Ayah

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يَٰصَٰحِبَيِ
O my two companions
ٱلسِّجۡنِ
(of) the prison!
ءَأَرۡبَابٞ
Are lords
مُّتَفَرِّقُونَ
separate
خَيۡرٌ
better
أَمِ
or
ٱللَّهُ
Allah
ٱلۡوَٰحِدُ
the One
ٱلۡقَهَّارُ
the Irresistible
يَٰصَٰحِبَيِ
O my two companions
ٱلسِّجۡنِ
(of) the prison!
ءَأَرۡبَابٞ
Are lords
مُّتَفَرِّقُونَ
separate
خَيۡرٌ
better
أَمِ
or
ٱللَّهُ
Allah
ٱلۡوَٰحِدُ
the One
ٱلۡقَهَّارُ
the Irresistible

Translation

"O my two companions of the prison! (I ask you): are many lords differing among themselves better, or the One Allah, Supreme and Irresistible?

Tafsir

He [Joseph] then explicitly calls them to faith, saying: O my two fellow-prisoners!, inmates [of the prison]: Are several lords better, or, is, God, the One, the Almighty, better? (an interrogative meant as an affirmative).

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