Mecca. 12 Sections. 111 Verses.
Allah in the
name of the Most Affectionate, the Merciful.
1 Alif-Lam-Ra. These are the verses of a Book luminous.
2. No doubt, We have sent it down as an Arabic Quran so that you may
3. We relate to you the best narration, in that We revealed to you
this Quran, though no doubt, you had no knowledge before.
4. Recall when Yusuf (Joseph) said to his father, 'O my father, I
saw eleven stars and the sun and the moon: I saw them prostrating
5. He said, O my son! Relate not your dream to your brothers, that
they will devise any scheme against you. No doubt, Satan ( The devil
) is the clear enemy of man.
6. And thus your lord Will select you. and teach you to draw
conclusion of the discourses. and perfect His blessings upon you and
upon the house of Yaqoob (Jacob) as He perfected it formerly on
Ishaque (Isaac). No doubt your Lord is knowing Wise
7. No doubt. In Yusuf and his brethren there are signs for the
8. When they said surely Yusuf and his brother are dearer to our
father than we and we are a party. No doubt. Our father is clearly
absorbed in their love.
9. Kill Yusuf or cast him forth into some land so that your father's
face may only remain towards you. And thereafter be righteous.
10. One of them said. 'Kill not Yusuf, and cast him into a dark well
that any traveler may take him away if you are to do.'
11. They said, 'O Our father! What happened to you that you are not
trusting us regarding Yusuf, and we are his well wishers.
12. Send him forth with us tomorrow that he may eat fruits and play,
and no doubt, we are his watchmen.
13. He said, 'It will grieve me that you should take him away, and I
fear that wolf may eat him while you remain unaware of him.'
14. They said, if the wolf eats him, and we are a party then we are
of no use.'
15. Then when they took him away, and all agreed that he should be
put in a dark well, and We revealed to him that necessarily you
shall inform them of this doing while they shall not be knowing.
16. And at night they came to their father weeping.
17. They said, 'O our father! we went away racing, and left Yusuf
near our provisions, then the wolf ate him, and you would not
believe us, though we may be true.
18. And they brought his shirt stained with false blood. He said,
'Your hearts have made a thing for you, then patience is good; and I
seek help only from Allah against what you describe.
19. And there came a Caravan, they sent their water carrier he then
let down his bucket. He Said, 'Hurrah'; what a good news, this is a
boy,' and concealed him as a treasure And Allah knows what they do.
20. And the brothers sold him for a mean price on a counted Durham,
and they had no inclination in him.
21. And the man of Egypt who bought him said to his wife, 'keep him
honorably, perchance he may profit us, or we may take him as son.
And thus We established Yusuf in the land and in order that We may
teach him to draw conclusions of the discourses. And Allah is
Dominant over His affairs, but most men know not.
22. And when he reached to his full strength, We bestowed him wisdom
and knowledge. And thus We recompense the righteous.
23. And she, in whose house he was, allured him lest he may control
his self. And bolted all the doors, and she said, 'Comes I say to
you.' He said, 'Allah be my refuge that Aziz is my lord that is to
say nourisher. He has kept me very well. No doubt, the unjust never
24. And no doubt, the woman desired him, and he would also have
desired her, if he had seen the proof of his Lord. Thus We did, in
order that We might avert from him evil and indecency. No doubt, he
is of my selected bondmen.
25. And both ran towards the door, and the woman tore his shirt from
behind, and both met the husband of the woman near the door. She
said 'what is the punishment of him who desired evil with your wife,
but that he should be imprisoned or a painful chastisement?'
26. He said, 'she allured me lest I may protect myself and a witness
of the household of the woman bore witness, if his shirt is torn
from before, then the woman is true and he is a liar.
27. And if his shirt is torn from behind, then the woman is a liar
and he is truthful.
28. Then when Aziz saw his shirt torn from behind, he said 'no
doubt, this is the device of you women.' No doubt' your device is
29. O Yusuf, do not think of it. And O woman! Ask forgiveness of
your sin. No doubt. You are one of the sinners.
30. And certain women in the city said, 'The wife of Aziz allures
the hearts of her young boy. No doubt, his love has deepened in her
heart. We find her infatuated with love openly.
