In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.

Continuation of Chapter 12 Yusuf ( )
(Yusuf (Joseph) (pbuh))



In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.
12:86
He said: "I only complain of my distraction and anguish to Allah and I know from Allah that which ye know not...
  • Jacob's plaint to Allah is about himself, not about Allah's doings. He bewails the distraction of his mind and his occasional breaking out of those bounds of patience which he had set for himself.
  • He knew of Allah's merciful and beneficent dealings with man in a way his shallow sons did not. And his perfect faith in Allah also told him that all would be well. He never gave up hope for Joseph, as his directions in the next verse show. They may be supposed to have been spoken after a little silence of grief and thought. That silence I have indicated in punctuation by three dots.

Jazak Allahu Khairin