18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
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Hizb 31
Juz 16
So they set out, until when they had embarked on the ship, al-Khidh r tore it open. [Moses] said, "Have you torn it open to drown its people? You have certainly done a grave 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 hold me for having forgotten, and do not reprove me and make my task difficult." (73) So they departed; until, when they met a lad, he slew him. He said, 'What, hast thou slain a soul innocent, and that not to retaliate for a soul slain? Thou hast indeed done a horrible thing.' (74) ۞ Said he, 'Did I not say that thou couldst never bear with me patiently?' (75) Moses replied, "If I ever ask you about anything after this, do not let me accompany you. I will have given you sufficient excuse." (76) So they went on until when they came to the people of a town, they asked them for food, but they refused to entertain them as guests. Then they found in it a wall which was on the point of falling, so he put it into a right state. (Musa) said: If you had pleased, you might certainly have taken a recompense for it. (77) He said: this shall be the parting between me and thee; now I shall declare unto thee the interpretation of that wherewith thou wast not able to have patience. (78) "The boat belonged to some poor people who made their living from the sea. I wanted to damage it because there was a king coming behind them who was seizing 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) It was our wish that their Lord should grant them another in exchange, another better in purity and tenderness. (81) "And as for the wall, it belonged to two orphan boys in the town; and there was under it a treasure belonging to them; and their father was a righteous man, and your Lord intended that they should attain their age of full strength and take out their treasure as a mercy from your Lord. And I did it not of my own accord. That is the interpretation of those (things) over which you could not hold patience." (82)
18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
۞
Hizb 31
Juz 16