31. Then when Zalikha heard their whispering then she sent for them
and prepared for them cushioned couches, and gave to each of them a
knife, and said to Yusuf, 'Come forth to them.' And when the women
saw Yusuf, they began to speak of his greatness, and cut their,
hands and said 'Holy is Allah,' he is not a mankind, he is not but a
32. Zalikha said, 'then this is he about whom you used to reproach
me, and no doubt, I desired to allure his heart' then he preserved
himself. And no doubt, if he will not do what I say to him, then
necessarily he will be put in prison and surely he shall bear
33. Yusuf said, 'O my Lord, prison is dearer to me than the work to
which she calls me. And if you shall not turn their guile from me,
then I shall incline towards them and will be ignorant.
34. Then his Lord heard his prayer, and turned the guile of the
women from him. No doubt, He Hears, Knows.
35. Then even after seeing all signs, the same previous thought came
to their mind that they should put him in prison for a period.
36. And two young men entered the prison with him. One of them said,
'I dreamed that I press wine' and the other said, 'I dreamed that
there are some breads on my head whereof the birds are eating. Tell
us its interpretation. No doubt, we see you righteous.
37. Yusuf said, 'the food which you use to get, will not come to
you, but I shall tell you the interpretation thereof before it comes
to you, this is of those knowledges which my Lord has taught me. No
doubt, I did not concede to the religion of the people who do not
believe in Allah and they are the rejecters of the Hereafter.
38. And I followed the religion of my fathers Ibrahim and Ishaque
and Yaqub. It is not for us to associate anything with Allah. That
is a grace of Allah upon mankind and us but most men thank not.
39. O my two fellow prisoners; are separate Lords better or Allah
the One Omnipotent?
40. You worship not besides Him but only names which you and your
fathers have carved out. Allah has sent down no authority for them.
There is no judgement but of Allah. He commanded not to worship
anyone besides Him. This is the right religion, but most men know
41. O my two fellow prisoners! As for one of you he will serve wine
for drink to his lord (King), and as for the other, he will be
crucified, and the birds will eat of his head. The matter about
which you inquired has been decreed.
42. And Yusuf said to one whom he considered would be saved of the
two, 'mention me before your lord, then Satan (The evil) made him
forget to mention him to his lord then Yusuf continued in the prison
for several years more.
43. And the King said, 'I saw in a dream seven fat cows that they
are being eaten by seven lean cows, and seven green ears and seven
others dry. O courtiers! Answer to my dream if you know
interpretation of the dreams.'
44. They said, 'these are confused dreams, and we know not the
interpretation of dreams.'
45. And the one who was saved of the two said when he remembered
after a long time, 'I will tell you its interpretation, send me
46. O Yusuf! O man of truth! Give us interpretation regarding seven
fat cows which are being eaten by seven lean ones and seven green
ears and the other seven dry; perchance, I may return to the people,
perchance they learn.
47. He said. 'You will do cultivation for seven continuous years,
then what you reap, leave it in its ear, but a little which you may
48. Then after it there shall come seven hard years, that shall eat
up what you had stored up for them before, but a little which you
49. Then thereafter there shall come a year wherein people will have
rain and in which they will press juice
50. And the king said, 'bring him to me, then when the messenger
came to him, he said, 'return to your lord, then ask him, 'what
about the women who had cut their hands? No doubt my Lord knows
51. The King said 'O women' what business you had when you desired
to allure the heart of Yusuf. They said. 'Holy is Allah, we did not
find any evil in him. The wife of Aziz said, 'now the reality is
discovered, I desired to allure his heart and no doubt, he is
52. Yusuf said, 'I have done this because Aziz should know that I
betrayed him not behind his back, and Allah allows not the guile of
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53. And I do not hold my soul free from sin' no doubt the soul is
wont to command evil but that on whom my Lord has mercy. No doubt,
my Lord is Forgiving' Merciful.
54. The King said, bring him to me that I may choose him especially
for myself. Then, when he talked to him said 'certainly today, you
are a man dignified, trusted with us.
