Surah 12 «Yusuf», Ayah 94

Verse 94 of Surah Yusuf (12:94) with Arabic text, transcription, and translation.

وَلَمَّا فَصَلَتِ ٱلۡعِيرُ قَالَ أَبُوهُمۡ إِنِّي لَأَجِدُ رِيحَ يُوسُفَۖ لَوۡلَآ أَن تُفَنِّدُونِ ٩٤
Wa Lammā Faşalati Al-`Īru Qāla 'Abūhum 'Innī La'ajidu Rīĥa Yūsufa  ۖ  Lawlā 'An Tufannidūni

Sahih International

And when the caravan departed [from Egypt], their father said, "Indeed, I find the smell of Joseph [and would say that he was alive] if you did not think me weakened in mind."

Abdul Haleem

Later, when the caravan departed, their father said, ‘You may think I am senile but I can smell Joseph,’

Mohsin Khan/Hilali

And when the caravan departed, their father said: "I do indeed feel the smell of Yusuf (Joseph), if only you think me not a dotard (a person who has weakness of mind because of old age)."

Taqi Usmani

And when the caravan set out (from Egypt), their father (Ya‘qūb) said (in Canaan), “I sense the fragrance of Yūsuf, if you do not take me to be senile.”


When the caravan departed their father had said: Truly I am conscious of the breath of Joseph, though ye call me dotard.


When the caravan left (Egypt), their father said: "I do indeed scent the presence of Joseph: Nay, think me not a dotard."