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Surah Yusuf Ayat 96 in Arabic Text

فَلَمَّآ أَن جَآءَ ٱلْبَشِيرُ أَلْقَىٰهُ عَلَىٰ وَجْهِهِۦ فَٱرْتَدَّ بَصِيرًۭا ۖ قَالَ أَلَمْ أَقُل لَّكُمْ إِنِّىٓ أَعْلَمُ مِنَ ٱللَّهِ مَا لَا تَعْلَمُونَ
Falammaaa an jaaa’albasheeru alqaahu ‘alaa wajhihee fartadda baseeran qaala alam aqul lakum inneee a’lamu minal laahi maa laa ta’lamoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 96

Sahih International
And when the bearer of good tidings arrived, he cast it over his face, and he returned [once again] seeing. He said, “Did I not tell you that I know from Allah that which you do not know?”

Yusuf Ali
Then when the bearer of the good news came, He cast (the shirt) over his face, and he forthwith regained clear sight. He said: “Did I not say to you, ‘I know from Allah that which ye know not?'”

Abul Ala Maududi
And when the bearer of good news came he threw Joseph’s shirt over Jacob’s face, whereupon he regained his sight, and said: “Did I not tell you that I know from Allah what you do not know?”

Muhsin Khan
Then, when the bearer of the glad tidings arrived, he cast it (the shirt) over his face, and he became clear-sighted. He said: “Did I not say to you, ‘I know from Allah that which you know not. ”

Pickthall
Then, when the bearer of glad tidings came, he laid it on his face and he became a seer once more. He said: Said I not unto you that I know from Allah that which ye know not?

Dr. Ghali
Then, as soon as the bearer of good tidings (actually) came, he cast it on his face; so he turned back a beholder once again. (i.e., He regained his eyesight) He said, “Did I not say to you that surely I know from Allah what you do not know.?

Abdel Haleem
Then, when the bearer of good news came and placed the shirt on to Jacob’s face, his eyesight returned and he said, ‘Did I not tell you that I have knowledge from God that you do not have?’

Quran 12 Verse 96 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yusuf ayat 96, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(12:96) And when the bearer of good news came he threw Joseph’s shirt over Jacob’s face, whereupon he regained his sight, and said: “Did I not tell you that I know from Allah what you do not know?”


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

Ibn-Kathir

96. Then, when the bearer of the good news arrived, he cast it (the shirt) over his face, and his vision returned. He said: “Did I not say to you, `I know from Allah that which you know not”’ 97. They said: “O our father! Ask forgiveness (from Allah) for our sins, indeed we have been sinners.” 98. He said: “I will ask my Lord for forgiveness for you, verily, He! Only He is the Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful.”


Yahudha brings Yusuf’s Shirt and Good News

Ibn `Abbas and Ad-Dahhak said;

﴿الْبَشِيرُ﴾

(good news) means information. Mujahid and As-Suddi said that the bearer of good news was Yahudha, son of Ya`qub. As-Suddi added, “He brought it (Yusuf’s shirt) because it was he who brought Yusuf’s shirt stained with the false blood. So he liked to erase that error with this good act, by bringing Yusuf’s shirt and placing it on his father’s face. His father’s sight was restored to him.” Ya`qub said to his children,

﴿أَلَمْ أَقُلْ لَّكُمْ إِنِّى أَعْلَمُ مِنَ اللَّهِ مَا لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ﴾

(Did I not say to you, `I know from Allah that which you know not’), that I know that Allah will return Yusuf to me and that,

﴿إِنِّى لأَجِدُ رِيحَ يُوسُفَ لَوْلاَ أَن تُفَنِّدُونِ﴾

(I do indeed feel the smell of Yusuf, if only you think me not senile.)

Yusuf’s Brothers feel Sorry and Regretful

This is when Yusuf’s brothers said to their father, with humble- ness,

﴿قَالُواْ يأَبَانَا اسْتَغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَآ إِنَّا كُنَّا خَـطِئِينَ – قَالَ سَوْفَ أَسْتَغْفِرُ لَكُمْ رَبِّى إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ ﴾

(“O our father! Ask forgiveness (from Allah) for our sins, indeed we have been sinners.” He said: “I will ask my Lord for forgiveness for you, verily, He! Only He is the Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful.”) and He forgives those who repent to Him. `Abdullah bin Mas`ud, Ibrahim At-Taymi, `Amr bin Qays, Ibn Jurayj and several others said that Prophet Ya`qub delayed fulfilling their request until the latter part of the night.

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