should associate aught with Allah; this is by Allah's grace upon us and on mankind, but most people do not give thanks:
Yusuf Ali: "And I follow the ways of my fathers,- Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and never could we attribute any partners whatever to Allah: that(comes) of the grace of Allah to us and to mankind: yet most men are notgrateful.

Ayah: 39
Arabic: يَا صَاحِبَيِ السِّجْنِ أَأَرْبَابٌ مُّتَفَرِّقُونَ خَيْرٌ أَمِ اللّهُ الْوَاحِدُ الْقَهَّارُ
Pickthal: O my fellow-prisoners! Are divers lords better, or Allah the One, Almighty?
Shakir: O my two mates of the prison! are sundry lords better or Allah the One, the Supreme?
Yusuf Ali: "O my two companions of the prison! (I ask you): are many lords differing among themselves better, or the One Allah, Supreme andIrresistible?

Ayah: 40
Arabic: مَا تَعْبُدُونَ مِن دُونِهِ إِلاَّ أَسْمَاء سَمَّيْتُمُوهَا أَنتُمْ وَآبَآؤُكُم مَّا أَنزَلَ اللّهُ بِهَا مِن سُلْطَانٍ إِنِ الْحُكْمُ إِلاَّ لِلّهِ أَمَرَ أَلاَّ تَعْبُدُواْ إِلاَّ إِيَّاهُ ذَلِكَ الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ وَلَـكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لاَ يَعْلَمُونَ
Pickthal: Those whom ye worship beside Him are but names which ye have named, ye and your fathers. Allah hath revealed no sanction for them. Thedecision rests with Allah only, Who hath commanded you that ye worship nonesave Him. This is the right religion, but most men know not.
Shakir: You do not serve besides Him but names which you have named, you and your fathers; Allah has not sent down any authority for them; judgment is only Allah's; He has commanded that you shall not serve aught but Him; this is the right religion but most people do not know:
Yusuf Ali: "If not Him, ye worship nothing but names which ye have named,- ye and your fathers,- for which Allah hath sent down no authority:the command is for none but Allah: He hath commanded that ye worship nonebut Him: that is the right religion, but most men understand not...

Ayah: 41
Arabic: يَا صَاحِبَيِ السِّجْنِ أَمَّا أَحَدُكُمَا فَيَسْقِي رَبَّهُ خَمْرًا وَأَمَّا الآخَرُ فَيُصْلَبُ فَتَأْكُلُ الطَّيْرُ مِن رَّأْسِهِ قُضِيَ الأَمْرُ الَّذِي فِيهِ تَسْتَفْتِيَانِ
Pickthal: O my two fellow-prisoners! As for one of you, he will pour out wine for his lord to drink; and as for the other, he will be crucified sothat the birds will eat from his head. Thus is the case judged concerningwhich ye did inquire.
Shakir: O my two mates of the prison! as for one of you, he shall give his lord to drink wine; and as for the other, he shall be crucified, so that the birds shall eat from his head, the matter is decreed concerning which you inquired.
Yusuf Ali: "O my two companions of the prison! As to one of you, he will pour out the wine for his lord to drink: as for the other, he will hangfrom the cross, and the birds will eat from off his head. (so) hath beendecreed that matter whereof ye twain do enquire"...

Ayah: 42
Arabic: وَقَالَ لِلَّذِي ظَنَّ أَنَّهُ نَاجٍ مِّنْهُمَا اذْكُرْنِي عِندَ رَبِّكَ فَأَنسَاهُ الشَّيْطَانُ ذِكْرَ رَبِّهِ فَلَبِثَ فِي السِّجْنِ بِضْعَ سِنِينَ
Pickthal: And he said unto him of the twain who he knew would be released: Mention me in the presence of thy lord. But Satan caused him toforget to mention it to his lord, so he (Joseph) stayed in prison for someyears.
Shakir: And he said to him whom he knew would be delivered of the two: Remember me with your lord; but the Shaitan caused him to forget mentioning (it) to his lord, so he remained in the prison a few years.
Yusuf Ali: And of the two, to that one whom he consider about to be saved, he said: "Mention me to thy lord." But Satan made him forget tomention him to his lord: and (Joseph) lingered in prison a few (more)years.

Ayah: 43
Arabic: وَقَالَ الْمَلِكُ إِنِّي أَرَى سَبْعَ بَقَرَاتٍ سِمَانٍ يَأْكُلُهُنَّ سَبْعٌ عِجَافٌ وَسَبْعَ سُنبُلاَتٍ خُضْرٍ وَأُخَرَ يَابِسَاتٍ يَا أَيُّهَا الْمَلأُ أَفْتُونِي فِي رُؤْيَايَ إِن كُنتُمْ لِلرُّؤْيَا تَعْبُرُونَ
Pickthal: And the king said: Lo! I saw in a dream seven fat kine which seven lean were eating, and seven green ears of corn and other (seven) dry.O notables! Expound for me my vision, if ye can interpret dreams.
Shakir: And the king said: Surely I see seven fat kine which seven lean ones devoured; and seven green ears and (seven) others dry: O chiefs! explain to me my dream, if you can interpret the dream.
Yusuf Ali: The king (of Egypt) said: "I do see (in a vision) seven fat kine, whom seven lean ones devour, and seven green ears of corn, and seven(others) withered. O ye chiefs! Expound to me my vision if it be that yecan interpret visions."

Ayah: 44
Arabic: قَالُواْ أَضْغَاثُ أَحْلاَمٍ وَمَا نَحْنُ بِتَأْوِيلِ الأَحْلاَمِ بِعَالِمِينَ
Pickthal: They answered: Jumbled dreams! And we are not knowing in the interpretation of dreams.
Shakir: They said: Confused dreams, and we do not know the interpretation of dreams.
Yusuf Ali: They said: "A confused medley of dreams: and we are not skilled in the interpretation of dreams."

Ayah: 45
Arabic: وَقَالَ الَّذِي نَجَا مِنْهُمَا وَادَّكَرَ بَعْدَ أُمَّةٍ أَنَاْ أُنَبِّئُكُم بِتَأْوِيلِهِ فَأَرْسِلُونِ
Pickthal: And he of the two who was released, and (now) at length remembered, said: I am going to announce unto you the interpretation,therefore send me forth.
Shakir: And of the two (prisoners) he who had found deliverance and remembered after a long time said: I will inform you of its interpretation, so let me go:
Yusuf Ali: But the man who had been released, one of the two (who had been in prison) and who now bethought him after (so long) a space of time,said: "I will tell you the truth of its interpretation: send ye me(therefore)."

Ayah: 46
Arabic: يُوسُفُ أَيُّهَا الصِّدِّيقُ أَفْتِنَا فِي سَبْعِ بَقَرَاتٍ سِمَانٍ يَأْكُلُهُنَّ سَبْعٌ عِجَافٌ وَسَبْعِ سُنبُلاَتٍ خُضْرٍ وَأُخَرَ يَابِسَاتٍ لَّعَلِّي أَرْجِعُ إِلَى النَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَعْلَمُونَ
Pickthal: (And when he came to Joseph in the prison, he exclaimed): Joseph! O thou truthful one! Expound for us the seven fat kine which sevenlean were eating and the seven green ears of corn and other (seven) dry,that I may return unto the people, so that they may know.
Shakir: Yusuf! O truthful one! explain to us seven fat kine which seven lean ones devoured, and seven green ears and (seven) others dry, that I may go back to the people so that they may know.
Yusuf Ali: "O Joseph!" (he said) "O man of truth! Expound to us (the dream) of seven fat kine whom seven lean ones devour, and of seven greenears of corn and (seven) others withered: that I may return to the people,and that they may understand."