55. Yusuf said, 'set me over the treasures of earth. No doubt, I am
56. And thus We gave control to Yusuf over this land wherein he
might live wherever he wished. We cause Our mercy to reach whom We
please, and We waste not the reward of the righteous.
57. And surely the reward of the Hereafter is better for those who
believed and remained duty-bound.
58. And the brethren of Yusuf, came, then appeared before him and
Yusuf recognised them but they remained unaware of him.
59. And when he got ready their baggage, he said, 'bring your
stepbrother to me, do you not see that I give full measure and I am
the best host.
60. But if you bring him not to me, then there is not measure for
you with me and approach me not.
61. They said, we shall desire him from his father, and we are
certainly to do it.
62. And Yusuf said to his servants 'put their capital in their
saddlebags, haply they may recognize it when they go back to their
home, per-chance they may return.
63. Then when they returned to their father, they said, 'O our
father, the food-grain has been denied to us, so send with us our
brother that we may bring food-grain and we shall surely safeguard
64. He said, 'May I trust you about him likewise I trusted you
before about his brother.' Then Allah is the best Guard He is the
Most Merciful of the merciful.
65. And when they opened their goods, they found their capital
returned to them. They said, 'O Our father, now what more should we
desire? Here is our capital that has been returned to us, and we
shall bring food-grain for our family and we shall guard our
brother, and we shall find an extra camel load. This offering is
nothing before a King.
66. He said, 'I will never send him with you, until you give me this
solemn pledge of Allah that you will be surely bring him back, but
that you may be encompassed' Then when they gave Yaqub solemn
pledge, he said, 'Allah is responsible over what we say.'
67. And said he, 'O my sons, enter not by one door, but enter you by
separate gates. I cannot save you against Allah All decisions belong
to Allah I relied on Him, and let the relying rely on Him.
68. And when they entered after the manner their father had
commanded, it could not save them against Allah, yes there was a
desire in the heart of Yaqub which he fulfilled. And verily, he is
the man of knowledge by Our teaching, but most men know not.
69. And they went to Yusuf. He gave his brother a place near
himself, he said' 'believe, I am your brother therefore be not
grieved of whatever they do.'
70. Then when he made ready their baggage, he put the drinking cup
in the saddlebag of his brother. Thereafter a Crier cried. 'O men of
Caravan, no doubt. You are thieves.'
71. They said, and turned to them, 'what it is that you find not.
72. They said, 'we do not find the king' measuring cup. And
whosoever will bring it. He shall have a camel's load and I am his
73. They said. 'By God, you are well aware that we came not for
creating mischief in the land, nor we are thieves.
74. They said. 'What is the penalty of him, if you be liars?
75. They said, 'its penalty is, that he in whose baggage it is
found, be himself the servant in recompense. Thus is the punishment
of the unjust at our place.
76. Then first he began the search of their bags before the bag of
his brother; then he took it out from the bag of his brother. We
taught Yusuf thus to plan. He could not take his brother under the
King's Law but this that Allah willed. We exalt in degrees
whomsoever We please. And above every man of knowledge there is One
of More Knowledge.
77. The brothers said, 'if he commits theft, then no doubt his
brother has already committed theft before, then Yusuf kept this
thing secret in his heart and did not disclose it to them. He said
within himself, 'you are at worse place, and Allah knows well what
78. They said, 'O Aziz, he has a father, aged and advanced in years,
so take one of us in his place. No doubt we are seeing your favours.
79. He said, 'be refuge of Allah that we should take any other but
him with whom we found our goods then we shall surely be unjust.
80. Then when they were disappointed of him they began conferring
going apart. His elder brother said, 'do you not remember that your
father had taken a solemn pledge of Allah from you, and before this
how you committed mistake regarding Yusuf? Then I shall not move
from this place until my father permits or Allah commands me and His
command is best.
81. Return you all to your father, and say, 'O our father verily
your son has committed theft, and we had become witnesses to this
much what we had in our knowledge, and we were not guardians over
82. And Enquirer of the town wherein we were and the Caravan in
which we came. And no doubt, we are truthful.
