18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
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Hizb 31
Juz 16
So they set out till they (came to the quay) and went on board a ship in which he made a hole, (and Moses said:) "You have made a hole in the boat to drown its passengers? You have done a strange thing!" (71) He replied, "Did I not tell you that you would never be able to bear with me patiently?" (72) (Moses) said: Be not wroth with me that I forgot, and be not hard upon me for my fault. (73) and so they departed. Thereafter they met a boy and he killed him. He (Moses) exclaimed: 'What, have you killed a pure soul and it was not done (in retaliation) for a soul? you have done a terrible thing' (74) ۞ [Al-Khidh r] said, "Did I not tell you that with me you would never be able to have patience?" (75) He (Moses) said: 'If I question you again do not let me be your companion; you already have enough excuse' (76) So they departed; until, when they reached the people of a city, they asked the people for food, but they refused to receive them hospitably. There they found a wall about to tumble down, and so he set it up. He said, 'If thou hadst wished, thou couldst have taken a wage for that.' (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) "The boat belonged to some destitute people who were using it as a means of their living in the sea. The king had imposed a certain amount of tax on every undamaged boat. I damaged it so that they would not have to pay the tax. (79) “And in respect of the boy his parents were Muslims and we feared that he may incite them to 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) 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