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) He said: said I not that thou wouldst not be able to have with me patience? (72) He said, 'Do not take me to task that I forgot, neither constrain me to do a thing too difficult.' (73) So they set out again; until when they met a boy, the chosen bondman slew him Moosa said, “Did you slay an innocent soul not in retribution for another? You have indeed done an extremely evil thing.” (74) ۞ The man said, "Did I not tell you that you would not be able to have any patience with me?" (75) Musa said: if I ask thee regarding aught after this, company not with me; surely there hath reached to thee from my side an excuse. (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 shall be the parting between me and thee; now I shall declare unto thee the interpretation of that wherewith thou wast not able to have patience. (78) As for the ship, it belonged to poor people working on the sea. I rendered it imperfect because behind them there was a king who was taking every ship by brutal force. (79) As for the lad, his parents were people of faith, and we feared lest he should plague them with transgression and disbelief, (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 lads in the city, and under it was a treasure belonging to them. Their father was a righteous man; and thy Lord desired that they should come of age and then bring forth their treasure as a mercy from thy Lord. I did it not of my own bidding. This is the interpretation of that thou couldst not bear patiently.' (82)
18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
۞
Hizb 31
Juz 16