Ayah: 47
Arabic: قَالَ تَزْرَعُونَ سَبْعَ سِنِينَ دَأَبًا فَمَا حَصَدتُّمْ فَذَرُوهُ فِي سُنبُلِهِ إِلاَّ قَلِيلاً مِّمَّا تَأْكُلُونَ
Pickthal: He said: Ye shall sow seven years as usual, but that which ye reap, leave it in the ear, all save a little which ye eat.
Shakir: He said: You shall sow for seven years continuously, then what you reap leave it in its ear except a little of which you eat.
Yusuf Ali: (Joseph) said: "For seven years shall ye diligently sow as is your wont: and the harvests that ye reap, ye shall leave them in the ear,-except a little, of which ye shall eat.

Ayah: 48
Arabic: ثُمَّ يَأْتِي مِن بَعْدِ ذَلِكَ سَبْعٌ شِدَادٌ يَأْكُلْنَ مَا قَدَّمْتُمْ لَهُنَّ إِلاَّ قَلِيلاً مِّمَّا تُحْصِنُونَ
Pickthal: Then after that will come seven hard years which will devour all that ye have prepared for them, save a little of that which ye havestored.
Shakir: Then there shall come after that seven years of hardship which shall eat away all that you have beforehand laid up in store for them, except a little of what you shall have preserved:
Yusuf Ali: "Then will come after that (period) seven dreadful (years), which will devour what ye shall have laid by in advance for them,- (all)except a little which ye shall have (specially) guarded.

Ayah: 49
Arabic: ثُمَّ يَأْتِي مِن بَعْدِ ذَلِكَ عَامٌ فِيهِ يُغَاثُ النَّاسُ وَفِيهِ يَعْصِرُونَ
Pickthal: Then, after that, will come a year when the people will have plenteous crops and when they will press (wine and oil).
Shakir: Then there will come after that a year in which people shall have rain and in which they shall press (grapes).
Yusuf Ali: "Then will come after that (period) a year in which the people will have abundant water, and in which they will press (wine and oil)."

Ayah: 50
Arabic: وَقَالَ الْمَلِكُ ائْتُونِي بِهِ فَلَمَّا جَاءهُ الرَّسُولُ قَالَ ارْجِعْ إِلَى رَبِّكَ فَاسْأَلْهُ مَا بَالُ النِّسْوَةِ اللاَّتِي قَطَّعْنَ أَيْدِيَهُنَّ إِنَّ رَبِّي بِكَيْدِهِنَّ عَلِيمٌ
Pickthal: And the king said: Bring him unto me. And when the messenger came unto him, he (Joseph) said: Return unto thy lord and ask him what wasthe case of the women who cut their hands. Lo! my Lord knoweth theirguile.
Shakir: And the king said: Bring him to me. So when the messenger came to him, he said: Go back to your lord and ask him, what is the case of the women who cut their hands; surely my Lord knows their guile.
Yusuf Ali: So the king said: "Bring ye him unto me." But when the messenger came to him, (Joseph) said: "Go thou back to thy lord, and askhim, 'What is the state of mind of the ladies who cut their hands'? For myLord is certainly well aware of their snare."

Ayah: 51
Arabic: قَالَ مَا خَطْبُكُنَّ إِذْ رَاوَدتُّنَّ يُوسُفَ عَن نَّفْسِهِ قُلْنَ حَاشَ لِلّهِ مَا عَلِمْنَا عَلَيْهِ مِن سُوءٍ قَالَتِ امْرَأَةُ الْعَزِيزِ الآنَ حَصْحَصَ الْحَقُّ أَنَاْ رَاوَدتُّهُ عَن نَّفْسِهِ وَإِنَّهُ لَمِنَ الصَّادِقِينَ
Pickthal: He (the king) (then sent for those women and) said: What happened when ye asked an evil act of Joseph? They answered: AllahBlameless! We know no evil of him. Said the wife of the ruler: Now thetruth is out. I asked of him an evil act, and he is surely of thetruthful.
Shakir: He said: How was your affair when you sought Yusuf to yield himself (to you)? They said: Remote is Allah (from imperfection), we knew of no evil on his part. The chief's wife said: Now has the truth become established: I sought him to yield himself (to me), and he is most surely of the truthful ones.
Yusuf Ali: (The king) said (to the ladies): "What was your affair when ye did seek to seduce Joseph from his (true) self?" The ladies said: "Allahpreserve us! no evil know we against him!" Said the 'Aziz's wife: "Now isthe truth manifest (to all): it was I who sought to seduce him from his(true) self: He is indeed of those who are (ever) true (and virtuous).

Ayah: 52
Arabic: ذَلِكَ لِيَعْلَمَ أَنِّي لَمْ أَخُنْهُ بِالْغَيْبِ وَأَنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يَهْدِي كَيْدَ الْخَائِنِينَ
Pickthal: (Then Joseph said: I asked for) this, that he (my lord) may know that I betrayed him not in secret, and that surely Allah guideth notthe snare of the betrayers.
Shakir: This is that he might know that I have not been unfaithful to him in secret and that Allah does not guide the device of the unfaithful.
Yusuf Ali: "This (say I), in order that He may know that I have never been false to him in his absence, and that Allah will never guide the snareof the false ones.

Ayah: 53
Arabic: وَمَا أُبَرِّىءُ نَفْسِي إِنَّ النَّفْسَ لأَمَّارَةٌ بِالسُّوءِ إِلاَّ مَا رَحِمَ رَبِّيَ إِنَّ رَبِّي غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ
Pickthal: I do not exculpate myself. Lo! the (human) soul enjoineth unto evil, save that whereon my Lord hath mercy. Lo! my Lord is Forgiving,Merciful.
Shakir: And I do not declare myself free, most surely (man's) self is wont to command (him to do) evil, except such as my Lord has had mercy on, surely my Lord is Forgiving, Merciful.
Yusuf Ali: "Nor do I absolve my own self (of blame): the (human) soul is certainly prone to evil, unless my Lord do bestow His Mercy: but surely myLord is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful."

Ayah: 54
Arabic: وَقَالَ الْمَلِكُ ائْتُونِي بِهِ أَسْتَخْلِصْهُ لِنَفْسِي فَلَمَّا كَلَّمَهُ قَالَ إِنَّكَ الْيَوْمَ لَدَيْنَا مِكِينٌ أَمِينٌ
Pickthal: And the king said: Bring him unto me that I may attach him to my person. And when he had talked with him he said: Lo! thou art to-day inour presence established and trusted.
Shakir: And the king said: Bring him to me, I will choose him for myself. So when he had spoken with him, he said: Surely you are in our presence today an honorable, a faithful one.
Yusuf Ali: So the king said: "Bring him unto me; I will take him specially to serve about my own person." Therefore when he had spoken tohim, he said: "Be assured this day, thou art, before our own presence, withrank firmly established, and fidelity fully proved!

Ayah: 55
Arabic: قَالَ اجْعَلْنِي عَلَى خَزَآئِنِ الأَرْضِ إِنِّي حَفِيظٌ عَلِيمٌ
Pickthal: He said: Set me over the storehouses of the land. Lo! I am a skilled custodian.
Shakir: He said: Place me (in authority) over the treasures of the land, surely I am a good keeper, knowing well.
Yusuf Ali: (Joseph) said: "Set me over the store-houses of the land: I will indeed guard them, as one that knows (their importance)."

