Showing 41-60 of 111 items.

"O two companions of the prison! As for one of you, he (as a servant) will pour out wine for his lord (king or master) to drink; and as for the other, he will be crucified and birds will eat from his head. Thus is the case judged concerning which you both did inquire."

And he said to the one whom he knew to be saved:"Mention me to your lord (i.e. your king, so as to get me out of the prison)." But Shaitan (Satan) made him forget to mention it to his Lord [or Satan made [(Yusuf (Joseph)] to forget the remembrance of his Lord (Allah) as to ask for His Help, instead of others]. So [Yusuf (Joseph)] stayed in prison a few (more) years.

And the king (of Egypt) said:"Verily, I saw (in a dream) seven fat cows, whom seven lean ones were devouring - and of seven green ears of corn, and (seven) others dry. O notables! Explain to me my dream, if it be that you can interpret dreams."

They said:"Mixed up false dreams and we are not skilled in the interpretation of dreams."

Then the man who was released (one of the two who were in prison), now at length remembered and said:"I will tell you its interpretation, so send me forth."

(He said):"O Yusuf (Joseph), the man of truth! Explain to us (the dream) of seven fat cows whom seven lean ones were devouring, and of seven green ears of corn, and (seven) others dry, that I may return to the people, and that they may know."

[(Yusuf (Joseph)] said:"For seven consecutive years, you shall sow as usual and that (the harvest) which you reap you shall leave in ears, (all) - except a little of it which you may eat.

"Then will come after that, seven hard (years), which will devour what you have laid by in advance for them, (all) except a little of that which you have guarded (stored).

"Then thereafter will come a year in which people will have abundant rain and in which they will press (wine and oil)."

And the king said:"Bring him to me." But when the messenger came to him, [Yusuf (Joseph)] said:"Return to your lord and ask him,"What happened to the women who cut their hands? Surely, my Lord (Allah) is Well-Aware of their plot.?

(The King) said (to the women):"What was your affair when you did seek to seduce Yusuf (Joseph)?" The women said:"Allah forbid! No evil know we against him!" The wife of Al-"Aziz said:"Now the truth is manifest (to all), it was I who sought to seduce him, and he is surely of the truthful."

[Then Yusuf (Joseph) said:"I asked for this enquiry] in order that he (Al-"Aziz) may know that I betrayed him not in secret. And, verily! Allah guides not the plot of the betrayers.

"And I free not myself (from the blame). Verily, the (human) self is inclined to evil, except when my Lord bestows His Mercy (upon whom He wills). Verily, my Lord is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."

And the king said:"Bring him to me that I may attach him to my person." Then, when he spoke to him, he said:"Verily, this day, you are with us high in rank and fully trusted."

[Yusuf (Joseph)] said:"Set me over the storehouses of the land; I will indeed guard them with full knowledge" (as a minister of finance in Egypt, in place of Al-"Aziz who was dead at that time).

Thus did We give full authority to Yusuf (Joseph) in the land, to take possession therein, as when or where he likes. We bestow of Our Mercy on whom We please, and We make not to be lost the reward of Al-Muhsinun (the good doers - see V.2:112).

And verily, the reward of the Hereafter is better for those who believe and used to fear Allah and keep their duty to Him (by abstaining from all kinds of sins and evil deeds and by performing all kinds of righteous good deeds).

And Yusuf"s (Joseph) brethren came and they entered unto him, and he recognized them, but they recognized him not.

And when he had furnished them forth with provisions (according to their need), he said:"Bring me a brother of yours from your father; (he meant Benjamin). See you not that I give full measure, and that I am the best of the hosts?

"But if you bring him not to me, there shall be no measure (of corn) for you with me, nor shall you come near me."