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{ وَقَالَ لِلَّذِي ظَنَّ أَنَّهُ نَاجٍ مِّنْهُمَا ٱذْكُرْنِي عِندَ رَبِّكَ فَأَنْسَاهُ ٱلشَّيْطَانُ ذِكْرَ رَبِّهِ فَلَبِثَ فِي ٱلسِّجْنِ بِضْعَ سِنِينَ }

‘…Mention me to your lord…’ He [Sahl] said:It has been related that the angel Gabriel visited Joseph in prison and said to him, ‘O pure one, son of the pure one, verily God, Exalted is He, has honoured me through you and through your forefathers, and He says to you, “Joseph, did you not feel shame before Me for having sought intercession from someone other than Me? By My Might, I am going to make you remain in prison for several years more.”’ He [Joseph] asked Gabriel, ‘Is He pleased with me?’ He replied, ‘Yes.’ So he said, ‘Then I do not mind.’ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib , used to say: ‘I and my self are nothing but a shepherd and his flock, each time he gathers them in on one side, they disperse from the other.’His words, Exalted is He:


Tafsīr al-Tustarī, trans. Annabel Keeler and Ali Keeler
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