Ayah: 56
Arabic: وَكَذَلِكَ مَكَّنِّا لِيُوسُفَ فِي الأَرْضِ يَتَبَوَّأُ مِنْهَا حَيْثُ يَشَاء نُصِيبُ بِرَحْمَتِنَا مَن نَّشَاء وَلاَ نُضِيعُ أَجْرَ الْمُحْسِنِينَ
Pickthal: Thus gave We power to Joseph in the land. He was the owner of it where he pleased. We reach with Our mercy whom We will. We lose not thereward of the good.
Shakir: And thus did We give to Yusuf power in the land-- he had mastery in it wherever he liked; We send down Our mercy on whom We please, and We do not waste the reward of those who do good.
Yusuf Ali: Thus did We give established power to Joseph in the land, to take possession therein as, when, or where he pleased. We bestow of ourMercy on whom We please, and We suffer not, to be lost, the reward of thosewho do good.

Ayah: 57
Arabic: وَلَأَجْرُ الآخِرَةِ خَيْرٌ لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَكَانُواْ يَتَّقُونَ
Pickthal: And the reward of the Hereafter is better, for those who believe and ward off (evil).
Shakir: And certainly the reward of the hereafter is much better for those who believe and guard (against evil).
Yusuf Ali: But verily the reward of the Hereafter is the best, for those who believe, and are constant in righteousness.

Ayah: 58
Arabic: وَجَاء إِخْوَةُ يُوسُفَ فَدَخَلُواْ عَلَيْهِ فَعَرَفَهُمْ وَهُمْ لَهُ مُنكِرُونَ
Pickthal: And Joseph's brethren came and presented themselves before him, and he knew them but they knew him not.
Shakir: And Yusuf's brothers came and went in to him, and he knew them, while they did not recognize him.
Yusuf Ali: Then came Joseph's brethren: they entered his presence, and he knew them, but they knew him not.

Ayah: 59
Arabic: وَلَمَّا جَهَّزَهُم بِجَهَازِهِمْ قَالَ ائْتُونِي بِأَخٍ لَّكُم مِّنْ أَبِيكُمْ أَلاَ تَرَوْنَ أَنِّي أُوفِي الْكَيْلَ وَأَنَاْ خَيْرُ الْمُنزِلِينَ
Pickthal: And when he provided them with their provision he said: Bring unto me a brother of yours from your father. See ye not that I fill up themeasure and I am the best of hosts?
Shakir: And when he furnished them with their provision, he said: Bring to me a brother of yours from your father; do you not see that I give full measure and that I am the best of hosts?
Yusuf Ali: And when he had furnished them forth with provisions (suitable) for them, he said: "Bring unto me a brother ye have, of the samefather as yourselves, (but a different mother): see ye not that I pay outfull measure, and that I do provide the best hospitality?

Ayah: 60
Arabic: فَإِن لَّمْ تَأْتُونِي بِهِ فَلاَ كَيْلَ لَكُمْ عِندِي وَلاَ تَقْرَبُونِ
Pickthal: And if ye bring him not unto me, then there shall be no measure for you with me, nor shall ye draw near.
Shakir: But if you do not bring him to me, you shall have no measure (of corn) from me, nor shall you come near me.
Yusuf Ali: "Now if ye bring him not to me, ye shall have no measure (of corn) from me, nor shall ye (even) come near me."

Ayah: 61
Arabic: قَالُواْ سَنُرَاوِدُ عَنْهُ أَبَاهُ وَإِنَّا لَفَاعِلُونَ
Pickthal: They said: We will try to win him from his father: that we will surely do.
Shakir: They said: We will strive to make his father yield in respect of him, and we are sure to do (it).
Yusuf Ali: They said: "We shall certainly seek to get our wish about him from his father: Indeed we shall do it."

Ayah: 62
Arabic: وَقَالَ لِفِتْيَانِهِ اجْعَلُواْ بِضَاعَتَهُمْ فِي رِحَالِهِمْ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَعْرِفُونَهَا إِذَا انقَلَبُواْ إِلَى أَهْلِهِمْ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ
Pickthal: He said unto his young men: Place their merchandise in their saddlebags, so that they may know it when they go back to their folk, andso will come again.
Shakir: And he said to his servants: Put their money into their bags that they may recognize it when they go back to their family, so that they may come back.
Yusuf Ali: And (Joseph) told his servants to put their stock-in-trade (with which they had bartered) into their saddle-bags, so they should knowit only when they returned to their people, in order that they might comeback.

Ayah: 63
Arabic: فَلَمَّا رَجِعُوا إِلَى أَبِيهِمْ قَالُواْ يَا أَبَانَا مُنِعَ مِنَّا الْكَيْلُ فَأَرْسِلْ مَعَنَا أَخَانَا نَكْتَلْ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُونَ
Pickthal: So when they went back to their father they said: O our father! The measure is denied us, so send with us our brother that we mayobtain the measure, surely we will guard him well.
Shakir: So when they returned to their father, they said: O our father, the measure is withheld from us, therefore send with us our brother, (so that) we may get the measure, and we will most surely guard him.
Yusuf Ali: Now when they returned to their father, they said: "O our father! No more measure of grain shall we get (unless we take our brother):So send our brother with us, that we may get our measure; and we willindeed take every care of him."

Ayah: 64
Arabic: قَالَ هَلْ آمَنُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ إِلاَّ كَمَا أَمِنتُكُمْ عَلَى أَخِيهِ مِن قَبْلُ فَاللّهُ خَيْرٌ حَافِظًا وَهُوَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ
Pickthal: He said: Can I entrust him to you save as I entrusted his brother to you aforetime? Allah is better at guarding, and He is the MostMerciful of those who show mercy.
Shakir: He said: I cannot trust in you with respect to him, except as I trusted in you with respect to his brother before; but Allah is the best Keeper, and He is the most Merciful of the merciful ones.
Yusuf Ali: He said: "Shall I trust you with him with any result other than when I trusted you with his brother aforetime? But Allah is the best totake care (of him), and He is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy!"

Ayah: 65
Arabic: وَلَمَّا فَتَحُواْ مَتَاعَهُمْ وَجَدُواْ بِضَاعَتَهُمْ رُدَّتْ إِلَيْهِمْ قَالُواْ يَا أَبَانَا مَا نَبْغِي هَـذِهِ بِضَاعَتُنَا رُدَّتْ إِلَيْنَا وَنَمِيرُ أَهْلَنَا وَنَحْفَظُ أَخَانَا وَنَزْدَادُ كَيْلَ بَعِيرٍ ذَلِكَ كَيْلٌ يَسِيرٌ
Pickthal: And when they opened their belongings they discovered that their merchandise had been returned to them. They said: O our father! What(more) can we ask? Here is our merchandise returned to us. We shall getprovision for our folk and guard our brother, and we shall have the extrameasure of a camel (load). This (that we bring now) is a light measure.
Shakir: And when they opened their goods, they found their money returned to them. They said: O our father! what (more) can we desire? This is our property returned to us, and we will bring corn for our family and guard our brother, and will have in addition the measure of a camel (load); this is an easy measure.
Yusuf Ali: Then when they opened their baggage, they found their stock-in-trade had been returned to them. They said: "O our father! What(more) can we desire? this our stock-in-trade has been returned to us: sowe shall get (more) food for our family; We shall take care of our brother;and add (at the same time) a full camel's load (of grain to ourprovisions). This is but a small quantity.

