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{ قَالَ إِنَّمَآ أَشْكُو بَثِّي وَحُزْنِي إِلَى ٱللَّهِ وَأَعْلَمُ مِنَ ٱللَّهِ مَا لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ }

…I complain of my anguish and grief only to God…That is, ‘My anxiety (hamm) and sorrow (ḥuzn)’.Sahl said:Jacob’s grief was not over Joseph, but it [his grief] was an expression of the deep emotion (wajd) he felt in his heart after being separated from Joseph. For he asked himself, ‘How great would be the feelings I would experience if I were to be separated from God, Mighty and Majestic is He, when separation from a creature had caused me to act in such a way?’ So he complained of his distraction and anguish to God, Exalted is He, and to no one else.His words, Exalted is He:


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