18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
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Hizb 31
Juz 16
So they set out, but, when they got into a boat, the man made a hole in it. Moses exclaimed, "Have you made a hole in the boat to drown the people in it? You have indeed done a dreadful thing!" (71) "Did I not tell you," he replied, "that you will not be able to bear with me?" (72) Said Moosa, “Do not apprehend me upon my forgetting, and do not impose difficulty on me in my task.” (73) Then the two went forth until they met a lad whom he slew, whereupon Moses exclaimed: "What! Have you slain an innocent person without his having slain anyone? Surely you have done a horrible thing." (74) ۞ He said: "Did I not tell you that you will not be able to patiently bear with me?" (75) He (Moses) said: 'If I question you again do not let me be your companion; you already have enough excuse' (76) They continued on their journey again until they reached a town. They asked the people there for food, but no one accepted them as their guests. They found there a wall of a house which was on the verge of tumbling to the ground. The companion of Moses repaired that wall. Moses said, "You should have received some money for your labor." (77) "This is the parting of our "ways," he said. "But I will now explain the things you could not bear: (78) As for the boat, it belonged to (some) poor men who worked on the river and I wished that I should damage it, and there was behind them a king who seized every boat by force. (79) And as for the boy, his parents were believers, and we feared that he would overburden them by transgression and disbelief. (80) so we desired that their Lord should give to them in exchange one better than he in purity, and nearer in tenderness. (81) And as for the wall, it belonged to two orphan boys in the city, and there was beneath it a treasure belonging to them, and their father was a righteous man; so your Lord desired that they should attain their maturity and take out their treasure, a mercy from your Lord, and I did not do it of my own accord. This is the significance of that with which you could not have patience. (82)
18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
۞
Hizb 31
Juz 16