Ayah: 66
Arabic: قَالَ لَنْ أُرْسِلَهُ مَعَكُمْ حَتَّى تُؤْتُونِ مَوْثِقًا مِّنَ اللّهِ لَتَأْتُنَّنِي بِهِ إِلاَّ أَن يُحَاطَ بِكُمْ فَلَمَّا آتَوْهُ مَوْثِقَهُمْ قَالَ اللّهُ عَلَى مَا نَقُولُ وَكِيلٌ
Pickthal: He said: I will not send him with you till ye give me an undertaking in the name of Allah that ye will bring him back to me, unlessye are surrounded. And when they gave him their undertaking he said: Allahis the Warden over what we say.
Shakir: He said: I will by no means send him with you until you give me a firm covenant in Allah's name that you will most certainly bring him back to me, unless you are completely surrounded. And when they gave him their covenant, he said: Allah is the One in Whom trust is placed as regards what we say.
Yusuf Ali: (Jacob) said: "Never will I send him with you until ye swear a solemn oath to me, in Allah's name, that ye will be sure to bring him back tome unless ye are yourselves hemmed in (and made powerless). And when theyhad sworn their solemn oath, he said: "Over all that we say, be Allah thewitness and guardian!"

Ayah: 67
Arabic: وَقَالَ يَا بَنِيَّ لاَ تَدْخُلُواْ مِن بَابٍ وَاحِدٍ وَادْخُلُواْ مِنْ أَبْوَابٍ مُّتَفَرِّقَةٍ وَمَا أُغْنِي عَنكُم مِّنَ اللّهِ مِن شَيْءٍ إِنِ الْحُكْمُ إِلاَّ لِلّهِ عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَعَلَيْهِ فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ الْمُتَوَكِّلُونَ
Pickthal: And he said: O my sons! Go not in by one gate; go in by different gates. I can naught avail you as against Allah. Lo! the decisionrests with Allah only. In Him do I put my trust, and in Him let all thetrusting put their trust.
Shakir: And he said: O my sons ! do not (all) enter by one gate and enter by different gates and I cannot avail you aught against Allah; judgment is only Allah's; on Him do I rely, and on Him let those who are reliant rely.
Yusuf Ali: Further he said: "O my sons! enter not all by one gate: enter ye by different gates. Not that I can profit you aught against Allah (with myadvice): None can command except Allah: On Him do I put my trust: and letall that trust put their trust on Him."

Ayah: 68
Arabic: وَلَمَّا دَخَلُواْ مِنْ حَيْثُ أَمَرَهُمْ أَبُوهُم مَّا كَانَ يُغْنِي عَنْهُم مِّنَ اللّهِ مِن شَيْءٍ إِلاَّ حَاجَةً فِي نَفْسِ يَعْقُوبَ قَضَاهَا وَإِنَّهُ لَذُو عِلْمٍ لِّمَا عَلَّمْنَاهُ وَلَـكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لاَ يَعْلَمُونَ
Pickthal: And when they entered in the manner which their father had enjoined, it would have naught availed them as against Allah; it was but aneed of Jacob's soul which he thus satisfied; and lo! he was a lord ofknowledge because We had taught him; but most of mankind know not.
Shakir: And when they had entered as their father had bidden them, it did not avail them aught against Allah, but (it was only) a desire in the soul of Yaqoub which he satisfied; and surely he was possessed of knowledge because We had given him knowledge, but most people do not know.
Yusuf Ali: And when they entered in the manner their father had enjoined, it did not profit them in the least against (the plan of) Allah: It was but anecessity of Jacob's soul, which he discharged. For he was, by ourinstruction, full of knowledge (and experience): but most men know not.

Ayah: 69
Arabic: وَلَمَّا دَخَلُواْ عَلَى يُوسُفَ آوَى إِلَيْهِ أَخَاهُ قَالَ إِنِّي أَنَاْ أَخُوكَ فَلاَ تَبْتَئِسْ بِمَا كَانُواْ يَعْمَلُونَ
Pickthal: And when they went in before Joseph, he took his brother unto him, saying: Lo! I, even I, am thy brother, therefore sorrow not for whatthey did.
Shakir: And when they went in to Yusuf. he lodged his brother with himself, saying: I am your brother, therefore grieve not at what they do.
Yusuf Ali: Now when they came into Joseph's presence, he received his (full) brother to stay with him. He said (to him): "Behold! I am thy (own)brother; so grieve not at aught of their doings."

Ayah: 70
Arabic: فَلَمَّا جَهَّزَهُم بِجَهَازِهِمْ جَعَلَ السِّقَايَةَ فِي رَحْلِ أَخِيهِ ثُمَّ أَذَّنَ مُؤَذِّنٌ أَيَّتُهَا الْعِيرُ إِنَّكُمْ لَسَارِقُونَ
Pickthal: And when he provided them with their provision, he put the drinking-cup in his brother's saddlebag, and then a crier cried: Ocamel-riders! Lo! ye are surely thieves!
Shakir: So when he furnished them with their provisions, (someone) placed the drinking cup in his brother's bag. Then a crier cried out: O caravan! you are most surely thieves.
Yusuf Ali: At length when he had furnished them forth with provisions (suitable) for them, he put the drinking cup into his brother's saddle-bag.Then shouted out a crier: "O ye (in) the caravan! behold! ye are thieves,without doubt!"

Ayah: 71
Arabic: قَالُواْ وَأَقْبَلُواْ عَلَيْهِم مَّاذَا تَفْقِدُونَ
Pickthal: They cried, coming toward them: What is it ye have lost?
Shakir: They said while they were facing them: What is it that you miss?
Yusuf Ali: They said, turning towards them: "What is it that ye miss?"

Ayah: 72
Arabic: قَالُواْ نَفْقِدُ صُوَاعَ الْمَلِكِ وَلِمَن جَاء بِهِ حِمْلُ بَعِيرٍ وَأَنَاْ بِهِ زَعِيمٌ
Pickthal: They said: We have lost the king's cup, and he who bringeth it shall have a camel-load, and I (said Joseph) am answerable for it.
Shakir: They said: We miss the king's drinking cup, and he who shall bring it shall have a camel-load and I am responsible for it.
Yusuf Ali: They said: "We miss the great beaker of the king; for him who produces it, is (the reward of) a camel load; I will be bound by it."

Ayah: 73
Arabic: قَالُواْ تَاللّهِ لَقَدْ عَلِمْتُم مَّا جِئْنَا لِنُفْسِدَ فِي الأَرْضِ وَمَا كُنَّا سَارِقِينَ
Pickthal: They said: By Allah, well ye know we came not to do evil in the land, and are no thieves.
Shakir: They said: By Allah! you know for certain that we have not come to make mischief in the land, and we are not thieves.
Yusuf Ali: (The brothers) said: "By Allah! well ye know that we came not to make mischief in the land, and we are no thieves!"

Ayah: 74
Arabic: قَالُواْ فَمَا جَزَآؤُهُ إِن كُنتُمْ كَاذِبِينَ
Pickthal: They said: And what shall be the penalty for it, if ye prove liars?
Shakir: They said: But what shall be the requital of this, if you are liars?
Yusuf Ali: (The Egyptians) said: "What then shall be the penalty of this, if ye are (proved) to have lied?"

