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قَالَ هَلْ آمَنُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ إِلاَّ كَمَآ أَمِنتُكُمْ عَلَىٰ أَخِيهِ مِن قَبْلُ فَٱللَّهُ خَيْرٌ حَافِظاً وَهُوَ أَرْحَمُ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
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-Yûsuf ( يوسف )

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

He said, ‘Should I — [I will] only — trust you with him like I trusted you with his brother, Joseph, before? despite [the fact] that you have done to him what you have done? Yet God is best at guarding (hifzan: a variant reading has hāfizan, ‘a guardian’, as a specification, similar to when they say li’Llāhi darruhu fārisan, ‘By God, how excellent a horseman he is!’); and He is the Most Merciful of merciful ones’, and so I hope that He will show favour [to me] by guarding him.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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