83. He said, 'your souls have made for you some excuse. Then
patience is good. It is near that Allah may bring them all to me. No
doubt, it is He the Knowing the Wise.
84. And he turned away his face from him and said, 'Ah, woe on the
separation of Yusuf, and his eyes were whitened with grief and he
suppressed his anger.
85. They said, 'By-God, you shall ever continue to remember Yusuf
until you approach grave or pass away with your life.
86. He said, 'I cry out for assistance in my anguish and sorrow unto
Allah, and I know those glories of Allah which you know not.
87. O my sons! Go and search for Yusuf and his brother and despair
not of Allah's mercy. No doubt, none despair of the mercy of Allah
but a people disbelieving.
88. Then when they reached Yusuf, they said, 'O Aziz, distress has
reached us and our family, and we have come with worthless capital,
then you give us full measure and be charitable to us. No doubt,
Allah rewards the charitable.
89. He said, 'Are you aware what you did with Yusuf and his brother,
when you were ignorant.
90. They said, 'Are you really Yusuf,' He said, 'I am Yusuf and this
is my brother No doubt, Allah has favoured us. Verily whosoever
refrains and be patient, then Allah wastes not the reward of the
91. They said, 'By God, surely Allah has preferred you above us, and
no doubt, we had been sinners.
92. He said, 'there is no reproach today upon you. May Allah forgive
you. And He is the Most Merciful of the merciful.
93. Go with this shirt of mine, put it on my father's face' he shall
recover his sight. And bring all your family together.
94. When the Caravan departed from Egypt, their father here said,
'no doubt, I find the scent of Yusuf, if you say me not that he is
95. The sons said, 'By Allah, you are infatuated with the same old
96. Then when the bearer of lad-tidings came' he laid that shirt on
the face of Yaqub, forthwith his sight came back. He said, 'did I
not say to you hat I know those glories of Allah which you know not.
97. They said, 'O our father, beg forgiveness of our sins, no doubt,
we are sinful.
98. He said, 'soon I shall beg my Lord to forgive you.' He is the
Forgiving, the Merciful.
99. Then when they all reached Yusuf, he offered a place near him to
his father and, mother and said. 'Enter' Egypt if Allah will with
100. And he seated his father and mother on the throne, and all fell
down prostrate for him, and Yusuf said, 'O my father, this is the
interpretation of-my first vision. Verily my Lord has made it true.
And no doubt, He favoured me that He brought forth me from the
prison, and brought you all from the village after Satan had created
dissension between my brothers and me. Surely my Lord makes easy any
thing He pleases. Verily He is the knowing, Wise.
101. O my Lord! Verily You have bestowed me a Kingdom and taught me
to draw conclusion of some discourses. O Creater of heavens and
earth, You are my Helper in this world and the Hereafter. Make me
die as Muslim and join me with those who are worthy to be very close
102. These are some tidings of Unseen, which We reveal to you. And
you were not with them, when they agreed upon their plan, and they
103. And most men will not believe; though you eagerly desire it.
104. And you do not ask any wage for it; it is not but admonition to
the whole world.
105. And how many a sign there is in the heavens and earth that most
men pass by them and are unaware of them.
106. And most of them believe not in Allah but as associators.
107. Have they become fearless from this that they maybe encompassed
by the torment of Allah or the sudden coming of the Hour upon them
while they are unaware?
108. Say you, 'This is my way; I call towards Allah. I and those who
follow my footsteps have insight. And Holy is Allah: and I am not an
109. And all those who were sent as messengers before you were men,
whom We revealed, and all were residents of the cities. Have they
not journeyed in the land, that they may see, what became the end of
those before them? And no doubt, the abode of the Hereafter is
better for the duty-bound. Have you not then wisdom?
110. And so much so, when the messengers had no hope of outer causes
and the people thought that the messengers had given them wrong
information at that time, Our help came, then whomsoever We willed
was rescued. And Our torments cannot be averted from the sinful
111. No doubt, the eyes of the wise men are opened by their tidings.
It is not a discourse concocted, but a confirmation of what went
before and a detail explanation of every thing, and guidance and a
mercy for the Muslims.