18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
۞
Hizb 31
Juz 16
They started their journey and some time latter they embarked in a boat in which he made a hole. Moses asked him, "Did you make the hole to drown the people on board? This is certainly very strange". (71) Said he, 'Did I not say that thou couldst never bear with me patiently?' (72) Moses said: "Do not take me to task at my forgetfulness, and do not be hard on me." (73) Then they proceeded: until, when they met a young man, he slew him. Moses said: "Hast thou slain an innocent person who had slain none? Truly a foul (unheard of) thing hast thou done!" (74) ۞ (Khidr) said: "Did I not tell you that you can have no patience with me?" (75) [Moses] said, "If I should ask you about anything after this, then do not keep me as a companion. You have obtained from me an excuse." (76) So they both set out again; until they came to the people of a dwelling they asked its people for food they refused to invite them then in the village they both found a wall about to collapse, and the chosen bondman straightened it; said Moosa, “If you wished, you could have taken some wages for it!” (77) He said: 'This is the parting between me and you. But now I will tell you the interpretation of that which you could not patiently bear. (78) As for the boat it belonged to some poor people who worked on the river, and I desired to damage it for beyond them lay the dominion of a king who was wont to seize every boat by force. (79) "As for the youth, his parents were people of Faith, and we feared that he would grieve them by obstinate rebellion and ingratitude (to Allah and man). (80) and so we desired that their Sustainer grant them in his stead [a child] of greater purity than him, and closer [to them] in loving tenderness. (81) "The tumbling wall belonged to two orphans in the town whose father was a righteous person. Underneath the wall there was a treasure that belonged to them. Your Lord wanted the orphans to find the treasure through the mercy of your Lord when they mature. I did not repair the wall out of my own desire. These were the explanations of my deeds about which you could not remain patient." (82)
18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
۞
Hizb 31
Juz 16