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Surah Yusuf Ayat 91 in Arabic Text

قَالُوا۟ تَٱللَّهِ لَقَدْ ءَاثَرَكَ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْنَا وَإِن كُنَّا لَخَـٰطِـِٔينَ
Qaaloo tallaahi laqad aasarakal laahu ‘alainaa wa in kunnaa lakhaati’een

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 91

Sahih International
They said, “By Allah, certainly has Allah preferred you over us, and indeed, we have been sinners.”

Yusuf Ali
They said: “By Allah! indeed has Allah preferred thee above us, and we certainly have been guilty of sin!”

Abul Ala Maududi
They said: “We swear by Allah! Indeed Allah has chosen you in preference to us and we were truly guilty.”

Muhsin Khan
They said: “By Allah! Indeed Allah has preferred you above us, and we certainly have been sinners.”

Pickthall
They said: By Allah, verily Allah hath preferred thee above us, and we were indeed sinful.

Dr. Ghali
They said, “By Allah! Indeed, Allah has already preferred you above us, and decidedly we were indeed sinners.”

Abdel Haleem
They said, ‘By God! God really did favour you over all of us and we were in the wrong!’

Quran 12 Verse 91 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yusuf ayat 91, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(12:91) They said: “We swear by Allah! Indeed Allah has chosen you in preference to us and we were truly guilty.”


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Yusuf verse 91 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Yusuf ayat 89 which provides the complete commentary from verse 89 through 92.

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