18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
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Hizb 31
Juz 16
Then the two went forth until, when they embarked on the boat, he made a hole in it, whereupon Moses exclaimed: "Have you made a hole in it so as to drown the people in the boat? You have certainly done an awful thing." (71) [Al-Khidh r] said, "Did I not say that with me you would never be able to have patience?" (72) Musa said: take me not to task for what I forget, and impose not in my affair hardship. (73) Then the twain journeyed until when they met a boy, and he killed him. Musa said: hast thou slain a person innocent not in return for a person? Assuredly thou hast committed a thing formidable. (74) ۞ He said: Did I not say to you that you will not be able to have patience 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) "This is the parting of our "ways," he said. "But I will now explain the things you could not bear: (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) "The young boy had very faithful parents. We were afraid that out of love for him they would lose their faith in God and commit rebellion (80) We hoped their Lord would give them a substitute better than him in virtue and goodness. (81) And as for the wall, it belonged to two orphan boys in the city, and there was beneath it a treasure for them, and their father had been righteous. So your Lord intended that they reach maturity and extract their treasure, as a mercy from your Lord. And I did it not of my own accord. That is the interpretation of that about which you could not have patience." (82)
18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
۞
Hizb 31
Juz 16