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Alif-Lãm-Ra. These are the verses of the clear Book.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

A. L. R. These are the symbols (or Verses) of the perspicuous Book.

— Yusuf Ali

Indeed, We have sent it down as an Arabic Quran1 so that you may understand.2

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur'an, in order that ye may learn wisdom.

— Yusuf Ali

We relate to you ˹O Prophet˺ the best of stories through Our revelation of this Quran, though before this you were totally unaware ˹of them˺.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

We do relate unto thee the most beautiful of stories, in that We reveal to thee this (portion of the) Qur'an: before this, thou too was among those who knew it not.

— Yusuf Ali

˹Remember˺ when Joseph said to his father, “O my dear father! Indeed I dreamt of eleven stars, and the sun, and the moon—I saw them prostrating to me!”1

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Behold! Joseph said to his father: "O my father! I did see eleven stars and the sun and the moon: I saw them prostrate themselves to me!"

— Yusuf Ali

He replied, “O my dear son! Do not relate your vision to your brothers, or they will devise a plot against you. Surely Satan is a sworn enemy to humankind.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Said (the father): "My (dear) little son! relate not thy vision to thy brothers, lest they concoct a plot against thee: for Satan is to man an avowed enemy!

— Yusuf Ali

And so will your Lord choose you ˹O Joseph˺, and teach you the interpretation of dreams, and perfect His favour upon you and the descendants of Jacob—˹just˺ as He once perfected it upon your forefathers, Abraham and Isaac. Surely your Lord is All-Knowing, All-Wise.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

"Thus will thy Lord choose thee and teach thee the interpretation of stories (and events) and perfect His favour to thee and to the posterity of Jacob - even as He perfected it to thy fathers Abraham and Isaac aforetime! for Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom."

— Yusuf Ali

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Indeed, in the story of Joseph and his brothers there are lessons for all who ask.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Verily in Joseph and his brethren are signs (or symbols) for seekers (after Truth).

— Yusuf Ali

˹Remember˺ when they said ˹to one another˺, “Surely Joseph and his brother ˹Benjamin˺ are more beloved to our father than we, even though we are a group of so many.1 Indeed, our father is clearly mistaken.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

They said: "Truly Joseph and his brother are loved more by our father than we: But we are a goodly body! really our father is obviously wandering (in his mind)!

— Yusuf Ali

Kill Joseph or cast him out to some ˹distant˺ land so that our father’s attention will be only ours, then after that you may ˹repent and˺ become righteous people!”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

"Slay ye Joseph or cast him out to some (unknown) land, that so the favour of your father may be given to you alone: (there will be time enough) for you to be righteous after that!"

— Yusuf Ali

One of them said, “Do not kill Joseph. But if you must do something, throw him into the bottom of a well so perhaps he may be picked up by some travellers.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Said one of them: "Slay not Joseph, but if ye must do something, throw him down to the bottom of the well: he will be picked up by some caravan of travellers."

— Yusuf Ali

They said, “O our father! Why do you not trust us with Joseph, although we truly wish him well?

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

They said: "O our father! why dost thou not trust us with Joseph,- seeing we are indeed his sincere well-wishers?

— Yusuf Ali

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