Ayah: 75
Arabic: قَالُواْ جَزَآؤُهُ مَن وُجِدَ فِي رَحْلِهِ فَهُوَ جَزَاؤُهُ كَذَلِكَ نَجْزِي الظَّالِمِينَ
Pickthal: They said: The penalty for it! He in whose bag (the cup) is found, he is the penalty for it. Thus we requite wrong-doers.
Shakir: They said: The requital of this is that the person in whose bag it is found shall himself be (held for) the satisfaction thereof; thus do we punish the wrongdoers.
Yusuf Ali: They said: "The penalty should be that he in whose saddle-bag it is found, should be held (as bondman) to atone for the (crime). Thus itis we punish the wrong-doers!"

Ayah: 76
Arabic: فَبَدَأَ بِأَوْعِيَتِهِمْ قَبْلَ وِعَاء أَخِيهِ ثُمَّ اسْتَخْرَجَهَا مِن وِعَاء أَخِيهِ كَذَلِكَ كِدْنَا لِيُوسُفَ مَا كَانَ لِيَأْخُذَ أَخَاهُ فِي دِينِ الْمَلِكِ إِلاَّ أَن يَشَاء اللّهُ نَرْفَعُ دَرَجَاتٍ مِّن نَّشَاء وَفَوْقَ كُلِّ ذِي عِلْمٍ عَلِيمٌ
Pickthal: Then he (Joseph) began the search with their bags before his brother's bag, then he produced it from his brother's bag. Thus did Wecontrive for Joseph. He could not have taken his brother according to theking's law unless Allah willed. We raise by grades (of mercy) whom We will,and over every lord of knowledge there is one more knowing.
Shakir: So he began with their sacks before the sack of his brother, then he brought it out from his brother's sack. Thus did We plan for the sake of Yusuf; it was not (lawful) that he should take his brother under the king's law unless Allah pleased; We raise the degrees of whomsoever We please, and above every one possessed of knowledge is the All-knowing one.
Yusuf Ali: So he began (the search) with their baggage, before (he came to) the baggage of his brother: at length he brought it out of hisbrother's baggage. Thus did We plan for Joseph. He could not take hisbrother by the law of the king except that Allah willed it (so). We raise todegrees (of wisdom) whom We please: but over all endued with knowledge isone, the All-Knowing.

Ayah: 77
Arabic: قَالُواْ إِن يَسْرِقْ فَقَدْ سَرَقَ أَخٌ لَّهُ مِن قَبْلُ فَأَسَرَّهَا يُوسُفُ فِي نَفْسِهِ وَلَمْ يُبْدِهَا لَهُمْ قَالَ أَنتُمْ شَرٌّ مَّكَانًا وَاللّهُ أَعْلَمْ بِمَا تَصِفُونَ
Pickthal: They said: If he stealeth, a brother of his stole before. But Joseph kept it secret in his soul and revealed it not unto them. He said(within himself): Ye are in worse case, and Allah knoweth best (the truthof) that which ye allege.
Shakir: They said: If he steal, a brother of his did indeed steal before; but Yusuf kept it secret in his heart and did not disclose it to them. He said: You are in an evil condition and Allah knows best what you state.
Yusuf Ali: They said: "If he steals, there was a brother of his who did steal before (him)." But these things did Joseph keep locked in his heart,revealing not the secrets to them. He (simply) said (to himself): "Ye arethe worse situated; and Allah knoweth best the truth of what ye assert!"

Ayah: 78
Arabic: قَالُواْ يَا أَيُّهَا الْعَزِيزُ إِنَّ لَهُ أَبًا شَيْخًا كَبِيرًا فَخُذْ أَحَدَنَا مَكَانَهُ إِنَّا نَرَاكَ مِنَ الْمُحْسِنِينَ
Pickthal: They said: O ruler of the land! Lo! he hath a very aged father, so take one of us instead of him. Lo! we behold thee of those whodo kindness.
Shakir: They said: O chief! he has a father, a very old man, therefore retain one of us in his stead; surely we see you to be of the doers of good.
Yusuf Ali: They said: "O exalted one! Behold! he has a father, aged and venerable, (who will grieve for him); so take one of us in his place; forwe see that thou art (gracious) in doing good."

Ayah: 79
Arabic: قَالَ مَعَاذَ اللّهِ أَن نَّأْخُذَ إِلاَّ مَن وَجَدْنَا مَتَاعَنَا عِندَهُ إِنَّـآ إِذًا لَّظَالِمُونَ
Pickthal: He said: Allah forbid that we should seize save him with whom we found our property; then truly we should be wrong-doers.
Shakir: He said: Allah protect us that we should seize other than him with whom we found our property, for then most surely we would be unjust.
Yusuf Ali: He said: "Allah forbid that we take other than him with whom we found our property: indeed (if we did so), we should be acting wrongfully.

Ayah: 80
Arabic: فَلَمَّا اسْتَيْأَسُواْ مِنْهُ خَلَصُواْ نَجِيًّا قَالَ كَبِيرُهُمْ أَلَمْ تَعْلَمُواْ أَنَّ أَبَاكُمْ قَدْ أَخَذَ عَلَيْكُم مَّوْثِقًا مِّنَ اللّهِ وَمِن قَبْلُ مَا فَرَّطتُمْ فِي يُوسُفَ فَلَنْ أَبْرَحَ الأَرْضَ حَتَّىَ يَأْذَنَ لِي أَبِي أَوْ يَحْكُمَ اللّهُ لِي وَهُوَ خَيْرُ الْحَاكِمِينَ
Pickthal: So, When they despaired of (moving) him, they conferred together apart. The eldest of them said: Know ye not how your father tookan undertaking from you in Allah's name and how ye failed in the case ofJoseph aforetime? Therefore I shall not go forth from the land until myfather giveth leave or Allah judgeth for me. He is the Best of Judges.
Shakir: Then when they despaired of him, they retired, conferring privately together. The eldest of them said: Do you not know that your father took from you a covenant in Allah's name, and how you fell short of your duty with respect to Yusuf before? Therefore I will by no means depart from this land until my father permits me or Allah decides for me, and He is the best of the judges:
Yusuf Ali: Now when they saw no hope of his (yielding), they held a conference in private. The leader among them said: "Know ye not that yourfather did take an oath from you in Allah's name, and how, before this, yedid fail in your duty with Joseph? Therefore will I not leave this landuntil my father permits me, or Allah commands me; and He is the best tocommand.

Ayah: 81
Arabic: ارْجِعُواْ إِلَى أَبِيكُمْ فَقُولُواْ يَا أَبَانَا إِنَّ ابْنَكَ سَرَقَ وَمَا شَهِدْنَا إِلاَّ بِمَا عَلِمْنَا وَمَا كُنَّا لِلْغَيْبِ حَافِظِينَ
Pickthal: Return unto your father and say: O our father! Lo! thy son hath stolen. We testify only to that which we know; we are not guardians ofthe Unseen.
Shakir: Go back to your father and say: O our father! surely your son committed theft, and we do not bear witness except to what we have known, and we could not keep watch over the unseen:
Yusuf Ali: "Turn ye back to your father, and say, 'O our father! behold! thy son committed theft! we bear witness only to what we know, and we couldnot well guard against the unseen!

Ayah: 82
Arabic: وَاسْأَلِ الْقَرْيَةَ الَّتِي كُنَّا فِيهَا وَالْعِيْرَ الَّتِي أَقْبَلْنَا فِيهَا وَإِنَّا لَصَادِقُونَ
Pickthal: Ask the township where we were, and the caravan with which we travelled hither. Lo! we speak the truth.
Shakir: And inquire in the town in which we were and the caravan with which we proceeded, and most surely we are truthful.
Yusuf Ali: "'Ask at the town where we have been and the caravan in which we returned, and (you will find) we are indeed telling the truth.'"

