18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
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Hizb 31
Juz 16
So they twain set out till, when they were in the ship, he made a hole therein. (Moses) said: Hast thou made a hole therein to drown the folk thereof? Thou verily hast done a dreadful thing. (71) Said he, 'Did I not say that thou couldst never bear with me patiently?' (72) He said, "Do not take me to task for what I have forgotten, and do not be hard on me on account of what I have done!" (73) So they travelled on. Then they met a young boy and the man killed him. Moses said, "Have you slain an innocent person without his having slain anyone? Indeed, you have done a terrible thing!" (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) The two went on till they came upon some villagers, and asked the people for food, but they refused to entertain them. There they found a wall that was crumbling, which he repaired. Moses remarked: "You could have demanded wages for it if you liked." (77) He said: "This brings me and you to a parting of ways. Now I shall explain to you the true meaning of things about which you could not remain patient. (78) As for the boat, it belonged to (some) poor men who worked on the river and I wished that I should damage it, and there was behind them a king who seized every boat by force. (79) "And as for that young man, his parents were [true] believers - whereas we had every reason to fear that he would bring bitter grief upon them by [his] overweening wickedness and denial of all truth: (80) We wanted their Lord to replace him with someone purer than him and more compassionate. (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