- The Tafsirs - التفاسير

* تفسير Kashani Tafsir

{ وَتَوَلَّىٰ عَنْهُمْ وَقَالَ يَٰأَسَفَىٰ عَلَى يُوسُفَ وَٱبْيَضَّتْ عَيْنَاهُ مِنَ ٱلْحُزْنِ فَهُوَ كَظِيمٌ }

And he turned away from them, that is, he abandoned their side and became oblivious to their state because of his affectionate yearning for Joseph the heart and his being attracted to his [Joseph's] side. And his eyes turned white with grief, firstly, with his [Joseph's] fall to the bottom of the well, the weakening of the faculty of his insight because of the excessive grief over the separation from him, and then because of his [Joseph's] elevation above his [Jacob's] stage and his [Joseph's] annihilation in the affirmation of the Oneness, and his [Jacob's] being left behind and his inability to comprehend him [Joseph] because of his station and his perfectedness, and therefore his vision remained dim and unable to see Joseph's state; such that he was [filled] with suppressed agony, filled as such because of the separation from him.