Ayah: 83
Arabic: قَالَ بَلْ سَوَّلَتْ لَكُمْ أَنفُسُكُمْ أَمْرًا فَصَبْرٌ جَمِيلٌ عَسَى اللّهُ أَن يَأْتِيَنِي بِهِمْ جَمِيعًا إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْعَلِيمُ الْحَكِيمُ
Pickthal: (And when they came unto their father and had spoken thus to him) he said: Nay, but your minds have beguiled you into something. (Mycourse is) comely patience! It may be that Allah will bring them all untome. Lo! He, only He, is the Knower, the Wise.
Shakir: He (Yaqoub) said: Nay, your souls have made a matter light for you, so patience is good; maybe Allah will bring them all together to me; surely He is the Knowing, the Wise.
Yusuf Ali: Jacob said: "Nay, but ye have yourselves contrived a story (good enough) for you. So patience is most fitting (for me). Maybe Allah willbring them (back) all to me (in the end). For He is indeed full ofknowledge and wisdom."

Ayah: 84
Arabic: وَتَوَلَّى عَنْهُمْ وَقَالَ يَا أَسَفَى عَلَى يُوسُفَ وَابْيَضَّتْ عَيْنَاهُ مِنَ الْحُزْنِ فَهُوَ كَظِيمٌ
Pickthal: And he turned away from them and said: Alas, my grief for Joseph! And his eyes were whitened with the sorrow that he wassuppressing.
Shakir: And he turned away from them, and said: O my sorrow for Yusuf! and his eyes became white on account of the grief, and he was a repressor (of grief).
Yusuf Ali: And he turned away from them, and said: "How great is my grief for Joseph!" And his eyes became white with sorrow, and he fell intosilent melancholy.

Ayah: 85
Arabic: قَالُواْ تَالله تَفْتَأُ تَذْكُرُ يُوسُفَ حَتَّى تَكُونَ حَرَضًا أَوْ تَكُونَ مِنَ الْهَالِكِينَ
Pickthal: They said: By Allah, thou wilt never cease remembering Joseph till thy health is ruined or thou art of those who perish!
Shakir: They said: By Allah! you will not cease to remember Yusuf until you are a prey to constant disease or (until) you are of those who perish.
Yusuf Ali: They said: "By Allah! (never) wilt thou cease to remember Joseph until thou reach the last extremity of illness, or until thou die!"

Ayah: 86
Arabic: قَالَ إِنَّمَا أَشْكُو بَثِّي وَحُزْنِي إِلَى اللّهِ وَأَعْلَمُ مِنَ اللّهِ مَا لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ
Pickthal: He said: I expose my distress and anguish only unto Allah, and I know from Allah that which ye know not.
Shakir: He said: I only complain of my grief and sorrow to Allah, and I know from Allah what you do not know.
Yusuf Ali: He said: "I only complain of my distraction and anguish to Allah, and I know from Allah that which ye know not...

Ayah: 87
Arabic: يَا بَنِيَّ اذْهَبُواْ فَتَحَسَّسُواْ مِن يُوسُفَ وَأَخِيهِ وَلاَ تَيْأَسُواْ مِن رَّوْحِ اللّهِ إِنَّهُ لاَ يَيْأَسُ مِن رَّوْحِ اللّهِ إِلاَّ الْقَوْمُ الْكَافِرُونَ
Pickthal: Go, O my sons, and ascertain concerning Joseph and his brother, and despair not of the Spirit of Allah. Lo! none despaireth of theSpirit of Allah save disbelieving folk.
Shakir: O my sons! Go and inquire respecting Yusuf and his brother, and despair not of Allah's mercy; surely none despairs of Allah's mercy except the unbelieving people.
Yusuf Ali: "O my sons! go ye and enquire about Joseph and his brother, and never give up hope of Allah's Soothing Mercy: truly no one despairs ofAllah's Soothing Mercy, except those who have no faith."

Ayah: 88
Arabic: فَلَمَّا دَخَلُواْ عَلَيْهِ قَالُواْ يَا أَيُّهَا الْعَزِيزُ مَسَّنَا وَأَهْلَنَا الضُّرُّ وَجِئْنَا بِبِضَاعَةٍ مُّزْجَاةٍ فَأَوْفِ لَنَا الْكَيْلَ وَتَصَدَّقْ عَلَيْنَآ إِنَّ اللّهَ يَجْزِي الْمُتَصَدِّقِينَ
Pickthal: And when they came (again) before him (Joseph) they said: O ruler! Misfortune hath touched us and our folk, and we bring but poormerchandise, so fill for us the measure and be charitable unto us. Lo!Allah will requite the charitable,
Shakir: So when they came in to him, they said: O chief! distress has afflicted us and our family and we have brought scanty money, so give us full measure and be charitable to us; surely Allah rewards the charitable.
Yusuf Ali: Then, when they came (back) into (Joseph's) presence they said: "O exalted one! distress has seized us and our family: we have (now)brought but scanty capital: so pay us full measure, (we pray thee), andtreat it as charity to us: for Allah doth reward the charitable."

Ayah: 89
Arabic: قَالَ هَلْ عَلِمْتُم مَّا فَعَلْتُم بِيُوسُفَ وَأَخِيهِ إِذْ أَنتُمْ جَاهِلُونَ
Pickthal: He said: Know ye what ye did unto Joseph and his brother in your ignorance?
Shakir: He said: Do you know how you treated Yusuf and his brother when you were ignorant?
Yusuf Ali: He said: "Know ye how ye dealt with Joseph and his brother, not knowing (what ye were doing)?"

Ayah: 90
Arabic: قَالُواْ أَإِنَّكَ لَأَنتَ يُوسُفُ قَالَ أَنَاْ يُوسُفُ وَهَـذَا أَخِي قَدْ مَنَّ اللّهُ عَلَيْنَا إِنَّهُ مَن يَتَّقِ وَيِصْبِرْ فَإِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يُضِيعُ أَجْرَ الْمُحْسِنِينَ
Pickthal: They said: Is it indeed thou who art Joseph? He said: I am Joseph and this is my brother. Allah hath shown us favour. Lo! he whowardeth off (evil) and endureth (findeth favour); for lo! Allah loseth notthe wages of the kindly.
Shakir: They said: Are you indeed Yusuf? He said: I am Yusuf and this is my brother; Allah has indeed been gracious to us; surely he who guards (against evil) and is patient (is rewarded) for surely Allah does not waste the reward of those who do good.
Yusuf Ali: They said: "Art thou indeed Joseph?" He said, "I am Joseph, and this is my brother: Allah has indeed been gracious to us (all): behold,he that is righteous and patient,- never will Allah suffer the reward to belost, of those who do right."

Ayah: 91
Arabic: قَالُواْ تَاللّهِ لَقَدْ آثَرَكَ اللّهُ عَلَيْنَا وَإِن كُنَّا لَخَاطِئِينَ
Pickthal: They said: By Allah, verily Allah hath preferred thee above us, and we were indeed sinful.
Shakir: They said: By Allah! now has Allah certainly chosen you over us, and we were certainly sinners.
Yusuf Ali: They said: "By Allah! indeed has Allah preferred thee above us, and we certainly have been guilty of sin!"

