18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
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Hizb 31
Juz 16
So they both proceeded, till, when they embarked the ship, he (Khidr) scuttled it. Musa (Moses) said: "Have you scuttled it in order to drown its people? Verily, you have committed a thing "Imra" (a Munkar - evil, bad, dreadful thing)." (71) 'Did I not I tell you' he replied, 'that you would not bear patiently with me' (72) (Moses) said: Be not wroth with me that I forgot, and be not hard upon me for my fault. (73) The two went on till they came to a boy, whom he killed. Moses exclaimed: "You have killed an innocent soul who had taken no life. You have done a most abominable thing!" (74) ۞ He answered: "Did I not tell thee that thou canst have no patience with me?" (75) Moses said: "If I ask you any thing again then do not keep me with you. You have my apology." (76) Then the two went forth until when they came to a town, they asked its people for food, but they refused to play host to them. They found in that town a wall that was on the verge of tumbling down, and he buttressed it, whereupon Moses said: "If you had wished, you could have received payment for it." (77) He said: this shall be the parting between me and thee; now I shall declare unto thee the interpretation of that wherewith thou wast not able to have patience. (78) As for the ship, it belonged to poor people working on the sea. I rendered it imperfect because behind them there was a king who was taking every ship by brutal force. (79) And as for the boy, his parents were believers and we feared lest he should make disobedience and ingratitude to come upon them: (80) We hoped their Lord would give them a substitute better than him in virtue and goodness. (81) As for the wall, it belonged to two orphan lads in the city, and under it was a treasure belonging to them. Their father was a righteous man; and thy Lord desired that they should come of age and then bring forth their treasure as a mercy from thy Lord. I did it not of my own bidding. This is the interpretation of that thou couldst not bear patiently.' (82)
18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
۞
Hizb 31
Juz 16