Return to your father and say, ‘O our father! Your son committed theft. We testify only to what we know. We could not guard against the unforeseen.1
Ask ˹the people of˺ the land where we were and the caravan we travelled with. We are certainly telling the truth.’”
He cried, “No! Your souls must have tempted you to do something ˹evil˺. So ˹I am left with nothing but˺ beautiful patience!1 I trust Allah will return them all to me. Surely He ˹alone˺ is the All-Knowing, All-Wise.”
He turned away from them, lamenting, “Alas, poor Joseph!” And his eyes turned white out of the grief he suppressed.1
They said, “By Allah! You will not cease to remember Joseph until you lose your health or ˹even˺ your life.”
He replied, “I complain of my anguish and sorrow only to Allah, and I know from Allah what you do not know.
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