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Surah Yusuf Ayat 22 in Arabic Text

وَلَمَّا بَلَغَ أَشُدَّهُۥٓ ءَاتَيْنَـٰهُ حُكْمًۭا وَعِلْمًۭا ۚ وَكَذَٰلِكَ نَجْزِى ٱلْمُحْسِنِينَ
Wa lammaa balagha ashuddahooo aatainaahu hukmanw wa ‘ilmaa; wa kazaa lika najzil muhsineen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 22

Sahih International
And when Joseph reached maturity, We gave him judgment and knowledge. And thus We reward the doers of good.

Yusuf Ali
When Joseph attained His full manhood, We gave him power and knowledge: thus do We reward those who do right.

Abul Ala Maududi
And when Joseph reached the age of maturity, We granted him judgement and knowledge. Thus do We reward those who do good.

Muhsin Khan
And when he [Yusuf (Joseph)] attained his full manhood, We gave him wisdom and knowledge (the Prophethood), thus We reward the Muhsinun (doers of good – see V. 2:112).

Pickthall
And And when he reached his prime We gave him wisdom and knowledge. Thus We reward the good.

Dr. Ghali
And when he reached full age, We brought him judgment and knowledge; and thus We recompense the fair-doers.

Abdel Haleem
When he reached maturity, We gave him judgement and knowledge: this is how We reward those who do good.

Quran 12 Verse 22 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yusuf ayat 22, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(12:22) And when Joseph reached the age of maturity, We granted him judgement and knowledge.[20] Thus do We reward those who do good.


20. By the use of such words as the Quran usually means, We bestowed on him Prophethood, for the Arabic word hukmun stands for both judgment and authority and ilmun stands for that knowledge which is directly revealed to the Prophets by Allah. Thus, the Arabic words of the text will mean: We gave him the power and the authority and the knowledge needed for judging rightly the affairs of the people.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Yusuf verse 22 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Yusuf ayat 21 which provides the complete commentary from verse 21 through 22.

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