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wakadhālika
وَكَذَٰلِكَ
And thus
yajtabīka
يَجْتَبِيكَ
will choose you
rabbuka
رَبُّكَ
your Lord
wayuʿallimuka
وَيُعَلِّمُكَ
and will teach you
min
مِن
of
tawīli
تَأْوِيلِ
(the) interpretation
l-aḥādīthi
ٱلْأَحَادِيثِ
(of) the narratives
wayutimmu
وَيُتِمُّ
and complete
niʿ'matahu
نِعْمَتَهُۥ
His Favor
ʿalayka
عَلَيْكَ
on you
waʿalā
وَعَلَىٰٓ
and on
āli
ءَالِ
(the) family
yaʿqūba
يَعْقُوبَ
(of) Yaqub
kamā
كَمَآ
as
atammahā
أَتَمَّهَا
He completed it
ʿalā
عَلَىٰٓ
on
abawayka
أَبَوَيْكَ
your two forefathers
min
مِن
of-
qablu
قَبْلُ
before -
ib'rāhīma
إِبْرَٰهِيمَ
Ibrahim
wa-is'ḥāqa
وَإِسْحَٰقَۚ
and Isaac.
inna
إِنَّ
Indeed,
rabbaka
رَبَّكَ
your Lord
ʿalīmun
عَلِيمٌ
(is) All-Knower,
ḥakīmun
حَكِيمٌ
All-Wise."

Wa kazaalika yajtabeeka rabbuka wa yu'allimuka min taaweelil ahaadeesi wa yutimmu ni'matahoo 'alaika wa 'alaaa Aali Ya'qooba kamaaa atammahaa 'alaaa abawaika min qablu Ibraaheema wa Ishaaq; inna Rabbaka 'Aleemun hakeem

Sahih International:

And thus will your Lord choose you and teach you the interpretation of narratives and complete His favor upon you and upon the family of Jacob, as He completed it upon your fathers before, Abraham and Isaac. Indeed, your Lord is Knowing and Wise."

1 A. J. Arberry

So will thy Lord choose thee, and teach thee the interpretation of tales, and perfect His blessing upon thee and upon the House of Jacob, as He perfected it formerly on thy fathers Abraham and Isaac; surely thy Lord is All-knowing, All-wise.'

2 Abdul Haleem

This is about how your Lord will choose you, teach you to interpret dreams, and perfect His blessing on you and the House of Jacob, just as He perfected it earlier on your forefathers Abraham and Isaac: your Lord is all knowing and wise.’

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And Thus will thy Lord choose thee and teach thee of the interpretation of discourses, and will fulfil His favour upon thee and upon the house of Y'aqub even as He fulfilled it upon thy fathers, Ibrahim and Is-haq aforetime; verily thy Lord is Knowing, Wise.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

"Thus will thy Lord choose thee and teach thee the interpretation of stories (and events) and perfect His favour to thee and to the posterity of Jacob - even as He perfected it to thy fathers Abraham and Isaac aforetime! for Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom."

5 Abul Ala Maududi

(As you have seen in the dream), so will your Lord choose you (for His task) and will impart to you the comprehension of the deeper meaning of things and will bestow the full measure of His favour upon you and upon the house of Jacob even as He earlier bestowed it in full measure upon your forefathers, Abraham and Isaac. Surely your Lord is All- Knowing, All-Wise."

6 Ahmed Ali

Your Lord will choose you and teach you to interpret events, and confer His favours on you and the house of Jacob, as He had done in the case of two ancestors of yours, Abraham and Isaac, before you. Indeed your Lord is all-knowing and all-wise."

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

“And this is how your Lord will choose you and teach you how to interpret events, and will perfect His favours upon you and upon the family of Yaqub, the way He perfected it upon both your forefathers, Ibrahim and Ishaq; indeed your Lord is All Knowing, Wise.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

That is how your Lord will choose you, and teach you the interpretation of dreams, and complete His blessing upon you and upon the house of Jacob, just as He completed it earlier for your fathers, Abraham and Isaac. Your Lord is indeed all-knowing and all-wise.’

9 Ali Ünal

"So will your Lord choose you and impart to you some knowledge of the inner meaning of all happenings (including dreams), and complete His favor upon you and upon the family of Jacob, as He completed it formerly upon your forefathers Abraham and Isaac. Surely, your Lord is All-Knowing, All-Wise.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

`And thus (shall it be as He has shown you in this vision). Your Lord will make you His chosen one and impart you knowledge of the true interpretation of (Divine) sayings and will perfect His favours upon you and upon the family of Jacob, just as He perfected it formerly upon two of your forefathers - Abraham and Isaac. Verily, your Lord is All-Knowing, All-Wise.´

11 English Literal

And as/like that your Lord chooses/purifies you and teaches/informs you from the information`s/speech`s interpretation/explanation, and He completes His blessing on you, and on Jacob`s family, as/like He completed it on your fathers (forefathers) before, Abraham, and Isaac, that your Lord (is) knowledgeable, wise/judicious.

