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 replied, "Did I not tell you that you would never be able to bear with me patiently?" (72) He said, 'Do not take me to task that I forgot, neither constrain me to do a thing too difficult.' (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) ۞ 'Did I not tell you' he replied, 'that you would not be able to bear patiently with me' (75) [Moses] said, "If I should ask you about anything after this, then do not keep me as a companion. You have obtained from me an excuse." (76) They continued on their journey again until they reached a town. They asked the people there for food, but no one accepted them as their guests. They found there a wall of a house which was on the verge of tumbling to the ground. The companion of Moses repaired that wall. Moses said, "You should have received some money for your labor." (77) (Khidr) said: "This is the parting between me and you, I will tell you the interpretation of (those) things over which you were unable to hold patience. (78) As for the ship, it belonged to certain poor men, who toiled upon the sea; and I desired to damage it, for behind them there was a king who was seizing every ship by brutal 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) "So we desired that their Lord would give them in exchange (a son) better in purity (of conduct) and closer in affection. (81) As for the wall, it belonged to two orphan boys in the city, and under it there was a treasure that belonged to them. Their father was a righteous man and your Lord intended that they should come of age and then bring forth their treasure as a mercy from your Lord; I did not do this of my own bidding. This is the true meaning of things with which you could not keep your patience." (82)
18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
۞
Hizb 31
Juz 16