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She said, “This is the one for whose love you criticized me! I did try to seduce him but he ˹firmly˺ refused. And if he does not do what I order him to, he will certainly be imprisoned and ˹fully˺ disgraced.”1  Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
Joseph prayed, “My Lord! I would rather be in jail than do what they invite me to. And if You do not turn their cunning away from me, I might yield to them and fall into ignorance.” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
So his Lord responded to him, turning their cunning away from him. Surely He is the All-Hearing, All-Knowing. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
And so it occurred to those in charge, despite seeing all the proofs ˹of his innocence˺, that he should be imprisoned for a while.1  Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
And two other servants went to jail with Joseph. One of them said, “I dreamt I was pressing wine.” The other said, “I dreamt I was carrying ˹some˺ bread on my head, from which birds were eating.” ˹Then both said,˺ “Tell us their interpretation, for we surely see you as one of the good-doers.” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
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Joseph replied, “I can even tell you what kind of meal you will be served before you receive it. This ˹knowledge˺ is from what my Lord has taught me. I have shunned the faith of a people who disbelieve in Allah and deny the Hereafter. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
I follow the faith of my fathers: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It is not ˹right˺ for us to associate anything with Allah ˹in worship˺. This is part of Allah’s grace upon us and humanity, but most people are not grateful. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
O  my fellow-prisoners! Which is far better: many different lords or Allah—the One, the Supreme? Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
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Whatever ˹idols˺ you worship instead of Him are mere names which you and your forefathers have made up1—a practice Allah has never authorized. It is only Allah Who decides. He has commanded that you worship none but Him. That is the upright faith, but most people do not know. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
“O my fellow-prisoners! ˹The first˺ one of you will serve wine to his master, and the other will be crucified and the birds will eat from his head. The matter about which you inquired has been decided.” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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