Joseph
Surah
Yusuf
12
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Alif-Lãm-Ra. These are the verses of the clear Book.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Alif, Lām, Rā.1 These are the verses of the clear Book.

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

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Indeed, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’ān1 that you might understand.

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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 relate to you, [O Muḥammad], the best of stories in what We have revealed to you of this Qur’ān although you were, before it, among the unaware.

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˹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

[Of these stories mention] when Joseph said to his father,1 "O my father, indeed I have seen [in a dream] eleven stars and the sun and the moon; I saw them prostrating to me."

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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

He said, "O my son, do not relate your vision to your brothers or they will contrive against you a plan. Indeed Satan, to man, is a manifest enemy.

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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

And thus will your Lord choose you and teach you the interpretation of narratives [i.e., events or dreams] and complete His favor upon you and upon the family of Jacob, as He completed it upon your fathers before, Abraham and Isaac. Indeed, your Lord is Knowing and Wise."

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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

Certainly were there in Joseph and his brothers signs for those who ask, [such as]

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˹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

When they said, "Joseph and his brother1 are more beloved to our father than we, while we are a clan. Indeed, our father is in clear error.

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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

Kill Joseph or cast him out to [another] land; the countenance [i.e., attention] of your father will [then] be only for you, and you will be after that a righteous people."1

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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 a speaker among them, "Do not kill Joseph but throw him into the bottom of the well; some travelers will pick him up - if you would do [something]."

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