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raaynahu akbarnahu waqattaAAna aydiyahunna waqulna hasha lillahi ma hatha basharan

in hatha illa malakun kareem


31. When she heard of their malicious talk, she sent for them and prepared a banquet for

them: she gave each of them a knife: and she said (to Joseph), "Come out before them."

When they saw him, they did extol him, and (in their amazement) cut their hands: they

said, "(Allah) preserve us! no mortal is this! this is none other than a noble angel!"

32. Qalat fathalikunna allathee lumtunnanee feehi walaqad rawadtuhu AAan nafsihi



stAAsama wala-in lam yafAAal ma amuruhu layusjananna walayakoonan mina





32. She said: "There before you is the man about whom ye did blame me! I did seek to

seduce him from his (true) self but he did firmly save himself guiltless!....and now, if he

doth not my bidding, he shall certainly be cast into prison, and (what is more) be of the

company of the vilest!"

33. Qala rabbi a


ssijnu ahabbu ilayya mimma yadAAoonanee ilayhi wa-illa tasrif

AAannee kaydahunna asbu ilayhinna waakun mina aljahileen


33. He said: "O my Lord! the prison is more to my liking than that to which they invite

me: Unless Thou turn away their snare from me, I should (in my youthful folly) feel

inclined towards them and join the ranks of the ignorant."