18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
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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) He replied: "Did I not tell you that you will not be able to patiently bear with me?" (72) He said: Blame me not for what I forgot, and do not constrain me to a difficult thing in my affair. (73) So they set out again; until when they met a boy, the chosen bondman slew him Moosa said, “Did you slay an innocent soul not in retribution for another? You have indeed done an extremely evil thing.” (74) ۞ He said: "Did I not tell you you will not be able to bear with me?" (75) Moses said, "If I ask you such questions again, abandon me; you will have enough reason to do so." (76) So they went on until they came to a town. They asked its people for food, but were refused hospitality. They found a wall in the town which was about to fall down. His companion buttressed it and Moses said, "Had you wished, you could have demanded payment for your labours." (77) He said: This shall be separation between me and you; now I will inform you of the significance of that with which you could not have patience. (78) "As for the boat, it belonged to certain men in dire want: they plied on the water: I but wished to render it unserviceable, for there was after them a certain king who seized on every boat by force. (79) "And as for the boy, his parents were believers, and we feared lest he should oppress them by rebellion and disbelief. (80) So we desired that their Lord might give them in his place one better than him in purity and nearer to having compassion. (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