18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
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Hizb 31
Juz 16
So they both proceeded, till, when they embarked the ship, he (Khidr) scuttled it. Musa (Moses) said: "Have you scuttled it in order to drown its people? Verily, you have committed a thing "Imra" (a Munkar - evil, bad, dreadful thing)." (71) He said, "Did I not tell you that you would not be able to remain patient with me?" (72) Moses said: 'Do not blame me for what I forgot, nor press me to do something which is too difficult' (73) So they twain journeyed on till, when they met a lad, he slew him. (Moses) said: What! Hast thou slain an innocent soul who hath slain no man? Verily thou hast done a horrid thing. (74) ۞ He said: Did I not tell thee that thou couldst not bear with me? (75) Moses said: "Keep me no more in your company if I question you concerning anything after this. You will then be fully justified." (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) 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) 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 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 town; and there was under it a treasure belonging to them; and their father was a righteous man, and your Lord intended that they should attain their age of full strength and take out their treasure as a mercy from your Lord. And I did it not of my own accord. That is the interpretation of those (things) over which you could not hold patience." (82)
18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
۞
Hizb 31
Juz 16