18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
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Hizb 31
Juz 16
So they went (their way) until when they embarked in the boat he made a hole in it. (Musa) said: Have you made a hole in it to drown its inmates? Certainly you have done a grievous thing. (71) He replied, "Did I not tell you that you would never be able to bear with me patiently?" (72) Moses said: "Do not take me to task at my forgetfulness, and do not be hard on me." (73) Then they proceeded: until, when they met a young man, he slew him. Moses said: "Hast thou slain an innocent person who had slain none? Truly a foul (unheard of) thing hast thou done!" (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) So they twain journeyed on till, when they came unto the folk of a certain township, they asked its folk for food, but they refused to make them guests. And they found therein a wall upon the point of falling into ruin, and he repaired it. (Moses) said: If thou hadst wished, thou couldst have taken payment for it. (77) He replied, "This is where we should depart from one another. I shall give an explanation to you for all that I have done for which you could not remain patient. (78) As for the boat it belonged to some poor people who worked on the river, and I desired to damage it for beyond them lay the dominion of a king who was wont to seize every boat by force. (79) As for the lad, his parents were people of faith, and we feared lest he should plague them with transgression and disbelief, (80) We hoped their Lord would give them a substitute better than him in virtue and goodness. (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