18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
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Hizb 31
Juz 16
Then the two went forth until, when they embarked on the boat, he made a hole in it, whereupon Moses exclaimed: "Have you made a hole in it so as to drown the people in the boat? You have certainly done an awful thing." (71) 'Did I not I tell you' he replied, 'that you would not bear patiently with me' (72) Moses said: "Do not take me to task at my forgetfulness, and do not be hard on me." (73) And so the two went on, till, when they met a young man, [the sage] slew him - [whereupon Moses] exclaimed: "Hast thou slain an innocent human being without [his having taken] another man's life? Indeed, thou hast done a terrible thing!" (74) ۞ The man said, "Did I not tell you that you would not be able to have any patience with me?" (75) Said Moosa, “If I ask you anything after this, do not stay with me; indeed your condition from me is fulfilled.” (76) The two went on till they came upon some villagers, and asked the people for food, but they refused to entertain them. There they found a wall that was crumbling, which he repaired. Moses remarked: "You could have demanded wages for it if you liked." (77) He said, “This is the parting between you and me; I shall now tell you the interpretation of the matters you could not patiently bear.” (78) “In respect of the boat it belonged to the poor people who worked on the river, so I wished to flaw it and behind them was a king who would capture every sound ship.” (79) As for the youth, his parents were believers and we feared that he would trouble them by rebellion and denial of truth. (80) “So we wished that their Lord may bestow them a child better, purer and nearer to mercy.” (81) As for the wall, it belonged to two orphan boys in the city. Beneath it was (buried) a treasure which belonged to them. Their father had been a righteous person and your Lord willed that when they reach manhood to bring out their treasure as a mercy from your Lord. What I did was not done by my own command. That is the interpretation of what you could not bear with patience' (82)
18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
۞
Hizb 31
Juz 16