Ayah: 92
Arabic: قَالَ لاَ تَثْرَيبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الْيَوْمَ يَغْفِرُ اللّهُ لَكُمْ وَهُوَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ
Pickthal: He said: Have no fear this day! May Allah forgive you, and He is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy.
Shakir: He said: (There shall be) no reproof against you this day; Allah may forgive you, and He is the most Merciful of the merciful.
Yusuf Ali: He said: "This day let no reproach be (cast) on you: Allah will forgive you, and He is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy!

Ayah: 93
Arabic: اذْهَبُواْ بِقَمِيصِي هَـذَا فَأَلْقُوهُ عَلَى وَجْهِ أَبِي يَأْتِ بَصِيرًا وَأْتُونِي بِأَهْلِكُمْ أَجْمَعِينَ
Pickthal: Go with this shirt of mine and lay it on my father's face, he will become (again) a seer; and come to me with all your folk.
Shakir: Take this my shirt and cast it on my father's face, he will (again) be able to see, and come to me with all your families.
Yusuf Ali: "Go with this my shirt, and cast it over the face of my father: he will come to see (clearly). Then come ye (here) to me togetherwith all your family."

Ayah: 94
Arabic: وَلَمَّا فَصَلَتِ الْعِيرُ قَالَ أَبُوهُمْ إِنِّي لَأَجِدُ رِيحَ يُوسُفَ لَوْلاَ أَن تُفَنِّدُونِ
Pickthal: When the caravan departed their father had said: Truly I am conscious of the breath of Joseph, though ye call me dotard.
Shakir: And when the caravan had departed, their father said: Most surely I perceive the greatness of Yusuf, unless you pronounce me to be weak in judgment.
Yusuf Ali: When the caravan left (Egypt), their father said: "I do indeed scent the presence of Joseph: Nay, think me not a dotard."

Ayah: 95
Arabic: قَالُواْ تَاللّهِ إِنَّكَ لَفِي ضَلاَلِكَ الْقَدِيمِ
Pickthal: (Those around him) said: By Allah, lo! thou art in thine old aberration.
Shakir: They said: By Allah, you are most surely in your old error.
Yusuf Ali: They said: "By Allah! truly thou art in thine old wandering mind."

Ayah: 96
Arabic: فَلَمَّا أَن جَاء الْبَشِيرُ أَلْقَاهُ عَلَى وَجْهِهِ فَارْتَدَّ بَصِيرًا قَالَ أَلَمْ أَقُل لَّكُمْ إِنِّي أَعْلَمُ مِنَ اللّهِ مَا لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ
Pickthal: Then, when the bearer of glad tidings came, he laid it on his face and he became a seer once more. He said: Said I not unto you that Iknow from Allah that which ye know not?
Shakir: So when the bearer of good news came he cast it on his face, so forthwith he regained his sight. He said: Did I not say to you that I know from Allah what you do not know?
Yusuf Ali: Then when the bearer of the good news came, He cast (the shirt) over his face, and he forthwith regained clear sight. He said: "DidI not say to you, 'I know from Allah that which ye know not?'"

Ayah: 97
Arabic: قَالُواْ يَا أَبَانَا اسْتَغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا إِنَّا كُنَّا خَاطِئِينَ
Pickthal: They said: O our father! Ask forgiveness of our sins for us, for lo! we were sinful.
Shakir: They said: O our father! ask forgiveness of our faults for us, surely we were sinners.
Yusuf Ali: They said: "O our father! ask for us forgiveness for our sins, for we were truly at fault."

Ayah: 98
Arabic: قَالَ سَوْفَ أَسْتَغْفِرُ لَكُمْ رَبِّيَ إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ
Pickthal: He said: I shall ask forgiveness for you of my Lord. Lo! He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.
Shakir: He said: I will ask for you forgiveness from my Lord; surely He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.
Yusuf Ali: He said: "Soon will I ask my Lord for forgiveness for you: for he is indeed Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."

Ayah: 99
Arabic: فَلَمَّا دَخَلُواْ عَلَى يُوسُفَ آوَى إِلَيْهِ أَبَوَيْهِ وَقَالَ ادْخُلُواْ مِصْرَ إِن شَاء اللّهُ آمِنِينَ
Pickthal: And when they came in before Joseph, he took his parents unto him, and said: Come into Egypt safe, if Allah will!
Shakir: Then when they came in to Yusuf, he took his parents to lodge with him and said: Enter safe into Egypt, if Allah please.
Yusuf Ali: Then when they entered the presence of Joseph, he provided a home for his parents with himself, and said: "Enter ye Egypt (all) insafety if it please Allah."

Ayah: 100
Arabic: وَرَفَعَ أَبَوَيْهِ عَلَى الْعَرْشِ وَخَرُّواْ لَهُ سُجَّدًا وَقَالَ يَا أَبَتِ هَـذَا تَأْوِيلُ رُؤْيَايَ مِن قَبْلُ قَدْ جَعَلَهَا رَبِّي حَقًّا وَقَدْ أَحْسَنَ بَي إِذْ أَخْرَجَنِي مِنَ السِّجْنِ وَجَاء بِكُم مِّنَ الْبَدْوِ مِن بَعْدِ أَن نَّزغَ الشَّيْطَانُ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَ إِخْوَتِي إِنَّ رَبِّي لَطِيفٌ لِّمَا يَشَاء إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْعَلِيمُ الْحَكِيمُ
Pickthal: And he placed his parents on the dais and they fell down before him prostrate, and he said: O my father! This is the interpretationof my dream of old. My Lord hath made it true, and He hath shown mekindness, since He took me out of the prison and hath brought you from thedesert after Satan had made strife between me and my brethren. Lo! my Lordis tender unto whom He will. He is the Knower, the Wise.
Shakir: And he raised his parents upon the throne and they fell down in prostration before him, and he said: O my father! this is the significance of my vision of old; my Lord has indeed made it to be true; and He was indeed kind to me when He brought me forth from the prison and brought you from the desert after the Shaitan had sown dissensions between me and my brothers, surely my Lord is benignant to whom He pleases; surely He is the Knowing, the Wise.
Yusuf Ali: And he raised his parents high on the throne (of dignity), and they fell down in prostration, (all) before him. He said: "O my father!this is the fulfilment of my vision of old! Allah hath made it come true! Hewas indeed good to me when He took me out of prison and brought you (allhere) out of the desert, (even) after Satan had sown enmity between me andmy brothers. Verily my Lord understandeth best the mysteries of all that Heplanneth to do, for verily He is full of knowledge and wisdom.

Ayah: 101
Arabic: رَبِّ قَدْ آتَيْتَنِي مِنَ الْمُلْكِ وَعَلَّمْتَنِي مِن تَأْوِيلِ الأَحَادِيثِ فَاطِرَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ أَنتَ وَلِيِّي فِي الدُّنُيَا وَالآخِرَةِ تَوَفَّنِي مُسْلِمًا وَأَلْحِقْنِي بِالصَّالِحِينَ
Pickthal: O my Lord! Thou hast given me (something) of sovereignty and hast taught me (something) of the interpretation of events - Creator of theheavens and the earth! Thou art my Protecting Guardian in the world and theHereafter. Make me to die muslim (unto Thee), and join me to therighteous.
Shakir: My Lord! Thou hast given me of the kingdom and taught me of the interpretation of sayings: Originator of the heavens and the earth! Thou art my guardian in this world and the hereafter; make me die a muslim and join me with the good.
Yusuf Ali: "O my Lord! Thou hast indeed bestowed on me some power, and taught me something of the interpretation of dreams and events,- O ThouCreator of the heavens and the earth! Thou art my Protector in this worldand in the Hereafter. Take Thou my soul (at death) as one submitting to Thywill (as a Muslim), and unite me with the righteous."

