18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
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Hizb 31
Juz 16
So they went (their way) until when they embarked in the boat he made a hole in it. (Musa) said: Have you made a hole in it to drown its inmates? Certainly you have done a grievous thing. (71) He said: said I not that thou wouldst not be able to have with me patience? (72) He said: Blame me not for what I forgot, and do not constrain me to a difficult thing in my affair. (73) And so the two went on, till, when they met a young man, [the sage] slew him - [whereupon Moses] exclaimed: "Hast thou slain an innocent human being without [his having taken] another man's life? Indeed, thou hast done a terrible thing!" (74) ۞ 'Did I not tell you' he replied, 'that you would not be able to bear patiently with me' (75) He (Moses) said: 'If I question you again do not let me be your companion; you already have enough excuse' (76) So they went on until when they came to the people of a town, they asked them for food, but they refused to entertain them as guests. Then they found in it a wall which was on the point of falling, so he put it into a right state. (Musa) said: If you had pleased, you might certainly have taken a recompense for it. (77) Said he, 'This is the parting between me and thee. Now I will tell thee the interpretation of that thou couldst not bear patiently. (78) "The boat belonged to some poor people who made their living from the sea. I wanted to damage it because there was a king coming behind them who was seizing 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) We hoped their Lord would give them a substitute better than him in virtue and goodness. (81) As for that wall, it belonged to two orphan boys of the city, and their treasure was buried under it. Their father was an upright man. So your Lord willed that on reaching the age of maturity they should dig out their treasure as a favour from their Lord. So, I did not do that of my own accord. This is the explanation of things you could not bear with patience." (82)
18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
۞
Hizb 31
Juz 16