12 Joseph
Yousuf
10 of 12
Juz 13
And so, when they lost all hope of [moving] him, they withdrew to take counsel [among themselves]. The eldest of them said: "Do you not remember that your father has bound you by a solemn pledge before God - and how, before that, you had failed with regard to Joseph? Hence, I shall not depart from this land till my father gives me leave or God passes judgment in my favour: for He is the best of all judges. (80) Return to your father and say, 'Father, your son has committed a theft. We testify only to what we know. How could we guard against the unforeseen? (81) Enquire of the city wherein we were, and the caravan in which we approached; surely we are truthful men".' (82) [Jacob] said, "Rather, your souls have enticed you to something, so patience is most fitting. Perhaps Allah will bring them to me all together. Indeed it is He who is the Knowing, the Wise." (83) And he turned away from them and said: Alas, my grief for Joseph! And his eyes were whitened with the sorrow that he was suppressing. (84) 'By God,' they said, 'thou wilt never cease mentioning Joseph till thou art consumed, or among the perishing.' (85) He said: I expose my distress and anguish only unto Allah, and I know from Allah that which ye know not. (86) "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 of Allah's Soothing Mercy, except those who have no faith." (87) 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), and treat it as charity to us: for Allah doth reward the charitable." (88) He said: Know ye what ye did unto Joseph and his brother in your ignorance? (89) They said: "Surely you are not Joseph!" "I am Joseph," he said, "and this is my brother. God has been gracious to us; for God does not verily deprive those who fear Him and are patient of the recompense of those who are good." (90) They said: "By Allah! indeed has Allah preferred thee above us, and we certainly have been guilty of sin!" (91) He replied: 'Let no reproach be on you this day. Allah will forgive you He is the Most Merciful of the merciful. (92) Take my shirt and place it unto my father's face. This will restore his eye-sight. Then bring the whole family to me." (93)
12 Joseph
Yousuf
10 of 12
Juz 13