Hazrat Yousuf (AS) remained in jail for how many years?

A. 6 years
B. 7 years or 12 years
C. 10 years or 14 years
D. 12 years or 14 years


Correct Answer: B. 7 years or 12 years 

Detailed About MCQs

There are several opinions regarding the questions, but in general, the following is noted in the books of Tafseer (Quranic exegesis).

  • The Prophet Yusuf (A.S) remained in prison for twelve years. According to others it may have been approximately more or less ten years.
  • Prophet Yusuf’s (A.S) time was seven years, in prison” (Safwat Al Tafaaseer of Imam Al Saabuni)
  • Prophet Yusuf’s (A.S) time in prison was for seven years, or for twelve”. (Tafseer Al Jalaalain)
  • (So he (Prophet Yusuf) stayed in prison for some years), twelve years”. (Tafsir Tanwir Al Miqbas)