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77. Qaloo in yasriq faqad saraqa akhun lahu min qablu faasarraha yoosufu fee nafsihi

walam yubdiha lahum qala antum sharrun makanan wa


llahu aAAlamu bima tasifoon


77. They said: "If he steals, there was a brother of his who did steal before (him)." But

these things did Joseph keep locked in his heart, revealing not the secrets to them. He

(simply) said (to himself): "Ye are the worse situated; and Allah knoweth best the truth of

what ye assert!"

78. Qaloo ya ayyuha alAAazeezu inna lahu aban shaykhan kabeeran fakhuth ahadana

makanahu inna naraka mina almuhsineen


78. They said: "O exalted one! Behold! he has a father, aged and venerable, (who will

grieve for him); so take one of us in his place; for we see that thou art (gracious) in doing


79. Qala maAAatha Allahi an na/khutha illa man wajadna mataAAana AAindahu inna

ithan la




79. He said: "(Allah) forbid that we take other than him with whom we found our

property: indeed (if we did so), we should be acting wrongfully.

Section 10 (80-93)