18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
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Hizb 31
Juz 16
So they both set out; until when they had boarded the boat, the chosen bondman ruptured the boat; said Moosa, “Did you make a hole in the boat in order to drown its passengers? You have indeed done an evil thing.” (71) Said he, 'Did I not say that thou couldst never bear with me patiently?' (72) Moses said: "Rebuke me not for forgetting, nor grieve me by raising difficulties in my case." (73) They continued on their journey until they met a young boy whom he killed. Moses said, "How could you murder an innocent soul? This is certainly a horrible act". (74) ۞ Said he, 'Did I not say that thou couldst never bear with me patiently?' (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 departed and thereafter they came to the inhabitants of a village. They asked its inhabitants for some food, but they declined to host them. There, they found a wall about to fall down whereupon his companion restored it. He (Moses) said: 'Had you wished, you could have taken payment for that' (77) He answered, "This is where you and I must part company. But first I will tell you the meaning of the things you could not bear with patiently. (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 boy, his parents were believers, but we feared that he would harass them with defiance and disbelief. (80) and we desired that their Lord should grant them another in his place, a son more upright and more tender hearted. (81) As for the wall, it belonged to two orphan boys in the city, and under it there was a treasure that belonged to them. Their father was a righteous man and your Lord intended that they should come of age and then bring forth their treasure as a mercy from your Lord; I did not do this of my own bidding. This is the true meaning of things with which you could not keep your patience." (82)
18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
۞
Hizb 31
Juz 16