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So when they had despaired of him, they secluded themselves in private consultation. The eldest of them said, "Do you not know that your father has taken upon you an oath by Allah and [that] before you failed in [your duty to] Joseph? So I will never leave [this] land until my father permits me or Allah decides for me, and He is the best of 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) Ask the township where we were, and the caravan with which we travelled hither. Lo! we speak the truth. (82) He [Ya'qub (Jacob)] said: "Nay, but your ownselves have beguiled you into something. So patience is most fitting (for me). May be Allah will bring them (back) all to me. Truly He! only He is All-Knowing, All-Wise." (83) And he turned away from them, and said: O my grief for Yusuf! and his eyes whitened with grief, while he was filled with suppressed sorrow. (84) They said: 'By Allah, will you not cease to mention Joseph until you are consumed, or are among the perishing' (85) He said: "I only complain of my distraction and anguish to Allah, and I know from Allah that which ye know not... (86) Go and seek news of Joseph and his brother. Do not despair of the Comfort of Allah, none but unbelievers despair of the Comfort of Allah' (87) Then when they reached in the company of Yusuf they said, “O governor! Calamity has struck us and our household, and we have brought goods of little value, so give us the full measure and be generous to us; undoubtedly Allah rewards the generous.” (88) 'Do you know' he replied, 'what you did to Joseph and his brother in your ignorance' (89) They exclaimed: "Why - is it indeed thou who art Joseph?" He answered: "I am Joseph, and this is my brother. God has indeed been gracious unto us. Verily, if one is conscious of Him and patient in adversity behold, God does not fail to requite the doers of good!" (90) They said: "By Allah! Indeed Allah has preferred you above us, and we certainly have been sinners." (91) He said, “There is no reproach on you, this day! May Allah forgive you and He is the Utmost Merciful, of all those who show mercy.” (92) [And now] go and take this tunic of mine and lay it over my father's face, and he will recover his sight. And thereupon come [back] to me with all your family." (93)
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