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Surah Yusuf Ayat 62 in Arabic Text

وَقَالَ لِفِتْيَـٰنِهِ ٱجْعَلُوا۟ بِضَـٰعَتَهُمْ فِى رِحَالِهِمْ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَعْرِفُونَهَآ إِذَا ٱنقَلَبُوٓا۟ إِلَىٰٓ أَهْلِهِمْ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ
Wa qaala lifityaanihij ‘aloo bidaa’atahum fee rihaalihim la’allahum ya’rifoonahaaa izan qalabooo ilaaa ahlihim la’allahum yarji’oon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 62

Sahih International
And [Joseph] said to his servants, “Put their merchandise into their saddlebags so they might recognize it when they have gone back to their people that perhaps they will [again] return.”

Yusuf Ali
And (Joseph) told his servants to put their stock-in-trade (with which they had bartered) into their saddle-bags, so they should know it only when they returned to their people, in order that they might come back.

Abul Ala Maududi
And Joseph said to his servants: “Put surreptitiously in their packs the goods they had given in exchange for corn.” Joseph did so expecting that they would find it when they returned home. Feeling grateful for this generosity, they might be inclined to return to him.

Muhsin Khan
And [Yusuf (Joseph)] told his servants to put their money (with which they had bought the corn) into their bags, so that they might know it when they go back to their people, in order that they might come back.

Pickthall
He said unto his young men: Place their merchandise in their saddlebags, so that they may know it when they go back to their folk, and so will come again.

Dr. Ghali
And he said to his pages, “Set their merchandise in their saddlebags that possibly they will recognize it when they turn over (i.e., return) to their family; possibly they will return.”

Abdel Haleem
Joseph said to his servants, ‘Put their [traded] goods back into their saddlebags, so that they may recognize them when they go back to their family, and [be eager to] return.’

Quran 12 Verse 62 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yusuf ayat 62, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(12:62) And Joseph said to his servants: “Put surreptitiously in their packs the goods they had given in exchange for corn.” Joseph did so expecting that they would find it when they returned home. Feeling grateful for this generosity, they might be inclined to return to him.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Yusuf verse 62 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Yusuf ayat 58 which provides the complete commentary from verse 58 through 62.

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