Ayah: 102
Arabic: ذَلِكَ مِنْ أَنبَاء الْغَيْبِ نُوحِيهِ إِلَيْكَ وَمَا كُنتَ لَدَيْهِمْ إِذْ أَجْمَعُواْ أَمْرَهُمْ وَهُمْ يَمْكُرُونَ
Pickthal: This is of the tidings of the Unseen which We inspire in thee (Muhammad). Thou wast not present with them when they fixed their plan andthey were scheming.
Shakir: This is of the announcements relating to the unseen (which) We reveal to you, and you were not with them when they resolved upon their affair, and they were devising plans.
Yusuf Ali: Such is one of the stories of what happened unseen, which We reveal by inspiration unto thee; nor wast thou (present) with them thenwhen they concerted their plans together in the process of weaving theirplots.

Ayah: 103
Arabic: وَمَا أَكْثَرُ النَّاسِ وَلَوْ حَرَصْتَ بِمُؤْمِنِينَ
Pickthal: And though thou try much, most men will not believe.
Shakir: And most men will not believe though you desire it eagerly.
Yusuf Ali: Yet no faith will the greater part of mankind have, however ardently thou dost desire it.

Ayah: 104
Arabic: وَمَا تَسْأَلُهُمْ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ أَجْرٍ إِنْ هُوَ إِلاَّ ذِكْرٌ لِّلْعَالَمِينَ
Pickthal: Thou askest them no fee for it. It is naught else than a reminder unto the peoples.
Shakir: And you do not ask them for a reward for this; it is nothing but a reminder for all mankind.
Yusuf Ali: And no reward dost thou ask of them for this: it is no less than a message for all creatures.

Ayah: 105
Arabic: وَكَأَيِّن مِّن آيَةٍ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ يَمُرُّونَ عَلَيْهَا وَهُمْ عَنْهَا مُعْرِضُونَ
Pickthal: How many a portent is there in the heavens and the earth which they pass by with face averted!
Shakir: And how many a sign in the heavens and the earth which they pass by, yet they turn aside from it.
Yusuf Ali: And how many Signs in the heavens and the earth do they pass by? Yet they turn (their faces) away from them!

Ayah: 106
Arabic: وَمَا يُؤْمِنُ أَكْثَرُهُمْ بِاللّهِ إِلاَّ وَهُم مُّشْرِكُونَ
Pickthal: And most of them believe not in Allah except that they attribute partners (unto Him).
Shakir: And most of them do not believe in Allah without associating others (with Him).
Yusuf Ali: And most of them believe not in Allah without associating (other as partners) with Him!

Ayah: 107
Arabic: أَفَأَمِنُواْ أَن تَأْتِيَهُمْ غَاشِيَةٌ مِّنْ عَذَابِ اللّهِ أَوْ تَأْتِيَهُمُ السَّاعَةُ بَغْتَةً وَهُمْ لاَ يَشْعُرُونَ
Pickthal: Deem they themselves secure from the coming on them of a pall of Allah's punishment, or the coming of the Hour suddenly while they areunaware?
Shakir: Do they then feel secure that there may come to them an extensive chastisement from Allah or (that) the hour may come to them suddenly while they do not perceive?
Yusuf Ali: Do they then feel secure from the coming against them of the covering veil of the wrath of Allah,- or of the coming against them of the(final) Hour all of a sudden while they perceive not?

Ayah: 108
Arabic: قُلْ هَـذِهِ سَبِيلِي أَدْعُو إِلَى اللّهِ عَلَى بَصِيرَةٍ أَنَاْ وَمَنِ اتَّبَعَنِي وَسُبْحَانَ اللّهِ وَمَا أَنَاْ مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ
Pickthal: Say: This is my Way: I call on Allah with sure knowledge. I and whosoever followeth me - Glory be to Allah! - and I am not of theidolaters.
Shakir: Say: This is my way: I call to Allah, I and those who follow me being certain, and glory be to Allah, and I am not one of the polytheists.
Yusuf Ali: Say thou: "This is my way: I do invite unto Allah,- on evidence clear as the seeing with one's eyes,- I and whoever follows me. Glory toAllah! and never will I join gods with Allah!"

Ayah: 109
Arabic: وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا مِن قَبْلِكَ إِلاَّ رِجَالاً نُّوحِي إِلَيْهِم مِّنْ أَهْلِ الْقُرَى أَفَلَمْ يَسِيرُواْ فِي الأَرْضِ فَيَنظُرُواْ كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَةُ الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَدَارُ الآخِرَةِ خَيْرٌ لِّلَّذِينَ اتَّقَواْ أَفَلاَ تَعْقِلُونَ
Pickthal: We sent not before thee (any messengers) save men whom We inspired from among the folk of the townships - Have they not travelled inthe land and seen the nature of the consequence for those who were beforethem? And verily the abode of the Hereafter, for those who ward off (evil),is best. Have ye then no sense? -
Shakir: And We have not sent before you but men from (among) the people of the towns, to whom We sent revelations. Have they not then travelled in the land and seen what was the end of those before them? And certainly the abode of the hereafter is best for those who guard (against evil); do you not then understand?
Yusuf Ali: Nor did We send before thee (as messengers) any but men, whom we did inspire,- (men) living in human habitations. Do they not travelthrough the earth, and see what was the end of those before them? But thehome of the hereafter is best, for those who do right. Will ye not thenunderstand?

Ayah: 110
Arabic: حَتَّى إِذَا اسْتَيْأَسَ الرُّسُلُ وَظَنُّواْ أَنَّهُمْ قَدْ كُذِبُواْ جَاءهُمْ نَصْرُنَا فَنُجِّيَ مَن نَّشَاء وَلاَ يُرَدُّ بَأْسُنَا عَنِ الْقَوْمِ الْمُجْرِمِينَ
Pickthal: Till, when the messengers despaired and thought that they were denied, then came unto them Our help, and whom We would was saved. And Ourwrath cannot be warded from the guilty.
Shakir: Until when the messengers despaired and the people became sure that they were indeed told a lie, Our help came to them and whom We pleased was delivered; and Our punishment is not averted from the guilty people.
Yusuf Ali: (Respite will be granted) until, when the messengers give up hope (of their people) and (come to) think that they were treated as liars,there reaches them Our help, and those whom We will are delivered intosafety. But never will be warded off our punishment from those who are insin.

Ayah: 111
Arabic: لَقَدْ كَانَ فِي قَصَصِهِمْ عِبْرَةٌ لِّأُوْلِي الأَلْبَابِ مَا كَانَ حَدِيثًا يُفْتَرَى وَلَـكِن تَصْدِيقَ الَّذِي بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ وَتَفْصِيلَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةً لِّقَوْمٍ يُؤْمِنُونَ
Pickthal: In their history verily there is a lesson for men of understanding. It is no invented story but a confirmation of the existing(Scripture) and a detailed explanation of everything, and a guidance and amercy for folk who believe.
Shakir: In their histories there is certainly a lesson for men of understanding. It is not a narrative which could be forged, but a verification of what is before it and a distinct explanation of all things and a guide and a mercy to a people who believe.
Yusuf Ali: There is, in their stories, instruction for men endued with understanding. It is not a tale invented, but a confirmation of what wentbefore it,- a detailed exposition of all things, and a guide and a mercy toany such as believe.

 



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