O my sons! Go and inquire about Joseph and his brother, and do not despair of Allah’s Relief. Surely none despairs of Allah’s Relief except the disbelieving people.
So when they entered upon him, they said: “O exalted one! A hard time has hit us and our family and we have brought but poor capital. So give us full measure and be charitable to us. Surely Allah rewards the charitable.”
Joseph said: “Do you know (remember) what you did with Joseph and his brother when you were ignorant?”
They said: “Is it truly you? You are indeed Joseph!” “I am Joseph and this is my brother. Allah has bestowed blessing upon us. Because, whoever has piety and patience, surely Allah does not waste the reward of the good-doers (Muhsinîn).”
They said: “By Allah! Indeed Allah has preferred you above us, and we certainly have been (deliberate) sinners.”
He said: “There is no reproach on you this day. May Allah forgive you and He is the Most Merciful of the merciful”.
“Take my very shirt and cast it on my father’s face. His sight will be back. And bring me your family, all together”.
And when the caravan had departed (from Egypt), their father said: “Surely, I perceive Joseph’s scent (the breeze coming from Joseph) if you do not say that I am a dotard.”
They said: “By Allah, you are most surely in your old aberration (caused by your old grief).”