Then they returned to their father in the evening, weeping. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
They cried, “Our father! We went racing and left Joseph with our belongings, and a wolf devoured him! But you will not believe us, no matter how truthful we are.” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
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And they brought his shirt, stained with false blood.1 He responded, “No! Your souls must have tempted you to do something ˹evil˺. So ˹I can only endure with˺ beautiful patience!2 It is Allah’s help that I seek to bear your claims.” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
And there came some travellers, and they sent their water-boy who let down his bucket into the well. He cried out, “Oh, what a great find! Here is a boy!” And they took him secretly ˹to be sold˺ as merchandise, but Allah is All-Knowing of what they did. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
They ˹later˺ sold him for a cheap price, just a few silver coins—only wanting to get rid of him.1  Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
The man from Egypt1 who bought him said to his wife, “Take good care of him, perhaps he may be useful to us or we may adopt him as a son.” This is how We established Joseph in the land, so that We might teach him the interpretation of dreams. Allah’s Will always prevails, but most people do not know. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
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And when he reached maturity, We gave him wisdom and knowledge. This is how We reward the good-doers. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
And the lady, in whose house he lived, tried to seduce him. She locked the doors ˹firmly˺ and said, “Come to me!” He replied, “Allah is my refuge! It is ˹not right to betray˺ my master, who has taken good care of me. Indeed, the wrongdoers never succeed.” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
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She advanced towards him, and he would have done likewise, had he not seen a sign from his Lord.1 This is how We kept evil and indecency away from him, for he was truly one of Our chosen servants. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
They raced for the door and she tore his shirt from the back, only to find her husband at the door. She cried, “What is the penalty for someone who tried to violate your wife, except imprisonment or a painful punishment?” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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