12 Faridul Haque

"And this is how your Lord will choose you and teach you how to interpret events, and will perfect His favours upon you and upon the family of Yaqub, the way He perfected it upon both your forefathers, Ibrahim and Ishaq; indeed your Lord is All Knowing, Wise."

13 Hamid S. Aziz

He said, "O my boy! Tell not your vision to your brethren, for they will plot against you. Verily, Satan is to man an open foe."

14 Hilali & Khan

"Thus will your Lord choose you and teach you the interpretation of dreams (and other things) and perfect His Favour on you and on the offspring of Ya'qub (Jacob), as He perfected it on your fathers, Ibrahim (Abraham) and Ishaque (Isaac) aforetime! Verily, your Lord is All-Knowing, All-Wise."

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

He said: O my son, relate not thy dream to thy brethren, lest they devise a plan against thee. The devil indeed is an open enemy to man.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And thus will your Lord choose you and teach you the interpretation of sayings and make His favor complete to you and to the children of Yaqoub, as He made it complete before to your fathers, Ibrahim and Ishaq; surely your Lord is Knowing, Wise.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Thus thy Lord will prefer thee and will teach thee the interpretation of events, and will perfect His grace upon thee and upon the family of Jacob as He perfected it upon thy forefathers, Abraham and Isaac. Lo! thy Lord is Knower, Wise.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Thus, your Lord will select you, teach you the interpretation of dreams, and grant His favors to you and the family of Jacob, just as He granted His favors to your fathers, Abraham and Isaac. Your Lord is certainly All-knowing and All-wise."

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

so your Lord will choose you and teach you the interpretation of visions, and perfect His Favor upon you and upon the House of Jacob, as He perfected it on your fathers Abraham and Isaac before you. Your Lord is Knowing, Wise.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

"Thus will your Lord choose you and teach you the interpretation of dreams (and other things) and perfect His favor on you and on the offspring of Ya`qub, as He perfected it on your fathers, Ibrahim and Ishaq aforetime! Verily, your Lord is All-Knowing, All-Wise."

21 Wahiduddin Khan

You shall be chosen by your Lord and He will impart to you some understanding of the inner meaning of events. He will bestow the full measure of His blessings upon you and upon the House of Jacob -- even as He formerly bestowed it in full measure upon your forefathers, Abraham and Isaac. Truly, your Sustainer is all-knowing and wise!"

22 Talal Itani

And thus your Lord will choose you, and will teach you the interpretation of events, and will complete His blessing upon you and upon the family of Jacob, as He has completed it before upon your forefathers Abraham and Isaac. Your Lord is Knowing and Wise.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Thus, in the way that you have seen, will your Lord prefer you, choose you, and teach you the interpretation of events, the interpretation of visions, and perfect His grace upon you, with prophethood, and upon the House of Jacob -- [upon] his sons -- as He perfected it, with prophethood, formerly on your fathers Abraham and Isaac. Truly your Lord is Knower, of His creatures, Wise', in what He does with them.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Interpretation of Yusuf's Vision

Allah says that Yaqub said to his son Yusuf, `Just as Allah chose you to see the eleven stars, the sun and the moon prostrate before you in a vision,

وَكَذَلِكَ يَجْتَبِيكَ رَبُّكَ

Thus will your Lord choose you,

designate and assign you to be a Prophet from Him,

وَيُعَلِّمُكَ مِن تَأْوِيلِ الَاحَادِيثِ

and teach you the interpretation of Ahadith.'

Mujahid and several other scholars said that;

this part of the Ayah is in reference to the interpreting of dreams.

He said next,

وَيُتِمُّ نِعْمَتَهُ عَلَيْكَ

and perfect His favor on you,

`by His Message and revelation to you.'

وَعَلَى الِ يَعْقُوبَ

and on the offspring of Yaqub,

This is why Yaqub said afterwards,

كَمَا أَتَمَّهَا عَلَى أَبَوَيْكَ مِن قَبْلُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ

as He perfected it aforetime on your fathers, Ibrahim...,

Allah's intimate friend,

وَإِسْحَقَ

and Ishaq,

Ibrahim's son,

إِنَّ رَبَّكَ عَلِيمٌ حَكِيمٌ



Verily, your Lord is All-Knowing, All-Wise.

Allah knows best whom to chose for His Messages