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) Said he, 'Did I not say that thou couldst never bear with me patiently?' (72) Moses said, "Please, forgive my forgetfulness. Do not oblige me with what is difficult for me to endure." (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) ۞ [Al-Khidh r] said, "Did I not tell you that with me you would never be able to have patience?" (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) "This is the parting of our "ways," he said. "But I will now explain the things you could not bear: (78) "As for that boat, it belonged to some needy people who toiled upon the sea - and I desired to damage it because [I knew that] behind them was a king who is wont to seize every boat by brute force. (79) As for the youth, his parents were believers and we feared that he would trouble them by rebellion and denial of truth. (80) and we desired that their Lord should grant them another in his place, a son more upright and more tender hearted. (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