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Surah Yusuf Ayat 85 in Arabic Text

قَالُوا۟ تَٱللَّهِ تَفْتَؤُا۟ تَذْكُرُ يُوسُفَ حَتَّىٰ تَكُونَ حَرَضًا أَوْ تَكُونَ مِنَ ٱلْهَـٰلِكِينَ
Qaaloo tallaahi tafta’u tazkuru Yoosufa hattaa takoona haradan aw takoona minal haalikeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 85

Sahih International
They said, “By Allah, you will not cease remembering Joseph until you become fatally ill or become of those who perish.”

Yusuf Ali
They said: “By Allah! (never) wilt thou cease to remember Joseph until thou reach the last extremity of illness, or until thou die!”

Abul Ala Maududi
The sons said: “By Allah! You will continue to remember Joseph until you will either consume yourself with grief, or will die.”

Muhsin Khan
They said: “By Allah! You will never cease remembering Yusuf (Joseph) until you become weak with old age, or until you be of the dead.”

Pickthall
They said: By Allah, thou wilt never cease remembering Joseph till thy health is ruined or thou art of those who perish!

Dr. Ghali
They said, “By Allah you will keep on remembering Y‍ûsuf (Joseph) till you are decrepit, or 119 among the perishing.”

Abdel Haleem
They said, ‘By God! You will ruin your health if you do not stop thinking of Joseph, or even die.’

Quran 12 Verse 85 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yusuf ayat 85, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(12:85) The sons said: “By Allah! You will continue to remember Joseph until you will either consume yourself with grief, or will die.”


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

Ibn-Kathir

85. They said, By Allah , you will not cease remembering Joseph until you become fatally ill or become of those who perish.


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