VERSES
111
PAGES
235-248

Source: Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi - Tafhim al-Qur'an - The Meaning of the Quran

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12:68

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And when they entered from where their father had ordered them, it did not avail them against Allah at all except [it was] a need within the soul of Jacob, which he satisfied. And indeed, he was a possessor of knowledge because of what We had taught him, but most of the people do not know.

12:69

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And when they entered upon Joseph, he took his brother to himself; he said, "Indeed, I am your brother, so do not despair over what they used to do [to me]."

12:70

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So when he had furnished them with their supplies, he put the [gold measuring] bowl into the bag of his brother. Then an announcer called out, "O caravan, indeed you are thieves."

12:71

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They said while approaching them, "What is it you are missing?"

12:72

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They said, "We are missing the measure of the king. And for he who produces it is [the reward of] a camel's load, and I am responsible for it."

12:73

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They said, "By Allah , you have certainly known that we did not come to cause corruption in the land, and we have not been thieves."

12:74

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The accusers said, "Then what would be its recompense if you should be liars?"

12:75

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[The brothers] said, "Its recompense is that he in whose bag it is found - he [himself] will be its recompense. Thus do we recompense the wrongdoers."

12:76

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So he began [the search] with their bags before the bag of his brother; then he extracted it from the bag of his brother. Thus did We plan for Joseph. He could not have taken his brother within the religion of the king except that Allah willed. We raise in degrees whom We will, but over every possessor of knowledge is one [more] knowing.

12:77

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They said, "If he steals - a brother of his has stolen before." But Joseph kept it within himself and did not reveal it to them. He said, "You are worse in position, and Allah is most knowing of what you describe."

12:78

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They said, "O 'Azeez, indeed he has a father [who is] an old man, so take one of us in place of him. Indeed, we see you as a doer of good."

12:79

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He said, "[I seek] the refuge of Allah [to prevent] that we take except him with whom we found our possession. Indeed, we would then be unjust."

12:80

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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.

12:81

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Return to your father and say, "O our father, indeed your son has stolen, and we did not testify except to what we knew. And we were not witnesses of the unseen,

12:82

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And ask the city in which we were and the caravan in which we came - and indeed, we are truthful,"

12:83

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[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."

12:84

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And he turned away from them and said, "Oh, my sorrow over Joseph," and his eyes became white from grief, for he was [of that] a suppressor.

12:85

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They said, "By Allah , you will not cease remembering Joseph until you become fatally ill or become of those who perish."

12:86

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He said, "I only complain of my suffering and my grief to Allah , and I know from Allah that which you do not know.

12:87

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O my sons, go and find out about Joseph and his brother and despair not of relief from Allah . Indeed, no one despairs of relief from Allah except the disbelieving people."

12:88

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So when they entered upon Joseph, they said, "O 'Azeez, adversity has touched us and our family, and we have come with goods poor in quality, but give us full measure and be charitable to us. Indeed, Allah rewards the charitable."

12:89

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He said, "Do you know what you did with Joseph and his brother when you were ignorant?"

12:90

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They said, "Are you indeed Joseph?" He said "I am Joseph, and this is my brother. Allah has certainly favored us. Indeed, he who fears Allah and is patient, then indeed, Allah does not allow to be lost the reward of those who do good."

12:91

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They said, "By Allah , certainly has Allah preferred you over us, and indeed, we have been sinners."

12:92

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He said, "No blame will there be upon you today. Allah will forgive you; and He is the most merciful of the merciful."

12:93

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Take this, my shirt, and cast it over the face of my father; he will become seeing. And bring me your family, all together."

12:94

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And when the caravan departed [from Egypt], their father said, "Indeed, I find the smell of Joseph [and would say that he was alive] if you did not think me weakened in mind."

12:95

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They said, "By Allah , indeed you are in your [same] old error."

12:96

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And when the bearer of good tidings arrived, he cast it over his face, and he returned [once again] seeing. He said, "Did I not tell you that I know from Allah that which you do not know?"

12:97

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They said, "O our father, ask for us forgiveness of our sins; indeed, we have been sinners."

12:98

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He said, "I will ask forgiveness for you from my Lord. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful."

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