18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
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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 said: Did I not tell thee that thou couldst not bear with me? (72) (Moses) said: "Do not hold me for having forgotten, and do not reprove me and make my task difficult." (73) The two went on till they came to a boy, whom he killed. Moses exclaimed: "You have killed an innocent soul who had taken no life. You have done a most abominable thing!" (74) ۞ 'Did I not tell you' he replied, 'that you would not be able to bear patiently with me' (75) [Musa (Moses)] said: "If I ask you anything after this, keep me not in your company, you have received an excuse from me." (76) So they both set out again; until they came to the people of a dwelling they asked its people for food they refused to invite them then in the village they both found a wall about to collapse, and the chosen bondman straightened it; said Moosa, “If you wished, you could have taken some wages for it!” (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 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) As for the boy, his parents are believers, and we were afraid lest he should impose on them with his insolence and disbelief. (80) We hoped their Lord would give them a substitute better than him in virtue and goodness. (81) "And as for that wall, it belonged to two orphan boys [living] in the town, and beneath it was [buried] a treasure belonging to them [by right]. Now their father had been a righteous man, and so thy Sustainer willed it that when they come of age they should bring forth their treasure by thy Sustainer's grace. "And I did not do [any of] this of my own accord: this is the real meaning of all [those events] that thou wert unable to bear with patience." (82)
18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
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Hizb 31
Juz 16