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Al-Kahf
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Hizb 31
Juz 16
Then the twain journeyed until when they embarked in a boat, he scuttled it. Musa said: hast thou scuttled it that thou mayest drown the people thereof? Assuredly thou hast committed a thing grievous. (71) He replied, "Did I not tell you that you would never be able to bear with me patiently?" (72) (Moses) said: "Do not hold me for having forgotten, and do not reprove me and make my task difficult." (73) and so they departed. Thereafter they met a boy and he killed him. He (Moses) exclaimed: 'What, have you killed a pure soul and it was not done (in retaliation) for a soul? you have done a terrible thing' (74) ۞ [Al-Khidh r] said, "Did I not tell you that with me you would never be able to have patience?" (75) Moses said: "If I ask you any thing again then do not keep me with you. You have my apology." (76) And so the two went on, till, when they came upon some village people, they asked them for food; but those [people] refused them all hospitality. And they saw in that [village] a wall which was on the point of tumbling down, and [the sage] rebuilt it [whereupon Moses] said: "Hadst thou so wished, surely thou couldst [at least] have obtained some payment for it?" (77) He said: 'This is the parting between me and you. But now I will tell you the interpretation of that which you could not patiently bear. (78) As for the ship, it belonged to poor people working on the river, and I wished to mar it, for there was a king behind them who is taking 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) "As for the wall, it belonged to two youths, orphans, in the Town; there was, beneath it, a buried treasure, to which they were entitled: their father had been a righteous man: So thy Lord desired that they should attain their age of full strength and get out their treasure - a mercy (and favour) from thy Lord. I did it not of my own accord. Such is the interpretation of (those things) over which thou wast unable to hold patience." (82)
18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
۞
Hizb 31
Juz 16