وَلَمَّا دَخَلُواْ مِنۡ حَيۡثُ أَمَرَهُمۡ أَبُوهُم مَّا كَانَ يُغۡنِى عَنۡهُم مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ مِن شَىۡءٍ إِلَّا حَاجَةً فِى نَفۡسِ يَعۡقُوبَ قَضَىٰهَا ۚ وَإِنَّهُۥ لَذُو عِلۡمٍ لِّمَا عَلَّمۡنَٰهُ وَلَٰكِنَّ أَكۡثَرَ ٱلنَّاسِ لَا يَعۡلَمُونَ
And when they entered in the manner their father had enjoined, it did not profit them in the least against (the plan of) Allah: It was but a necessity of Jacob's soul, which he discharged. For he was, by our instruction, full of knowledge (and experience): but most men know not.<br/>
God, exalted be He, says: And when they entered in the manner which their father had bidden them, that is, separately, it did not avail them anything (min shay'in: min is extra) against God, that is, [against] His decree; it was but a need in Jacob's soul which he [thus] satisfied, and this [need] was his desire to fend off the evil eye [from them], out of affection [for them]. And verily he was possessed of knowledge, because We had taught him; but most of mankind - and they are the disbelievers - do not know, [about] God's inspiring His elect.