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M.Pickthall
1. Alif. Lam. Ra. These are verses of the Scripture that maketh plain.
Yusuf Ali
1. Alif Lam Ra. These are the Symbols (or Verses) of the Perspicuous Book.





M.Pickthall
2. Lo! We have revealed it, a Lecture in Arabic, that ye may understand.
Yusuf Ali
2. We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur'an in order that ye may learn wisdom.





M.Pickthall
3. We narrate unto thee (Muhammad) the best of narratives in that We have inspired 
in thee this Quran, though aforetime thou wast of the heedless.
Yusuf Ali
3. We do relate unto thee the most beautiful of stories in that We reveal to thee 
this (portion of the) Qur'an: before this thou too wast among those who knew it not.





M.Pickthall
4. When Joseph said unto his father: O my father! Lo! I saw in a dream eleven 
planets and the sun and the moon, I saw them prostrating themselves unto me.
Yusuf Ali
4. Behold Joseph said to his father: "O my father! I did see eleven stars and 
the sun and the moon: I saw them prostrate themselves to me!"





M.Pickthall
5. He said: O my dear son! Tell not thy brethren of thy vision. lest they plot a 
plot against thee. Lo! Satan is for man an open foe.
Yusuf Ali
5. Said (the father): "My (dear) little son! relate not thy vision to thy brothers 
lest they concoct a plot against thee: for Satan is to man an avowed enemy!





M.Pickthall
6. 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.
Yusuf Ali
6. "Thus will thy Lord choose thee and teach thee the interpretation of stories 
(and events) and perfect His favor 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."
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