Yusuf Ali A.L.R. These are the symbols (or Verses) of the perspicuous Book.
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Yusuf Ali We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur´an, in order that ye may learn wisdom.
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Yusuf Ali 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.
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Yusuf Ali 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!"
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Yusuf Ali 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!
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Yusuf Ali "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."
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Yusuf Ali Verily in Joseph and his brethren are signs (or symbols) for seekers (after Truth).
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Yusuf Ali 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)!
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Yusuf Ali "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!"
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Yusuf Ali 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."
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Yusuf Ali They said: "O our father! why dost thou not trust us with Joseph,- seeing we are indeed his sincere well-wishers?
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Yusuf Ali "Send him with us tomorrow to enjoy himself and play, and we shall take every care of him."
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Yusuf Ali (Jacob) said: "Really it saddens me that ye should take him away: I fear lest the wolf should devour him while ye attend not to him."
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Yusuf Ali They said: "If the wolf were to devour him while we are (so large) a party, then should we indeed (first) have perished ourselves!"
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Yusuf Ali So they did take him away, and they all agreed to throw him down to the bottom of the well: and We put into his heart (this Message): ´Of a surety thou shalt (one day) tell them the truth of this their affair while they know (thee) not´
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Yusuf Ali Then they came to their father in the early part of the night, weeping.
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Yusuf Ali They said: "O our father! We went racing with one another, and left Joseph with our things; and the wolf devoured him.... But thou wilt never believe us even though we tell the truth."
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Yusuf Ali They stained his shirt with false blood. He said: "Nay, but your minds have made up a tale (that may pass) with you, (for me) patience is most fitting: Against that which ye assert, it is Allah (alone) Whose help can be sought"..
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Yusuf Ali Then there came a caravan of travellers: they sent their water-carrier (for water), and he let down his bucket (into the well)...He said: "Ah there! Good news! Here is a (fine) young man!" So they concealed him as a treasure! But Allah knoweth well all that they do!
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Yusuf Ali The (Brethren) sold him for a miserable price, for a few dirhams counted out: in such low estimation did they hold him!