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Surah Yusuf Ayat 48 in Arabic Text

ثُمَّ يَأْتِى مِنۢ بَعْدِ ذَٰلِكَ سَبْعٌۭ شِدَادٌۭ يَأْكُلْنَ مَا قَدَّمْتُمْ لَهُنَّ إِلَّا قَلِيلًۭا مِّمَّا تُحْصِنُونَ
Thumma ya’tee mim ba’di zaalika sab’un shidaaduny ya’kulna maa qaddamtum lahunna illaa qaleelam mimma tuhsinoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 48

Sahih International
Then will come after that seven difficult [years] which will consume what you saved for them, except a little from which you will store.

Yusuf Ali
“Then will come after that (period) seven dreadful (years), which will devour what ye shall have laid by in advance for them,- (all) except a little which ye shall have (specially) guarded.

Abul Ala Maududi
Then there will follow seven years of great hardship in which you will eat up all you have stored earlier, except the little that you may set aside.

Muhsin Khan
“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).

Pickthall
Then after that will come seven hard years which will devour all that ye have prepared for them, save a little of that which ye have stored.

Dr. Ghali
Thereafter; even after that, (there) will come up seven strict (years), that will eat whatever you have forwarded to them, excepting a little of what you safely attend to.

Abdel Haleem
After that will come seven years of hardship which will consume all but a little of what you stored up for them;

Quran 12 Verse 48 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yusuf ayat 48, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(12:48) Then there will follow seven years of great hardship in which you will eat up all you have stored earlier, except the little that you may set aside.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Yusuf verse 48 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Yusuf ayat 43 which provides the complete commentary from verse 43 through 49.

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