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Surah Yusuf Ayat 17 in Arabic Text

قَالُوا۟ يَـٰٓأَبَانَآ إِنَّا ذَهَبْنَا نَسْتَبِقُ وَتَرَكْنَا يُوسُفَ عِندَ مَتَـٰعِنَا فَأَكَلَهُ ٱلذِّئْبُ ۖ وَمَآ أَنتَ بِمُؤْمِنٍۢ لَّنَا وَلَوْ كُنَّا صَـٰدِقِينَ
Qaaloo yaaa abaanaaa innaa zahabnaa nastabiqu wa taraknaa Yoosufa ‘inda mataa’inaa fa akalahuz zi’b, wa maaa anta bimu’minil lanaa wa law kunnaa saadiqeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 17

Sahih International
They said, “O our father, indeed we went racing each other and left Joseph with our possessions, and a wolf ate him. But you would not believe us, even if we were truthful.”

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.”

Abul Ala Maududi
and said: “Father! We went racing with one another and left Joseph behind with our things, and then a wolf came and ate him up. We know that you will not believe us howsoever truthful we might be.”

Muhsin Khan
They said:”O our father! We went racing with one another, and left Yusuf (Joseph) by our belongings and a wolf devoured him; but you will never believe us even when we speak the truth.”

Pickthall
Saying: O our father! We went racing one with another, and left Joseph by our things, and the wolf devoured him, and thou believest not our saying even when we speak the truth.

Dr. Ghali
They said, “O our father, surely we went racing with one another and left Yû‍suf by (Literally: at) our belongings; so the wolf ate him. And in no way would you be believing us, even if we are sincere.”

Abdel Haleem
They said, ‘We went off racing one another, leaving Joseph behind with our things, and a wolf ate him. You will not believe us, though we are telling the truth!’

Quran 12 Verse 17 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yusuf ayat 17, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(12:17) and said: “Father! We went racing with one another and left Joseph behind with our things, and then a wolf came and ate him up. We know that you will not believe us howsoever truthful we might be.”


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Yusuf verse 17 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Yusuf ayat 16 which provides the complete commentary from verse 17 through 18.

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