18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
۞
Hizb 31
Juz 16
So they set out, but, when they got into a boat, the man made a hole in it. Moses exclaimed, "Have you made a hole in the boat to drown the people in it? You have indeed done a dreadful thing!" (71) He said, "Did I not tell you that you would not be able to remain patient with me?" (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) Then the two went forth until they met a lad whom he slew, whereupon Moses exclaimed: "What! Have you slain an innocent person without his having slain anyone? Surely you have done a horrible thing." (74) ۞ He answered: "Did I not tell thee that thou canst have no patience with me?" (75) Moses said, "If I ask you such questions again, abandon me; you will have enough reason to do so." (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) (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 that boat, it belonged to some needy people who toiled upon the sea - and I desired to damage it because [I knew that] behind them was a king who is wont to seize every boat by brute 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) and so we desired that their Sustainer grant them in his stead [a child] of greater purity than him, and closer [to them] in loving tenderness. (81) "The wall belonged to two young orphans in the town whose father had been a righteous man, and a treasure of theirs lay underneath it. So your Lord wanted them to come of age and then to dig up their treasure as a mercy from Him. I did not do [it] of my own accord. That is the explanation of the things about which you were not able to restrain yourself." (82)
18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
۞
Hizb 31
Juz 16