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"Return to your father and say,"O our father! Verily, your son (Benjamin) has stolen, and we testify not except according to what we know, and we could not know the unseen!

"And ask (the people of) the town where we have been, and the caravan in which we returned, and indeed we are telling the truth."

He [Ya"qub (Jacob)] said:"Nay, but your ownselves have beguiled you into something. So patience is most fitting (for me). May be Allah will bring them (back) all to me. Truly He! only He is All-Knowing, All-Wise."

And he turned away from them and said:"Alas, my grief for Yusuf (Joseph)!" And he lost his sight because of the sorrow that he was suppressing.

They said:"By Allah! You will never cease remembering Yusuf (Joseph) until you become weak with old age, or until you be of the dead."

He said:"I only complain of my grief and sorrow to Allah, and I know from Allah that which you know not.

"O my sons! Go you and enquire about Yusuf (Joseph) and his brother, and never give up hope of Allah"s Mercy. Certainly no one despairs of Allah"s Mercy, except the people who disbelieve."

Then, when they entered unto him [Yusuf (Joseph)], they said:"O ruler of the land! A hard time has hit us and our family, and we have brought but poor capital, so pay us full measure and be charitable to us. Truly, Allah does reward the charitable."

He said:"Do you know what you did with Yusuf (Joseph) and his brother, when you were ignorant?"

They said:"Are you indeed Yusuf (Joseph)?" He said:"I am Yusuf (Joseph), and this is my brother (Benjamin). Allah has indeed been gracious to us. Verily, he who fears Allah with obedience to Him (by abstaining from sins and evil deeds, and by performing righteous good deeds), and is patient, then surely, Allah makes not the reward of the Muhsinun (good-doers - see V.2:112) to be lost."

They said:"By Allah! Indeed Allah has preferred you above us, and we certainly have been sinners."

He said:"No reproach on you this day, may Allah forgive you, and He is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy!

"Go with this shirt of mine, and cast it over the face of my father, he will become clear-sighted, and bring to me all your family."

And when the caravan departed, their father said:"I do indeed feel the smell of Yusuf (Joseph), if only you think me not a dotard (a person who has weakness of mind because of old age)."

They said:"By Allah! Certainly, you are in your old error."

Then, when the bearer of the glad tidings arrived, he cast it (the shirt) over his face, and he became clear-sighted. He said:"Did I not say to you,"I know from Allah that which you know not.?

They said:"O our father! Ask forgiveness (from Allah) for our sins, indeed we have been sinners."

He said:"I will ask my Lord for forgiveness for you, verily He! Only He is the Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful."

Then, when they entered unto Yusuf (Joseph), he betook his parents to himself and said:"Enter Egypt, if Allah wills, in security."

And he raised his parents to the throne and they fell down before him prostrate. And he said:"O my father! This is the interpretation of my dream aforetime! My Lord has made it come true! He was indeed good to me, when He took me out of the prison, and brought you (all here) out of the bedouin-life, after Shaitan (Satan) had sown enmity between me and my brothers. Certainly, my Lord is the Most Courteous and Kind unto whom He will. Truly He! Only He is the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.