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) "Did I not tell you," he replied, "that you will not be able to bear with me?" (72) Moses said: "Rebuke me not for forgetting, nor grieve me by raising difficulties in my case." (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) ۞ He said: Did I not say to you that you will not be able to have patience with me? (75) Moses replied, "If I ever ask you about anything after this, do not let me accompany you. I will have given you sufficient excuse." (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) He replied, "This is where we should depart from one another. I shall give an explanation to you for all that I have done for which you could not remain patient. (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) As for the boy, his parents were believers, but we feared that he would harass them with defiance 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 underneath it was a treasure belonging to them and their father had been righteous. So thy Lord intended that the twain should attain their maturity and bring forth for themselves their treasure as a mercy from thy Lord. And I did it not of mine own command; that is the interpretation of that wherewith thou wast not able to have patience. (82)
18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
۞
Hizb 31
Juz 16