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Surah Yusuf Ayat 55 in Arabic Text

قَالَ ٱجْعَلْنِى عَلَىٰ خَزَآئِنِ ٱلْأَرْضِ ۖ إِنِّى حَفِيظٌ عَلِيمٌۭ
Qaalaj ‘alnee ‘alaa khazaaa’inil ardi innee hafeezun ‘aleem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 55

Sahih International
[Joseph] said, “Appoint me over the storehouses of the land. Indeed, I will be a knowing guardian.”

Yusuf Ali
(Joseph) said: “Set me over the store-houses of the land: I will indeed guard them, as one that knows (their importance).”

Abul Ala Maududi
Joseph said: “Place me in charge of the treasures of the land. I am a good keeper and know my task well.”

Muhsin Khan
[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).

Pickthall
He said: Set me over the storehouses of the land. Lo! I am a skilled custodian.

Dr. Ghali
He (Yû‍suf) said, “Set me over the lands treasuries. Surely I am constantly-persevering, (i.e., guardian) constantly-knowing.”

Abdel Haleem
Joseph said, ‘Put me in charge of the nation’s storehouses: I shall manage them prudently and carefully.’

Quran 12 Verse 55 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yusuf ayat 55, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(12:55) Joseph said: “Place me in charge of the treasures of the land. I am a good keeper and know my task well.”


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Yusuf verse 55 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Yusuf ayat 54 which provides the complete commentary from verse 54 through 55.

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