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“Go with this my shirt, and cast it over the face of my father: he will come to see (clearly). Then come ye (here) to me together with all your family.”

It will be remembered that they had covered
their crime by taking his shirt, putting on the stains of
blood, and pretending that he had been killed by a wolf:
see above, 12:17-18.
Now that they have confessed their crime and been
forgiven, and they have joyful news to tell Jacob about
Joseph. Joseph gives them another shirt of his to prove
the truth of their story.
It is rich shirt, befitting a ruler of Egypt, to prove his
good fortune, and yet perhaps in design and many
colours (12:18, n. 1651) were reminiscent of the lost
The first shirt plunged Jacob into grief. This one will now
restore him.


Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (Surah 12 verse 93). Microsoft Word – 012 Yusuf.doc (

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