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) [Moses] said, "Do not blame me for what I forgot and do not cover me in my matter with difficulty." (73) So they set out, until when they met a boy, al-Khidh r killed him. [Moses] said, "Have you killed a pure soul for other than [having killed] a soul? You have certainly done a deplorable thing." (74) ۞ He said: "Did I not tell you that you will not be able to patiently bear with me?" (75) Said [Moses]: "If, after this, I should ever question thee, keep me not in thy company: [for by] now thou hast heard enough excuses from me." (76) So they departed and thereafter they came to the inhabitants of a village. They asked its inhabitants for some food, but they declined to host them. There, they found a wall about to fall down whereupon his companion restored it. He (Moses) said: 'Had you wished, you could have taken payment for that' (77) He said: This shall be separation between me and you; now I will inform you of the significance of that with which you could not have patience. (78) "As for the boat, it belonged to certain men in dire want: they plied on the water: I but wished to render it unserviceable, for there was after them a certain king who seized on every boat by force. (79) And as for the boy, his parents were believers, and we apprehended that he might impose upon the twain exorbitance and infidelity. (80) "So we intended that their Lord should change him for them for one better in righteousness and near to mercy. (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