18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
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Hizb 31
Juz 16
So they departed. When they boarded a ship, he bored a hole in it. 'What, have you made a hole in it' he said, 'is it to drown its passengers? You have done a dreadful thing' (71) He said: Did I not tell thee that thou couldst not 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) 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) ۞ He said: Did I not say to you that you will not be able to have patience with me? (75) He said, 'If I question thee on anything after this, then keep me company no more; thou hast already experienced excuse sufficient on my part.' (76) Then they both proceeded, till, when they came to the people of a town, they asked them for food, but they refused to entertain them. Then they found therein a wall about to collapse and he (Khidr) set it up straight. [Musa (Moses)] said: If you had wished, surely, you could have taken wages for it!" (77) He said: This is the parting between thee and me! I will announce unto thee the interpretation of that thou couldst not bear with patience. (78) That boat belonged to poor people who used to toil on the sea. I damaged it because there was a king after them who used to seize every ship by force. (79) And as for the boy, his parents were believers, and we apprehended that he might impose upon the twain exorbitance and infidelity. (80) and we desired that their Lord should grant them another in his place, a son more upright and more tender hearted. (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